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Episode 38: I Quit My Job

I Quit!

Today is my last day at my regular 9-5. 30 days ago I crafted and sent my letter of resignation to my leadership at 5:30a in the morning. The moment I pressed "Send" I felt a load lift off my shoulders. I was now in control of my time. I could now take care of my family in a matter that suits my core values of freedom and autonomy. I may now develop my business and set my own financial ceiling as I see fit. 

Though this month has come with a lot of joy, it has also come with a lot of lessons. 

Trust that God will catch me. I wasn't financially prepared to make the leap. When I quit my job it was truly a leap of faith. My heart, soul, and spirit shouted yes. So I have to continue to trust that God will not leave us hungry, homeless, or without transportation. I take my faith further. I believe that because my faith is the size of a mustard seed, he will give me opportunities to grow and develop so I may fulfill my purpose. 

Remember my why. In my moments of doubt, I remember why I lept in the first place. 
  • I was unhappy with my job. I'm not a human services person, though I have a heart for service. It was difficult for me to help the community when many, not all, of the community, didn't want a massive change. They just want to survive. I understood their mindset, but I found it hard to accept. 
  • My daughter needed me more. Without going into details, I needed to be physically present for my daughter during the day. Which required me to use almost all of my PTO. I felt like I had to ask permission to care of my family and that didn't work for me. 
  • My health was failing. Due to the stress of juggling it all, my health was failing. I can't help my family if I am ill.
  • My business needed me. This is a tiny piece of the whole picture, but it is apart of the picture. Running a business on nights and weekends was tough. It was growing marginally, but not at the rate that would allow me to solely benefit from it anytime soon. I am 41. I do not intend to wait until my 70's before I feel the fruits of my labor.

"Work" takes on a whole other meaning. I have a solid work ethic. I'm pretty focused. But being on my own means I'll have to be more resourceful, creative, and diligent. I do not have the comfort of a 9-5. I eat what I kill, and if I don't kill anything, I don't eat. PERIOD. That means I have to make all of my actions count. That means that I have to make my investments matter. That means that it's time to bust up the walls of my comfort zone and rebuild them in a bigger, more plentiful location. 


At the end of the day, this leap was what I needed to be a better wife and mother for my family, a better person to myself. 

Did I follow the rules of ensuring I had 6 months of the mortgage in the bank, 12 months of savings put away, or 8 high-level clients waiting in the wings? Nope!

What I did, and so many find themselves having to do, is make an unpopular and ill-advised choice for the greater good. 

I quit my job and today is my last day. I have faith that my family and my life will be forever changed for the better. 
 

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Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 37: 7 Key Steps You Need To Take To Choose The Right Business For Your Life

Identifying the below seven keys factors will help you discover what business you really want to develop and which you want to ignore. 

  1. Identify your core values.
  2. Create a life design.
  3. Identify your target audience.
  4. Choose your flagship product and service.
  5. Discover your bar to entry.
  6. Decide if you want to serve your audience virtually, from a brick and mortar, or both.
  7. Evaluate the pros and cons of going forward with your business concept. 

Business Idea Checklist: https://lifeafterservicecoaching.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=76e47ffa6260960d04393c935&id=a9fbcf4832

CORE VALUES

Your core values are principles that guide your internal conduct as well as your relationships with the external world. It is how you judge what is right and what is wrong. All of your decision, subconscious or conscious are weighed against your core values. Whether you listen to them is another subject. 

When your core values are violated you become defensive, upset, annoyed or unsettled. When your core values are honored, you are more at peace, happier, and confident. Identify your core values first, then you will be able to make decisions with more clarity and confidence. 

LIFE DESIGN

Ideally, we want our businesses to accommodate our lives. But if you don’t know what you want your life to be, how is your business supposed to accommodate it. Get to know the details of your future life. Allow yourself to dream and really open up. Be honest with yourself. Be detailed. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself running a business that fits the habits you’ve learned while working a job. How fun is that? 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Your target audience is the one person you will speak to in your marketing. It is the one person you will serve. You’ll need to know her demographics, likes and dislikes, preferences and mood. The more you know about the one person you choose to serve, the easier it is to create copy, products, services, and offerings that will resonate deeply with their beliefs and needs. Once your target audience knows, loves, and trusts you, they will choose you over any other less expensive and flashy offer any day. You will have their loyalty. 

