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Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

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Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

Introduction

Transitioning from military service to civilian life is a path filled with unique challenges. The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) exists to assist Veterans on this journey, offering effective strategies to shape post-service career paths1. This article will explore these strategies and highlight how you can support SAVI’s mission.

The Challenge: From Military Service to Civilian Career

The transition from a structured military environment to the civilian job market can be daunting for many Veterans. SAVI understands these challenges and offers tailored programs that guide Veterans in shaping their career path post-service2.

SAVI’s Transition Strategies: A Personalized Approach

SAVI adopts a personalized approach, recognizing that each Veteran’s journey is unique. Our career transition strategies include career counseling, skills assessment, resume building, interview training, and job placement assistance3. These resources empower Veterans to identify their strengths and translate their military skills into fulfilling civilian careers.

The Role of SAVI: More Than Just Job Placement

SAVI’s mission extends beyond mere job placement. We provide a supportive network where Veterans can learn, grow, and thrive in their post-service life4. With additional services like financial planning, housing assistance, and mental health support, SAVI offers a holistic approach to the transition process.

Extending Your Support to SAVI

You can play a pivotal role in a Veteran’s transition journey. By donating just $480 or $40 a month, you can sponsor a Veteran’s participation in our 12-month program5. Your contribution will equip them with the tools they need to successfully navigate their post-service career path.

If you have skills or experience that could benefit our Veterans, consider volunteering your time with SAVI. Your expertise can make a profound difference in a Veteran’s life and help them unlock their full potential6.

Conclusion: Stand with Our Veterans

Shaping a career path is a critical step in a Veteran’s transition to civilian life. With your support, SAVI can continue to offer essential resources and guidance to Veterans on this journey7. Donate or volunteer today, and stand with our Veterans as they embark on their new career paths post-service.

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Footnotes

  1. Navigating Career Transitions: Tips for a Smooth Change

  2. Career Transition Strategies: Navigating the Path to a New Professional
  3. Navigating a Career Change: Key Considerations and Strategies
  4. Understanding Career Success and Its Contributing Factors
  5. The postdoctoral blueprint part one: creating a niche
  6. Navigating career changes: How to make a smooth transition

  7. Defining advancement career paths and succession plans

Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

Financial Planning 101: Navigating Post-Service Life

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Financial Planning 101: Navigating Post-Service Life

Introduction

Transitioning from military service to civilian life presents a new battlefield for Veterans – financial planning1. This article aims to provide educational insights on financial planning for Veterans, using the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as an example of an organization that supports Veterans during this process.

Understanding the Challenge

Leaving the structured environment of military service often means that Veterans must manage their finances independently for the first time2. Tasks like budgeting and investing can seem overwhelming without proper guidance. It’s here that organizations like SAVI step in, providing tools and knowledge to aid the transition3.

Fundamental Aspects of Financial Planning

Financial planning includes several key areas: budgeting, saving, and planning for retirement4. Each of these is crucial to managing finances effectively post-service:

  • Budgeting: This is about understanding your income and expenses, and planning accordingly to ensure you can meet your financial goals and obligations5.
  • Saving: Building a savings habit is vital for financial stability. It ensures you have funds for emergencies and future plans6.
  • Retirement Planning: It’s never too early to plan for retirement. Understanding how much you need to save and the best ways to do so can help ensure a comfortable life post-retirement7.

The Role of Organizations like SAVI

While SAVI does not provide investment advice, it offers a supportive network where Veterans can learn essential financial planning skills. In addition to financial education, SAVI assists with job placement, housing assistance, and mental health services, ensuring a comprehensive approach to the transition process8.

How You Can Support the Mission

By donating or volunteering with organizations like SAVI, you can make a significant difference in a Veteran’s life. Your contribution will equip them with the resources they need to navigate their post-service life successfully9.

Conclusion: Taking Charge of Your Finances Post-Service

Effective financial planning is a critical component of a smooth transition to civilian life for Veterans. By understanding the basics of budgeting, saving, and retirement planning, Veterans can take charge of their financial future.

