Suit Soldier Podcast
Summary: Weekly talks with today's top veterans and getting their stories on transitioning from the military. Then we discuss how they translate military excellence into success after service.
This episode I am sitting down with Donald Coolidge. Don is a Marine Corps veteran who transitioned out of the military and got into business for himself. He and his team are using AI to create incredible toys -- Cognitoys! Be sure to check them out.
This week I am sitting down with Sean Matson. Sean is a Navy SEAL turned entrepreneur. He and I have an awesome discussion about the challenges that come with business ownership and some of the things he dealt with during transition.
This episode I am sitting down with Dale King from DocSpartan. Dale and I talk about his life in the Army and his transition into his role as a gym owner, his time on Shark Tank and how the military led him to become an entrepreneur.
This episode I am sitting down with Dave Bray from DAVE BRAY USA. Dave is a Navy veteran who got out of the military and took up a life of music. He and I talk about the struggles of transition and the reality that we can't have success without the suck! Be sure to check out Dave's hit single, "Into The Fire" available on iTunes.
This episode I am sitting down with Art delaCruz, the Chief Operating Officer of Team Rubicon. Art and I have a great talk on the parallels between military and business and remembering to stay humble and curious.
This episode I am sitting down with Tim Cochrane, President of American Corporate Partners. ACP is an incredible organization offering mentorship to our military community. Tim and I talk about the importance of meaningful employment and truly understanding what you like to do!
This episode I am sitting down with Nick Koumalatsos. Nick is a prior service Force Recon Marine turned entrepreneur and YouTube superstar. Nick talks about the uphill battle of success and how being an "overnight success" takes years and years.
This episode I am sitting down with Rudy Reyes. Rudy is a prior service Force Recon Marine and one of the heroes of Ramadi and Fallujah. Rudy and I have a great talk about finding that beautiful balance between pride and humility and understand the importance of loving thyself.
This episode I am sitting down with Katherine Kostreva and Ryan Loya. Ryan is a former Marine turned ad agency upstart and Katherine is the Principal of On Point. Together they have been working towards improving the veteran community with the Loya-Sears Bill.
This episode I am sitting down with Walter Herd. Walter is the man in charge of the US Army's SFL-TAP program. We have a great chat about the things to consider when transitioning, focusing on attributes over skills and the three most important questions we should be asking when we prepare to take off the uniform.
This episode I am sitting down with Chris McGraw. Chris is an Army veteran, prior-service infantry. Now he works in the healthcare industry, so he definitely understands transition. Chris and I have a great talk about the three steps required to properly translating experience and focusing on being memorable to recruiters...even AFTER the interview.
This episode I am sitting down with Jeff Walker. Jeff is a prior service Air Force B52 bomber navigator and JAG officer. After retiring, Jeff has a buffet of jobs from professor to lawyer to author. We discuss transitioning and the power of perspective.
This episode I am sitting down with Adam Bird from Heroes Media Group. Adam is an Army veteran turned entrepreneur. We sit down and talk about working smarter, not harder. And bringing the right skill to the right problem to do exactly that.
This episode I am sitting down with Nic McKinley, prior service Airforce Pararescue. Once he took of the uniform he jumped in a suit and joined the CIA for a little while. Today he is the founder and Executive Director of Deliver Fund, a non-profit powerhouse committed to eradicating human trafficking from the globe.
This episode I am sitting down with Markian Sich, a current Active Duty Marine Corps officer. Markian and I talk about the importance of having a plan and how he's using real estate and Active Duty Passive Income to secure his future after service.