—Guest: Mark E. Green
—Topic: Vetrepreneurs and Starting your own Business
Bethany and Ellie open talking about pivots that come in life and why people are more likely to change their careers these days. They discuss their own pivots throughout their lives and why they have changed things up a little bit since starting in their respective careers. They talk about why it is important to be open to transitions and
Mark Green, US Army Lt Col Ret. and Vetrepreneur, talks about what it was like to learn how to walk again after an injury sustained during deployment and advice for Vets looking to start their own business. He talks about what he enjoys about being his own boss and the regiment he maintains. He thinks on his biggest accomplishment over his life, and his future goals of giving back to the Vet community.
Bethany and Ellie end the show talking about their favorite Vet-owned businesses and their favorite conferences, including MilBlogging/The Influencers. Ellie talks about her time as a Military spouse Entrepreneur and advice she would give to people looking to start a home-based business. Bethany asks how you know if you have “it”—the ability and grit to be an entrepreneur.
Author, speaker and vetrepreneur Mark E. Green spent 34 years in the U.S. Army working his way up from buck private to lieutenant colonel, who served two stints as inspector general, including one during which he was responsible for the southern half of Afghanistan. Part of the inaugural team that got taekwondo recognized as an official Army sport while serving in the 82nd Airborne, Green recently achieved his 3rd degree black belt after having to learn to walk again from an injury during his deployment. Green, who got his master’s degree in business and his law degree while in the service, has dedicated the remainder of his life to helping his fellow veterans and their families obtain remarkable resilience and experience triumphant transition. He’s the author of STEP OUT, STEP UP: Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Transitions and Military Service and WARRIOR’S CODE 001: 7 Steps to Remarkable Resilience, which focuses on the mind, body and spirit and was developed based on his experiences. WARRIOR’S CODE 001 also includes the stories of several other veterans from different branches and different eras. The Mindset Vet’s Resiliency with a Kick curriculum featuring the 7 Steps to Remarkable Resilience will be the centerpiece of workshops and training he is currently building. Green and his wife Denise and their son Adam live with Green’s mom in Orlando, Florida, where Green has established his company My Silver Boots, LLC.