Start speaking to your target audience early. Even if you don’t have a product or service yet. You want your audience to eagerly await your voice, advice, and offerings. Talk to them about what is important to them.   

FLAGSHIP PRODUCT

Flagship products and services are your main offering or signature offer. Done right, flagship products and services can help you establish you and your business as specialists and not generalist. Remember specialist are brain surgeons. Brain surgeons have fewer patients, but they are paid very well and much better than a generalist. Generalists are your primary care physicians. They service a broader patient list, but are generally paid less and have to work harder. You want to be a specialist. 

BAR TO ENTRY

Bar to entry basically describes the minimum requirements to establish your business. What are the time and financial investment necessary for success? What are the regulatory requirements to be legal? For instance, operate as a successful attorney in your own law firm, you need to pass the bar exam and be licensed in the state in which you operate. To pass the bar, you’ll need your bachelors and masters degrees specifically focused on law. 

E-COMMERCE, BRICK AND MORTAR, OR BOTH

At some point, you’ll need to decide how and where you’ll offer and deliver your products and services. You need to also consider your personality, mental health, and physical needs. Make sure that you are able to deliver your offering to your audience in a way that will not mentally or physically hurt you. Small business ownership is a huge stressor. You’ll need to keep yourself healthy and strong if you are going to be successful. Of course, you want to keep your target audience in mind. But remember, if you are having a problem delivering your offering, your business will not be sustainable. Your customers will go elsewhere. 

EVALUATING PROS AND CONS

Once you decide on a business idea, you’ll need to evaluate the pros and cons. This helps you look at your idea from a broader view and recognize obstacles and rewards that weren’t identified from a narrower view. 

 

 

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Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 36: Funding For Women Owned Businesses with Christopher Porter

In this episode, Christopher Porter will share women-owned business funding resources as well as other information. 

Christopher Porter is Senior Executive at Porter Financial Consultants. His mission is to provide “Access” to capital for those seeking funding assistance. Mr. Porter has been very vocal in his outreach efforts to change the perception that people can’t get a loan due to “Poor Personal Credit”.

Mr. Porter has spent a lot of time, specifically challenging people in inner cities to realize their financial dreams, of being a small business owner. “Porter Financial Consultants has all of what clients need to go from Poor Credit with No Options to their Grand Openings within a matter of months!”

Mr. Porter attended St. Vincent College, of Latrobe, PA and studied psychology. He’s spent over 15 years counseling young teenage boys and girls, coming from backgrounds such as; Sexual Abuse, Suicide Attempts, Physical Abuse, Neglect, and Runaways. He has also served on several boards and was in senior management at Walmart’s Company. He is currently authoring a book on business credit. Porter Financial Consultant was founded in 2017, under the Credit Suite Inc. umbrella. An active member in his community, Mr. Porter ascribes his “Faith as a Christian”/ that helps him reach out to others. He also founded “Rise of the Black Phoenix” Facebook group. A Conservative Christian Support Group.

 “Porter Financial Consultant is the fulfillment of my dreams in truly helping others to Succeed.”

Where you may find him.

Website: https://www.porterfinancialconsultants.net/

Receive a free ebook “Establishing Business Credit Without Using Your SSN”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterfcusa

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpV7hh8SguTUZqqIYhHR3g

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104944757172000115484

 

WOMEN IN BUSINESSES FUNDING

  1. Zion Banks Smart Women Smart Money - $3,0000.
  2. Women's Veteran's Entrepreneur Corp. - Small Business Competition.
  3. Huggies Brand mom Inspired Grants - Up to $15,000.
  4. Fed Ex Think Bigger - Get a portion of $75,000
  5. Ideas Cafe' Business Grants - Up to $1,000.
  6. Chase Google Mission Main Street Project - Grants up to $150,000.
  7. InnovateHER - Innovate for Women's Challenge Spons. SBA $30,000.
  8. Crowd Funding Plum Alley, Women 2.0, Moola Hoop.
  9. ACCION USA J. Delaware Access Program.
  10. Garmeen Bank - New York.
  11. Women's Economic Ventures (State Specific!)

