The Veteran Entrepreneur Masterclass Podcast

The Veteran Entrepreneur Masterclass Podcast

Welcome to The Veteran Entrepreneur Masterclass with Brett Henderson founder of Strategic Wealth Endeavor. We’ve created a community of veteran entrepreneurs just like you who are ready to help you succeed. Our podcast provides expert advice and resources so you can overcome any obstacle in your way. Brett, alongside veteran guest experts, offers advice on finding and keeping talent, maximizing enterprise value, and reducing risk. With a battle-ready business mindset, you can achieve anything. We want to help you reach your full potential and make your business thrive.


February 2, 2023 48 min

Transitioning from military service to a civilian career can be a challenging experience for veterans. It can be difficult to find a job that not only utilizes the skills and experience gained during service but also offers a stable and fulfilling career path. Many veterans find that the corporate world can be a great fit for their skills and experiences, but it can be difficult to navigate the job search process and stand out to p...

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Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a powerful tool for goal setting, motivation, and success. That is because it aims to help individuals understand and change their thoughts, behaviors, and communication patterns to achieve their desired outcomes. By providing individuals with the tools and understanding they need to pursue their goals with greater clarity and confidence, NLP can help them succeed in the areas that matter most.


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Military veterans bring a unique set of skills and experiences that can make them well-suited for success in the civilian world. From discipline and leadership to problem-solving and adaptability, these qualities are necessary to succeed in business and make veterans some of the most successful entrepreneurs. 

In this episode, Brett talks with Jim Cragg, President & CEO of Special Operations Technologies. Jim is in the U.S. Army...

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When it comes to our well-being, implementing technologies that can detect invisible events is always a good idea. 

In this episode, Brett Henderson sits down with Dr. Eric Luster, CEO & Founder of Movement Interactive Inc, to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur in the sensor industry and how these can provide us with peace of mind for our physical and psychological health. 

Dr. Luster discusses: 

● Some details about organizat...

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When we think of starting a business, we only tend to consider the long-term benefits, but we often forget about the short-term obligations. 

In this episode, Brett Henderson is joined by David Johnson, host of The David Johnson Show and founder of Fortis Life Group, to talk about how vital it's for companies, especially new ones, to have sufficient liquidity to meet their responsibilities. David also talks about his experiences...

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Improving ourselves can be difficult because sometimes we don't find the motivation to change, or we don't see the importance of it. 

However, making small changes in our daily lives can benefit us and those around us for a lifetime. 

In this episode, Brett Henderson chats with Philip Folsom, president and CEO of Wolf Tribe, about the importance of building our lives for the better and how the concept of honor relates to this...

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When starting a business, you must consider several factors. 

It is essential to have the right employees, equipment, and systems in place and raise enough capital. 

In this episode, Sam (Samuel) Medina, CEO and founder of Samerica Consulting Group, joins your host Brett Henderson to share his experiences as a nurse in the Navy and how he became an entrepreneur. He also talks about the process of raising capital for his consulting co...

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Each entrepreneur has a story to tell that can guide or motivate others who want to start businesses.

In this episode, Brett Henderson is joined by Andrew Deck, Co-Founder and CEO of Covax Data, to talk about his beginnings in the financial industry and what inspired him to start his own software company. Andrew also explains the correct mindset to meet our goals.

Andrew discusses:
● What were his intentions for joining the Navy
● How ...

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Sometimes our efforts in entrepreneurship go unrewarded, which can be challenging.

That's why taking the proper steps to get prospects' attention will increase our chances of success.

In this episode, Brett Henderson sits down with Paul Mackiewicz, founder, and CEO of #Smart Marketing, to chat about his experience as a veteran entrepreneur and the challenges he faced before opening his digital marketing company. Additionally,...

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The process of reinventing ourselves can be complicated. Hence, it's essential to learn from other experiences to do better. In this episode of The Veteran Entrepreneur Masterclass, Brett Henderson sits down with Blair Dell to discuss his experiences as an entrepreneur and veteran. Listen in to the conversation as he shares the mindset people need to inspire and mentor others.

Blair discusses:

● His background in the military and...

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Our day-to-day routines can be hectic. This could be due to our jobs, businesses, families, or any combination.

And we tend to forget that we are also humans and should focus on ourselves to avoid collapsing.

In this episode, Brett Henderson continues the conversation with Dr. Denise Kruszewski, Ph.D., ABPP, to talk about how to combat burnout and build resilience in tough times.

Dr. Kruszewski discusses:

  • Her own experience going t...
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    We all know that good leadership is essential, but it’s not always clear how to become a great leader. 

    In this episode, Brett Henderson speaks with Patrick “Paddy” Gough about retiring from the Marine Corps as a colonel with 30 years of active duty service and assuming a position as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development. Together they discuss the transition from the Marine Corps to the civilian s...

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    When you decide to take that huge step to buy or sell a home, you want advice from someone who has gone the extra mile and knows the business.

    Especially in times of high-interest rates and affordability issues

    In this episode, Brett Henderson is joined by Jesse James Johnston to discuss the current real estate market and the importance of having the right mindset when it comes to achieving our goals.

    Jesse discusses:

  • His experienc...
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    Many veterans and entrepreneurs have lived experiences that affect them every day and wanting to eliminate these negative thoughts can be challenging.

    That’s why it’s crucial to help them seek specialized help to get ahead and focus on what really matters.

    In this episode, Brett Henderson chats with Denise Kruszewski, Ph.D., ABPP, to discuss what she does through The Center for Stress, Recovery, and Resilience to help veterans and ...

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    Advisors are typically thought to focus solely on financial matters when working with clients. However, building a strong relationship with clients and understanding their aspirations and goals is crucial.

    In this episode, Brett Henderson sits down with Giselle Cayme, Operations & Marketing Manager at Strategic Wealth Endeavor. Together they discuss the values and processes they provide for clients at Strategic Wealth Endeavor....

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    Our previous episode discussed the serious mental health problems many veterans face.

    Now it’s time to find out how The Battle Buddy Foundation is constantly working to help veterans by matching them to a canine.

    In this episode, Brett Henderson is joined again by Kenny Bass, executive director and co-founder of The Battle Buddy Foundation. Kenny continues the conversation on how his dog Atlas came into his life. Additionally, he e...

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    The veteran suicide epidemic is real.

    There are many veterans out there who are suffering in silence. They feel like they have no one to talk to and nowhere to turn.

    In this episode, Kenny Bass, executive director and co-founder of The Battle Buddy Foundation, joins your host Brett Henderson and shares his harrowing experience after being in the Marines. He explains how this process helped him learn the benefits dogs can bring to v...

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    The key to success when it comes to our finances is to build a good relationship.

    At Strategic Wealth Endeavor, it’s about more than just listening. It’s about understanding. 

    In this episode, Brett Henderson is joined with Giselle Cayme, Operations & Marketing Manager at Strategic Wealth Endeavor, to talk about how crucial it is to develop a relationship and what actions they take when they onboard a new client.

    Brett and Gise...

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    Welcome to the first episode of The Veteran Entrepreneur Masterclass with Brett Henderson, ​​founder of Strategic Wealth Endeavor!

    In this inaugural episode, you’ll get to know about Brett as he unveils his beginnings in the financial industry, his time in the Marine Corps and how his life experiences have led him to be the person he is today.

    Brett discusses:

  • How he got into the financial industry
  • His reason for joining the Marine ...
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