David Oclander is a retired Army officer, who felt moved to dedicate his post-military life to inner city education. He’s been a teacher and administrator in both Chicago and Detroit, and is working hard to shape our education system in America.
In this week’s episode, we talk about his experiences, as well as some of his views on the American education system, as well as:
David is an amazing person, and incredibly inspirational! We’re excited to bring you this episode!
It is hard to find a story, or a person, more inspiring than Lisa Hallett. In 2009, her late husband John was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, John’s unit suffered numerous casualties during that deployment, leaving the entire community stunned and hurting. With three very small children and a heavy heart, Lisa knew that she had to find a way to move forward.
Lisa and some of the family members around Joint Base Lewis-McCord used running as a way of dealing with grief and supporting each other. In 2010, Lisa and her co-founder, Erin O’Connor, started wear blue: run to remember. The organization aims to create a support network for military members and their families and to provide a living memorial for our country’s fallen.
We have a great conversation covers the founding story of wear blue, the importance of honoring and remembering, and so much more. Lisa is brave woman that is doing her part to make the world a better place, and we’re proud to call her a friend.
Jake Wood is the co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon. This amazing organization harnesses the skills of military veterans to respond to disasters across the country and the globe. Their mission started in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the country. Jake and his co-founder, William McNulty, led a small team into the heart of the rubble and did what veterans do – help.
In this week’s episode, Jake shares the founding story of TR and talks about how the organization has grown over the past 7 years. We dive into:
Jake is a great friend and Team RWB is proud to work closely with Team Rubicon. His journey from Division I football, to the Marine Corps, to TR is an amazing story and we’re pumped to share it with you!
Carolyn Furdek is a former Army officer who recently published a book that describes her decade long journey as she fights a lingering battle with mental illness over the course of a decade that leaves the medical community and her family struggling for answers.
In this raw and powerful podcast we discuss her battle, and also the ways in which she’s trying to change the system from the inside to help America better handle treatment of mental health.
Steve Shenbaum is the founder and president of game on NATION and has become a nationally recognized expert in leadership, communication, and character development. He actually started his career as a working actor in Hollywood and appeared in a number of popular commercials, television shows, and movies. Later, Steve began working with top-level performers to improve their communication, teamwork, and mental game.
Since 2012, Steve and his team at game on NATION have brought effective, engaging, and memorable training seminars to world-class clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, to professional sports teams, to star athletes...even Team RWB.
Steve and I have a really rich discussion that covers:
As a friend, mentor, and supporter Steve has done a lot for Team RWB and we are thrilled to share his knowledge with all of you!