Leading With VulnerabilityFeb 21, 2022
A Voice for the Voiceless 🔴 Pilot Nate Swann
***My Why: To lead others through the crucibles of our lives, so that we may bring our true value to the world!
How do I do this?
By helping others break through their our own “glass ceilings” that limit their view of themselves and the world, in order to show how much more is within the realm of the possible.
How do I see the world:
I contend that anything is possible! With a vision of a future-state well defined in my mind, I pride myself in being able to navigate rough waters and help my organization achieve greatness. I enthusiastically aim to prove that there are no “glass ceilings” holding us back from them achieving our own greatness. I am eager to find opportunities to better myself and those around me, while providing a “voice for the voiceless.” I delight in my coordination and scheduling skills; to activate my team and provide a sense of purpose to those whom I serve. I enjoy the challenge of keeping several assignments moving forward simultaneously, yet independent of each other; sparking my drive to excel at “plate spinning.”***
The ART of WAR - SCAD Artist Mitchel Coffman Shares His Story
Mitchel Coffman is a SCAD-educated artist and has drawn many portraits of American fallen heroes. During our conversation, Mitch discusses his SCAD education, his first encounters with the members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and his process for drawing pictures of the fallen.
It's a great story, and we are thankful that Mitch is helping preserve the legacy of the fallen.
DOWN BUT NOT OUT 👊 KICKED OUT OF THE ARMY TO CEO
Cutis Kindred was a great Ranger and had all of the potential in the world. One mistake turned his whole life upside-down. He could have stayed on the dark path of failure, but he got up, dusted himself off, and built a multi-million dollar company. His story is one that can inspire us all.
Psychology of a Ranger 🔴 Jeremy Noble, shares his story.
Jeremy Noble is a board-certified psychologist. He served as the lead psychologist for the 75th Ranger Regiment and continues his practice in his civilian career. Jeremy has excellent insight into being a military psychologist, service, and life in general.
Military Retirement - One Year Later - What Have I Learned
Here are a few things I have learned one year into my military retirement. And if you want to join the Salty Vets Discord, use the link below. https://discord.gg/8yAbCQUm
Maximum Fabulous - Air Force Veteran David Nordel
Who is David Nordel?
Proud hubby and father of two, 30 years active military service retired Command Chief Master Sergeant, Reached a point in my life when it is time to give back, I do part time emergency management helping communities stay prepared and maintain my registered nursing license and stay as current as I can in emergency medicine. I am privileged to mentor some terrific millennials and Gen Z superstars and speak on leadership and motivation. I recently started to write in a way to share my life so that others may travel an easier path through some of my experiences and lesson in life. Looking to expand that exposure and help and give back!
Navy SEAL and The Honor Foundation CEO, Matt Stevens
Matt Stevens is a former Navy SEAL commander and continues to serve the Special Operations community as the CEO of The Honor Foundation. I am humbled to serve the Special Operations Community through The Honor Foundation, a world-class organization of servant leaders who strive, every day, to assist our brothers and sisters transition to their next phase of life. The Honor Foundation exists solely to serve others with Honor, for life; so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world.
Using Technology to END Soldier Suicide
The Objective Zero Foundation contributes to local, state, and national efforts that prevent suicide. We accomplish this by enhancing social connectedness and access to suicide prevention resources. A mission-driven tech start-up, Objective Zero seeks to connect service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to suicide prevention support and resources.
Special Forces Officer Pat Marques - Being a Green Beret - SF Selection - Military Transition
Pat shares his story about being in the conventional Army and making the leap to Special Forces. Pat has a great story and perspective. I hope you all enjoy it.
From Harvard to the Infantry
Chris followed the unconventional path to the Army, and you can too.
Time vs Money | What's more important?
2023 is here. Today we'll discuss what's more important your time or your money?
