Veterans ASCEND Podcast

Episode 20-42: V School

Episode 20-42: V School

About V School: Never Stop Learning Learn to code and design 100% online and launch your dream career. Work from home in the tech industry. 100% ONLINE | GI BILL® ACCEPTED | PAY LATER V School is dedicated to eliminating barriers for talented people that want to join...

Episode 20-41: Major Organizers

Episode 20-41: Major Organizers

About Major Organizers: Professional Organizing Services Our professional organizers will not only help declutter your home, they’ll also help set up a strategic organization system so you don’t wind up right back where you started. Major Organizers offers a variety...

Episode 20-40: Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare

Episode 20-40: Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare

About VFR Healthcare: We know that service to country and community has an effect not only on the person serving but every aspect of their life. We know this because we are you. Many of our staff and clinicians are veterans and first responders ourselves. At VFR, we...

Episode 20-39: PenFed Foundation VEIP

Episode 20-39: PenFed Foundation VEIP

About PenFed Foundation - Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program: Bringing people & resources together from across the country to create an access to capital ecosystem, where military service is the most reliable pathway to successful entrepreneurship VEIP can...

Episode 20-38: Travis Manion Foundation

Episode 20-38: Travis Manion Foundation

About Travis Manion Foundation: WE EMPOWER VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES TO DEVELOP CHARACTER IN FUTURE GENERATIONS. "If Not Me, Then Who..." With a simple but powerful statement, 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, described the sense of duty felt by service members...

Episode 20-37: Re4ormed, LLC

Episode 20-37: Re4ormed, LLC

About Re4ormed: Re4ormed / Rəˈfôrmd / adjective 1. Having been changed in such a way as to be improved. 2. A place for veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs to connect with a community and business services they can trust. Re4ormed, LLC is a service-disabled...

Episode 20-36: Vantage Point Foundation

Episode 20-36: Vantage Point Foundation

About Vantage Point Foundation: There are over 190,000 post 9/11 veterans transitioning into civilian life each year — a transition that affects almost every dimension in their lives: work, family, social, school, and community. Many veterans experience friction in...

Episode 20-35: Mission Focal Point

Episode 20-35: Mission Focal Point

About Mission Focal Point: Mission FocalPoint strengthens communities by improving businesses within them. Based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, we serve as trusted advisors to motivated owners and executives, helping to maximize the resources of time,...

Episode 20-34: Pike Corporation

Episode 20-34: Pike Corporation

About Pike Corporation: Founded in 1945, Pike is a leading, integrated provider of construction, repair and engineering services for distribution and transmission powerlines and substations, with a growing portfolio of turnkey and renewable projects. We work with...

Episode 20-33: David Rambhajan / Industria Construction

Episode 20-33: David Rambhajan / Industria Construction

About Industria Construction: Industria Construction Services is a Professional Construction Services firm. They provide General Contracting and Construction Management Services for commercial facilities. We understand that keeping everyone on a project working...

Episode 20-32: MRP Training Solutions, Inc.

Episode 20-32: MRP Training Solutions, Inc.

About MRP Training Solutions, Inc.: MRP Training Solutions Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that specializes in delivering efficient, cost-effective, and repeatable training solutions and engineering support for Navy Command, Control,...

Episode 20-31: Family Proud

Episode 20-31: Family Proud

About Family Proud: Our family is a proud and motivated group of individuals who truly understand and care about the families we support. We all have been or currently are patients, caregivers and supporters. We are proud of our company's culture, and our wide...

Episode 20-30: Veterans Moving Forward

Episode 20-30: Veterans Moving Forward

About Veterans Moving Forward: Veterans Moving Forward Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises, trains and provides certified service dogs and canine therapy services for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran...

Episode 20-29: Authentically American

Episode 20-29: Authentically American

About Authentically American: In 2017, Dean Wegner created Authentically American® to help bring manufacturing jobs back to America. How? By selling premium, competitively priced, apparel that is ALL Made in USA, no exceptions.  His expertise in the apparel industry,...

Episode 20-28: Matthew J Louis – Mission Transition

Episode 20-28: Matthew J Louis – Mission Transition

About Mission Transition: Matt Louis is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He advises veterans on their transition efforts and employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these...

