Our job on "Spotlight: Success Stories for Veterans" is to breakdown and analyze Titans in the military and civilian communities to discover their tactics, mindset, and systems so that you can apply them to your transition.
Those Titans range from NYT best-selling authors to former heads of state, to other divergent thinkers who dominate their field by challenging conventional wisdom.
Brad Scardino - Becoming an Engineer, Misconceptions About College, and Reframing Your Thinking About Bad Advice
Today we are interviewing Brad Scardino.
Brad got his start as a crew-chief of the mighty CH-53. After getting out Brad pursued a number of different paths and ultimately decided to pursue a career in engineering. Now Brad works with Flux to help veterans do the same. If you have ever wanted to pursue a career outside your comfort zone then this is the episode for you.
So how does Brad do it? Listen and find out.
Eric Mitchell - Ditching Spray and Pray, Having No Fear, and Why You Might Love Sales
Today we are interviewing Eric Mitchell.
Eric got his start as an infantryman in the Marines in 1994. After getting out, Eric bounced around jobs before having an epiphany about his direction in life. Now Eric is Chairman of the Board for LifeFlip Media, where he helps professional athletes develop their brands.
So how does Eric do it? Listen and find out.
Richard Tedeschi - Growth After Trauma, Getting a Handle on Distractions, and Why Your Core Beliefs Might Change
Today we are interviewing: Richard Tedeschi.
Richard is a pioneer in the study of post-traumatic growth. He has also worked extensively with the military to understand trauma. Additionally, Richard wrote two books on the subject that every veteran should read: "The Post-Traumatic Growth Workbook" and "Transformed by Trauma."
So what does Richard think about trauma and growth? Listen and find out.
Rob Rens - The Corporate Wheel, Falling Into Sales, and Respecting Your Risk-Taking Trait
Today we are interviewing Rob Rens.
Rob got his start in the Marines in mortuary services. After getting out, Rob spun on the corporate wheel for several years before landing a role in insurance sales. Now Rob owns his agency and is one of the few people in the world who can make a discussion about insurance entertaining.
So how does Rob do it? Listen and find out.
Stephen Colon – The 3-Foot Circle, External Pressure Killing Your Creativity, and Why You Need to Get Some Wins
Today we are interviewing: Stephen Colon.
Stephen got his start as a logistician in the Marine Corps. After the Marines Stephen found himself in a career path he felt was just him making a bad situation work. Now Stephen runs the podcast production company Knucklehead Media Group, and is the host on their flagship podcast Knuckleheads podcast.
So how does Stephen do it? Listen and find out.
Nate Boyer - Making a Film, Frustration with Politics, and Why You Shouldn't Worry About Starting at the Bottom
Today we are interviewing: Nate Boyer.
Nate’s transition story began when he left active duty with the Green Berets to attend the University of Texas, where he earned a starting spot on the football team as a walk-on. Nate went on to gain more national attention for his role in the Colin Kaepernick protest.
Now Nate is making films, working with Mission 6 Zero, and featured in the book Deliberate Discomfort.
So how does Nate do it all? Listen and find out.