The Morning Formation Podcast

The Morning Formation Podcast

Current military service members, veterans, military spouses, aspiring future military members, and those want to learn more about our outstanding military community- Fall in! It’s time for formation! On this podcast, we help connect and advise our military community with available educational, entrepreneurship, and career resources/opportunities by conducting interviews with various industry leaders. Unfortunately, many within our own military community are unaware of the numerous opportunities available, so TMF thrives to fill that void, which in turn, helps improve the military-to-civilian career transition.TMF strongly believes that an improved transition will assist with lowering the current, heightened military suicide rate and lessen the chances of broken relationships, after wearing the uniform. Mentorship, coaching, and making an impact does not stop after service, so tune-in and meet some of the most influential groundbreakers looking to help our community level-up!Stay tuned, stay focused, and stay motivated!

Episodes

June 22, 2022 48 min

Fall in…It’s time for formation!

Today we’re joined with a first generation Veteran warrior who served 2 deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army combat engineer and my experiences downrange, the engineers were always busy taking care of the IEDs and anything dangerous outside the wire.

I’m very fortunate to have Gerardo “Ghost” Cazarez. Unlike many who just dream about their passions and never make a move, Gerardo decided put p...

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Warriors, fall in! 

Today, we are joined with an Air Force Veteran who is now a multi-business owner, digital marketing strategist, and mental health advocate.

She is all over social media seeking to build-up the Veteran community around her and has a fascinating story about being a first generation, who joined the military against the ideas of her own family's wishes. I'm very fortunate to have AF Veteran, Joelle Choe on The...

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Warriors, fall in!

It’s time for formation.

Today we’re joined with an exciting marketing strategist, international business coach, and speaker. 

In 2018, this military spouse started her own business called “Trend Lab,” which is a marketing, coaching, and consulting company that helps guide businesses get unstuck to progress in their business goals.

She’s been a facilitator for Bunker Labs and current operates as an advisor for Act No...

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We are calling our shot! It’s the military spouse takeover where Act Now Education is helping 1,000 military spouses launch their careers…This is a podcast special. 

I have a guest who has experience being a US Army Soldier, a military spouse, and now is the IT Director for LA Care Health Plan. Our guest today, Tanya Bonelli, now volunteers as an American Corporate Partners (ACP) Mentor. Join me on this podcast to hear all about Les...

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We are calling our shot! It’s the military spouse takeover where Act Now Education is helping 1,000 military spouses launch their careers…This is a podcast special.

I have an active-duty military spouse who's an extremely active member of the military engagement community. She’s volunteered for Hiring Our Heroes, served as the director of Service2Software, served again as a Director for Vets2Industry, and is now the Vice Preside...

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Warriors, Fall In!

Today, we're joined with the founder of a Veteran owned physical fitness challenge that brings the battleground of the course to some of America's heroic, mechanized and historic ships across the Nation. Cliff Walker is not just a Navy Gulf War Veteran, but also a retired firefighter, so fitness is the top priority for this highly motivated business owner.

His business is called "The USS Battle Series a...

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Warriors, Fall In!

Today, we are joined with a Veteran who served several years in the United States Navy after living most of her life in rural Wisconsin, where her graduating class was a total of 36 people. 

Upon separating from the Navy, this Veteran began feeling very distant when and during the overall transition back to civilian life. After visiting an American Legion and recognizing the vast differences in age at the club, she...

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Warriors, Fall in!

Today we’re joined with a mental health professional who’s a Licensed Clinical Therapist-Candidate and has earned many other higher levels of education. More impressively, our guest today, Jacquelin Buckley, served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years. 

She’s worked with the Canadian military, Veterans from both the United States and Canada, various law enforcement departments, dealt with situations in domesti...

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Warriors, Fall In!

Today, we are joined with a professional author who joined the Coast Guard during the recession and sought to become an intel analyst. Over time, our guest Caroline Walsh gained skills in critical thinking, team work, strategy development, leadership, and project management, but along the way, she had to overcome malicious obstacles to reach her goals.

