Passing The Torch

Passing The Torch

The word "mentorship" is often used in the wrong context. Mentorship is more than providing the cheerleading Monday morning "rah rah rah" speech. Mentorship is about sharing lessons learned from past experiences to develop the next crop of leaders. The point of this podcast is to focus on the knowledge and make those around us better. Vision. Relate. Develop.


January 20, 2018 21 mins

****DISCLAIMER**** The views and comments made by host and guest do not represent the views nor are they in association with the United States military.  ****

NOTE: This episode was recorded on another podcast by same host. The new Facebook page is

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff, General John P. Jumper, provides thoughts on mentorship and leadership. Mr. Jumpe...

Mark as Played

Host Martin Foster provides quick overview on intent of the show and what listeners can expect.

More info:

Connect with Passing The Torch:
Social Media Facebook and IG: @torchmartin

If you enjoyed this podcast, check out these

Purple Heart Recipient:

Helping Peop...

Mark as Played

****DISCLAIMER**** The views and comments made by host and guest do not represent the views nor are they in association with the United States military.  ****

Follow on Facebook:

Former 480th ISRW Command Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) John Thompson joins Passing The Torch podcast to discuss following topics: 

- 1:50ish What is something leaders can do to stay in touch wit...

Mark as Played

****DISCLAIMER**** The views and comments made by host and guest do not represent the views nor are they in association with the United States military.  ****

Chief Master Sergeant David Staton, Retired, is the former Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air Education and Training Command.  His other leadership roles in the military included Command Chief of Second of Air Force, First Sergeant, and Military Training Instructor.  Chief...

Mark as Played

****DISCLAIMER**** The views and comments made by host and guest do not represent the views nor are they in association with the United States military.****

Todd Davis is the author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. He has over 30 years’ experience in human resources and is currently the Chief People Officer for FranklinCovey.  He is also a co-author of Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conv...

Mark as Played

Liz Bentley – How Leaders can evolve and grow

Liz Bentley is the founder and president of Liz Bentley Associates, a leadership consulting firm. She uses her background as a psychology major, competitive athlete and her 10-year’s experience working in the corporate world to help executives become Olympians. She is fascinated by human behavior and what makes people tick. 

In this podcast she talks about the importance of play, the tr...

Mark as Played

Benjamin Hardy is’s number one writer, a PhD candidate at Clemson University and the author of Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. In his book, Benjamin addresses the concept willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad that is bound to lead to failure. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation and entrepreneurship. Benjamin has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post and Business Insider, j...

Mark as Played

****DISCLAIMER**** The views and comments made by host and guest do not represent the views nor are they in association with the United States military.****

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force-Attitude Reflects Leadership

Chief Master Sergeant of the US Air Force (CMSAF), Kaleth Wright, is the 18th and current CMSAF. Though Chief Wright’s judgment in football teams may be unfortunate, the loyalty he shows to the Dallas Cowboys ...

Mark as Played

Lior Arussy - Change, drive it or be driven by it

One of the world’s leading authorities on customer experience, Lior Arussy is an experienced change practitioner, success accelerator, corporate culture expert, and founder of design and transformation firm Strativity Group. Called “a triple threat of transformation” by co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company William Taylor, Arussy is a unique, critical, global voice helping ...

Mark as Played

Melissa Stockwell-Choose Your Own Story

Freedom comes at a price.  War is known to cause physical wounds.  Something that might be slightly overlooked are other wounds.  For example, emotional, mental and other forms of invisible wounds. 

In 2004, Melissa lost her left leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, and her life was forever changed. After being medically retired from the Army in April 2005 with a Purple Heart and bronze star, all ...

Mark as Played

Celeste Headlee-How to have a good conversation

One of the many advantages of social media is that it connects the world.  However, in a world where everyone is accessible, why are people so isolated and afraid to talk?

Communication and Human Nature Expert, Award-winning journalist, and Author

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Convers...

Mark as Played

Heath Trepanier- Resilience is making mistakes and coming back from them

In January of 2017, US Air Force Technical Sergeant Heath Trepanier (“Trep”) was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer when a cantaloupe-sized tumor was found in his abdomen. He continues to exceed the doctors’ expectations and was recently able to travel to Hawaii for an Air Force Wounded Warrior event.

Trep has a very realistic, but optimistic outlook on his life.  ...

Mark as Played

In this impromptu episode, I speak with Mr. B.J. Lange, actor, comedian, acting teacher, and comedy coach for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program.

Here’s some of the wisdom BJ Lange shared;

  • His journey as a temporarily medically retired Air Force Reservist...after joining the Air Force Reserve at the age of 35
  • What he’s learned after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer for the second city
  • How he is using improv to take a...
Mark as Played


Warren Triche is a Senior Enlisted military leader who manages a large organization.  In this episode he shares lessons learned from past experiences throughout his career and how to move forward.

Show Notes:

  • Opening 0:00
  • Podcasting as form of mentorship 1:07
  • Leadership mindset and techniques that have changed since 1995 2:45
  • Struggle of being a leader and facing challenges today versus the past 5:40
  • Leaders leveraging s...
Mark as Played

Thomas Case is a TWO-time recipient of the Silver Star.  This award is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces. It is awarded for gallantry in action.   


More about guest can be found here:

Mark as Played
September 3, 2019 38 mins

As the Captain of a nuclear submarine, David Marquet created Intent-based Leadership. He is a nationally recognized speaker and authored the Amazon bestseller Turn the Ship Around.

Overcoming the obstacle that restricts leaders from admitting that they don’t know something can be very difficult. David attributes this to leaders often thinking that leadership is a theoretical skill and provides a comparison that simplifies the type ...

Mark as Played


Shannon Corbeil is a writer and actor most recently known for her work as ‘Officer Sheff’ on ABC’s The Rookie and ‘Ensign Tripp’ on CBS’s SEAL Team.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, she served as an Intelligence Officer in South Korea and the National Security Agency. She has extensive experience writing and producing military stories. She has written and hosted hundreds of informational videos about military trivia wit...

Mark as Played

Andrew Fingall is known by many things to many people: Father, Husband, Brother, Son, Friend, Leader, Mentor, Coach...the list could go on. For anyone that ever crosses paths with Andrew, one common term that everyone comes away with is Amazing!

From working in the New York/New Jersey area during 9/11, to playing professional basketball overseas, Andrew has had an amazing journey thus far. As a result, the trial and tribulations ha...

Mark as Played

BIO: Jon is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama.Jon brings mindfulness and meditation to high-performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivi...

Mark as Played

Summary: On this episode of Passing the Torch, Host Martin Foster introduces someone who understands deeply that we ignore history at our peril - Matt Ziemann, which is why the conversation in this episode of Passing the Torch is so robust. A love of history cultivated early in his life has been a guiding light throughout a remarkable career. The discussion touches on the many ways in which history gives context and how understandi...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.


    Ashley Lytton was a typical mom and wife in suburban Utah with three children until she discovered her husband’s horrifying secret. It was a shocking crime that would alter Ashley’s life and jeopardize the safety of her children. This season of Betrayal will focus on one mother’s fight to find justice for her daughter and protection from a predator too close to home. Once we hear her story, we learn the same crime is happening every day in households all over the country. It’s a betrayal of our families, communities and everything we value in society. Season Two lays the issue bare through the family’s story and takes an honest look at a huge problem most people don’t want to even want to acknowledge.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.