15 episodes

With Pride & Grit provides the conversations and resources you need to navigate a season of transition in your life.

Hosted by Jen Pasquale, a 16-year military spouse and the founder of Pride & Grit, this season features stories from military spouses at varying stages of a successful transition to civilian life. We're telling their stories and highlighting resources you may need in your toolbox for this unique journey - resources available to you as the spouse.

So, join in as With Pride & Grit offers insights and inspiration to help you make the most of this new chapter in your life.

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With Pride & Grit provides the conversations and resources you need to navigate a season of transition in your life.

Hosted by Jen Pasquale, a 16-year military spouse and the founder of Pride & Grit, this season features stories from military spouses at varying stages of a successful transition to civilian life. We're telling their stories and highlighting resources you may need in your toolbox for this unique journey - resources available to you as the spouse.

So, join in as With Pride & Grit offers insights and inspiration to help you make the most of this new chapter in your life.

    Military Spouse Fellowships: Learning How Hiring Our Heroes Can Support and Accelerate Your Job Search

    Military Spouse Fellowships: Learning How Hiring Our Heroes Can Support and Accelerate Your Job Search

    Meet Tracy Steele and learn about Hiring Our Heroes.

    Tracy is a military spouse of over 23 years, Tracy Steele capitalized on volunteer and professional development opportunities to make a career pivot from nursing to workforce development. Having a passion and expertise in helping military spouses realize their marketable skills from unconventional career paths, she helps spouses, new to seasoned, learn strategies for success to be competitive for employment as a Fellowship Program Manager with Hiring Our Heroes. Tracy also supports and elevates the voice of the military spouse and veteran communities through volunteer roles on nonprofit boards such as the Council for Military Spouse Clubs and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a nationwide initiative to empower veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they search for meaningful careers. With more than a decade of experience, we understand the complexities of finding the right job at the right time. HOH’s dedicated team leverages its vast network of employers, resources and training tools to connect our nation’s heroes with employers committed to their success.

    Connect with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) at: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/https://www.facebook.com/HiringOurHeroeshttps://www.linkedin.com/company/hiringourheroes/

    Find show notes for this episode at: ⁠www.prideandgrit.com/HOH

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    • 35 min
    Navigating Transition: The COMMIT Foundation’s Program for Military Spouses with Amy Taft

    Navigating Transition: The COMMIT Foundation’s Program for Military Spouses with Amy Taft

    Meet Amy Taft and learn about the COMMIT Foundation.

    Amy Taft lives in North Carolina where her family stayed after her husband retired from the Navy. Amy has two adult daughters and loves traveling to visit them. Over the past 10 years, she has dedicated her life to helping families successfully transition from the military and create beautiful, purpose-driven lives.

    Find the Commit Foundation at:

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-commit-foundation/

    https://www.instagram.com/thecommitfoundation/

    https://www.facebook.com/TheCOMMITFoundation/

    https://www.commitfoundation.org/



    Connect with Amy at: ⁠

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amytaft/



    Find show notes for this episode at: ⁠www.prideandgrit.com/commitfoundation

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    • 23 min
    Unpacking Emotion: Retirement, Resilience and Rebuilding

    Unpacking Emotion: Retirement, Resilience and Rebuilding

    Meet Genevieve Kruger and learn about Unpacking Emotion: Retirement, Resilience and Rebuilding.

    Genevieve is a newly retired military spouse of 17 years and a mommy to two teen girls. Her husband retired last year with 22 1/2 years of Army service and they’ve made Huntsville, AL their permanent home. Genevieve is now learning all about her new home while working part-time as a Huntsville Visitor’s Center Assistant.

    Connect with Genevieve at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevievekruger/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/lifewithgenevieve/

    Find episode show notes at www.prideandgrit.com/unpackingemotion

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    • 44 min
    IVMF: Supporting Your Entrepreneurial Dreams with Anna Blanch Rabe

    IVMF: Supporting Your Entrepreneurial Dreams with Anna Blanch Rabe

    Meet Anna Blanch Rabe and learn about IVMF's Entrepreneurship Programs

    Anna Blanch Rabe is Program Manager, Entrepreneurship and Small Business at the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), at Syracuse University. Anna’s work focuses on the Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship (COE), and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB).



    Find IVMF at:

    https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/

    https://www.facebook.com/IVMFSyracuseU

    https://www.instagram.com/ivmfsyracuseu/

    https://www.linkedin.com/school/ivmfsyracuseu/

    https://twitter.com/IVMFSyracuseU


    Connect with Anna at:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/annablanchrabe

    Find episode show notes at www.prideandgrit.com/ivmf_entrepreneurship

    Find more episodes at www.prideandgrit.com/podcast

    • 37 min
    Investing in Personal Growth for a Smooth Transition with Erin Lorenz

    Investing in Personal Growth for a Smooth Transition with Erin Lorenz

    Meet Erin Lorenz and hear about her transition experience including her decision to invest in her own personal growth.



    Erin is a Navy spouse of almost 20 years who is in mid-transition. Her husband is retiring in the summer of 2023. She is Program Coordinator for Military No Stress PCS.



    Find episode show notes for this episode at www.prideandgrit.com/personalgrowth



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    • 27 min
    Asking for Help in a PCS with Erin Lorenz, Military No Stress PCS

    Asking for Help in a PCS with Erin Lorenz, Military No Stress PCS

    Meet Erin Lorenz and learn about Military No Stress PCS.

    Military No Stress PCS helps do the research for active-duty members and their families when they move- transition PCS included!



    Erin is a Navy spouse of almost 20 years who is in mid-transition. Her husband is retiring in the summer of 2023. She is Program Coordinator for Military No Stress PCS.

    Find Military No Stress PCS at: https://militarynostresspcs.org/



    Find show notes for this episode at www.prideandgrit.com/militarynostresspcs

    Find more episodes at www.prideandgrit.com/podcast

    • 28 min

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