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#189 - Marine Corps Veteran to 20 Years in Military Recruiting at Orion Talent (Brian Henry)

Brian is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Orion Talent, where he has worked in various capacities for 20 years. He started out at Penn State University, after which he served in the Marine Corps as a Infantry Officer for over 11 years. Why Listen: There are two reasons to listen to this episode. First of all, Orion Talent (and recruiters in general) are an excellent resource that members of the military should consider as they approach their career transition. Second, Brian has...


BTU #187- "indispensable" career transition advice with Meredith Whipple Callahan

Meredith is a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates, where she works as part of the Core Management team working to enable excellent, principled management throughout Bridgewater. She is the author of the upcoming book Indispensable: How to Succeed at Your First Job and Beyond. She is also an Executive Coach and Facilitator with the International Coach Federation. Previously, she worked for Bain & Company for fifteen years. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA...


BTU #188 - "Nice Guys" and Prioritizing Your Needs (Dr. Robert Glover)

Dr. Glover is the author of the book, No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Proven Plan For Getting What You Want in Love, Sex and Life. The New York Times has called him a “psychology guru”. In his 30+ year career he has worked with me in one-on-one therapy, group environments, online course, podcasts, and more. Dr. Glover has helped change the lives of countless men and women around the world. As a result of his work, Dr. Glover has helped thousands of Nice Guys transform from being passive, resentful...


#186 - Army Veteran to Blockchain and Ethereum at ConsenSys (Donnie Benjamin)

Donnieworks at ConsenSysin the Office of the Founder. ConsenSysis a blockchain venture production studio. Our global team is building an ecosystem of consumer-centric products and enterprise solutions using blockchain technologies, primarily based on Ethereum. Donnie started out at West Point, served as an Army Intelligence Officer for 5 years, attended Harvard Business School, and has worked at Google, Qualtrics, and Future Finance. Why Listen: Donnie works at the largest, pure...


BTU #185 - Navy Veteran to Home Care Providers President (Stephen Huber)

Stephen Huberis the President of Home Care Providers, a premier integrated home healthcare services company in Southern California. Headquartered in Orange County, Home Care Providers provides world class private duty home care services to seniors throughout the Southern California region. By providing these services they create a viable alternative to traditional institutionalized care, allowing clients to remain safely in the comfort of their own home. Stephen started out at the Naval...


BTU #184 - Navy Veteran to Blockchain & the Cyrpto Asset Industry (Hector Rosekranz)

Hector Rosekransis the Director of Policy and Operations at Messari, which is building an open data library to enhance transparency for the cryptoasset industry. Prior to joining Messari, Hector worked at JP Morgan in capital markets operations and technology, where he researched tokenized securities for the Broker Dealer and Custodian. He developed a proof of concept smart contract for asset management on an Ethereum-based enterprise platform. Hector served as an Surface Warfare Officer...


BTU #183 - Service to School Panel on Services

On May 27, 2018, Service to Schoolhosted a free weekend conference for the military community. I joined on two different panels, the second of which is presented here. The audio quality is not great, but the content is exceptional. This panel covers a variety of support services available to Veterans.


BTU #181- S2S Summit - Is an MBA Worth It for Veterans?

On May 27, 2018, Service to Schoolhosted a free weekend conference for the military community. I joined on two different panels, the first of which is presented here. The audio quality is not great, but the content is exceptional. The panel was with a variety of Veterans with MBAs to discuss whether or not they would recommend other Veterans to pursue an MBA. Here's who was on the panel: Facilitator: David Lee - MBA @ GSB, Michigan...


BTU #180 - Career Advice from Andy Chan

I am predicting that this will be one of the most successful Beyond the Uniform episodes of all time. Andy brings over 20 years of experience helping more than 11k students at both Stanford University and Wake Forrest figure out their next career move. In this interview he covers ground about the most common challenges people face in a career transition, and simple actions to take to approach this change with more confidence and skill. This is a MUST LISTEN TO episode for all members of...



