Join hosts Paul Cevolani and Dave Beadle for the VETS - Beyond the Uniform's armchair discussion series with guest business leaders and industry experts to discuss perspectives on helping veterans transition from the military into successful careers in the civilian workplace. Moderator – Mally Mancilla
Founder Paul Cevolani and Co-Founder Dave Beadle discuss the difference between basic transition services and the importance of providing veterans with access to career skills training and the value of coaching & mentoring veterans through the civilian career transformation process.
Listen to the VETS – Beyond The Uniform team as they discuss the value of creating a veteran friendly organization.
Founder Paul Cevolani and Co-Founder Dave Beadle discuss the key components of a veteran friendly organization to ensure the long term career success of our nation warriors. This episode will cover insight from recruitment of a veteran to an organization to the retention plan.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond The Uniform team discuss the values of the "Veteran Friendly", "Veteran Ready" and "Veteran Focused" Employer Designations.
Join Paul and Dave as they discuss the importance of the VETS - Beyond the Uniform National Employer Designation Program, the perceived values of the designation for veterans, and the benefits to employers for being designated!
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond The Uniform team discuss the values of successful networking skills for Veterans with Bill Loeber Founder of Operation Hand Up.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Bill Loeber on how to accelerate the transition from the military service into a private sector career.
Bill discusses the secrets of how to make the transformation as effectively and painlessly as possible.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond The Uniform team discuss the values of the Resilience Building Leader Program (RBLP) for veterans with Mark Holman, Vice President of Corporate and Social Responsibility.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Mark on the awareness and need for a professional certification, and how RBLP supports veterans by providing a professional leadership certification that they can list on their resume and discuss with hiring managers regarding their leadership approach, to ease their transition into the civilian world.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond The Uniform team discuss supporting Native America Veterans with Dean Dauphinais Founder and CEO of Native Eco Solutions and All Star Vets.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Dean on the awareness and need for providing additional ongoing support for our Native American Veteran population.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss the values of connecting veterans with opportunities by leveraging the power of the instant workforce with Eve Nasby, veteran advocate & President of Band of Hands.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Eve on how Band of Hands is working with veterans to help them gain exposure and get hired faster using Band of Hand's new staffing app and employer subscription service.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Randy Walsh the key role networking played in his Transformation from Military to Civilian Career.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Randy, who was trained by our own Bill Loeber in the Operation Hand Up networking method. Randy shares with the listeners how valuable networking was for him in achieving his career goals during his transformation process into a successful and rewarding civilian career.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss the success of Veterans Association of North County (VANC) as a one-stop resource center for all active-duty military, Veterans, and their families with Lori Boody, Executive Director of Veterans Association of North County.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Lori on how VANC has worked to overcome the impact of COVID on its veteran population, while also providing food and services to over 18,000 veterans in a 10 month period.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss how the Veterans Beer Club (VBC) is helping service members make meaningful connections for employment through networking with Brian Grana and Kevin Cortes.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Brian and Kevin on how VBC has worked to provide camaraderie and connections to veterans to assist them with employment opportunities after the military.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss how the 7 Eagle Group is helping to support and provide jobs to our Veterans and Military Spouses to improve the lives and professional careers of our country's heroes.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Jordie Kern on how the 7 Eagle group is delivering exceptional talent to America’s businesses while fostering meaningful and successful careers, one Veteran at a time.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Veterans ASCEND their strategic online employment matchmaking service for veterans and military spouses.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Robyn Grable (United States Navy Veteran, Founder, and CEO of Veterans ASCEND) on how employers can be successful at hiring military talent so our military families can make successful transitions. Veterans ASCEND automatically matches veterans and military family directly with employers. Their service is free for all military members and family. No resume. No job search. No applying first.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discusses the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) free career training program for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
Join Paul, Dave, and Bill as they talk with Kathryn Warren (Onward to Opportunity Program Manager for Camp Pendleton and San Diego) on how O2O provides free career training, professional certifications, and employee support services to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. They’ll also discuss how O2O leverages their training programs, industry partnerships, and comprehensive career coaching services to help prepare and match veterans to their next career.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Ed Clancy about the Pedal Ahead Program by Rider Safety Visibility.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Ed Clancy (United States Army Veteran, Co-Founder of Rider Safety Visibility and Pedal Ahead) about the San Diego-based Pedal Ahead program. Funded by a grant and championed by San Diego County Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher, the program is providing 200 e-bikes free to qualified residents in San Diego’s 4th District. Program goals are environmental sustainability, healthy living, active lifestyles and creating community. Ed talks about the program, rider safety initiatives and how these programs are impacting local veteran participants.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Phil Blair about and civilian employment for Veterans.