Episode 20-27: VTC Veteran Tax Credits

Episode 20-27: VTC Veteran Tax Credits

About VTC Veteran Tax Credits: VTC is a Veteran owned business that is helping to bridge the gap between Veterans and employers. We are the experts in the Workers Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). We help Veterans get pre-certified and find gainful employment through our...

Episode 20-26: Knowledge, Wisdom, Training (KWT)

Episode 20-26: Knowledge, Wisdom, Training (KWT)

About Knowledge, Wisdom, Training (KWT): KWT provides online training in an innovative way, combining everything you love about classroom learning – direct access to the instructor, peer to peer interaction, and supported in a comprehensive online platform that you...

Episode 20-25: Clicksuasion Labs

Episode 20-25: Clicksuasion Labs

About Clicksuasion Labs: The most persuasive thing we could do is show that other people are doing it, too Trusted advisor and researcher of consumer behavior and behavioral economics to business, government and global citizens. Clicksuasion Labs is a team of...

Episode 20-24: Paper Chaser Biz, LLC

Episode 20-24: Paper Chaser Biz, LLC

About Paper Chaser Biz, LLC: As a Certified Virtual Expert® / Virtual Assistant (VA) and independent contractor, Melissa works with busy solopreneurs helping clients get out from behind the desk and back into their business to focus on sales, service and networking....

Episode 20-23: J Vollbrecht Consulting

Episode 20-23: J Vollbrecht Consulting

About J Vollbrecht Consulting: Project Management Consulting. Leveraging over 15 years in the Defense and Energy Industry, building and directing project teams through successful completion, with a focus on  integrity, safety, quality and respect. J Vollbrecht...

Episode 20-22: Combined Arms

Episode 20-22: Combined Arms

About Combined Arms: Combined Arms is a forward-thinking nonprofit that is committed to unleashing the impact of veterans on Houston. Through streamlined assessments and customized resources based on individual veteran needs, Combined Arms is simplifying and...

Episode 20-21: JWH Enterprise, LLC

Episode 20-21: JWH Enterprise, LLC

About JWH Enterprise, LLC John Hawley is a design thinking facilitator who focuses on team-building, process improvement, and strategy. He believes the key to company success lies within growing and molding the individual contributor. John breaks through traditional...

Episode 20-20: Side by Side Solutions, LLC

Episode 20-20: Side by Side Solutions, LLC

About Side by Side Solutions, LLC Side By Side Solutions, LLC works to empower Veterans to navigate the complex Social Security Disability process. We do this in a way that increases the chance of approval and minimizes the chance of denial. Side by Side Solutions...

Episode 20-19: Women Veterans Alliance

Episode 20-19: Women Veterans Alliance

About Women Veterans Alliance: We are the premier network focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans. We do this through transforming the way the community networks to bring people and programs directly together through an energetic grass...

Episode 20-18: Vigilance Risk Solutions

Episode 20-18: Vigilance Risk Solutions

About Vigilance Risk Solutions At Vigilance Risk Solutions (VRS), we are a trusted team of security leaders committed to mitigating workplace violence through custom solutions that empower and increase awareness. We work to give organizations the necessary analysis,...

Episode 20-17: Bunker Labs

Episode 20-17: Bunker Labs

About Bunker Labs Bunker Labs – a 501(c)(3) non-profit – is a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own business. We are committed to seeing that every entrepreneur in the...

Episode 20-16: With You With Me (WYWM)

Episode 20-16: With You With Me (WYWM)

About With You With Me Building the future of work, today. From transitioning into a new career all the way through to maintaining a skilled workforce, WithYouWithMe has you covered. WYWM is providing US Military Veterans free transition, training and support to start...

Episode 20-15: Fitt Scientific

Episode 20-15: Fitt Scientific

About Fitt Scientific  FITT Scientific LLC is a service-disabled, veteran-owned, small business that offers professional and engineering technical services in the areas of general engineering, logistics support, training & education and...

Episode 20-14: Battle Sight Technologies, LLC

Episode 20-14: Battle Sight Technologies, LLC

About Battle Sight Technologies, LLC Spearheading technology for the frontline. In a combat situation, when seconds seem like hours, danger lies not in what you can see, but in what you can’t.  Battle Sight knows, because we’ve been there. We know communication...