 

VETERANS FUNDING OPTIONS INCLUDE

  1. Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans - SBA.
  2. SBA Express -Loans up to $50,000 lines of credit, up to 7yrs. terms.
  3. Patriot Express - Loans up to $500,000. No collateral up to $350,000.

 

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

 

Episode 35: How To Get A Small Business Loan When The Banks Are Determined to Turn You Down with Christopher Porter

Christopher Porter is Senior Executive at Porter Financial Consultants. His mission is to provide “Access” to capital for those seeking funding assistance. Mr. Porter has been very vocal in his outreach efforts to change the perception that people can’t get a loan due to “Poor Personal Credit”.

 

Mr. Porter has spent a lot of time, specifically challenging people in inner cities to realize their financial dreams, of being a small business owner. “Porter Financial Consultants has all of what clients need to go from Poor Credit with No Options to their Grand Openings within a matter of months!”

 

Mr. Porter attended St. Vincent College, of Latrobe, PA and studied psychology. He’s spent over 15 years counseling young teenage boys and girls, coming from backgrounds such as; Sexual Abuse, Suicide Attempts, Physical Abuse, Neglect, and Runaways. He has also served on several boards and was in senior management at Walmart’s Company. He is currently authoring a book on business credit. Porter Financial Consultant was founded in 2017, under the Credit Suite Inc. umbrella. An active member in his community, Mr. Porter ascribes his “Faith as a Christian”/ that helps him reach out to others. He also founded “Rise of the Black Phoenix” Facebook group. A Conservative Christian Support Group.

 

Porter Financial Consultant is the fulfillment of my dreams in truly helping others to Succeed.”

 

Where you may find him.

 

Website: https://www.porterfinancialconsultants.net/

Receive a free ebook “Establishing Business Credit Without Using Your SSN”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterfcusa

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjpV7hh8SguTUZqqIYhHR3g

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104944757172000115484

 

Personal/ Consumer Credit

 

Lexis Nexis: https://www.lexisnexis.com

Chex Systems: https://www.chexsystems.com

Credit Check Total: https://www.creditchecktotal.com/

 

Business Credit

 

Employment Identification Number (EIN): https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online

NAIC/SIC Code: https://www.naics.com

 

MINORITY BUSINESSES:

  1. Union Bank. https://unionbank.com/small-business/loans-credit/diversity.lending
  2. Notes: lines of credit up to $50,000.
  3. Secured fixed and variable rates.
  4. Must be in Business - 2 yrs. Revenue must be under 15 million!

 

  1. National Minorities Supplier Council - http://www.nmsdc.org/
  2. Helps you get certified as a MBE's
  3. Connects you with opportunities to Network.
  4. Access to working capital with long term financing.

 

  1. SBA8(a)
  2. Helps minority owned businesses develop and grow.
  3. Counseling Management  Guidance.
  4. Qualifies you for a SBA7(a) working capital loan
  5. Interest rates around 7%

 

                                   OTHERS!

  1. Department of Commerce Minority Business Agency (MBDA)

    Minority Business Development Agency.

    ACCION USA - Loans up to $50,000.

    Delaware Access Program.

