Beyond the Military Podcast: Life Coach for Burned out Women, Military Transition Coach, Career and Productivity Coach for Military and Veteran Women,

Wendi Wray | Life Coach for Busy Military Women, Female Military Leader, Women Warrior, Military Mom, Female Veteran, Woman Veterans, Military Transition Coach, Military Lifestyle, Post Military, Women Soldier, Productivity Coach

Welcome to Beyond the Military! A podcast for military and veteran women and space to go after the life they want. Are you tired of trying to find a balance between your military and personal life? Are you sick of feeling exhausted from endless expectations and working all the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demand and responsibilities of everyone else, from your soldiers to your kids? Do you constantly feel like you’re trying to keep your head above water?  Imagine if you had a plan to overcome burnout and create more balance between your life and career. Imagine having enough time to focus on your faith, and family, and have more fun while still serving as a woman leader.  Welcome to Beyond the Military podcast where you'll walk away with the tools to help you navigate the busy life of a military woman, create intentional boundaries, and build a sustainable balance blueprint for integrating faith, family, and career.    Hi, I’m Wendi Wray, a woman of God, wife, mama, Army Veteran, Military Life Coach. After being in the military for around a year I became a workaholic. I lost sight of who I was as a wife and mom. There was a point in my career where everything was crumbling around me. Then, after a 20-week miscarriage, I went into a depression. I wanted to deploy with a prestigious unit, and the answer was no. I felt rejected… as if I had failed. I began to blame the military for lost time with my family. My husband and I ended up separating because of my career focus and lack of communication at the time.  I felt like I had lost everything.  I started looking for hope by reading personal development and seeking God. I realized it wasn’t my career that was going to make me happy, it was God and the people around me. I was missing the fun in my life. I had to learn how to let go and get off the hamster wheel of go-go-go.  I was led to change and it began with prayer, therapy, surrender, boundaries, balance, forgiveness, and lots of coaching!   I’m here to help you create a life of meaning outside the military. A life of laughter, joy, peace, and free time. YES, you read that correctly, so if you are ready to overcome burnout and create balance as a Christian military woman, this is the podcast for you.   Loosen your laces and grab your coffee, it’s time to step into freedom and peace!Learn more >>> https://wendiwray.com⠀Connect >>>hello@wendiwray.com⠀Community>>bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp⠀Instagram>>>@wendiwray⠀Wanna work together, sister-friend!? Here to help you start creating a balanced lifestyle while partnering with God: https://www.wendiwray.com
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How to Determine Post Military Roles Based Off Location Type : Remote, Hybrid, or Onsite
May 15 2024
How to Determine Post Military Roles Based Off Location Type : Remote, Hybrid, or Onsite
If you are a woman transitioning from military to civilian careers, we emphasize the significance of considering job location types—onsite, hybrid, or fully remote—early in the job search process. I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn  for weekly live discussions on frequently asked questions and to share their career transition experiences. We highlight the importance of aligning job location preferences with personal and family needs, particularly for dual military, moms, and those starting a family, encouraging you to explore hybrid and remote opportunities for greater flexibility. 00:00 Welcome and LinkedIn Invitation01:00 Introducing Today's Topic: The Importance of Location Type in Your Career05:24 Exploring Remote Work: Flexibility, Challenges, and Personal Stories11:59 Hybrid Work: The Best of Both Worlds13:33 Onsite Work: Traditional but Flexible14:07 Making the Right Choice for Your Career and Family16:59 Final Thoughts and Invitation to Connect on LinkedInLinks Mentioned: LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendiwray/Step-by-Step LinkedIn Video: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/wendiwray_militarytransition-militarywomen-linkedinprofiletips-activity-7196174376130478081-DG_s?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult
MVP: How work culture impacts your emotional wellbeing with Aleha Ingle
Mar 27 2024
MVP: How work culture impacts your emotional wellbeing with Aleha Ingle
What if you could transform your workplace into an environment infused with robust culture and satisfaction? Join us as we sit down with the phenomenal Aleha Ingle, a savvy business owner with a wealth of knowledge derived from her 21-year tenure in the Air Force. Aleha's insights into nurturing a constructive work culture are incredibly valuable. She unveils how culture not only influences employee morale but also has a significant impact on customer experience.We navigate the intricate landscape of difficult conversations and their potential to induce change. As Aleha guides us through the importance of empathetic leadership, you'll discover the pivotal role a manager's response can play in crafting the work environment. We dissect the potency of words and emotions, highlighting how unchecked negativity can spawn an unhealthy cycle in your workspace. Buckle up as we dive into the essence of self-awareness and how our mannerisms can shape the perceptions of those around us.As we further navigate the insightful conversation with Aleha, we underscore the importance of feedback and support in bolstering employee wellbeing. She generously shares practical tips on fostering an inclusive, respectful environment where employees feel valued and encouraged to grow. We discuss the crucial role of allies and mentors in the workplace and how to identify signs indicating it's time to move on if feedback is unheeded. Tune in to discover the profound impact a supportive workplace culture can have on your team's happiness and your organization's success.P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult
MVP: The Journey of Service Women's Advancement Network Gala with Summer Marie and Eren Holden
Mar 20 2024
MVP: The Journey of Service Women's Advancement Network Gala with Summer Marie and Eren Holden
