Beyond the Military Podcast: Life Coach for Burned out Women, Military Transition Coach, Career and Productivity Coach for Military and Veteran Women,

Beyond the Military Podcast: Life Coach for Burned out Women, Military Transition Coach, Career and Productivity Coach for Military and Veteran Women,

Welcome to Beyond the Military! A podcast for military and veteran women and space to go after the life they want. Are you tired of trying to find a balance between your military and personal life? Are you sick of feeling exhausted from endless expectations and working all the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demand and responsibilities of everyone else, from your soldiers to your kids? Do you constantly feel like you’re trying to keep your head above water? Imagine if you had a plan to overcome burnout and create more balance between your life and career. Imagine having enough time to focus on your faith, and family, and have more fun while still serving as a woman leader. Welcome to Beyond the Military podcast where you'll walk away with the tools to help you navigate the busy life of a military woman, create intentional boundaries, and build a sustainable balance blueprint for integrating faith, family, and career. Hi, I’m Wendi Wray, a woman of God, wife, mama, Army Veteran, Military Life Coach. After being in the military for around a year I became a workaholic. I lost sight of who I was as a wife and mom. There was a point in my career where everything was crumbling around me. Then, after a 20-week miscarriage, I went into a depression. I wanted to deploy with a prestigious unit, and the answer was no. I felt rejected… as if I had failed. I began to blame the military for lost time with my family. My husband and I ended up separating because of my career focus and lack of communication at the time. I felt like I had lost everything. I started looking for hope by reading personal development and seeking God. I realized it wasn’t my career that was going to make me happy, it was God and the people around me. I was missing the fun in my life. I had to learn how to let go and get off the hamster wheel of go-go-go. I was led to change and it began with prayer, therapy, surrender, boundaries, balance, forgiveness, and lots of coaching! I’m here to help you create a life of meaning outside the military. A life of laughter, joy, peace, and free time. YES, you read that correctly, so if you are ready to overcome burnout and create balance as a Christian military woman, this is the podcast for you. Loosen your laces and grab your coffee, it’s time to step into freedom and peace!Learn more >>>⠀Connect >>>⠀Community>>⠀Instagram>>>@wendiwray⠀Wanna work together, sister-friend!? Here to help you start creating a balanced lifestyle while partnering with God:


June 5, 2024 20 mins

We're diving into the crucial topic of transferable skills for those transitioning out of the military. Whether you're uncertain about your next career move or eager to explore new opportunities, this episode is packed with valuable insights.

Join me on Wednesday, June 19th at 12 PM ET to learn how to Identify Your Ideal Career Role

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In today's episode we cover the normalcy of experiencing self-doubt, especially when stepping out of comfort zones and striving for growth.

I  encourage you to acknowledge your doubts, accept your current capabilities, and lean into the process of overcoming these doubts through consistent effort and exposure.

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In today's episode, I share my first LinkedIn Live session, where I discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. I highlight the need for understanding and managing one's own emotions and those of others, which is often overlooked in the preparation process for entering the civilian workforce.

The session aims to equip military women with the awaren...

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If you are a woman transitioning from military to civilian careers, we emphasize the significance of considering job location types—onsite, hybrid, or fully remote—early in the job search process. I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn  for weekly live discussions on frequently asked questions and to share their career transition experiences.

 We highlight the importance of aligning job location preferences with personal and fa...

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In today’s episode we emphasize the importance of networking! 

- Networking can be challenging, especially for introverts.

- Emphasize the significance of networking in career transition and offers practical tips.

- Stress the importance of making genuine connections and leaving a memorable impression.

- Highlights the universality of networking principles across different phases, industries, and personalities.

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In today's episode , we dive into the topic of navigating career transitions after military service, offering practical guidance and insights for those considering or currently undergoing this significant life change. 

We break down the process into four essential steps: brainstorming potential career paths, reviewing chosen roles, considering location preferences, and initiating networking efforts. Get ready to  lear...

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In today's episode, we discuss the importance of five essential emotions for women navigating a military-to-civilian transition. It emphasizes the need to intentionally generate these emotions to overcome challenges and achieve success during the transition process.