 

WOMEN IN BUSINESSES: Small Business Grants for Women:

  1. Zion Banks Smart Women Smart Money - $3,0000.
  2. Women's Veteran's Entrepreneur Corp. - Small Business Competition.
  3. Huggies Brand mom Inspired Grants - Up to $15,000.
  4. Fed Ex Think Bigger - Get a portion of $75,000
  5. Ideas Cafe' Business Grants - Up to $1,000.
  6. Chase Google Mission Main Street Project - Grants up to $150,000.
  7. InnovateHER - Innovate for Women's Challenge Spons. SBA $30,000.
  8. Crowd Funding Plum Alley, Women 2.0, Moola Hoop.
  9. ACCION USA J. Delaware Access Program.
  10. Garmeen Bank - New York.
  11. Women's Economic Ventures (State Specific!)

 

VETERANS FUNDING OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  1. Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans - SBA.
  2. SBA Express -Loans up to $50,000 lines of credit, up to 7yrs. terms.
  3. Patriot Express - Loans up to $500,000. No collateral up to $350,000.

 

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Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

 

Episode 34: Filling The Void For Women Veterans with DeAndria Hardy of The Battle Betty Foundation

DeAndria L. Hardy is the founder and Executive Director of the BattleBetty Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to lessen the impacts of homelessness affecting women veterans. The BattleBetty Foundation plans to offer transitional housing, community wellness, and case management to women veterans and their children. When not working towards bringing BattleBetty into operational status DeAndria, and her service dog Liberty, serves as an AmeriCorps member at the United Way of the Piedmont. DeAndria is a United State Marine Corps veteran, honorably discharged in 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. Today, she continues to apply her dedication, decades long leadership experience, and tenacity to raise awareness and bring change for women veterans of the Upstate.

 

http://www.facebook.com/battlebettyfdn

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-battlebetty-foundation

http://www.instagram.com/battlebettyfdn

www.battlebettyfoundation.com/home

 

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 33: Making Natural Skin Care The Right Way with Kim Cross

Kim Cross is a small business owner who works for people with skin sensitivities by handcrafting goat milk soaps, lotions, and 100% soy candles.  She served in the Navy as an aviation electronics technician and loved every minute of it.  The military helped her develop a "can do" mindset that has been critical to being an entrepreneur.  Having struggled with psoriasis for over 20 years now, Kim knows first hand how problematic it can be to achieve soft, nourished skin without painful side effects.  It's not an easy task, but she loves being a formulator and is determined to help others...one order at a time.

 

Ways to connect: 

www.zhibathandbody.com

info@zhibathandbody.com

instagram.com/zhibathandbody

twitter.com/zhibathandbody

pinterest.com/zhibathandbody

fb.me/zhibandb

 

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 32: Human Grade Treats With Tia McLeod of Aunt Tia’s Pet Treats

SGT (Retired) Tia McLeod/Levi is an 8 Army Veteran with one 15 month tour to Iraq. She is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, and the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon. Tia was a combat medic who was often in charge of teaching Combat Lifesaver Skills to other soldiers.

 

                Tia is currently the owner and operator of Aunt Tia’s Pet Treats, where she will be selling dog and cat treats with all natural and organic ingredients. After decades of taking care of many different types of animals and years of fostering dogs and cats, Tia combined her love for cooking and family with her love for animals and created a business that she believes will benefit the pet community. The mission of Aunt Tia’s Pet Treats is to provide natural, homemade, human grade treats that your furmily will love! ATPT believes in healthy treats made with real ingredients and love.

 

Aunt Tia’s Pet Treats is currently professionally licensed and is working towards launching her business very soon. In addition to providing treats for sale that are good for dogs and cats, she will be donating some of her treats to the local Humane Society.

 

facebook.com/aunttias

instagram.com/aunttias

tia@aunttiaspettreats.com

 

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Phone: (864) 671-0414

Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

 

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 31: Isna Tianti Heals Military Trauma with Spoken Word

Isna Tianti is first and foremost a child of The Most High. Secondly, a proud mother of three Behuetiful seeds, a three time published  author, multi-talented artist, veteran of the USAF and entrepreneur. 

Isna Tianti is a lauded Poet, Spoken Word/Visual Artist, Designer, & Motivational Activist. 

She has been writing poetry and drawing since the age of five; a print model since the age of 9 and runway model since the age of 19.