Footnotes

  1. Financial Planning for Military Transition 
  2. Financial Planning for Veterans 
  3. How Veterans Can Successfully Transition into the Civilian Workforce 
  4. Basic Budgeting Tips Everyone Should Know 
  5. How to Save Money: Strategies for Saving in Canada 
  6. Retirement Planning for Military Service Members 
  7. The Importance of Financial Literacy for Veterans 
  8. Supporting Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life 
  9. Why Donate to Veterans? And How?

 

 

Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

Emotional Well-Being During Transition with SAVI

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Emotional Well-Being During Transition with SAVI

Transitioning from military service to civilian life often presents a complex set of challenges. At SAVI (Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration), we understand the intricacies involved in this process and are committed to facilitating a seamless transition for our Veterans. This article explores various strategies that can aid in a smooth transition while prioritizing emotional well-being.

Establishing Routines and Schedules

Routines provide structure and predictability1, crucial elements when managing change. For Veterans, establishing a daily schedule that includes transition times can help adjust to their new lifestyle. Visual cues, such as alarms or reminders, can signal upcoming transitions, reducing anxiety1.

Fostering Relationship-building

Building strong relationships is an important aspect of successful transitions. Engaging in low-impact activities or breathing exercises can foster connections among Veterans2. These relationships can provide mutual support and promote resilience during transitions.

Encouraging Emotional Expression

Transitions often evoke a wide range of emotions. Encouraging open expression of these feelings can make transitions less daunting3. Support groups or counseling sessions can offer safe environments for Veterans to share their experiences and feelings.

Incorporating Calming Techniques

Calming techniques can manage stress during transitions. Deep breathing exercises, mindfulness, or sensory-based activities can induce relaxation and support emotional well-being4.

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Aligning Home and Community Environments

Consistency across home and community environments can ease transitions. Veterans’ families and service providers can collaborate to ensure this consistency, sharing information about routines, expectations, and successful strategies.

Empowering Veterans: Your Contribution Counts

In conclusion, we’ve explored the vital role that SAVI plays in assisting Veterans transition to civilian life. This journey, as we’ve seen, isn’t always straightforward. It involves overcoming unique challenges and navigating uncharted territories.

But here’s where you come in. With a small donation of $480 – or just $40 a month – you can sponsor a Veteran’s successful completion of our transformative 12-month program. That’s less than the cost of your weekly coffee run, invested into transforming a life that has served our nation.

Perhaps you possess skills that could benefit our Veterans. We’re always looking for volunteers who can contribute their expertise and experience.

By donating or volunteering, you become an integral part of a Veteran’s journey toward a fulfilling civilian life. Stand with our Veterans today.

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Footnotes

  1. Penn State Extension. (2020). “Transition Strategies for the Early Childhood Classroom.” 

  2. ECLKC – HHS.gov. “Relationship-building During Transitions.”

  3. The Ross Center. (2023). “7 Tips for Coping With Stressful Transitions in Life.”

  4. The Inspired Treehouse. “10 Calming Techniques and Transition Strategies for Kids.” 

  5. 4-C.org. “Transition Strategies in Early Childhood.” 

Navigating the Transition: The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration’s Role in Shaping Post-Service Career Paths

Navigating Disability Compensation

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Navigating Disability Compensation: Understanding VA Benefits

As Veterans, your dedication and service to our nation are beyond measure. In recognition of this, the Veterans Affairs (VA) provides numerous benefits designed to aid your transition into civilian life. In this article, we focus on one of the key benefits that can greatly impact your future: disability compensation.

Navigating the Maze: VA Disability Compensation

VA Disability Compensation is a tax-free monthly benefit paid to Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to Veterans whose service made an existing condition worse1. This benefit is not just for combat-related injuries but also for health issues that developed after your service that are related to your service.

