I am known as the Veterans Coach because I consult, train and coach veterans who choose to transition from having a job to small business ownership. Unlike other coaches, consultants, mentors and trainers, I am a veteran who successfully transitioned from military life to entrepreneurship.
Now a successful serial entrepreneur, I lived within the military community for many years, first as a dependent daughter, then on active duty for over ten years and finally as a dependent wife.
As a dependent, I coached and mentored ”military brats” and spouses showing them how to adjust successfully to military life. I showed them how to access special programs, find funds and helped them to address special needs.
On active duty, I lead my team, found resources, trained personnel, streamlined operations, managed budgets and made decisions with far reaching consequences. I did my duty, took care of my own and committed myself to the mission.
AND, IT WAS FUN!
While I loved being of service, I decided that there had to be another way to do it, so, even though I was “over the hump,”
I did the unthinkable…
I got out of the military and became a “civilian.” And, I learned alot! I learned that having a J.O.B. didn’t mean that I had sec-ur-rity! There was still more month than money, I was still expendable and even though life and limb weren’t on the line, it was still pretty risky!
AND NOWHERE NEAR AS MUCH FUN.
I had one of those GREAT “government” jobs that everyone says you should get when you “get out.” I LOVED my job, still working with the military, and loved being of service; BUT, there was still a ceiling on how much money I could make and still alot of time away from my family.
So, I decided to start my own business, straddling between my day job and my passions. The first year I made in the low five figures figures and sold the business.
I started another company and made in the high five figures. Then, I hired my own coach. The following year I made six figures and I sold that company, too.
But what was best about all of that was that I had a BLAST doing it. In many ways, starting my own business was like taking the best of my military experiencess without the low wages, long lines, disappearing benefits and time away from my family. And, I finally had true financial security.
Now I consult, train and coach other veterans to do exactly the same thing that I did, transition from job to small business ownership and have fun doing it!