Episode 20-13: Dare 2 Dream Bigger

Episode 20-13: Dare 2 Dream Bigger

About Dare 2 Dream Bigger Have you ever looked around and asked yourself ​"Is this it?" "Is this all there is?" or maybe, "I thought there would be more."  Maybe you are at a crossroads in life, a time where there are changes and decisions to make. Congratulations!...

Episode 20-12: Popcorn Friday

Episode 20-12: Popcorn Friday

About Popcorn Friday Dan, originally from NE Texas, retired from the Marine Corps at the beginning of 2015, after 20 years of faithful service as a Combat Camera Marine. Priscilla, his wife of almost 20 years, learned to cook at about the age of twelve and has been...

Episode 20-11: Call Sign Coffee

Episode 20-11: Call Sign Coffee

About Call Sign Coffee Dedicated to Service Service Disabled Combat Veteran and Military Spouse owned and operated. We are a military family proud of our service and proud to give back. After 25 years of Army service as an Infantryman (under many call signs such...

Episode 20-7: Sugati Publications

Episode 20-7: Sugati Publications

About Sugati Publications Sugati Publications is an independent publisher and woman-veteran owned small business--a division of Sugati LLC. We are committed to offering quality publications that promote well being, respect individual differences, and...

Episode 20-10: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Episode 20-10: Women in Military Service for America Memorial

About Women in Military Service for America Memorial The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Women’s Memorial) is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. We are proud to recognize their devoted...

Episode 20-9: Home Builders Institute (HBI)

Episode 20-9: Home Builders Institute (HBI)

About HBI HBI's training programs are national in scope but implemented locally, using proven models that can be customized to meet the workforce needs of communities across the United States and internationally. Through certification programs, pre-apprenticeship...

Episode 20-8: Booz Allen Hamilton

Episode 20-8: Booz Allen Hamilton

About Military and Veteran Affairs at Booz Allen Hamilton In the military, service and support go hand in hand. At Booz Allen, we share those values. We’re a natural home for veterans and military spouses looking to build upon their expertise and desire to serve....

Episode 20-6: GCubed, Inc.

Episode 20-6: GCubed, Inc.

About GCubed, Inc. and G3CS Keeping people and business securely connected by incorporating innovative technology, exemplary customer service, and empowering an organization’s greatest asset – its workforce. In 2014, retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Vernon Green Jr....

Episode 20-5: Veterans Chamber of Commerce San Diego

Episode 20-5: Veterans Chamber of Commerce San Diego

About VCC San Diego Everything we do is in support of our veterans and their families We Establish Partnerships of Collaboration Connect Veterans to Resources What We Believe: We believe in working together as "One-Unit"; in promoting and supporting all...

Episode 20-4: Kirby Ingles

Episode 20-4: Kirby Ingles

About Kirby Ingles Kirby Ingles is a qualified professional that works with young professionals and emerging leaders. These clients have high potential, and he helps them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential,...

Episode 20-3: Michele Ladd

Episode 20-3: Michele Ladd

About Michele Ladd Heroes Home Advantage As a way of saying “Thank You” to America’s HEROES for their services to our country and communities, our network of Realtors, Lenders, Attorneys, Home Inspectors, Title Companies and more decided to give cash back, credit, and...

Episode 20-2: Patriot Boot Camp

Episode 20-2: Patriot Boot Camp

About Patriot Boot Camp Empowering Entrepreneurship Patriot Boot Camp is a 501c nonprofit on a mission to assemble and activate an inclusive community that advances veterans and military spouses in their mission to become creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs...

Episode 20-1: Military-Transition.org

Episode 20-1: Military-Transition.org

About Military-Transition.org Military-Transition.org provides unique insights to help the military community and employers. Our research and analysis focuses on four primary audiences. We deliver unique insights that inform transition decisions for the military...

Episode 33: Blue Star Families

Episode 33: Blue Star Families

About Blue Star Families "The families of our all-volunteer military make unprecedented sacrifices these days to serve our country. Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower these families to thrive as they serve. We're committed to...

