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My thoughts on family life, entrepreneurship and digital marketing. Learn how I use these things to prepare for the next big thing.
Just a little bit about Dans background: Family, Marine Corps, professional career, and a brief summary of where I’m going.
Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas earned her PhD in Health Promotion and Health Education. She is an assistant professor at Charleston Southern University. A former Captain in the Marine Corps, she loves to work with other military veterans. Kate is a health science researcher, professional speaker, and yoga teacher who travels the country teaching mental fitness.
What’s the most common topic I get asked about by veterans entering into a new career? Salary negotiation. That’s no surprise to me since this subject is largely uncovered by military-to-civilian career recruiters and transition assistance counselors. But veterans shouldn’t be afraid to negotiate employment offers when they go from the public to private sector. After researching for nearly a year to put together a book on salary negotiation for veterans, I am confident that most would benefit and be successful in getting a higher salary if they put in the work to prepare.
In this episode of the Military Entrepreneur Show, Aaron Walker talks about how he accelerated his success over the last decade with mastermind groups as a catalyst. Learn the intricacies of assembling and hosting a group of like-minded individuals to help grow your business and break through barriers keeping you from success. Today, Aaron helps ordinary people and businesses become extraordinary through mastermind seminars.
My decision to become a Marine Corps recruiter was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my military career. It was a path of sacrifice, hard work, and dedication- consistently working late into the evenings, weekends and holidays is not for the faint of heart. As I am preparing to close out the Marine Corps chapter of my life, I can’t help but reflect back on a few lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Thomas Schwab graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served for 5 years as a Naval Officer and left the military with a young family to work at Stryker. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, Tom went on and started multiple businesses. He is currently serving as the COO of View From the Top, a coaching firm focused on building businesses through community and mastermind leadership.
In this episode of the Military Entrepreneur show, Michael Brito and I discuss digital strategies for transitioning service members to build a personal brand. Michael feels that in some cases, there is a disconnect between companies and the tremendous value service members can bring to a company. Servicemembers can develop their online presence and use it as an advantage, getting their foot in the door with influencers and companies.
United States Air Force LtCol. Matt Butler is the inventor of Rollors, a popular outdoor game that can be enjoyed in the backyard with the family, on the beach, or with friends tailgating.
Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the corporate world to work at both Abbott Laboratories and Valassis. While a top performer for both companies, his long term desire was to start a business and be his own boss.