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Wendy Clem, Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution, talks about helping Veterans

Wendy Clem, Regent with the Daughters of the American Revolution, talks about helping Veterans

October 6, 2021

In addition to fighting cancer, Wendy is a tireless advocate for less fortunate people.  

Listen to some of the endeavors she has pursued as well as maybe get some personal assistance if needed. 

You can contact her at: 

Wendy Clem, Regent
Elizabeth Bienaime Chapter NSDAR
(586) 909.6058
(texts only, please!)

 

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Good luck. 

Want to learn how to tell your personal story better?  Listen to someone who does it for a living!

Want to learn how to tell your personal story better? Listen to someone who does it for a living!

October 3, 2021

Join us for an interview with Wade Callahan who is an owner of Strive Creative, a small marketing firm in the Detroit area, talk about the essence of what makes a great personal story. 

Wade, and his company have mastered the art of telling their customer's stories and you can learn some valuable pointers from him about how you can be a better storyteller of your own experiences. 

In addition to listening to this podcast, you might want to check out the following book by Annette Simmons:

The Story Factor: Influence, Information and Persuasion the the Art of Storytelling

Also, feel free to reach out to Wade at the following email address if you want to have some further dialog about the topic:

Wade@Strivecreative.com

Good luck with your personal storytelling.  

Hear from Monica Munir, veteran and cancer survivor, how to gain access to needed resources.

Hear from Monica Munir, veteran and cancer survivor, how to gain access to needed resources.

September 30, 2021

To say that Monica has had some challenges would be a major understatement.  She has defeated Cancer on three occasions and also was discharged from the military because of a back injury. 

She has not let any of that deter her and is currently focused on helping veterans make the transition from military to civilian life. 

She has been doing the work for over 10 years and recently formed a non-profit agency called: "Veterans Transition Services of America". 

Check it out:

https://usvetwealth.com/veterans-transition-services-of-america/

If you want to contact Monica, send her a text at this number and a brief description of your need and she will respond. 

Monica Munir 
734-905-0080

 

Good luck.  

Get a feel for how you can create your Sweet Spot as the foundation for your career pursuits.

Get a feel for how you can create your Sweet Spot as the foundation for your career pursuits.

September 24, 2021

Time and time again, I am reading about technology enhancements that companies are putting in place to help with the recruiting process.  Whether it be scanners looking for key words in resumes or AI algorithms reviewing a candidate's overall package, the result is the same.  People have to try to guess what the system wants them to present and not what they truly are best prepared to provide. 

We use the idea of a Sweet Spot to provide you with a coherent career foundation to help so that regardless of who you meet, whether it be a hiring manager, or a recruiter, or even a robot, you will have a consistent story to tell and one that will serve you well in your pursuits. 

Learn more about the idea of a Sweet Spot and how it can serve you.  

If you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact me:  Mike Callahan - mike@callahanrose.com

Good luck. 

Listen to George Pratt, veteran, and active supporter of programs for veterans.

Listen to George Pratt, veteran, and active supporter of programs for veterans.

September 20, 2021

George is a military veteran and served in the Air Force.  He was assigned to Korea where he worked in communication. 

He now works for the Detroit VA and does volunteer work with veterans consisting of mentoring at a shelter for military veterans. 

He is also a certified peer support specialist helping veterans. 

Lastly, he produces a talent showcases for military veterans which gives veterans an opportunity to showcase their talents.

If you want to contact George, here is his email address.

georgepratt61@yahoo.com

Listen to Ken Haynes, CEO of Triad Resource and Development Group, talk about financial planning.

Listen to Ken Haynes, CEO of Triad Resource and Development Group, talk about financial planning.

September 16, 2021

Ken Haynes has some great suggestions about developing and overall financial plan for veterans and their families and a way to get started without it costing you any money. 

Here are some additional resources for you to check it out: 

WebSite  : triadrdg.com

Phone number (248)812-4009

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/kennethhaynes1

Link to Commercial:

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Good luck. 

Millions of Resumes are being missed by employers.  Want to know why?

Millions of Resumes are being missed by employers. Want to know why?

September 5, 2021

There is a great article in this week's WSJ by Kathryn Dill that gets at the point that millions of resumes are scanned and rejected by employers because of key words, or breaks in employment or other factors.

