CY6 - Check Your Six

CY6 - Check Your Six

Small Business owners with a military background discuss the challenges of business ownership, transitions from active duty and taking your experience and training from the military into the civilian business world. Join your hosts Craig Leysen with Vets Growth and Tim Proctor with GRP Studios as they discuss and talk with other small business owners on a variety of topics.

Episodes

November 21, 2022 36 min

Been a while since we have been in the podcast facility at GRP Studios in Longwood, but Episode 98 of the Check Your Six podcast was fantastic. I had Nikki Coppola with the National Ovarial Cancer Coalition(NOCC) in the studio along with her very special guest, a breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor Barbara Kramer.
I learned a lot with these two women in the studio, first about the silence that comes with ovarian cancer and the...

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Episode 97 had a very special guest in the GRP Studios for the Check Your Six podcast with the new President/CEO of Camp Boggy Creek, Dr. Dan Jurman. Camp Boggy Creek has always been one of my favorite places and GRP Studios loves supporting the Camp through several of their fundraisers. Great conversation about where Dr. Jurman has been,  his background, his leadership style and what he sees as the future for the Camp. It was grea...

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Stuart Peisner dropped by GRP Studios for Episode 96 of the Check Your Six Podcast to talk about working in the residential mortgage industry. A graduate of both UF and UCF I suppose that make him a Gatorknight or a Knightgator but either way, we had some conversation about what he does, some of the issues and challenges he has working in this industry and how much he loves what he does. Talked a bit about the 2008-2009 housing mar...

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Episode 95 of the Check Your Six Podcast brought Jason Arthur into the GRP Studios to talk about business coaching. Jason grew up working in the family owned business and had first hand experience how a business operates, especially contracting. Jason has used his education, his experience to help create and develop a plan to help those businesses in the contracting industry to grow and be more profitable. Lots of conversation abou...

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Episode 94 of the Check Your Six podcast was all about wrasslin' with Daniel Max Shaw, the President of New American Pro Wrestling, Inc. Besides being a certified health insurance agent, Daniel has sent nearly 11 years working with and for various wrestling federation as a ring announcer and interviewer. We did discuss his health insurance business but most of the conversation revolved around the state of wrestling, how he is i...

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Episode 93 of the Check Your Six Podcast brought Kate Olson into the GRP Studios and no, it wasn't that Kate Olson, it was the other 3rd cousin, twice removed on her mothers side!! Actually it was just Kate Elizabeth Olson, the owner of Your CBD Store in Longwood FL. Kate was in the studio to talk about starting and running a CBD Store and some of the challenges that she faces that might be somewhat different from other busines...

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Season 3 kicks off with our 92nd Episode of the Check Your Six Podcast and our special guest Christine Foltz with Believe Holistic Wellness. Christine checked in via phone for this episode from Chambersburg Pennsylvania, where her and her family reside and where her business is located that combines Integrative Reflexology and essentials oils in a way that benefits your health and wellness. A two time cancer survivor, Christine has...

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Tee Rogers with Dignity Memorial stopped by GRP Studios for the 91st Episode of the Check Your Six Podcast. Tee and I talked about something that most of us really don't want to discuss and that is the arrangements for our bodies once we have died. Most of us won't admit it but we all have an end date, death has a 100% success rate(except for 3, which is another discussion) so at some point plans need to be made. Tee helped...

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Episode 90 of the Check Your Six, CY6 podcast had Jaysee Soto drop by GRP Studios for his podcast session and talk about his business, Altamonte Family Hearing. Yet another member of the Seminole Chamber and the current South Seminole Council Chair, that talked about starting his business just after cover shut everything down, his business plan, the challenges in his industry as well as new technology and helping me understand more...

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Episode 89 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Army Veteran Brooks Collins with ESA Solar into the GRP Studios to talk about letting the sun shine in!! You would think that Florida being the "Sunshine State", solar energy would be a pretty big deal for the state but after talking with Brooks, we discovered that is not necessarily the case. Great information about the solar industry, some of the challenges that we have her...

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Episode 88 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Robert Brice into the GRP Studios to talk about a variety of things for small business, but mostly about marketing, branding and a discussion about what comes first, the branding or the marketing of a business. Sean Esler also help in the conversation by filling in for Craig this episode and brought some interesting conversation and observations of what he has seen with small busines...

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Episode 87 of the Check Your Six podcast had Justin Lerro with AVL Essentials stop by the GRP Studios to talk about AV stuff!! Justin has become a great resource for me and have had the pleasure of working on several projects over the past year and it looks like there will be more to come. We talked about how he got started in the business, his involvement with the Seminole Chamber, yes, it is another Chamber member in the studio, ...

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Episode 86 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Army Veteran Ethel Harris into the GRP Studios to talk about the Boy Scouts of America. Ethel is the current District Executive, Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America and is bringing a fresh perspective into her role leading this organization. We talked about a lot of her passion, her background, why she chose the career she did in the Army, how she landed at the BSA and a v...

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The first episode of 2022 is a little bit different this year for the Check Your Six podcast. Craig was not in the studio for this podcast and may be out for a few episodes while he deals with the VA here in Central Florida. This was a recap of the second half of 2021 and the fantastic guests that we have had on the podcast. Both Craig and I have been honored to be a part of this for the past year and 1/2 and have learned a great d...

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Episode 84 of the Check your Six Podcast brought a couple of guests into the GRP Studios, former FL State Representative Jimmie T Smith and Brian Fay, who are part of CVA, Concerned Veterans For America. Both of these gentlemen are Army veterans and are working through the process of accountability for the VA system and other programs that will not only help veterans but could overall impact other government programs. While the ide...

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Some minor technical issues made us push Episode 83 of the Check Your Six podcast back a bit, but were able to finally pull it together and get Daisy Ramirez into GRP Studios and record her session. Coming from a background in logistics, even though the degree was from THE Ohio State University,  that experience has helped her turn it into a platform the helps connect businesses and individuals in a community. Daisy did a little se...

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Episode 82 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Christina Clark into the GRP Studios to talk about ACE Human Resources. Besides being yet another Seminole Chamber member and part of the leadership for the Altamonte Chapter, Christina is also someone that has known since she was 16 that Human Resources was where she wanted to be. We talked about the transition from a "personnel department" to "Human Resources" in th...

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Blanca Diaz and Jessica Ale from Nexa Mortgage stopped by GRP Studios for Episode 81 of the Check Your Six podcast and talked about their journey from corporate to independent mortgage brokers. Both Blanca and Jessica had worked in the corporate/credit union industry and earlier this year, Blanca determined to venture out on her own with the support of Nexa Mortgage. A short time later Jessica left her credit union position and joi...

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Episode 80 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Mike Mathers into the GRP Studios to talk about a different side of the insurance game. Mike is a retired Navy veteran that found his niche in the family atmosphere that he discovered at US Health. Many veterans that get out of the service do find it challenging sometimes to find a company that exhibits some of the same camaraderie that we experienced while we served. Mike has found ...

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Episode 79 of the Check Your Six podcast sounds like it might be about golf with the "just give it a little tappy" reference from Happy Gilmore but it is actually Javi Sanchez talking about his company called Tap N Go or Tap"Y"Go as it is listed on the website. Javi stopped by the GRP Studios for this episode and talked about his journey from being a chef to the creator of his platform for your smart phone that can ...

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