This compensation varies depending on the degree of disability, ensuring that those with greater needs receive higher support. It’s important to note that even a 10% disability rating comes with benefits, so don’t assume that a minor disability disqualifies you from this program1.

Securing Your Future: The Application Process

Applying for VA Disability Compensation involves several steps. You’ll need to gather supporting documents like medical evidence of your illness or injury, service records, and any medical records that relate to your claim.

Once you’ve compiled these documents, you can apply online, by mail, or in person at a VA regional office. After submitting your application, you may need to attend a claims exam, depending on the nature of your claim2.

SAVI: Supporting Veterans in Their Journey

Understanding VA benefits may seem complex, but it’s a crucial step toward a successful post-service life. At SAVI, our mission is to guide Veterans like you in navigating these benefits effectively. We’re here to support your transition into civilian life, providing a comprehensive array of services and benefits for your journey.

With your support, we can continue to provide these critical services to more Veterans. It costs $480 for one Veteran to complete our free 12-month program successfully—that’s just $40 a month. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can make a significant difference in a Veteran’s life. Let’s work together to facilitate well-rounded transitions for our Veterans.

So go ahead, make a donation today. Your contribution is not just a gift—it’s an investment in a Veteran’s future.

Footnotes

  1. VA.gov. (2023). “Disability Compensation.” ↩ ↩2

     

     

  2. VA.gov. (2023). “How to File a VA Disability Claim.” ↩ ↩2

 

Unpacking Home Loan & Life Insurance Benefits

Unpacking Home Loan & Life Insurance Benefits

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Unpacking Home Loan & Life Insurance Benefits: Understanding VA Benefits

As Veterans, your service to our nation is invaluable. Recognizing this, Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a myriad of benefits aimed at facilitating your transition into civilian life. In this article, we will delve into two key benefits that can significantly transform your future: home loan guarantees and life insurance.

Your Dream Home: VA Home Loan Guaranty 

The aspiration of homeownership can become a reality through the VA Home Loan Guaranty program1. This benefit aids Veterans and service members in purchasing a home, eliminating the need for a down payment and private mortgage insurance.

With the VA acting as a guarantor for your loan, lenders gain the confidence to offer more favorable terms. This can translate into lower interest rates, the absence of prepayment penalties, and an easier approval process, even if your credit history isn’t perfect1.

While you’ll still have to meet the lender’s income and credit requirements, the backing of the VA can make the journey to homeownership significantly smoother.

Ensuring Your Family’s Future: VA Life Insurance

Life is full of uncertainties, but the VA Life Insurance programs aim to provide peace of mind to Veterans and their families2. These programs offer valuable coverage, ensuring that your loved ones are financially secure in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Different programs cater to varying circumstances. For instance, Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) offers low-cost term coverage to eligible service members. Alternatively, if you’re a Veteran with service-related disabilities, the Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI) may be an appropriate choice2.

Carefully reviewing the eligibility criteria and benefits of each program is crucial to determine which one aligns with your needs.

Understanding VA benefits may seem overwhelming, but it’s a crucial step toward a successful post-service life. By leveraging these benefits, you can secure a comfortable home for your family and ensure their financial future.

At SAVI, our mission is to empower Veterans like you to navigate these benefits effectively. We’re here to support your transition into civilian life, offering a comprehensive array of services to guide you on your journey. We promise to facilitate a well-rounded transition, reducing potential stumbling blocks along the way.

So go ahead, become a savvy Vet. Your future is waiting.

Contact Us

Have a question about your Veteran benefits? You can email us today! If you are within one-year pre- to post-military separation, you can enroll in our FREE program by setting up a call with one of our transition coaches.

Footnotes

  1. VA.gov. (2023). “Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance.”

     

     

  2. VA.gov. (2023). “Life Insurance.”

 

EDUCATION TRACK

Academic advising, walkthroughs of your VA education benefits … and everything in between.

