DAN EVANS

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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.

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Just a little bit about Dans background: Family, Marine Corps, professional career, and a brief summary of where I’m going.

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Dialogue with former military leaders turned entrepreneurs. Why they took the leap into entrepreneurship and you can too.

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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas | Marine Captain, Author & Entrepreneur

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.

5 Quick Tips Before Your Next Salary Negotiation

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.

Aaron Walker | Success with Mastermind Groups

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.

6 Essential Business Lessons I Learned as a Marine Corps Recruiter

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.

Tom Schwab | Naval Academy Grad & Marketing Entrepreneur

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.

Michael Brito | U.S. Marine Turned Social Marketing Pro

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.

Matt Miller | Air Force Pilot Turned Franchise Entrepreneur

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.

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Dan is one of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His dedication and passion in enhancing the District’s multiple social media platforms is nothing short of brilliant. Most notable was his ability to develop a training and execution plan that ultimately increased leads and quality by leveraging social media to reach a more diverse population of applicants and linking them up with our sales force.

Jorge Escatell Recruiting Advertising Officer USMC

“Dan did an outstanding job of getting the Marine Corps involved in the social media revolution. Now, Marines from all over the country are following Dan’s tactics, and the Marine Corps has even changed its social media policy and platform because of him. Dan had a tremendous influence on this”

Michael Wick Combat Correspondent USMC

Dan is the type of leader you want in your organization; his entrepreneurial mindset gives him the ability to influence others while creating a highly innovative environment. He is not afraid to share fresh ideas, which while pursuing his own interests help those of the organization, and its stakeholders. He continuously invests in his literacy through abundant reading material that have helped him maintain a higher standard in his course of action.

Gustavo Bustos Recruiter, USMC

Dan demonstrates creative strength by being clever and imaginative. During my tenure, Dan always dynamically and aggressively engaged in the pursuit of professional excellence and continuously produced superior results. His degree of leadership far exceeds that normally expected for an individual in his position and experience. Daniel is a must have on any team!

Edgar Carpenter Director of Audience Development, Gannett Media

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Daniel stands out to me as one of the most disciplined, competent, and dedicated students I have had. Despite extreme demands with work and school, Daniel completed all of his work on time and exceptionally well. In an environment where many students are looking to do the least amount possible, Daniel amazed me with his commitment to fulfilling his responsibilities willingly and professionally. He is an absolute asset.

Kate Klemme Adjunct Professor, Utah Valley University

I have never come across a more qualified expert in social media than Dan Evans. He is not only well versed in the various platforms, but he has a unique understanding and expertise in utilizing each platform collectively to market and sell a brand, and in our case, the United States Marine Corps.

Amanda Anderson Public Affairs Officer USMC

Dan Evans is a visionary innovator who walks the talk. Dan was 1 of 3,700 Marine Corps Recruiters hand-selected to serve on the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Digital Communications Working Group. Dan is a leader, teacher and scholar who thinks and acts by applying systems thinking and modeling the way.

Raphael Hernandez Chief Marketing Officer USMC

Daniel is one of the finest students I have known. His work is of high caliber. While in an undergraduate program he consistently produced a quality of output that was clearly at a graduate level. He possesses keen insight. He also demonstrates a caliber of leadership that is rare. He understands authentic leadership and how to help others achieve their goals in life. l recommend Daniel without reservation for positions of leadership, high responsibility, and trust.

Gordon Whitehead CEO Captus5