Isna Tianti has modeled for Proline, African Couture Designer Ahneva Ahneva, Revlon, Cross Colours Clothing Line and was selected as BET’s Poster Girl in 1991. She was also crowned Miss African Times Los Angeles in 1992. 

After losing her mother in 1992 in a MVA in which she was the passenger & then another MVA during her military career, Isna suffered with survivors guilt and depression. Yet she pressed in and was determined to beat all odds set against her. 

Isna Tianti made it her sole mission to trade in her “runway modeling” for "role modeling"  turning her pain to gain. She knows  her life was spared to share. One of her favorite quotes from her recently written and released book Quoetically Speaking: “You don’t need LEGS to leave a LEGacy, you just need heart todo your part.” 

 

Website: www.followisnat.com

IG: its_isnatianti

FB: ITS Unlimited /Isna Tianti 

 

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC

Episode 30: Holistic Housing with Centria Dorsey

Centria is a native of Baltimore, Maryland who retired from the military February 22, 2017. During that twenty year period, she earned her BS in Physical Education K-12, attended Personal Training school, became a Massage Therapist and Instructor at the Baltimore School of Massage. Centria's love of health and healing lead to the creation of her business, At Ease Wellness and Resource Center Centria S Dorsey LMT, in 2014. She is currently working on various projects and has just released her first published work, Purge.

 
 
 
 
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Episode 29: 10 Tips To Decide What Business You Want To Start

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In this episode I share 10 tips you should use in deciding the business you want to run. 

 

 

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Episode 28: Is your hustle a hobby or a business?

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According to the IRS, SBA, and SBDC your hustle is not a business, but a hobby. Why is that? Well, I'm going to explain that to you and how you can fix it. 

DCAAM 7641.90 - Information For Contractors, paragraph 4b-d

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- Acorn Sales; www.acornsales.com
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- CorpKit; corpkit.com

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Episode 27: Happy New Year 2019!

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 26: 1 Year Sabbatical - The Summary

In this episode I summarize the series and offer 1 more resource.  Follow the below link to access the workbook that accompanies the this 5 part series. 

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

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Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 25: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part V: Employment Preparedness with Nichelle Harrison

In this episode, employment expert, Nichelle Harrison, will help us prepare to return to the work force with sage advice and actionable tips you can use right now. If you haven't already, print out the workbook. 

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

Job Offer Negotiation Packet:  Negotiation Packet

To learn more about Nichelle, read her below bio. 

Nichelle Harrison Bio

Nichelle Harrison is the owner of Modern Access to Professionals (The MAP Agency) an innovative workforce development platform that “Connects Smart Women with Smart Companies”. The MAP Agency is the first and only agency in the Upstate that specializes in helping professional, highly skilled, experienced women with an extended absence from the workforce return to work or pivot in their career to accommodate real life by connecting them with companies that know the value women bring to the workforce…career break and all.

Nichelle has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and brand development, working in mass media communications and within the national Wine & Spirts Industry.

The MAP Agency was founded when Nichelle discovered that her own story of returning to work after a multiple year career break aligned with those of many other women. This venture blends her personal passion for contributing to the empowerment of women and girls with providing a progressive solution to the business community to help strengthen workforce development in South Carolina.

Nichelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of SC Upstate, combining a major in Business Marketing and Communications with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is also a current board member and Vice-President of the Greenville chapter of The America Association of University Women (AAUW).

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 24: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part IV: Veteran Resources with Sandra Brownlee

In this epsiode, MSG(RET) Sandra Brownlee discusses the need for a 1 Year Sabbatical, as well as the transition a women veteran endures when aclimating to the civilian sector. If you haven't already, print out the below workbook. 