CLEARED HOT | Apache pilot Brian Slade
Links For Brian
Brian Slade is a Combat Rescue Helicopter Evaluator Pilot in the United States Air Force with 25 years of military service. He is also a real estate professional and recently minted author. His debut book Cleared Hot is a compelling, non-fiction account of what it takes to face your fears and overcome potential PTSD. When it comes to war and life, there are a lot of things that can happen. And while you can't always control what happens to you, you can control how you react to it. With wit and humor, he recounts his experiences in the military and how he overcame the challenges he faced both during and after his service. His story is inspirational and educational, and it's sure to help anyone dealing with PTSD or any other kind of trauma.
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Laughter and Leadership | guest Tony Marinello
****About Tony, from his LinkedIN****My passion is to create influence and purpose in people. I bring 12+ years of Leadership experience ranging from Military Special Operations to Amazon Fulfillment and Leadership Development. I am a published author and speaker in the leadership profession. I am consistently able to deliver results through teaching, coaching, and listening. I yield an unmatching level of ownership and empathy from the individual and collective levels by providing detailed analysis designed for the strategic long-term. I thrive in ever-changing and complex environments by developing a team’s resiliency, adaptability, and interpersonal skill.
Call of Duty legend ValhallaCowboy shares his story.
Introduceing the ValhallaCowboy. The greatest Viking Cowboy of his generation. Let's help the Cowboy with his mission to raise money for Veteran mental health and mental health awareness. Follow and connect with him using the below links.
Hunting the Good Stuff | Service, combat, and the healing power of the outdoors. 75th Ranger Nick Neuert shares his story.
Nick had a distinguished career in the 75th Ranger Regiment and continues serving with Darby Warrior Support in Arkansas. To learn more about Darby Warrior Support or to support their mission, visit their website. https://darbyswarriorsupport.org/
Time for a war story.
Time for a Veterans Day war story. I'll also talk about the meaning of Veterans Day and some of the unintended consequences of Veterans Day.
Nick Devlin boldly shares his story. Divorce, PTSD, Suicidal Ideations, Happiness, and Purpose
** From Nick's website | Linked below** I am a transformational life coach, entrepreneur, father and former US Army Ranger. My mission is to empower you to live your life as an adventure - with peace, passion and intention. I do this by helping you embrace uncertainty and envision the life you want to live (your adventure). I guide you through first steps and hold you accountable for taking action. In addition to coaching sessions by phone and in person, I take you out in the wilderness for "adventure coaching sessions" to get you out of your head and into your heart. I listen, reflect, and support you to grow. I celebrate your successes and push you to be brave, go farther, and we do it together. Throughout this bold and adventurous life, I have won and lost. I have played with the fear of the deep unknown. I have tasted the sweet victory resulting from dedicated effort and hard work. I have felt the pain of trying to control things beyond my control. As a recovering “control addict” and former corporate employee (asleep at the wheel of my life), I have felt the struggle of living disconnectedly – void of true purpose – a vassal to the grind and societal expectations. I’ve been stuck in the preservation zone, playing safe and playing small. I got unstuck when a life coach, and friend, asked me one pivotal question. It was the question that cut deep and shook me to the core. It shook me awake - wide awake. I grabbed the wheel, and redirected my course towards passion and purpose. I chose to live with intention and explore the possibilities of my most adventurous life. With critical guidance from my coach – I now live my adventure. It's my turn to help you live yours! https://www.nickdevlincoaching.com/
Leader in the cockpit and in life, Chris "Switch" Roness
Chris has some great advice for aspiring pilots and future leaders. Great listen.
Life lessons from a helicopter and airline pilot. "No fast hands in the cockpit"
Who is Paul?
"...To Find and Feed the spark in us, so that together we can each Lead our own Legacy." Experienced Leader skilled in Intelligence, Readiness, Operational Planning, Tactics, and C4ISR. USAF Academy Graduate with a BS in Engineering Mechanics. Strong program and project management professional. MBA from Trident University. Experienced Problem Solver accustomed to making high stakes decisions with strategic impact under tremendous pressure.
