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Drop and Give Me 20

The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.
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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 15, 2018

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey interviewed two of her friends, Dianna Flett of Girl Smarts and Carl Churchill of Alpha Coffee. 

Dianna Flett is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and has served 21 years in various positions as a military intelligence officer. Girl Smarts is a series of workshops designed to give our young girls motivation and skills to move forward with confidence and strength in the years ahead.

Carl Churchill is the Co-Founder and Chief Coffee Officer of Alpha Coffee. Carl is a combat veteran with 21 years of service as both an enlisted soldier and officer. Alpha Coffee is a veteran and military-spouse co-owned and operated company dedicated to offering our customers amazing coffee, promoting the warrior lifestyle, providing the highest levels of service, and giving back to our military and veterans.

They're going to talk about their backgrounds, Carl giving bag of coffees to deployed service members, managing employees, and more. Tune in and enjoy!

Important topics they discuss:

  • [01:24] Diana and Carl's background
  • [04:24] For every bag of Alpha Coffee purchased, a cup goes to deployed service members
  • [05:56] Tips for those who have employees
  • [10:59] What After Action Review (AAR) is
  • [15:01] What gave them an opportunity to learn as a leader

 

Quote:

"Sometimes I think people who have their own business has stopped working on their own leadership, and we can't do that, we have to stay keen on our own leadership skills." - Dianna Flett

Links:

Deputy

Social:

Carl's Alpha Coffee
Carl's Email Adress: carlc@alpha.coffe.com

Dianna's Girl Smarts
Dianna's Email Address: info@girlsmarts.com
Dianna's Facebook Page

Oct 1, 2018

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Erin interviews Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement and The Military Financial Independence and Retirement Pocket Guide.

He spent 20 years as part of the Navy's submarine force. And now he's an enthusiastic surfer, a martial art student, and a veteran of many chaotic home improvement projects.

Among other things, they’ll be discussing how to maximise Facebook groups. He’ll also share how he got into Facebook groups and how it grew. They'll also tackle building audiences, answering other people's questions on posts, getting into other groups, handling controversial comments or posts accordingly, and many more.

If you are one of those people who spends a lot of time on Facebook, you’ll surely enjoy this episode!

Important topics they discuss:

  • [01:56] What got him working on Facebook groups and how it grew/evolved
  • [02:42] Building audiences
  • [04:11] Answering people's questions
  • [05:32] How he keeps people engaged
  • [07:50] Getting into other groups
  • [11:32] How he handles controversial posts or comments
  • [14:07] What a beginner who wants to start a Facebook group needs to know

Quote:

"Whenever I'm answering a question, I try to provide a link to the reference and I get pretty good at this after 8 years of writing and blogging and so I know where too look, and that make sure that the subject that's been discussed has the right answers has the right information and the people can act on it later on." - Doug Nordman

Links:

Personal Finance for Military Service Members and Families (Facebook group)
MilitaryTimes 
Snopes 
Military FIRE (Facebook) 
Dave Ramsey Military

Social:

The Military Guide
The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement by Doug Nordman
Military Financial Independence and Retirement Pocket Guide by Doug Nordman

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