What do you do when you realize that veterans aren’t getting the care they deserve? Lauren Rich left the VA after 7 years of seeing bureaucratic red tape keep vets from getting the mental health treatment they deserved. What she created was a completely innovative method of addressing post-combat mental health. Lauren joins the podcast again to discuss and unpack some of the many challenges law enforcement professionals and combat vets face when transitioning out of their careers and into retirement or a new career. This is part three of a powerful three-part series.
Transitioning from the military to civilian life has many of the same challenges we see with police, but there also some distinct differences. Today, retired Army Colonel Rob Campbell joins host Adam Wills to discuss how his transition from a Commander of an infantry brigade has allowed him to launch his leadership training business, along with his VETtoCEO program. This free course helps veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or aggressively completing their business plan. This compelling discussion dives deep into leadership as an asset for public safety and military professionals, along with how and why entrepreneurship should be seriously considered when transitioning.
Have you been thinking about transitioning into corporate security? Today’s guest, Carlos Francisco, has guided corporate security teams for some of the biggest brands out there, from Disney to Amazon to Facebook. Adam and Carlos break down what it takes to transition into corporate security; the mindset, how to interview well, the cultural differences, and more. Carlos understands what is impactful and has spent years helping people transition from law enforcement, military, and federal jobs into the corporate security world.
When we are isolated, we struggle to thrive and achieve that which we aspire for. In today’s episode, I want to talk to you about why isolation is so detrimental to you as a copreneur and give you some ways to overcome it.
Have you ever responded to an in-progress incident only to find out afterwards that you might have been missing some context that you would’ve had if you could have eavesdropped on the initiating 911 call? In this episode, Fritz Reber will share with us how his groundbreaking new technology – Live 911 – is prepared to increase situational awareness and reduce officer response times.
After spending a career as a federal agent, Scot Walker made a move into corporate security in silicon valley. He is now a Global Risk & Crisis Management Advisor with the Sentinel Resource Group & Mantle Advisors. Scot has a passion for helping cops who want to transition into corporate security themselves, and hosts a series of videos on LinkedIn called How to Transition from Law Enforcement to Corporate Security.
While working some of the most violent streets in America, former LAPD gang cop Jason Smith became the target of a hit from a local gang. Faced with the reality of a decision – remain in law enforcement and risk not coming home one day, or find a new path – Jason discovered his skill at running successful Facebook ads campaigns. Equipped with the same fervor that he attacked gang crimes, Jason set out to begin his own Facebook ads agency and now runs a multi-million dollar business that affords him a lifestyle he never could have attained as a career cop.
2020 was insane, and 2021 is lacking a sense of certainty too. In order to prosper in 2021, you must prepare. But in order to prepare, you must first seek clarity. In this episode, we’ll talk about how you can prepare for the uncertain things that may happen in your LE career and how to create a backup plan.
We train in silos far too often in the Public Safety profession. Real world incidents require real-time collaboration between law enforcement, corrections, fire, EMS, and emergency management. So why don’t we train that way? In this episode, we’ll talk about the importance of cross-discipline training, a problem that is being solved by Bill Fogarty and his team at 21 CLETS. As a very special bonus, Bill and I talk about his journey from cop to entrepreneur and lay out 7 Foundational Principles for Starting Your Own Business Post-Law Enforcement.