This episode is a quick update on some upcoming episodes, as well as a BIG thank you to all of you for help Beyond the Uniform reach two major milestones: we flew past 80,000 podcast listens at the start of this month, and we also are now the #1 Rated iTunes podcast for military career transition advice. Thanks for your help getting here!


BTU #178 - Army to Franchise Development (Nic Gray)

Nic Gray is the founder of Graypoint Ventures, a Franchise Development Group bringing fresh, innovative and demand-driven concepts to the marketplace. He started his career working for franchise development groups when he was 19 and then served in the Army, where he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in Platoon Communications for 4 years. Since then he has founded four different companies. Why Listen: I've done 4 interviews so far with Veterans about franchises. Nic started a Franchise...


BTU #177 - USMC to VP in Crypto (Stephanie Vaughan)

Stephanie Vaughanis the Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Block X Ventures, a premier boutique crypto-agency advisory firm. Block X Venturessupports leading Blockchain companies worldwide, serving as a strategic and financial advisory for token generating events. She started out at the Naval Academy, after which she served as a Marine Corps officer for over 5.5 years. After her military service, she earned her MBA at Columbia Business School, worked as an Investment Banking...


BTU #171 - Navy to Financial Services at Silicon Valley Bank (Charlie Kelly)

Charlie Kellyis the Managing Director of the Colorado Technology group at Silicon Valley Bank, where he leads a team focused on providing innovative financial services to high tech companies in the seed / series A through cash flow positive stages of development headquartered in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. He started out at Duke University, after which he served as an officer in the Navy onboard Submarines for almost five years. After his military service,...


BTU #176 - Storytelling in Interviews (part 2)

This is the second part of Episode #175, in which I give more examples of storytelling in an interview and how to translate your military experience in a civilian interview.


BTU #175 - 3 Vets share how they prepared for interviews

In this episode, I share clips from four Veterans in previous who interviews who had exceptional advice about storytelling in both networking and interviewing. They share advice for Veterans about how to prepare for and excel at their interviews.


BTU #174 - 1,000 True Fans

This is a quick episode about a new goal where I need your help: to get to 1,000 listeners per episode, which is just about double our current audience. Part of the reason I am aiming for 1,000 listeners is based on an incredible essay I read four years ago and think of often: 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly. I also read an excerpt from this essay, as it directly relates to anyone who seeks to create something new or be an entrepreneur.


BTU #173 - Intros, coffee chats & email outreach

This is a skills episode about a common topic with guests on the show: how to get ahold of people to ask for advice, find out about a job, or get an expert opinion. I'll sure a few quick tips that have helped me raise over $3M in Venture Capital, close multiple 6-figure contracts with Fortune 500 brands, and even find my current job.


BTU #172 - a quick rant

This is a quick update episode about two new aspects of Beyond the Uniform coming soon to a website near you, as well as a few other random updates, rants, and thoughts.


BTU #170 - 20 year Navy SEAL to Published Author (Jack Carr)

Jack Carr is the author of the book, The Terminal List. He served for twenty years as a Navy SEAL, where he led a special operations teams on four continents as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. He served with SEAL teams two and seven, and retiring as a LCDR. Why Listen: Jack spent 20 years in the Navy SEALs and went on to write a book published by Simon and Schuster. This is not just a great episode for aspiring authors, but for all Veterans....


BTU #169 - Marine Corps to Residential Real Estate (Drew Morris)

Drew Morris is a Residential Real Estate Broker at the New Era Group at Your Castle Real Estate. He started out at the Naval Academy, after which he served as a Marine Corps officer for seven years. He transitioned directly from the Marine Corps into his current position, where he has worked for nearly five years. Why Listen: Drew went directly from the Marine Corps into Residential Real Estate. However, beyond this just being an episode pertinent to other Veterans interested in Real...