Recognizing that such a transition can be a significant pivot with both positive and negative feelings, this episode aims to prepare you, whether you&apos...

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In today's episode, I discuss the importance of confidence for women transitioning out of the military and those looking to advance in their current roles. We emphasize the challenges women face in maintaining confidence when entering the civilian sector and provides strategies for self-assessment and growth. I introduce you with  a 10-minute exercise focusing on evaluating one's self-concept and the value individuals bri...

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In today's episode, I share  a  concept ideal for navigating military, career, or personal life transitions. 

Drawing from personal experiences, including an ongoing career transition and preparing for motherhood again, the significance of embracing changes with an open heart and a positive mindset. I introduce Dan Sullivan's 'The Four C's' concept as a framework to help you successfully navigate y...

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In today’s episode, I share the five steps to help you plan your post-military career.  

I pray this episode blesses you! 

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What if you could transform your workplace into an environment infused with robust culture and satisfaction? Join us as we sit down with the phenomenal Aleha Ingle, a savvy business owner with a wealth of knowledge derived from her 21-year tenure in the Air Force. Aleha's insights into nurturing a constructive work culture are incredibly valuable. She unveils how culture not only influences employee morale but also has a signi...

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You ever meet someone, and their story just inspires you to push past your doubts and go for it? That's the energy that Summer and Eren bring to our conversation today. Summer, a Captain in the US Army Reserve, singer, writer, model and a financial planner, teams up with Eren, co-founder of The Middle LA, to curate meaningful connections and events that empower and inspire women in the military and women veterans.  We explore ...

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Prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring journey with Annette Wittenberger, a woman of great strength and resilience. Annette, a retired military veteran of over 17 years, soon-to-be grandmother, and empowering podcast host, opens up about her mental health struggles just on the brink of her retirement.

Annette's transition from military life to civilian was a daunting one, but she bravely managed and emerged stronger, s...

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In this episode, I dive deep into the notion of starting over and the profound impact it can have. I share how each new chapter brings an opportunity to approach things differently, to evolve, and to find fresh perspectives on familiar paths. Embracing change is not always easy, but it is essential for personal growth and transformation.

As a coach, I extend an invitation to five remarkable women ready to embark on a six-w...

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Three common reasons why you may feel stuck in your career and life. 
three primary reasons individuals may feel stuck in their careers: lack of direction or information, indecisiveness triggering choice anxiety, and disagreements with others, often family or loved ones.  Addressing these can involve locating available information, assuring oneself about the career choices made, and effectively communicating career goals with l...

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In today's episode, we are talking distractions and the importance of understanding our relationship with them. We explore what constitutes a distraction, the various types of distractions, and how to identify our own relationship with distractions.
1:01 Understanding Distractions

5:41 Identifying Your Relationship with Distractions

18:09 Setting Boundaries with Distractions

27:05 Implementing and Adapting Your Boundar...

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In this episode, we discuss the importance of approaching tasks and challenges from a place of love, even when you are not feeling your best.  Also, share three compelling reasons why one should get things done with love: the transformative impact it has on others, the appreciation it fosters for your present state, and the positive long-term habit it nurtures.

01:10 Personal Journey and Challenges
03:31 The Importance...

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This isn't just about getting things done—it's about a life-altering strategy that's helping military women, veterans, and those transitioning into civilian life reclaim their time back with unshakeable focus.

In today's episode we get into the art of dedicating specific time slots to tasks, crafting a routine that's as efficient as it is rewarding. I'll let you in on my own journey with this technique,...

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Ever feel like you're running a race with your shoelaces tied together? That's the frustration of hitting barriers when you're gunning for your goals. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In todays episode I share  3 questions you want to ask yourself to help you  break free from what's holding you back and forging a path to success. I guide you through untangling the complexities that keep yo...
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Today, I  share the pulse of my passion for intertwining the pursuit of ambitious goals with the art of sustaining meaningful relationships. It's a heartfelt call to those of you seeking sisterhood and guidance, an invitation to connect and find solace in our shared journey through the swirling dance of day-to-day responsibilities and dreams that stretch towards the horizon.

Let's stride forward together, and may...

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