All transitioning Veterans in SAVI’s programs gain access to our carefully developed tools for post-military students, including the SAVI Student Transition Incubator℠, Student Track Transition Program℠, and Student Benefit Assessment Service℠, as well as our personalized career path determination assistance.

These SAVI instructors and mentors, along with the entire SAVI team, understand that each of our services is vital to a whole life approach to the military-to-civilian transition. We take your unique goals, circumstances, and vision into account as we craft personalized assistance throughout your twelve-month journey with SAVI.  

EMPLOYMENT TRACK

Civilian workplace etiquette, the hiring process, job searches, performance evaluations...and everything in between.

SAVI’s Employment Track delivers start-to-finish support to help Veterans navigate a new career. From skills assessments to professional networking strategies, SAVI offers custom-built tools — including the SAVI Employment Transition Incubator℠, Job Networking & Search Service℠, and Employment Benefit Assessment Service℠ — as well as job retention and mentoring services to help you every step of the way.

These SAVI mentors have been in your shoes and have experience in the unique challenges Veterans may face as they seek employment after service. They are with you every step of the way throughout your twelve-month program, and provide ongoing professional guidance and mentorship throughout your career.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK

Value propositions, initial funding, branding, launch strategies… and everything in between.

All transitioning Veterans on this track receive our comprehensive tools for personal business success: the SAVI Entrepreneur Transition Incubator℠ and Entrepreneur Benefit Assessment Service℠, as well as our opportunity consulting and our funding exploration support.

Through your twelve month journey with SAVI, your mentors will guide you through the Entrepreneurship track while providing unique insight and guidance based on their own experience. Whether you are just starting a new venture, or expanding a passion project you created while in the military, our Entrepreneurship team is here for you every step of the way.

RETIREMENT TRACK

VA compensation and benefits, healthcare, financial planning… and everything in between.

All transitioning Veterans on this track receive comprehensive tools for a successful retirement: the SAVI Retirement Transition Incubator℠ and Retirement Benefit Assessment Service℠, as well as our one-on-one ongoing assistance and assessment services. We’re here to ensure you don’t have to muddle through the financial, personal, and emotional aspects of retirement on your own.

Our Retirement mentors know what it’s like to transition from a steady career to retirement, and want to use their personal and professional experience to help you have a smooth transition. Whether you have questions on finances or healthcare, or the more personal aspects of upkeeping emotional health, we are here for you every step of the way.


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    Getting Connected with Your Local Veterans Organizations

    If you’re a military Veteran, then you’re a part of a very niche group. Active military personnel make up less than 1 percent of the total U.S. population today, so it’s not surprising that so many Veterans feel isolated as they start their transitions into civilian life.

    Yet this issue isn’t a new one. Since 1899, organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and The American Legion were created to offer Veterans a place for camaraderie, to feel empowered, and to help boost troop morale for those still in the service.

    Fast-forward to today and Veterans groups have emerged in nearly every community in the country and boast a wide variety of scope and missions — such as the career program by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the suicide prevention work by The Military Veteran Project. The benefits to getting involved with one of these local groups include much more than just gaining buddies to swap war-stories with. Veterans can also get assistance with job placements, career counseling, emotional support, and finding resources for disabled Vets.

    Not sure where to begin to find your local Veteran connections? Here’s a list of a few national Veteran groups with various local chapters across the nation.

    The American Legion ​
    AMVETS
    Disabled American Veterans
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
    Korean War Veterans Association
    The Military Veteran Project
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Student Veterans of America
    • Vietnam Veterans of America

    For a more comprehensive list of military charities, organizations, and government contacts, click here.

