Episode 353 - Beyond "Thank You for Your Service" with Lt. Col. Kathy Gallowitz

The time and resources America dedicates to developing men and women in the armed forces make our military and retired military one of the country's greatest resources. Our soldiers are prepared and encouraged to be at their best 24/7 since there is no room for mistakes in their line of work. But what happens when those refined men and women take off their uniforms? What do we do with all that investment?In this episode, Lt. Col. Kathy Gallowitz visits us to discuss the other end of a veteran's service. She shares bits of her background, her upbringing as the daughter of an active-duty officer, and how she developed a strong sense of belonging in military environments. She explains what it means to be a veteran champion, how employers can be veteran champions, and the proper ways to recognize and thank veterans for their service.Additionally, she talks about her book, Beyond "Thank You for Your Service", what inspired her to write it, veteran hiring politics, and so much more.Tune in to Episode 353 and learn the best ways to give back to those who sacrificed a lot for the greater good.Some Questions I Ask: Please tell us about your background and any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you. (3:48) How do you define a veteran champion? (10:13) What can everyday citizens do to be veteran champions? (12:21)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Kathy developed a massive sense of belonging in the military (4:37) Military service shapes people beyond their tactical training (9:19) Examples of how to thank veterans and avoid empty phrases (17:17) Why unemployment among veterans is lower than ever (19:52) The three components of a Corporate Citizenship Program (22:28)Resources: Vanguard Veteran website Vanguard Veteran Facebook Book: Beyond "Thank You for Your Service:"Connect with Kathy: LinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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