Episode 32: DuPont

Episode 32: DuPont

About DuPont "After more than 200 years of innovation, DuPont is entering a new era of discovery. Our community of scientists, engineers, visionaries and all of our partners are working every day to turn possibilities into real world answers that help humanity...

Episode 31: BrandDisco

Episode 31: BrandDisco

About BrandDisco LLC Discover your people’s top values & winning skills in minutes vs. hours! BrandDisco©’s proprietary soft skill assessments gives you the power to quickly discover how your people think, create & behave so you know where they thrive, relate...

Episode 30: Dr. Kim Bynum

Episode 30: Dr. Kim Bynum

About Dr. Kim Bynum When the stakes couldn’t be higher and when organizational dysfunction is literally grinding your business to a halt, it takes a seasoned conflict resolution specialist to redirect your route and chart a new course for your team. Dr. Kim Bynum of...

Episode 29: Freedom Makers

Episode 29: Freedom Makers

About The Founder Laura Renner, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, founded Freedom Makers out of a passion to help small business owners and military families. As a small business owner herself, she understands the stress and challenges that come with being a business...

Episode 28: Psyched For Success Academy

Episode 28: Psyched For Success Academy

From The Founder: "Hi, I'm Sharon Olbeter.  I'm a retired Air Force colonel who had a very varied career.  I served about 11 years on active duty, first enlisted as a medical laboratory technician and then as a civil engineering office before I separated from the...

Episode 27: Submarine Way

Episode 27: Submarine Way

Inspiring inclusion that changes the world. Born out of Deb’s passion for inclusion and the prevention of bullying and harassment in all forms, The Submarine Way is the next generation of its parent company, The Genesis Group LLC, founded in 2008. The Genesis Group...

Episode 26: Liberty Source

Episode 26: Liberty Source

About Liberty Source "At Liberty Source, we believe there is a better way to deliver quality business process services. We also believe it is our responsibility to advance the well-being of military families by creating learning opportunities and sustainable careers....

Episode 25: K9 Salute

Episode 25: K9 Salute

About K9 Salute K9 Salute was founded in 2016 by Jessica Harris, a retired Combat Medic from the Washington Army National Guard, as a way to honor and remember our nation's K-9 heroes that serve in all capacities (military, law enforcement, fire, search & rescue,...

Episode 24: Military Mama Network

Episode 24: Military Mama Network

About Military Mama Network "Military Mama Network was founded with a group of five people in June, 2013. I had been sending boxes to my son while he was in Basic Training for the Army; after he graduated I learned of a soldier and his dog who needed help.  And...

Episode 23: Vet To CEO

Episode 23: Vet To CEO

Empowering Veterans VetToCEO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports veterans and transitioning military members to succeed in business ownership. Our entrepreneurial community, with its training resources and guidance, assists veterans in leveraging...

Episode 22: At Ease Rentals

Episode 22: At Ease Rentals

From The Owner of AT EASE! "Fed up with options that don’t work for our military family, we created a better way, AT EASE! In May of 2018 the military issued me orders to move and I was determined not to cram our family of eight into yet another hotel room while we...

Episode 21: BI Sims

Episode 21: BI Sims

"Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) is a global software company at the forefront of simulation training solutions for defense and civilian organizations. We use the latest game-based technology and a large, experienced in-house team of engineers to develop...

Episode 20: Microsoft

Episode 20: Microsoft

About Chris Cortez In this episode, we interviewed the vice president of Military Affairs at Microsoft, Chris Cortez. Chris leads the Microsoft’s engagement with veterans and military families as part of its focus on inspiring and developing former service members for...

Episode 19: Magellan Federal

Episode 19: Magellan Federal

In this episode we speak with Oscar Montes, CEO of Magellan Federal Group. He is a Navy Veteran, having flown many missions in over 2,000 hours in the F-18 hornet and focuses on helping the men and women in our nation's military.

Episode 17: Strategy & Management Services, Inc.

Episode 17: Strategy & Management Services, Inc.

In this episode we interview Stacy Redman, the CEO of SAMS, Inc., one of the fastest growing Veteran and woman-owned businesses in the U.S. We talk about her transition from the Army, why she started SAMS, and the programs available for Veterans and military spouses.

