Mike Thirtle on "Doing a Little More," Smart and Good People, and Honoring Those Who Serve

Heromakers Podcast

Jan 11 2022 • 41 mins

In this episode, Laurie and Ann talk with Mike Thirtle, CEO of the Gary Sinise Foundation, which "serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need." We talk with Mike about his 20 years of service in the Air Force, his roles in both the non-profit and for-profit sector, and of course, about Forrest Gump and the life-altering lessons we learn from Lieutenant Dan Taylor (played by Sinise) regarding seeing the value in others.

We talk about service and good leadership (hint: smart, good people are the best kinds) and about the power of love. And of course we go into a bit of the good work the team at the Gary Sinise Foundation are doing through their five pillars.

In this episode we reference:

Darcy Olsen: Using Every Available Means to Give Voice to the Children Unheard and Unseen in the Foster Care System

Chris Fields on Three Decades of Being a Firefighter, the Iconic Oklahoma City Bombing Photo, and Why Trauma Doesn't Have to Have the Final Word

Col. Jim McDonough on Lessons on Humility, Vulnerability, and Selfless Leadership Learned from 26 Years in the Military

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Mike can be found at LinkedIn or at the Gary Sinise Foundation website.

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