Marine, Police Officer, Student, Entrepreneur, Jon Cobb Homeless to Harvard
Jon Cobb is an executive coach and business transformation leader. Since leaving Deloitte Consulting and founding The Tempest Group, he has managed global transformations, M&A integrations, and startup scaling efforts for some of the most-admired companies in the world. Jon holds an MBA from Vanderbilt and an MPA from Harvard. He is also PMP certified.
Elle Rueger sent socks to soldiers. Inspiring her to start a business, a sock business.
In 2010 I sent socks in care packages to a friend deployed to Afghanistan - and that set off a chain of events that I never could have imagined! The socks were a hit, and the idea of SOLEDIER SOCKS was born. An entrepreneurial spirit, patriotic heart, and desire to give back were the perfect recipe to take that leap of faith and start my own company! Now, we create the most comfortable & durable socks possible, supporting our U.S. Military community with every purchase - making sure dealing with a blister is the last thing a deployed service member should be worrying about!
Marine Officer to Project Manager
Former Marine Officer Josh Atkinson shares his story about service and life
Treat every day like it is September 12, 2001.
My 9/11 story and why September 12, 2001, is such an important date to me.
10 reasons why military service is still a great option.
I am often asked, " why should I join the military?" There are many reasons, but here are 10 of my favorites.
Navigating the Veterans Affairs Jungle
Submitting a VA claim can be overwhelming. Listen while I share my lesson learned in VA submission jungle navigation.
6 months into military retirement. What we have learned.
Kate and I share lessons learned six months into our military retirement journey.
Dr. Gary Knouf shares his experiences in Vietnam and life.
Dr. Knouf is an inspirational and motivational author and speaker, coach and counselor. He has spoken publicly over 12,000 times for corporations, training events, television and radio, schools, colleges, professional seminars, business meetings and religious organizations. He holds a PhD. in Psychology and has been past President and CEO of successful corporations over the last 35 years. He is considered an expert in human motivation as well as an interesting and captivating speaker. He has been called "the eternal optimist" by some of his associates. His love of people and his desire to help people reach there maximum potential in life is his driving mission and message.
I should have been a Cowboy
Cowboys and the military have more in common than you think. Louis Sanders is a true-blooded America Cowboy. He works hard to put a quality piece of meat on your dinner plate. Sadly many people in the government are making the Cowboy way of life more difficult than it should be. Listen to Louis as he shares some Cowboy stories and a little poetry.
Please stop killing yourselves. LWV podcast season one finale.
The conclusion of season one of the LWV podcast. A look back on season one and revisit why I started doing the podcast.
David White, from wounded in Afghanistan to an Executive MBA at Ohio State University
David was wounded by enemy fire a few years ago in Afghanistan. Despite his best efforts, he could not fully recover from his wounds forcing early medical retirement from the Army. David initially struggled during his military transition, but David has found success because of determination and mentorship.
Life After Service, Education in Action, The Power of the MBA
Raye is back for round three!!
Raye Perez final words as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment
Everyone asks where they can find Raye's remarks from his retirement ceremony. Here you go. I hope you all enjoy listening.
20-years with the 75th Ranger Regiment. A Ranger says goodbye.
Josh Jacobs spent 20-years leading from the front while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. Listen while he says his final goodbye to the US Army and the 75th.
Finding value in what you have accomplished.
Military, college, MBA, construction works, ranching, or high school, It does not matter what you have done in your past. What matters is how you articulate and translate the skills and lessons from your past endeavors into your new life or occupation.
In this episode of the podcast, Kyle Cicora share's how lifelong learning and a willingness to ask questions and try new things can help you translate value from past experiences.
What is your definition of vulnerability?
What is your definition of vulnerability? Weakness? Owning your truest self? Getting comfortable being uncomfortable? Admitting you may not have all of the answers?