She’s currently studying to obtain her Phd in leadership and al...

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Warriors, Fall In!

Today, I am welcoming a special guest who is an Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom combat veteran. Like many of us, he experienced the tragedy of war, but also took on a tragedy within the ranks of his own family- His dear brother was killed in Afghanistan on the same deployment in 2010. Overcoming this heartbreak was one of our guest’s greatest obstacles and today he is driven to reach back and help out our V...

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Warriors, Fall In! 

Today we are bringing in a military warrior who served 3 years as an Infantryman, earned Ft Benning’s Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, and now is the founder and President of Boots to Books, which is an organization that seeks to empower transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses with assistance through every facet of their education and employment journey.

To my military warriors, listenin...

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Warriors, Fall In!

This week, we’re joined with a 24-year Navy combat veteran who worked his military career in various positions and was deployed to Afghanistan as a military intelligence analyst. 

Now, as a civilian, our guest today has worked for a number of highly successful businesses such as Carnival Cruise Line, Verizon, and IBM Cloud. We’re joined today with Tim Dickey, who’s going to talking with us today about Scrum, which ...

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Warriors, Fall-In!

Today, we’re joined with a Air Force Veteran who decided to take control of his life and mental health to become an up-and-coming brand strategist.

After spending 5 years in the Air Force as a mechanic working for a test squadron, our guest today Irving Gil transitioned out and began to feel the mental health strains of being alone and the with the war within himself. Irving decided to pick himself up to build his ...

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I’m joined with an Army Combat Veteran today, who is not only an influencer for our women veterans, but she is also a mother of five. She was stationed in Germany and served a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan as aviation operations specialist.

 While serving in the military, our guest today suffered a major setback when she was involved in a terrible accident that caused Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that would eventually end her...

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Warriors, Fall In!

Today, we are joined with a guest who entered the Air Force during the early 80’s, when finding a job was rather difficult and then retired just after the housing market busted in 2009, so career transitioning and timing is very familiar territory for our guest today, Don Gleason.

Aside from being a retired 27-year Air Force Veteran, Don is also an Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team, which helps folks fur...

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Warriors, Fall In…It’s time for our Act Now & Execute Edition.

I enjoy highlight folks in our military community who are out there taking advantage of the educational opportunities and today, I am joined with a military spouse, Danielle, who is a member of Act Now Education and was recently presented and took a job opportunity with Intuit and it was all in part to a certification that was exclusively offered through Act Now Educ...

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Today, we are very fortunate to be join with a Medal of Honor recipient who began his military career by joining the Oklahoma Army National Guard, while he was still in high school. 

Shortly after his high school graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps from the year 2000 to 2008, which included many assignments all over the world as well as deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and again in 2008.

Afte...

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Warriors Fall In! It's Time for formation.

Today’s guest is a military spouse who serves as a life coach and a resume writer. She strives to be a guiding light for those of us who need life mentoring and better vision when things seem cornered.

I can tell you from personal experience, when I moderated the Military Mix-Up in The Clubhouse App, our guest was an authentic mainstay who provided a countless number of folks solid advic...

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Today, we have a Super Bowl special! I’m joined with a 15-year combat Army Veteran, who was selected this season’s as “THE Fan of the Year for the Los Angeles Rams,” who are obviously in the Super Bowl playing against the Cincinnati Bengals on 13 February. In addition, our military Veteran guest is in the running to become “THE Ultimate NFL Fan of the Year,” which will be announced at NFL Honors.

We’re joined with Amanda Filimon tod...

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Warriors, Fall in! It’s time for Formation…

Today, I have a guest whose educational motives involve breaking the status quo of a certification that has gone unopposed for over 20 years. Not only has this certification gone unopposed, but this certification across boundaries from the military to the civilian workforce is universally recognized to better your task efficiency, fully assures work completion, and relates work experience ...

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