On The Other Side: Leadership After Transition

Leaders from all branches of Service exit the military for many different reasons. This podcast is designed to bring leaders from all Services; Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard that have already made the transition to give some insight to transitioning Service Members and Service Members who have already made the transition who are struggling. Through sharing experiences, I am hopeful that my guests can give some knowledge and hope to our transitioning Veterans. I also hope to reach civilian business owners to give them some understanding of what they are getting by hiring a Veteran, from a leadership perspective.
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May 14, 2018

From Marine Corps Officer to Veteran Advocacy Leader at PwC, listen as Chris drops some great knowledge on us all. His words are truly invaluable and his desire to help OUR community is unmatched. Take a listen to hear what Chris is doing, On The Other Side.

May 6, 2018

With only a little over a thousand dollars as he was exiting the Army, Daniel set out on an entrepreneurial journey to bring patriotism to every household in America through his clothing line, Grunt Style. With several hiccups along the way, he has been driving by mission focus and has created an empire. Let's see what Daniel is doing, On The Other Side.

Apr 30, 2018

An Air Force Veteran, Lloyd has worked for UPS for the last 11 years. He started the first UPS Veterans Business Resource Group in Atlanta and co-founded and is the President and Chairman of the Board of VETLANTA, an industry collaboration of veteran friendly/affiliated organizations striving to make Atlanta the top destination for Veterans. Lets see what Lloyd is doing, On The Other Side.

Oct 25, 2017

Today, Andrew Bustamante takes us through his time in the Air Force, the transition process, some government work and into what he is doing now. The Me.Now. Movement is here and he explains what that is on the show. A genuinely good man and a great speaker, Andrew shares his time and his optimistic view on life. Take a listen to hear what he is doing, On The Other Side

Aug 22, 2017

Today, we have Anthony (Tony) Forstner as our guest. The interview was long, but very informative. I truly enjoyed the whole conversation and want you to buckle up for a great ride. His knowledge of the hiring process has not been displayed on this show as of yet, but his experience as a hiring manager from reading resumes to conducting interviews is invaluable and something each and every transitioning Service Member NEEDS to hear! Place play and see what Tony is doing, On The Other Side!

Aug 14, 2017

Today I had the distinct honor and pleasure of interviewing yet another former Commander of mine, Army Retired Captain, Rob Keeler. Rob is a very energetic, intelligent man who has delivered in the clutch throughout his 22+ years of military service, and he did it again! You will leave this interview not only with some great information, but entertained as well. From his career, to his transition, you will hear some very candid conversations about his influencers as well as people he has influenced. His message, "Do your homework" makes sense and he reinforces it through excellent dialogue! Let's see what Rob is doing, On The Other Side!

Jul 31, 2017

Today, Bryan takes us on a journey of his career and finding himself after. I saw Bryan on LinkedIn and posted a question about the transition process and asked, basically, why he couldn't get in front of the transitioning Service Members to talk. In a matter of hours, the responses climbed the hundreds and then into the thousands. I read each and every one of them. Bryan is working with many groups to assist Veterans during their transition so it was a no brainer to bring him on so he can share his story with you about what he is doing, On The Other Side.

Jul 25, 2017

Today, Steve Corcoran speaks about his career briefly and then takes you through his transition. He speaks candidly about some of the struggles he ran into and how he found his way to the other side. He talks about what he is doing now to maintain his livelihood, but more about how he intends to continue his service by assisting Veterans as they meet challenges after separation from the military. It was a pleasure to have Steve, a former Commander of mine, on the show as he had supported me as a young Army Staff Sergeant and continues to support me well into my civilian transition. Let's see what Steve is doing, On The Other Side.

Jul 17, 2017

Today we had the honor of speaking to Dr. Monique Maldonado, a former Airman, about her service, her transition and what she is doing now and what she is working toward. The only thing I can say is: Motivating! She has a great message about the transition process and she also has a great message about life; Prepare!!! I enjoyed our conversation and had a lot of fun. I believe you will too! Come join us as Dr. Mo tells us about her life, On The Other Side!

Jul 10, 2017

Jeffrey speaks to his transition and where it has led him to this point. From his consulting/coaching business to the creation of his new podcast, "You Can't Make This Sh$t Up" and to the upcoming release of his E-Book of funny stories, the future is looking up! Come for the ride and see what Jeffrey is up to, On The Other Side!

Jul 2, 2017

When I heard the story of a former Army Sergeant riding 422 miles in his wheelchair to raise awareness to the 22 Veterans a day who commit suicide, I knew I had to meet him. I looked his story up and learned some interesting things. I learned he was a MP while he served, he had a wife and 2 children, he worked at the VA, he attempted suicide, he.....wait. He attempted suicide? His wife found the organization Song Writing With: Soldier, which would lead him out of the blackhole he was surrounded by. Now, he is raising awareness to something that almost claimed his life as well. I drove to Buffalo, NY to meet this man, shake his hand and build a relationship and today, you can listen to what Josh is doing, On The Other Side.