I ask the question to all of my guests. What is your definition of vulnerability? I love the varying answers I get, and no answer is a wrong answer. I picked 13 guests from past episodes and shared their definitions in this one episode. Guests like Don Barden, Raye Perez, Jennifer Hartung, Ali Villanueva, and nine others. It is interesting to hear their definitions in succession. I hope you enjoy it.
Becoming an Army Officer. Justin Lane shares his story and advice about joining the Officer ranks
Army Captain Justin Lane shares his story about commissioning as an Army Officer through ROTC. Justin has served in the 75th Ranger Regiment on two occasions. Justin also has a lot of experience in the conventional Army. Justin shares some of his stories about the Army, and as a husband and father. This is a great episode for anyone in leadership or curious about serving in the Army as an officer.
Do you need LinkedIn? Yes and no, I'll explain.
A few questions I am often asked about LinkedIn. Do I need a LinkedIn? Will LinkedIn help me find a job? How do establish my LinkedIn? Simple questions to ask, but not simple questions to answer. I'll do my best to break down LinkedIn so you can make a more informed decision.
How to have successful life and military transitions.
Life is full of transition. The transition from middle school to high school. Transition from single to married. Transition from no kids to a house full of kids. Transition from the military to civilian.
Transition is everywhere, and how do we ensure the transition is successful? Today on the podcast I will share my tip and lessons learned for a successful transition in any phase of life.
Once a Ranger | A final goodbye to the 75th Ranger Regiment
Josh Jacobs and my remarks at my retirement ceremony. The words spoken here transcend the ceremony and are a tribute to all Rangers and their families, past, present, and future.
It's Time for a More Elite Transition. Ranger For Life CEO Tony Mayne shares his story.
Tony Mayne is dedicated to the men and women defending the nation. His purpose is to optimize the personal and professional development of individuals and teams to build principled communities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Experienced in change management, Tony applies biblical business principles from the strategic planning process through project management completion.
What do sports and the military have in common and what NFL player would your take to war with you?
Josh Jacobs and I have some fun talking sports, breaking down the Super Bowl, and having a friendly bet among friends.
Mechanized, Air Assault, Paratrooper, and 75th Ranger Infantry. Dan Damschen has done it all.
Dan Damschen shares his story about his time in the military and life. The ups, the downs, and the lessons learned. He is a servant leader, and I am proud to call him a friend.
What is it like to be a military child? Jaxon Barnett shares his side of the story.
Jaxon shares about his role as a military child and being the oldest brother.
Brian Marx shares his story about deciding to join the Army at 40 years old.
Brian Marx is one of the best people I know. He is hardworking, reliable, strong, intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated—basically, everything you want in a 75th Ranger leader. If I have my pick of all the Ranger communicators I have had the privilege to work with over the years, Brian is my number one pick.
Gratitude, Reflection, Preparation | Ready For 2022
In episode 27 of the LWV podcast, I will wrap up 2021 and discuss how to prepare for 2022.
What Makes a Great Leader | My top five leader traits
In my 20 years in US Army Special Operations, I have worked with great leaders from many Special Operations Forces. They all had the five traits I will discuss in today's episode.
Learn CPR! Parents take the time to get CPR training, listen to our story and find out why.
A few months back, our daughter suffered a severe seizure. The result was me giving her CPR. Listen to our story to find out why.
Walking away from the 75th Ranger Regiment to pursue an Emory University MBA
Matt is a great leader, and he comes from a line of great leaders in his family. Matt shares his story of service to our nation and about his pursuit of an MBA from Emory University.
Raising Two Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy | A Mothers Story
Another incredible story of perseverance from Kari Merriken. Listen while she tells us about her journey as a mother. This journey includes losing a baby, raising two children with special needs, and her own struggle with mental health.
Military Spouse | Toughest Job in the Army | All should hear this
Kari Merriken is one of the most resilient people I have ever met. Part I of her story covers the entire range of emotions. Our Military Spouses are truly amazing.