You ever meet someone, and their story just inspires you to push past your doubts and go for it? That's the energy that Summer and Eren bring to our conversation today. Summer, a Captain in the US Army Reserve, singer, writer, model and a financial planner, teams up with Eren, co-founder of The Middle LA, to curate meaningful connections and events that empower and inspire women in the military and women veterans.  We explore their journey, their challenges, and the upcoming Service Women Advancement Network (SWAN) Gala event that serves as a testament to the power of women's collaboration.As we connect with Summer, we learn about her journey as an Army officer and the experiences of other military women. She shares how she found the courage and time to chase her dreams and how she's been relentlessly working on becoming the best version of herself. We explore the power of accountability partners and the importance of learning from those around us. We then shift gears to focus on the upcoming event by Summer and Eren. They highlight the importance of building a brand with credibility, one that can attract sponsors and investors. This conversation also underscores the relevance of transparency in their operations. We wrap up with a look at the vision for Swan Society, a space that champions inclusivity and strong connections among service women of all backgrounds. Tune in and learn how you can be part of this celebration of women empowerment and collaboration.P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult
MVP: Never too late to chase your dreams with Annette Whittenberger
Mar 13 2024
MVP: Never too late to chase your dreams with Annette Whittenberger
Prepare yourself for an awe-inspiring journey with Annette Wittenberger, a woman of great strength and resilience. Annette, a retired military veteran of over 17 years, soon-to-be grandmother, and empowering podcast host, opens up about her mental health struggles just on the brink of her retirement.Annette's transition from military life to civilian was a daunting one, but she bravely managed and emerged stronger, sharing her experiences with others. As we discuss her life's journey, you'll find solace and strength in her story of navigating her struggles with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. She instills the importance of focusing on one's self amid the changes we undergo, and assures us that it's okay not to be okay. Her story stands as an empowering testament to the strength of the human spirit and the liberating power of self-awareness.Just when you thought you knew Annette, she surprises us by stepping into a new role at 48 - a songwriter, producer, and independent artist. She taps into her creativity by writing music that heals. Her story is a testament to the fact that age is just a number and it's never too late to chase our dreams. Wrapping up our conversation, Annette emphasizes the crucial role a strong support network plays in achieving our dreams, while also shedding light on the fine line between self-doubt and constructive criticism. This episode is a gentle reminder that it's important to support and encourage those around us, regardless of age. So tune in, as Annette's incredible story of resilience and transformation awaits you.Next Steps:Schedule Consult Call: https://wendiwray.com/consultDownload Free Guide: 5 Steps to Minimize the Mental & Emotional LoadJoin us in the Facebook Faith-led Military Women Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrpMore about Guest: Annette Whittenberger: https://www.wendiwray.com/210P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult
3 Reasons You're Stuck in Your Career or Military Transition
Feb 28 2024
3 Reasons You're Stuck in Your Career or Military Transition
Three common reasons why you may feel stuck in your career and life. three primary reasons individuals may feel stuck in their careers: lack of direction or information, indecisiveness triggering choice anxiety, and disagreements with others, often family or loved ones.  Addressing these can involve locating available information, assuring oneself about the career choices made, and effectively communicating career goals with loved ones. Wendi encourages the podcast listeners to reflect on these reasons and explore the area where they feel stuck. Although the podcast primarily targets the military women, she reassures that her methods can benefit anyone facing similar situations.00:56 Welcome to Episode 208: Overcoming Career Stagnation01:00 Understanding the Reasons for Career Stagnation06:34 Reason 1: Lack of Direction and Information13:01 Reason 2: Indecision and Choice Anxiety20:46 Reason 3: Disagreement with Others28:21 Overcoming Career Stagnation: Practical Steps29:14 Conclusion and Invitation for Personal ConsultationP.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult
3 tips on how to maximize your time
Jan 10 2024
3 tips on how to maximize your time
Today’s episode, dives into the concept of time blocks and calendar techniques, which serve as tools to prioritize tasks that truly matter. By assigning specific time blocks to tasks, such as recording this podcast episode during my toddler’s nap time or planning activities around work schedules, you can create a structured day that maximizes productivity without compromising peace of mind. This structured approach is further complemented by the psychological benefits of activating the prefrontal cortex, which seeks accomplishment and rewards us with dopamine boosts, thus reinforcing productivity.Our discussion touches on overcoming limiting beliefs and the exhaustion of burnout. These mental barriers often impede progress towards achieving goals, and by addressing them head-on with the help of a free consultation session offered in the episode, listeners can gain personalized guidance to navigate their unique challenges. The consultation aims to craft a path tailored to individual aspirations, emphasizing that thriving within deadlines is not just possible, but attainable.Tune in and be prepared to walk away with a fresh outlook on the time you have and how to maximize it to its fullest potential.P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick review. It only takes 30 seconds, but it makes a huge difference to my show. Click here to open Beyond the Military in Apple Podcasts to leave your review. Join us in the Facebook Life + Career Coaching Community at bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp More about coaching resources from me: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Contact Me | Schedule Consult