Jun 20, 2017

VP was the first ever guest on the show, which was fitting since he was the creator of the Military Podcast Network and inspired me to be a part of it. I brought him back at the 6 month mark to answer some questions regarding the start of the show and the future of the show. We got to discuss what we are looking forward to as the network grows as well as offer some advice to people who are thinking of becoming podcasters, DO IT! Lets take a listen and see what VP is talking about, On The Other Side!



Jun 12, 2017

Today, former Army Officer and West Point graduate talks about his career, his transition and what he is doing now. From opening a Financial Service Firm, creating a seminar entitled "Transition 2.0", authoring the book "From Deployment to Dollars" and working toward launching a podcast, Scott Tucker has been creating opportunities for years! Take a listen to see what Scott is doing, On The Other Side.

Jun 5, 2017

Dwayne Paro takes us through his time in the Air Force, his transition and to where he is now. He joined the Air Force to see the world, but ended up only a few hours away from home. He spent time overseas and than landed in the D.C. area, where he transitioned and remains there today. He was able to get his foot in the door upon transition and has grown tremendously since. He has opened his own life coaching practice where he hopes he can make a difference in the lives of Veterans as they take that enormous step out of the military. Lets see what Dwayne is doing, On The Other Side!

May 30, 2017

In this episode, Jeffrey discusses the meaning of Memorial Day from Veterans Monument Park in Bradenton, Florida. He speaks about fallen Warriors and shares a story from his time in Korea nearly 20 years ago. During the interview, which was also streamed via Facebook live, he describes the park and it's breathtaking views as it sits along the Manatee River. 

May 23, 2017

Today we get to listen to Best Selling Author, Ben Brown, as we take a glimpse of his career and his transition into sales! Ben talks about the "bug" he got to sell after his time in the Marines as well as his book, "Master the Art of Closing the Sale." He is a man that knows what he is talking about and he is all about helping people along their journey. Take a listen and see what Ben Brown is doing, On The Other Side!

Apr 24, 2017

Come take the journey of a Marine Corps Harrier Pilot as he retires from Marines and ventures into the civilian world. He stayed in the San Diego, California area after retirement and what southern California has to offer Veterans is something that needs to be shared. Listen to Phil talk about some key points to keep in mind while preparing to make the transition as well as some great opportunities for Veterans in the San Diego area. Let's see how Phil is making out, On The Other Side!

Apr 10, 2017

Today, Army 1SG (Ret) Valerie Ellis-Lavin talks about her time in the Army, her transition and what she is doing now. She describes how she had planned to do one thing after retirement and it led somewhere else. That somewhere has been interesting to say the least. Her 20 plus years of service didn't stop when she retired as she is now right in the middle of a growing initiative to help OUR Veteran community. Jump on in and see what Valerie is doing, On The Other Side.

Mar 27, 2017

Who is the host of this show? After nearly 2 months and a vague introduction of Jeffrey Lodick, he talks about his career and his goals after the military. He takes us through his career and highlights some very influential leaders throughout his 20 years. This is a pretty good overview of some of the things that have motivated him and some things that he has done to prepare himself for his transition. 

Mar 20, 2017

This week, I take a look at the first 11 episodes and give a special thanks to all the people who have appeared as guests thus far. I also answer some questions that I have received over the course of the last 2 months and give insight to the future of the show. 

Mar 13, 2017

I welcomed our 1st Marine to the show this week and he knocked it out of the park. From his time in the Marine Corps, his trip to Georgetown, his struggle in Houston, to finding a home at Exbellum, Andrew Hoffman IS just what I was looking for! Meeting him has shown me the true power of social media and I'm thankful for the great information he was able to provide the listeners of this show. Lets see what Drew has to offer us all, On The Other Side!

Mar 6, 2017

Colonel (Ret) Tom Byrge spent majority of his Air Force career leading joint forces. His vast knowledge of leading a diverse population of Service Members who speak different "languages" was a challenge, but an experience that he cherished. His advice for transitioning Service Members is interesting and very helpful. Let's see what Col Byrge is doing, On The Other Side.

Feb 27, 2017

A man who I've known for over 12 years, but never spoke, never saw, heck, never actually "met" him! Through his two son's and a book, I was able to know John without ever having a conversation with him, until now! Take a listen as John speaks about leadership in his career and since. He truly gave me so much to think about and I sincerely appreciate the time he spent with us. I look forward to many more conversations in the future! Lets see how John has done, "On The Other Side".

Feb 20, 2017

Brian Knight served in the Army for 20 years. He takes us on a journey through his career and allows us to see what his life has been like after he transitioned. He gives great insight about life after the military and he offers some humor as he talks about a particular safety (me) on an Airborne Operation getting popped in the face before any jumpers actually leave the aircraft. Brian was a great guest and I'm' very happy he is doing well, On The Other Side!

Feb 13, 2017

I met a man on the elevator who had no right arm and a prosthetic right leg. He was on his phone speaking as if he was trying to talk to NY from Florida! His wife and I got a chuckle out of it as she told him to quiet down. I said I was deaf, which means he was finally talking at a level I could hear. We went our separate ways and a month later at a different event I was formally introduced to Rick and Lynn and the rest is history. Listen to Rick's inspirational story and feel the truth behind them as we explore his experiences and share his message with all of you. Thank you Rick for being a light in a world that sometimes isn't so bright!

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