News Flash Folks - the current system of posting your resume to a want ad and then hoping someone gives you a job, is broken!  It became obsolete with the internet and has not gotten much better. 

Some companies are starting to wake up, but you can take action now. 

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that the way to get a job is to answer a want ad with your resume.  

Instead, get clear on your personal value proposition.  Decide what opportunities provide you with a competitive advantage.  Build your network. Seek out referrals and references.  

In short, learn to think like an Entrepreneur of your own career. 

Sound familiar?  Some great books to consider picking up:

I Inc, Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship and Tiger in the Office, both by Mike Callahan

The Two Hour Job Search, by Steve Dalton. 

There are alternatives.  Give up on the broken system, be a leader and take control of your career. 

Good luck!

Want to hear about a cool company, Pingree Detroit, and a great leader, Jarrett Schaff?  Check it out!

Want to hear about a cool company, Pingree Detroit, and a great leader, Jarrett Schaff? Check it out!

September 2, 2021

Jarret Alan Schlaff is a maker and solutionary. He doesn’t self identify as a chief or an executive so he serves as the creator, engineer, and organizer (CEO) of Pingree Detroit, a worker-owned, community based design and manufacturing cooperative co-founded in January 2015.

In Pingree’s Detroit workshop 10 Detroiters and US veterans are paid a living wage to handcraft bags, accessories, urban utility sneakers, pet accessories, and home goods using luxury-grade car seat leather upcycled from the American auto industry. 

Pingree Detroit, founded in 2015, is a worker-owned, triple bottom line design and manufacturing cooperative that hand-makes footwear and home, pet, and fashion accessories in Detroit with leather and other materials upcycled from the auto industry.
 

He has a great story to share.  Hope you enjoy it. 

I also want to mention the workshop we are launching on September 9th, specifically for US Veterans and their Spouses.  Please share this with any veteran. or the spouse of a veteran.  

https://www.pminj.org/21-mtg/09njvet.mr

Thanks for listening and good luck. 

 

Listen to Christine Myran tell us about her role with Blue Star Service Dogs.

Listen to Christine Myran tell us about her role with Blue Star Service Dogs.

August 24, 2021

Passionate about the therapeutic benefits dogs bring to the lives of veterans, Christine Myran’s goal is to not only help those who served transition from military to civilian life, but also validate the style of therapy the foundation supports.

As a clinician, Christine is drawn to environments and tools that help individuals recover and cope with injury and illness. Bringing to the table a combination of clinical experience, a charitable spirit, and an aspiration to enrich the lives of others, Christine has taken on the challenging role of Executive Director for Blue Star Service Dogs.

Previously, she was in the role at Eisenhower Center as Vice president of programs developing unique treatment programs such as the Enrichment Center. a therapy farm in Manchester Michigan, and the After the Impact Program, a residential program for military and professional athletes seeking treatment for TBI, CTE, PTSD, and behavioral issues.

Mission of Blue Star Service Dogs

Inspiring Hope, Confidence, and Purpose, Blue Star Service Dogs, a non-profit organization, has been rescuing, training, and placing qualified canines with military veterans for some years. After being asked to run the organization in December of 2018, Christine continues to be inspired and dedicated to helping improve the lives of veterans who have selflessly served and protected their country.

She truly has a great story to tell and I hope you enjoy listening to it. 

Mike C. 

Lana Duffy - Pathfinder Labs - a Powerful Resource for Veterans

Lana Duffy - Pathfinder Labs - a Powerful Resource for Veterans

August 5, 2021
After graduation from Cornell University with a BS and MEng in Operations Research Engineering including data science and data structures, Lana Duffy worked for a year in civil engineering before enlisting in the Army as an Intelligence Collector, Interrogator, and Counterintelligence investigator.
 
During her 10 years of active service, she was assigned around the world including deployments to both Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Following a roadside bomb and several surgeries, she was ultimately awarded a Purple Heart and medically retired in 2012.
 
She then returned to NYC to build www.pathfinder.vet, a platform using artificial intelligence to assist fellow Veterans and Families reintegrating after service through giving them the ability to share their experiences with local support resources - and providing resources with the analysis they need to continue improving their programs and communities.
 
She subsequently achieved a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Information Systems and Business Analytics from the Zicklin School at Baruch College (City University of New York).
 
Most of her hobbies include her cats, mountain climbing, and racking up fun puns involving her amputated leg.
 
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