    Get Squared Away: A Comprehensive Checklist for Transitioning Service-Members

    18 Months Before Your Discharge
    • Review GI Bill and tuition assistance benefits
    • Review GI Bill transferability requirements (Transferring your benefits may require re-enlisting or incurring an additional service obligation.)
    • Use the DoD Online Academic Skills course to prepare for the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT Exams
    • Take a skills/interest assessment through your local ESO or career counselor
    • Consider taking CLEP exams to complete your general education requirements
    • Reach out to your SAVI mentor for tips from someone who has lived through the transition experience -Start developing your personal and professional networks
    • Review your post-separation budget, and start planning for your financial transition
    • Register on LinkedIn to get ready for networking opportunities
    • Research the job potential, affordability, and community where you plan to live

    12 Months Before Your Discharge
    • Start developing an Individual Transition Plan
    • Review your Pre-Separation Checklist (DD 2648)
    • Get your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) document (DD 2586)
    • Research the cost of living where you plan to live as a civilian-Learn about your VA home benefits -Make an appointment with your local Transition Counselor
    • Attend a Transition GPS five-day workshop -Check job boards, and start exploring the right career options for you
    • Start exploring the right degree and college for you -Request “house hunting orders”
    • Enroll in a SAVI Transition Incubator℠
    • Use a skills translator to begin developing a civilian resume

    9 Months Before Your Discharge
    • Continue building your networks through LinkedIn and elsewhere
    • Consider an employment assistance program
    • Start writing your resume
    • Search for jobs in your field and area to see what’s out there
    • Arrange for HHG transportation counseling -Research your healthcare options, including Employer-Provided Civilian Care, CHCBP, Transitional Health Care Benefits, and CHAMP
    • Make a budget, and prepare to pay for health insurance coverage

    6 Months Before Your Discharge
    • Start applying for jobs -Start building a wardrobe for the civilian workplace
    • Continue to expand your career networks
    • Attend career fairs
    • Review and update your will and financial documents
    • Consider whether to take terminal leave or sell back your balance
    • Schedule appointments for household goods (HHG) shipment and storage
    • Schedule final medical checkups for all family members
    • Visit the Legal Assistance Office for help updating your documents
    • Determine if you’re eligible for separation pay or early retirement
    •Begin your PCS and housing checkout procedures -Begin looking for VSOs to join

    3 Months Before Your Discharge
    • Consider job placement services
    • Use the VA Pre-discharge program to determine your eligibility for VA Disability Compensation
    • Review your finances to ensure your budget will work in civilian life
    • Compare SGLI to VGLI and other life insurance options
    • Get to know more about where you plan to live
    • Contact your Military Treatment Facility, and get copies of all of your health records
    • Complete a physical with your MTF or a VA Medical Center
    • Take advantage of the two-day TAP GPS program for education and entrepreneurship support

    1 Month Before Your Discharge
    • Finalize your relocation appointments, and review your benefits
    • Arrange for inspection of any government housing
    • Choose your transitional healthcare plan

    Enrolling in VA Healthcare

    1. Make it easier on yourself: Start with support from VA’s Concierge of Care. Enrolling in VA care isn’t as tough a process as it used to be. In October 2017, VA launched its Concierge for Care (C4C) program to enhance its support for transitioning Veterans in getting VA healthcare. The C4C initiative educates and empowers Veterans while simplifying the healthcare application and enrollment process. This means that, shortly after you separate, you’ll get a phone call from a representative who can answer questions, process your VA healthcare enrollment application, and schedule your first VA medical appointment.

    2. Get notified of your application status. After your application is submitted, you’ll receive another phone call from VA to let you know whether your enrollment is approved. VA will also send you a Veterans Health Benefits Handbook with information on your healthcare benefits, Enrollment Priority Group, copay status, and other information you’ll need as a new enrollee. Handbooks also include information for appealing a decision if your initial application is rejected.

    3. Get your Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Only Veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system can receive a VHIC. Once your application is verified, contact the enrollment coordinator at your local VA medical center to arrange to get your picture taken for the your card either in advance or at your next VA healthcare appointment.