Join Mally and Dave as they talk with Phil Blair (Executive and Owner of Manpower - San Diego, Temecula, Las Vegas, Spokane and Albuquerque and Author of Job Won!) about supporting Veterans with quality employment opportunities and inside pointers on landing the Job.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Brian Arrington the story behind Vets2Industry (V2I).
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Brian Arrington (Founder/President of Vets2Industry) about his transition experience and how that led to the foundation of V2I.
Brian shares how he provides a living repository of Free resources and benefits, and directly connects Corporate America, Veteran Service Organizations, and colleges with transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, dependent children, Blue Star and Gold Star Family members, and caregivers.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with The Blind Guide about supporting and helping Veterans thrive with disabilities.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Ed Henkler (Navy veteran and Founder of The Blind Guide) on his journey from veteran to corporate exec to an advocate for the blind in employment. The Blind Guide is supporting companies focused on increasing the employment of vision impaired veterans, military spouses, and people with disabilities (especially blindness).
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team discuss with Kieffer & Associates LTD about making the transformation from the military to a successful civilian career.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Bill Kieffer (President & Chief Advisor, Kieffer & Associates LTD) about his approach to prepare veterans for the civilian work world by asking the question “If you won’t invest in yourself, why would I invest in you?” He explains the value of coaching to understand the significant cultural differences, preparing veterans to optimize their transition, transformation and post-military career success. Bill also touches on how employers need to optimize their readiness and capability to successfully engage in veteran hiring and employment..
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team meets with Tony Teravainen CEO & Co-Founder of Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) to discuss STEP’s mission & vision of changing the lives of military families and veterans by working closely with them to help them achieve financial self-sufficiency.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Tony on how STEP works to build financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team meets with Lisa Romano-Arnold (Director of Business Development) and Katie Wayan (Business Development Manager) to discuss Excelsior College's mission & vision of supporting Veterans, Military Students, and Military Spouses as well as those who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Lisa and Katie on how they are currently working with military, veterans, and spouses through their dedicated student support services to meet their needs. Excelsior College is also expanding their veteran partnerships to better serve their military student community with a holistic approach.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team meets with Danny Romero, Senior Program Director of SAY San Diego to discuss the San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) program designed to share programs and resources that support military families.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Danny on how the SDMFC works to support veterans by assisting in their transition from the military and highlighting valuable resources. The team will also provide some background on SDMFC’s community forums designed to discuss potential solutions on the issues impacting veterans and military families.
Listen in as the VETS – Beyond the Uniform team meets with Raleigh Wilkins, former U.S. Marine and founder of Sales Platoon to discuss how the program is training transitioning military members to become world-class sales executives. The Sales Platoon program was specifically designed for the military, by military veterans who have decades of experience developing and growing high-performing sales teams.
Join Paul and Dave as they talk with Raleigh on how Sales Platoon’s Boot Camp bridges the gap by leveraging and transforming highly skilled, resilient, dedicated, adaptive, and disciplined men and women from active duty to a career that aligns well. A successful career in sales.
VETS-BTU is adding new workshops every month.
We've just added the Resilience Building Leadership Program (RBLP) Training Course, and The Operation Hand Up (OHU) networking course.
In April we'll be adding a 5 Day Entrepreneur incubator, and a new International Project Management (IPM) Certification course.
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