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

MSG(RET) Sandra Brownlee Bio:

Sandra Brownlee, BSHA - Master Sergeant (retired) United States Army.  Serving as CEO of the non-profit organization Discovering Soldiers Potential II (DSPII), the creator of Waypoint Griffin “A Sanctuary for Veterans” Sandra Brownlee was born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia. For 27 years, she served in the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD). In addition to training, teaching, and mentoring hundreds of officers, noncommissioned officers, soldiers, and civilians, she spearheaded numerous advances in leadership, management, and clinical practices throughout the AMEDD. MSG Brownlee’s military and civilian educational background includes numerous military leadership schools such as, Air Assault School, Airborne School, Expert Field Medical Badge Course Flight Medical Aid Man Course, Medical NCO Course (91B30), Instructor Course, Inspector General’s Course, and the Master Fitness Course. She also earned a Bachelors' degree in Personnel Management and her Masters in Healthcare Administration. Over the course of her career she received several medal awards. Awards received include: National Defense Service Ribbon – NDSM, Army Good Conduct Ribbon, Army Commendation Ribbon, Army Achievement Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Ribbon, Meritorious Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Ribbon, Joint Service Commendation Ribbon, Legion of Merit Ribbon, NATO Bosnia Ribbon and the United Nations Ribbon. She is an honored member of the Army organization   the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).

Guest: MSG(RET) Sandra Brownlee

Company: DSP II, Waypoint Griffith

Website: https://www.dspwaypoint.com/

Phone Number: (770)415-0859

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 23: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part III: Financial Tips with Brandy Baxter

In this episode Brandy Baxter provides specific tips for single and married women veteran with and without dependents. If you haven't already, download and print the attached workbook and Time 2 Live Abundantly Financial Assessment. Once you have completed the Client Financial Assessment email Brandy Baxter at Brandy@Time2LiveAbundantly.com for a coaching session.

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

Living Abundantly Client Financial Assessment: Living Abundantly Client Financial Assessment

To learn more about Brandy, read her below below. 

US Air Force Veteran Brandy Baxter Bio:

Brandy Baxter is the Owner and Principal Coach at Living Abundantly where she coaches families to shift their mindset to bring future goals into present reality. Through these sessions, she encourages self-awareness for her clients to develop their own action plan, whereby they are empowered to take measurable steps toward reaching their personal and financial goals, such as homeownership, debt elimination, career advancement, and more.
Brandy is a dynamic and engaging speaker who often leaves audiences energized and motivated. As a Facilitator, she leads groups through various courses that challenge them to take ownership of their money, their mind, and their mission in life. When she is training a group, she knows how to take the technical and make it understandable.
Brandy is an Accredited Financial Counselor® which means she not only has the experience in personal finance, but she has completed rigorous education. The professional Code of Ethics she adheres to creates a fiduciary responsibility to her clients which means she can be trusted to act in their best interest.

In addition to serving her community by providing financial education, Brandy is very involved in her local veteran and military community. She has been instrumental in building a network of women veterans and spouses who support and encourage each other. She currently provides personal financial counseling to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Veterans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

She is a member of several organizations and strives to be a voice for the voiceless. She is a Mission Continues Delta Class 2012 Fellow Alumna, a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and an IAVA –Texas leader, a member of Veterans for American Ideals, an Advisory Board member for With Honor, an active member of her Church, and a Faith-In-Texas supporter. She has a B.A. in Communication, a M.S. in Management, is a Certified Executive Coach, a Financial Coach, and a Mental Health First Aider. Brandy is a member of the Dallas VA Community Veteran Engagement Board, a Military Veteran Peer Network Facilitator, and an advocate for women veterans.
Brandy is the mother of two darling daughters and happily married to her handsome husband who is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Website: Time2LiveAbundantly.com

Linkedin: @BrandyBaxer

Twitter: @2LiveAbundantly

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 22: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part III: Financial Preparedness with Brandy Baxter

In this episode, Air Force Veteran Brandy Baxter will review the the basics of financial preparation in your 1 Year Sabbatical journey. If you haven't already, download and print the attached workbook and Time 2 Live Abundantly Financial Assessment. Once you have completed the Client Financial Assessment email Brandy Baxter at Brandy@Time2LiveAbundantly.com for a coaching session.

