So, Why Am I Podcasting

Well, let me start by telling you a little bit of a background story:  I served active duty in the Army for 12 years.

I separated in 2014 and spent almost two years trying to figure out what I wanted to do after I got out of the military.  I thought I was ready.  I had everything together – resume, job lined up, a degree, everything....or so I thought....

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What I didn't realize is that I wasn't as quite as emotionally ready as I thought.  My last couple of years in the military were trying.  From being sexually assaulted by my supervisor, to experiencing racial discrimination, to complete breakdown – like I was in a mental institute for 5 days, to major panic attacks and depression – I didn't want to live any more.  I felt hopeless and purposeless.

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 The adjustment was difficult.  I had been attending therapy for about 2 years and on meds.  I was back and forth trying to decide what I wanted to do in life.  Every time I went to therapy, I felt as if a scab was constantly being picked.  I felt stuck.  I wanted and needed to move forward past the pain.  I signed up for a discovery call with a life and business coach.  Little did I know, that conversation would change my life.  I was reminded of my strengths, my passion, my purpose.  I was reminded that I wasn't alone.  It was then I decided I wanted to serve others in the same capacity.  I hit the books and became certified coach and shortly after, founded The Veteran Woman, LLC.

About The Show

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The Veteran Woman is more than just a company or business, it’s a persona, it’s a movement. And it definitely isn’t just about me. I created The Veteran Woman entity in order to help women make the necessary life decisions without all the red-tape.

This podcast serves as one of the platforms to empower – inspire – and encourage women veterans and those who love them; provide a platform to share their voices and stories; provide a platform for advocacy and awareness without bureaucracy/red-tape.

I welcome guests from all backgrounds – men, women, veterans and non-veterans. By the way, a veteran for me – by my definition is:

  • Anyone who has ever served EVEN ONE day in the Armed Forces. I don’t care if you’ve been honorably discharged, dishonorably discharged, saw combat or never saw combat. YOU ARE A VETERAN.
  • If you are currently serving – YOU ARE A VETERAN. I don’t care if you have an exemplary record or not – I WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY – YOU ARE A VETERAN.

This is the one place where you can throw bureaucracy, red-tape, and politics out of the window. I want you to openly and freely share your voice – struggles and successes equally.

I am looking for both women and men who have followed their heart, recognized the value of their experiences, and are enjoying purpose, prosperity and fulfillment in their lives. I am looking to have wholehearted conversations about life stories and how you have overcome obstacles and barriers. Authenticity and openness are highly important. I’d like to have you share insights and wisdom that can help others move closer to their own vision, whether that be because of increased confidence, clarity and self-belief or through specific skills, strategies and tactics. If you have an inspiring personal or business story to tell or are an expert in your own field with valuable skills to share, I WANT YOU!

Now (as a quick disclaimer), because I am a huge advocate for veterans, women veterans, and mental health – there may be times where some things skirt the lines of politics in order for us to get the word out to the people who can influence and make policy changes. Awareness brings change. But be aware, I do things in my own way!

You can expect:

  • interviews
  • solo shows
  • live call-in shows
  • and more

Ultimately, I want to create a platform where you can share and get answers to the questions you have and have a podcast that YOU look forward to listening to. That’s relevant to YOU. So I HIGHLY encourage you to provide feedback.