The Goode Show
By Surinder Goode
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The Goode Show Apr 12, 2023
Kayla Corbitt stands as THE subject matter expert of military childcare.
Kayla Corbitt stands as THE subject matter expert of military childcare. As an
active-duty military spouse and a trusted authority in this specialized field,
she has dedicated over a decade to supporting military and veteran families in
navigating the intricate landscape of military fee assistance programs and
addressing their distinctive requirements.
Motivated by a profound passion and a wealth of experience, Kayla recognized the pressing need for tailored solutions within the community. Drawing upon her extensive knowledge and deep-rooted connections in the military circle, she spearheaded the creation of Operation Child Care—a groundbreaking initiative that marked the inception of the first-of-its-kind nanny referral agency and military child care search exclusive to the military community.
Meet Michelle Norman, a formidable woman
In the heart of the military world, where courage and sacrifice are often celebrated, a unique and inspiring narrative of resilience and unwavering advocacy exists.
Meet Michelle Norman, a formidable woman whose life journey has been defined by the roles of a loving mother., military spouse, and a dedicated advocate for children with special needs and challenges within the military community.
Her story is a testament to the power of love, tenacity, and a burning desire to make a difference for her child and countless other families who have walked a similar path.
This is the story of a military mom who turned her challenges into a powerful force for change and support within the military arena, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of those who need it the most.
Meet Hilary Laxson: A Passionate Advocate for Military Children with Dyslexia
Hilary Laxson has been an active member of the military community since 2000 and a Coast Guard spouse for 12 years. She holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Denver and a graduate-level paralegal degree from the University of San Diego. Recently, she obtained a Special Education Law certificate from the University of San Diego. Her personal experience with her child's severe dyslexia and learning disabilities has led her to become a passionate advocate for dyslexia education and advocacy.
Hilary's family has been part of the Coronado community since the 1980s and she moved there after college. As a Coast Guard family member, they lived in California, Georgia, and Hawaii. Hilary became involved in dyslexia advocacy and activism after her family was relocated to Georgia in 2017 due to military orders.
Hilary is a volunteer for various organizations, including Decoding Dyslexia Military for Georgia, Decoding Dyslexia Georgia, Exceptional Family Members of the Military, and Seal Kids. She is dedicated to advocating for active-duty families in around the globe and has attended the last four "Say Dyslexia Day" events at the Georgia State Capitol to help raise awareness about dyslexia in the state.
Hilary runs a Facebook parent support group called Warrior Parents of Dyslexics and Dodea Dyslexia Parent IEP 504 Support. This group offers support to active-duty military parents across the United States who need help navigating the world of dyslexia.
She provides Special Education advocacy and consultation to Active-Duty Military and Retired Families in the USA and DODEA from her business The Dyslexia Life. She currently lives in Atlanta where her daughter attends a dyslexia school.
Unchartered Waters; Two Navy Chiefs and their journey to support their special needs child.
In an eral long before the internet, two Navy Chiefs Abe and Polly Ortiz embarked on an extraordinary journey fraught with challenges as they navigated the uncharted waters of parenting a special needs child. Their story is a testament to resilience, resourcefulness, and unwavering dedication.Their journey began when Jake was diagnosed with a complex set of special needs.. They were in shock and there were no immediate answers or online support groups to turn to. Abe and Polly were faced with the daunting task of not only understanding their son's condition but also charting a path forward without readily available resources. The military infrastructure at that time did not offer a comprehensive support system. With Google being in the distant future Polly spent her time making calls, and connecting the traditional way,Both Abe and Polly retired after serving over 44 years in the service. Jake is 20 and fiercely independent.
Clay Novak- Clay has now retired and has transitioned into a successful career as a best-selling author and media consultant.
Clay's military career began in the National Guard, where he heard about an opportunity to earn in-state college tuition in exchange for service. He went on to serve five tours, one deployment shortly after 9/11 Clay has now retired and has transitioned into a successful career as a best-selling author and media consultant.
Andy Nichols is a retired Navy SEAL Master Chief of 26 years
Andy Nichols is a retired Navy SEAL Master Chief of 26 years. “I joined in 1985, right after high school,” he said. “I didn’t start out as a SEAL. I started out as a Naval Aircrewman.”
Like his dad, Andy was an “aviation buff” and was fascinated by military history. After high school, he wanted to pursue a career that would feed his passion for aircraft. “What job is going to let me fly?” Andy asked himself. “That’s going to be my job.”
Andy was on the United States Off Road team in 1996 and competed in International Six Days, the world’s largest off-road motorcycle competition. His friend George makes custom motorcycle suspension and has his own patent pending designs. “He’s gotten pretty successful, but he’s tired of having stuff made in Asia.”
“Workshops for Warriors popped up, and I’m like, wait a minute, this is for veterans. I had thought before I saw Workshops for Warriors, that it would be cool to start this machine shop and grow it to a point where I can hire a veteran. And I saw that Workshops for Warriors does that at scale. I applied, and once I got here, I realized this is exactly what I needed.”
Dre Evans Hear his story of financial freedom and his desire to do better and pay it forward
Born in the South side of Chi-Town, their father was a crack addict and his mom was strong, feisty, and hardworking. After nearly dying in a drive-by shooting Dre decided that had to be something better for him.His stepfather ex Army persuaded him to visit West Point.' It was the first time I felt safe, and that people cared about what I did with my life"There was no turning back for Dre AND his two other twins. The Triplets were joining the military. Hear his story of financial freedom and his desire to do better and pay it forward.2 bestselling novels; Prove Them Wrong and That's My Property.
Jacob Gruny, the kid of a strong Marine dad...A little rambunctious, a little too adventurous
Jacob Gruny, the kid of a strong Marine dad...A little rambunctious, a little too adventurous. I knew my Dad was in the military, I knew we had to move, but SO MANY TIMES? How does PCS'ing affect kids, we say they are resilient or do we hope they are? How does moving so often affect them? Jacob's Dad spent 30-plus years in the Marines, moving from East to West Coast. Now a father himself, he decided that staying put and planting roots in one place is the way to go.
Sam Peck, a Black Hawk pilot, powerlifter and single mom of 3 boys.
Meet Sam Peck, a Black Hawk pilot, powerlifter, and single mom of 3 boys.
Commissioned out of West Point in 2004 her duties from platoon leader to Commander made her responsible for teams from 30 to thousands of people.
After an exemplary career within the US Army, Sam talks about her passion for supporting other Vets via the Warrior Saber Foundation which recognizes VETS that continue to live an honorable and professional life post service.
Keisha the Foundation for Women Warriors.
Growing up in the Carolina Keisha listened to her grandfather's stories of WW2. When it came to joining the service, she was told " Young girls don't join the military"Keisha had other plans. Joining the Marines, she decided not to tell her parents. Serving for 10 years as a single active-duty parent she explains the challenges of leaving your child in the care of others. After serving her country Keisha continues to advocate for female transitioning service members through the Foundation for Women Warriors.
Jason Shoffit Veterans Beer Club
20-year Air Force Veteran, Jason is old school. Dot your I's and cross your T's. Growing up in a military household it was only natural that Jason would follow suit. Based in Colorado Springs he is now Chapter President for Veterans Beer Club helping his fellow Vets network and socialize Next time you're in Colorado Springs go down to a VBC event.... grab a beer....tell Jason I sent you!
Matt Greene MAVericks A Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business
Meet Matt Greene who served over 22 years in the US Airforce.
Upon retiring Matt's desire and passion to help vets succeed in the private
construction sector led him to build MAVericks a Service Disable Veteran Owned Business
Joy Wellness Partners. Carol Bender
An education on Regenerative medicine, Military spouse Carol Bender is a leading provider to retired servicemembers and their families on alternative healing and procedures. From hormone balancing to resetting the body's system Carol explains what can help retired vets live a happier, pain free lifestyle.
Pooches Hooch with Mary Paulson
Mary Paulson tells it like it is.
How COVID affected her cidery business, her plans to rebuild, and the challenges she is experiencing wearing the many hats of entrepreneurship. As an avid dog lover, Mary promotes a dog-friendly cidery. Mary donates a portion of her profits to Labrador and Friends.
Jen Rierson Realty Group
Jen Reirson DRE 01935202 | DRE 01878277 Moving is one of the top 5 most stressful things you'll ever do. Whether buying or selling, you need someone who will walk, maybe even carry you through the process. Listen to how one Navy wife grows her business and educates home buyers and sellers about the process.
Soul of the Land
The Pillar Foundation Part 2
The Pillar Foundation Part 1
Introduction to The Goode Show
All about me! Serial entrepreneur, mother of two, mil spouse, and dog mom.