    4. Keep your information current after you enroll. Enrolled Veterans can update your personal information (such as income, address, and insurance information) by completing VA Form 10-10EZR online, by visiting a local VA facility, or by calling 1-877-222-VETS between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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    Adrianne Phillips is a service-disabled veteran, who founded Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as a reaction to the immense need for support of veterans transitioning to civilian life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a combat service-member and Security Forces, Adrianne transitioned out of the military and into civilian life. During this time, she realized that veterans often make the transition with little or no structural support or guidance. This prompted her to spend over 11 years working in the veterans benefit sector, including working in development, adjudication, training, presenting, quality assurance, and division management. In 2011, she started a corporation focusing on event travel management and corporate business travel. In 2017, she harnessed her experience as a veteran, benefits manager, and entrepreneur to found the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration with the goal of supporting every service-member’s transition.

    Juan Rivas

    Juan is a solutions-oriented Organizational Development and Learning Professional with experience in global Fortune 100 companies in various industries. He has solid expertise in the development of leadership and staff as well as the implementation of talent management and performance management initiatives. His experience across a variety of industries allows him to see problems from different perspectives and he is able to offer creative solutions to seemingly tough issues. He challenges leaders to think more strategically by increasing their self-awareness and taking advantage of their internal resources. Mr. Rivas earned his Master’s Degree from American Military University and is a Veteran of the US Navy having served 23+ years. He has hands-on experience with the aerospace, manufacturing and engineering industries.

    Juan is a Certified Professional Coach and holds multiple certifications including Master Training Specialist, Professional in Human Resources, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC, Emotional Intelligence (Eqi), Korn Ferry Leadership Architect and 360 Feedback, Risk Type Indicator, Systemic Team Coaching and Brides Change Management.

    Recently, Juan served as an HR Director for the Walt Disney Company and prior to the acquisition of 20th Century Fox his contributions to the talent strategy, leadership development, employee engagement and change management were key during the sale and transition.

    Juan also proudly serves as a military transition consultant for various for profit and non-profit organizations that are looking to hire Veterans or specialize in helping Veterans adjust to the civilian world.

    Adrianne Phillips

    Adrianne Phillips is a service-disabled Veteran, who founded Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as a reaction to the immense need for support of Veterans transitioning to civilian life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a combat service-member and Security Forces, Adrianne transitioned out of the military and into civilian life. During this time, she realized that Veterans often make the transition with little or no structural support or guidance. This prompted her to spend over 11 years working in the Veterans benefit sector, including working in development, adjudication, training, presenting, quality assurance, and division management. In 2011, she started a corporation focusing on event travel management and corporate business travel. In 2017, she harnessed her experience as a Veteran, benefits manager, and entrepreneur to found the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration with the goal of supporting every service-member’s transition.

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    Aloysius is an advisor, project manager, mentor & consultant in business & technology strategy. He works with early-stage startups to develop their Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and guiding ideas and concepts into commercially viable solutions. His partnerships with established businesses result in the creation of new verticals and opportunities.

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    Former Naval Officer, Real Estate Investor, and Entrepreneur, Mike Foster serves as the Education Chief and Podcast Host for Active Duty Passive Income.

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    April works as an organization development consultant at her company Integrated Perspectives Consulting helping businesses create visionary solutions and strategies designed for growth, adaptation and transformation. Working with companies as they navigate change and discover their organization in a new way. This is made possible by understanding the many different perspectives within the company and by taking existing strengths and resources and applying them in new ways.

    April is a 3rd generation veteran, having served on active duty in the medical field, on special assignment with the Defense Intelligence Agency and deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom. After transitioning out of the military into the civilian sector, she worked in credit management, airline safety and auditing. During her work as auditor and liaison with Delta Air Lines, she discovered her passion for creating solutions and problem solving, by incorporating multiple perspectives and working with the status quo to design better solutions.

    This led to the pursuit of her master's degree in leadership and organizational development at Saint Louis University and to the founding of her consulting company. She has since worked with community leaders in Oceanside, CA to develop a shared vision and branding for the community mural initiative, now known as "Art that Excites".

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