Episode 16: Perfect Technician Academy

Episode 16: Perfect Technician Academy

In this episode we speak with Sean Pasmore, whose passion is to coach transition Veterans and military spouses into great careers. He talks about the Veteran program at Perfect Technician Academy and advice for transition Veterans.

Episode 15: Cisco – Talent Acquisition

Episode 15: Cisco – Talent Acquisition

In this episode we speak with Gena Pertle, and how her company is helping Veterans find meaningful careers with Cisco. They manufacture and sell hardware, software, and other IT solutions to help connect communities and societies. She is part of the HR Talent...

Episode 14: Act NOW Education

Episode 14: Act NOW Education

In this episode we speak with Jay Salters, serving as an Active Duty Navy Lieutenant and has earned several awards and certifications during his time in the Navy. He has helped over 14,000 military members and Veterans across the nation, and helps to improve diversity...

Episode 13: Davis Investment Strategies

Episode 13: Davis Investment Strategies

In this episode we speak with Les Davis, the founder of Davis Investment Strategies and the host of Military Veteran Radio. We discuss his transition from the Army, and the path that led him to start his own investment company.

Episode 12: FISERV

Episode 12: FISERV

In this episode we talk with Dr. Vivian Greentree, with nearly 2 decades of leadership experience and is dedicated to creating powerful spaces for people to thrive. She is a proud Navy Veteran, and helps Veterans find careers with FISERV.

Episode 11: U.S. Bank

Episode 11: U.S. Bank

In this 9/11 anniversary episode, we are honored to interview two members of US Bank, Andrea Francen and Brian Hoops. We discuss their 9/11 memories, the impact on their lives, and how US Bank helps our Veterans find meaningful careers with US Bank.

Episode 10: Professional Network Connections

Episode 10: Professional Network Connections

In this interview, we talk with Hal Westmoreland, an Army Veteran and founder of Professional Network Connections. He talks about their connection to the Veteran community and how they help Veterans as much as they can.

Episode 9: GoodUnited

Episode 9: GoodUnited

In this episode we interview Nick Black, the founder and CEO of GoodUnited, which helps nonprofits connect with donors. They believe technology can help every donor have a good experience.

Episode 8: Wounded Warrior Project

Episode 8: Wounded Warrior Project

In this episode we interview Michael Livington, bringing 35+ years of military and leadership experience to WWP. We hear why their community programs are extremely important and how they help transitioning Veterans.

Episode 7: Operation Military Family Cares

Episode 7: Operation Military Family Cares

In this episode we interview Mike Schindler, Founder and CEO as well as a Navy Veteran. He is a subject expert and 20+ years of experience working with the government and military. We hear Mike's insights about Veteran transition and all about Operation Military...

Episode 6: Koch Industries

Episode 6: Koch Industries

This episode we interview Col. John Buckley, who has built a career on critical and creative thinking supported by agile thinking; we ask John about Koch Industries' program, based on the struggle of Veteran military transition into civilian life.

Episode 5: FDM Group

Episode 5: FDM Group

In this episode we interview John Tansel, head of Veteran Initiatives and recruits Veterans into the FDM Careers Program. The FDM Group helps young people get into the IT field across the world, originally based out of England.

Episode 4: Operation New Uniform

Episode 4: Operation New Uniform

In this episode, we interview Michelle McMannon (co-founder) and Shareta Jacobs (recent graduate of ONU), both who help Veterans transition out of the military into life-changing civilian careers.

Episode 3: Military Influencer Conference

Episode 3: Military Influencer Conference

In this episode we're joined by Curtez Riggs, creator of the Military Influencer Conference. He understands how to take military skills and experience into a language that recruiters understand, and he provides his transition from the military into civilian life.

Episode 2: Schlumberger

Episode 2: Schlumberger

Nick Tran joins us in Episode 2 and provides strategic leadership and Veteran outreach & recruitment strategies with Schlumberger, one of the world's largest oil field companies in the world. Schlumberger is dedicated to being a Veteran-ready company, and they...

Episode 1: Southern Company

Episode 1: Southern Company

Jamal Jesse joins us in our very first Veterans ASCEND podcast to hear his insights and Southern Company's connection with Veterans. Their mission is to provide safe and clean energy to their 10 million+ customers across the United States.

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