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

Living Abundantly Client Financial Assessment: Living Abundantly Client Financial Assessment

To learn more about Brandy, read her below below. 

US Air Force Veteran Brandy Baxter Bio:

Brandy Baxter is the Owner and Principal Coach at Living Abundantly where she coaches families to shift their mindset to bring future goals into present reality. Through these sessions, she encourages self-awareness for her clients to develop their own action plan, whereby they are empowered to take measurable steps toward reaching their personal and financial goals, such as homeownership, debt elimination, career advancement, and more.
Brandy is a dynamic and engaging speaker who often leaves audiences energized and motivated. As a Facilitator, she leads groups through various courses that challenge them to take ownership of their money, their mind, and their mission in life. When she is training a group, she knows how to take the technical and make it understandable.
Brandy is an Accredited Financial Counselor® which means she not only has the experience in personal finance, but she has completed rigorous education. The professional Code of Ethics she adheres to creates a fiduciary responsibility to her clients which means she can be trusted to act in their best interest.

In addition to serving her community by providing financial education, Brandy is very involved in her local veteran and military community. She has been instrumental in building a network of women veterans and spouses who support and encourage each other. She currently provides personal financial counseling to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Veterans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

She is a member of several organizations and strives to be a voice for the voiceless. She is a Mission Continues Delta Class 2012 Fellow Alumna, a member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and an IAVA –Texas leader, a member of Veterans for American Ideals, an Advisory Board member for With Honor, an active member of her Church, and a Faith-In-Texas supporter. She has a B.A. in Communication, a M.S. in Management, is a Certified Executive Coach, a Financial Coach, and a Mental Health First Aider. Brandy is a member of the Dallas VA Community Veteran Engagement Board, a Military Veteran Peer Network Facilitator, and an advocate for women veterans.
Brandy is the mother of two darling daughters and happily married to her handsome husband who is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Website: Time2LiveAbundantly.com

Linkedin: @BrandyBaxer

Twitter: @2LiveAbundantly

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 21: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part II - Mental Stability, Finding Your Platoon with Abeni CelesteScott

In this episode, our mental health subject matter expert, Abeni Celeste Scott, will share with us how to mentally deal with the transition into civilian life as well as various ways to spend your time on your sabbatical. She'll also discuss the importance of finding your tribe. If you haven't already, print the below workbook and follow along. 

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

To learn more about Celeste, read her below below. 

Abeni C. Scott Bio

Abeni "Celeste" Scott born in Miami, Florida, enlisted in the Army in February 1997. She worked as a Automated Logistics Specialists (92A) working as a warehouse clerk. In 2010 she became an expert in her field and was appointed Chief Warrant Officer. Abeni retired from the Army in March 2017 having served 20 years. Abeni holds a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is the owner of an online fashion boutique for women called Dress up Room By Four Girls.

Abeni volunteers at a local women’s shelter for domestic violence, sexual assault and human sex trafficking victims where she has helped women transform their life. She has experience in early childhood education and volunteers at a local Elementary school. She is a Co Author and Best Seller of Camouflaged Sisters: Behind the Rank Vol 1. She has been invited to speak on several platforms in her community that Inspire and Empower women to walk in their Greatness. She is currently Co-writing a book promoting the Power of Positive Living due this Fall.

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 20: 1 Year Sabbatical, Part I - What Is A Sabbatical And Why You Need To Take One with Rolande S. Sumner

In this episode I define the sabbatical as well as discuss why you should take one. Follow the below link to access the workbook that accompanies the this 5 part series. 

Workbook: 1 Year Sabbatical Workbook

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching

Episode 19: Creating Your Own Autonomy

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Website: www.lifeafterservicecoaching.com 
Phone: (864) 671-0414
Email: info@lifeafterservicecoaching.com

Music: Sample of "Butter Angels" performed by Ethan "Mobius" Gist; https://soundcloud.com/mo_bius

          Sample of "Living Pulse" performed by Go Goes

Host By: Rolande S. Sumner, Owner & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching