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The Morning Formation Podcast

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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!

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Combat Engineer to Grunt Style Artist with Army Veteran Gerardo "Ghost" Cazares
3d ago
Combat Engineer to Grunt Style Artist with Army Veteran Gerardo "Ghost" Cazares
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 paint to canvas and made it happen and today we’re going to get to know him and learn about his career transition from the military to the civilian world to becoming an up and coming artist.Email Ghost: ghostcustomart@gmail.com Ghost's IG: FB: YouTube:
Combat Engineer to Grunt Style Artist with Army Veteran Gerardo "Ghost" Cazares
3d ago
Combat Engineer to Grunt Style Artist with Army Veteran Gerardo "Ghost" Cazares
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 paint to canvas and made it happen and today we’re going to get to know him and learn about his career transition from the military to the civilian world to becoming an up and coming artist.Email Ghost: ghostcustomart@gmail.com Ghost's IG: FB: YouTube:
Breaking the Mold From the Military to Business Owner with AF Veteran Joelle Choe
Jun 15 2022
Breaking the Mold From the Military to Business Owner with AF Veteran Joelle Choe
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 Morning Formation Podcast today. Listen to her story and future direction of business and personal success.Connect with Joelle on LinkedIn: with Joelle via IG: with Joelle on Twitter: Joelle via Email: joellechoe25@gmail.com
Military Community Marketing to Know in 2022 with MilSpouse & Trend Lab Founder Yasmin George
May 25 2022
Military Community Marketing to Know in 2022 with MilSpouse & Trend Lab Founder Yasmin George
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 Now Education, which as you might know from listening to the show is a major support behind The Morning Formation Podcast. Today, we’re joined with Yasmin George and she’s going to talk to us about branding and things our military community can do to increase their overall reputation to be become aligned with building authority and leadership.Yasmin’s Website: with Yasmin on LinkedIn: with Yasmin on Facebook:
Military Spouse Mentoring & YOUR Career Growth with LA Care Health Plan IT Director Tanya Bonelli
May 11 2022
Military Spouse Mentoring & YOUR Career Growth with LA Care Health Plan IT Director Tanya Bonelli
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 Leslie's organization and the Military Spouse Takeover with Act Now Education! Connect with Tanya Bonelli on LinkedIn:  American Corporate Partners Website:  Act Now Education Website: www.actnoweducation.com
The VP of ACP & The Military Spouse Career Takeover with Leslie Coffey
May 6 2022
The VP of ACP & The Military Spouse Career Takeover with Leslie Coffey
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 President of American Corporate Partners (ACP). Join me on this podcast to hear all about Leslie's organization and the Military Spouse Takeover with Act Now Education!Connect with Leslie on LinkedIn: Corporate Partners Website: Now Education Website:www.actnoweducation.com
Challenge of Fitness & Business After the Uniform with USS Battle Series CEO & Navy Vet Cliff Walker
May 4 2022
Challenge of Fitness & Business After the Uniform with USS Battle Series CEO & Navy Vet Cliff Walker
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 and is described as such on their website:"USS BATTLE SERIES is a functional fitness competition that brings a new level of awareness in terms of health, fitness, and mental well-being for our United States Armed Forces, First Responders and those in our local communities that support our brave men and women.These events will honor and pay respect to our American heroes. Held aboard retired United States Naval aircraft carriers and battleships homeported throughout the United States of America.These United States Naval ships with the men and women aboard have bravely served our country with honor, pride and commitment around the world protecting our freedom and liberty allowing us to live our lives in the land of the free, home of the brave.The USS BATTLE SERIES will travel full steam ahead into locations such as….. California, New York, Hawaii, Texas, and many more exciting homeports."Join us on this interesting conversation with Cliff where he talks about USS Battle Series, his military service, and what it took for him to start this endeavor!USS BATTLE SERIES IG: BATTLE SERIES Website:
Tips to Transition Into Working From Home After the Military with "Millennial Veteran" Jenna Carlton
Apr 27 2022
Tips to Transition Into Working From Home After the Military with "Millennial Veteran" Jenna Carlton
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 decided to get online and create a group called "Millennial Veterans," which is now over 850 members strong. Along the way, our guest, Jenna Carlton, started being called "The Millennial Veteran," which suits her age and establishes her service to our great country. In this episode, she talks about career transition from the military to starting a work-fro-home career and also shares some of her own career transition struggles.Join the Millennial Veteran Group on Facebook: on IG: Blog: was selected  "Proudly She Served" as an influencer Website:
The Mental Transition of a Canadian Military Veteran with Jacqueline Buckley
Apr 20 2022
The Mental Transition of a Canadian Military Veteran with Jacqueline Buckley
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 domestic violence, Post Traumatic Stress, Parenting, and issues with modern anxiety matters.Jacquelin Buckley LinkedIn:
Veterans Continuously Transition Years After Service with Coast Guard Veteran Caroline Walsh
Apr 13 2022
Veterans Continuously Transition Years After Service with Coast Guard Veteran Caroline Walsh
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 also authored a book called “Fairly Smooth Operator-My Life at the Tip of the Spear” that is a memoir about her journey, which included becoming a CIA Analyst, but we’ll talk more about all that in this episode.Caroline's LinkedIn: Caroline's Book on Amazon:
"Drive On Podcast" Crossover Edition with OEF Veteran Scott Deluzio, author of "Surviving Son"
Apr 6 2022
"Drive On Podcast" Crossover Edition with OEF Veteran Scott Deluzio, author of "Surviving Son"
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 Veteran community with understanding resiliency to meet triumph. His vision is to teach our community of the positive options we have to thrive toward our life goals. I’d like to welcome, Scott DeLuzio, who is the author of “Surviving Son,” a book inspired by his brother, Steven’s, honorable service and geared to help the Veteran Community cope with making sustainably better life choices.Scott DeLuzio's Website: On Podcast IG: Music: Mournful Middle Eastern Duduk by iCentury (Downloaded from Envato with License)
Career Transition Help with Boots to Books President & Army Veteran Peter Cline
Mar 30 2022
Career Transition Help with Boots to Books President & Army Veteran Peter Cline
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, listening right now, there are GREAT organizations like Boots to Books, that in addition to your GI Bill, you can also take advantage of FREE opportunities for self-investment for furthering your education, so listen in today at what’s being offered bc today we are joined with Army Veteran Peter Cline, who’s going to tell us about his organization, services offered, and upcoming events.Boots to Books Website: with Peter on LinkedIn:
Must-Have Certification for Transitioning Military Leaders (Scrum) with Navy Veteran Tim Dickey
Mar 23 2022
Must-Have Certification for Transitioning Military Leaders (Scrum) with Navy Veteran Tim Dickey
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 is the framework for agile software development.Some of you listening or watching might’ve seen this term used for training and certification, well today Tim’s going to help us better understand what it is and just let everyone know, the term “Scrum” comes from the formation of players in Rugby that emphasize teamwork. Listen in to learn more about Scrum and it's certification process.Tim's Website: with Tim on LinkedIn: with Tim on Twitter: with Tim via Email:tim.dickey@gmail.comHashtags:#tmf #themorningformation #themorningformationpodcast #podcast #staytuned #stayfocused #staymotivated #itstimeforformation #career #army #navy #marines #airforce #milspouse #militarycareer #actnoweducation #coastguard #podcast #militarypodcast #veterans #milpactclub #milpact #clubhouse #militarycommunity #veteran #military #service #duty #leadership #militarytransitioning #militarytransition #militarytransitionnetwork #militarytransitionsupport #militarytransitionhelp #militarytransitionopportunities #veteranhelp #veteranhelpingveterans #veteranhelpingveteran #militarytalkshow #militarypodcasts #militarypodcaster #militarypodcasters #education #scrum #scrumcertification #professionalcertification #professionalscrumcertification #projectmanagement #militarycertificationKeywords:tmf podcast staytuned stayfocused staymotivated itstimeforformation career army navy marines airforce milspouse militarycareer actnoweducation coastguard podcast militarypodcast veterans milpactclub milpact clubhouse militarycommunity veteran military service duty leadership militarytransitioning militarytransition militarytransitionnetwork militarytransitionsupport militarytransitionhelp militarytransitionopportunities veteranhelp veteranhelpingveterans veteranhelpingveteran militarytalkshow militarypodcasts militarypodcaster militarypodcasters the morning formation podcast the morning formation kp kp phillips the morning formation morning formation podcast morning formation kp morning formation
Military Pro Marketing Advice for Gaining Your Strategic Goals in 2022 with Irving Gil
Mar 16 2022
Military Pro Marketing Advice for Gaining Your Strategic Goals in 2022 with Irving Gil
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 own business and today’s he’s going to share some helpful tips to help you build your brand and overall reputation.This is important for those of you there who are looking to find the right customers after creating your own business or potentially marketing yourself to an employer.Irving Gil IG: Gil LinkedIn: Gil Website: to Begin a Book by Michael Bungay Stanier  Michael Bungay Stanier IG Productivity Planner by Intelligent Change
Journey From Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to a Military Women's Influencer with Althea From She Vets It
Mar 9 2022
Journey From Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to a Military Women's Influencer with Althea From She Vets It
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 military career. Today, we are joined with Althea Willliams, who is the founder of “She Vets It, which is a support group for women veterans that was born from three things: 1. The growing issues facing our women veterans today 2. To help other women Veterans overcome obstacles and 3. She Vets It was also created to harness as a therapy mechanism for her own battle with Post Traumatic Stress. Today, we are going to talk about her organization’s mission, the many issues facing women veterans, and learn a little more about Althea.Check out She Vets It Website: with She Vets It Instagram:
Asking Why 50% Quit Their First Job After The Uniform with Don Gleason
Mar 2 2022
Asking Why 50% Quit Their First Job After The Uniform with Don Gleason
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 further develop their skills for professional advancement.LinkedIn: Maxwell Executive Team: Transition Roundtable Website:
Act Now & Execute Your Goals Edition: Bookkeeping with Danielle through Act Now Education
Feb 28 2022
Act Now & Execute Your Goals Edition: Bookkeeping with Danielle through Act Now Education
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 Education.For more military community education opportunities: www.actnoweducation.comFacebook Group: Day in the Life of Bookkeeping on YouTube: Coach: LinkedIn:
The Difference Between a Job and a Profession with Medal of Honor Army MSG Earl Plumlee
Feb 23 2022
The Difference Between a Job and a Profession with Medal of Honor Army MSG Earl Plumlee
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.After his last deployment, as a US Marine, our guest today decided to join the US Army Special Forces in 2009. In April of 2013, our guest then did another combat deployment to Afghanistan where his experiences, vast military training, and true grit would be challenged on 28 August 2013, when enemy insurgents conducted a complex attack on his FOB and today, I am so grateful to have Medal of Honor US Army Master Sergeant Earl Plumlee as a guest on The Morning Formation Podcast.Army Medal of Honor MSG Plumlee: MSG Earl Plumlee Instagram:
Six Ways To Being Resilient and use FOCUS in 2022 with Career Development Coach LaPora Lindsey
Feb 16 2022
Six Ways To Being Resilient and use FOCUS in 2022 with Career Development Coach LaPora Lindsey
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 advice and support.Today, I am honored to have LaPora Lindsey on The Morning Formation Podcast.Check Out LaPora's Website: LaPora on Instagram: with LaPora on LinkedIn: LaPora's Blog on 2 Fish (Resiliency): LaPora's Blog "Step Onside the Box...":
Super Bowl Special: The LA Rams Fan of the Year is an Army Combat Veteran with Amanda Filimon
Feb 8 2022
Super Bowl Special: The LA Rams Fan of the Year is an Army Combat Veteran with Amanda Filimon
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 today and she was recognized by the NFL for not only her outstanding military service, but also her continued service after the military as a registered nurse especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout her entire career, Amanda's desire to help secure a better tomorrow did not stop after serving her country. And that is why we have her as a guest on today’s show.Follow Amanda on IG: Nation's Article and Interview with Victor Cruz:
3 Reasons You SHOULD get a Project Management Certification with DOL Coach COO Heather Kuhns
Feb 3 2022
3 Reasons You SHOULD get a Project Management Certification with DOL Coach COO Heather Kuhns
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 between the military and civilian professions. The certification that we’re talking about today is for everyone and is of very high value.I’m joined today with the Chief Development Officer of DOL Coach, Heather Kuhns. And we previously spoke with another former executive from DOL Coach about his background and the importance of the certification. You see, DOL Coach is an educational organization that offers various levels of project management certifications. The unique thing about this is that it was founded by a Special Forces military veteran, Scott Kinder.Now, our guest, Heather, was a military spouse and has worn many hats throughout her career. Honorably, she joined DOL Coach to apply her mission statement to serve others. In summary, Heather seeks to help others grow, both personally and professionally, and achieve their best self to make a positive impact on their respective communities. Today, we’re going to talk about where DOL coach is now and how their partnership has grown with Act Now Education.DOL Coach Website: DOL Coach Mighty Network: Heather Kuhns via email:heather@dolcoach.comConnect with Heather via LinkedIn: