Each week, there will be a LIVE coaching session with one of our team of experts where you will receive information and education. This weekly session is designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to TAKE ACTION and gain hands on experience on your journey to success and fulfillment to live your best post-military life. The weekly sessions will be recorded so you can access them at your convenience.
Upon joining this membership experience, you will have the opportunity to be a member of our PRIVATE Facebook community of members just like YOU. Here is a safe, supportive, private place where you can ask questions, expand your network and create connections as well as provide guidance and support to other veterans!
Each month, you will gain access to resources that support the focus and work of the month. Whether you are looking for stress relieving tips, information on using LinkedIn for job searching or exercises to improve your relationships with your co-workers, these resources will remain in the membership area so you will always have access to them.
Experts from many supporting areas will be featured periodically in the membership area, providing you with research-based ideas and tools to help you optimize different areas of your life.
There are many factors that go into a veteran’s post-military career success. You may think that if you only had a better resume or LinkedIn profile that your prospects would improve. Although both of those would help, this is truly a multi-faceted issue that needs to be tackled on several fronts. You've found that solution, it's Operation: Connect. Our membership site is the most flexible and accessible resource to have during the ups and downs of this transition and provides the military community you are accustomed to.
On top of the stress of entering the post-military world, you may be facing emotional challenges of feeling lonely, disconnected, different, unhappy or anxious.
While no emotion is good or bad, holding on to certain emotions for too long can wreak havoc on your body and overall health. Not to mention make you, and possibly the ones you love, miserable.
Operation: Connect will help you learn ways to manage your stress and get yourself on the track to greater happiness and fulfillment.
Craving structure again? Feeling lost about how to listen to your body for optimal health? Making poor choices from lack of motivation and commitment? Not really sure why your body has changed and what your body needs?
Operation: Connect's health coaching will help you gain sustainable lifestyle changes, achieve greater self-awareness of your body, emotions and choices while also managing the impact of stress on your health.
Career satisfaction is an important factor in our health. However, many veterans don't feel fulfilled in their post-military career. How about you? Are you happy with your current employment situation? Do you feel frustrated and stuck? Are you using your skills? Do you feel underemployed?
Whether you served for 3 or 23 years, if you are struggling with self-marketing, skills translation and navigating the civilian workforce, you will benefit from the career guidance that is part of Operation: Connect's membership. We will guide you through the best practices of navigating your post-military career so you can find employment, advance your career and find work that is fulfilling.
Are you having challenges integrating into the civilian workforce and fitting into their new workplace culture? This can be a challenge for many veterans.
Do you feel a lack of purpose or meaning in your work? Do you feel disconnected with your skills? Do you feel that you're your skills in the best way? Are you frustrated that you're not using your skills at all?
Operation: Connect will provide you with tools to increase your engagement, enhance your individual wellbeing, build your resilience and help you develop emotional intelligence to adapt to changes or sudden disruptions in the workplace.
Whether you're about to hang up your boots, just hung them up or are past that point, we have been there and will be by your side through this process giving you the coaching and resources you need to help you thrive. Save time, reduce frustration and live your best life in our membership community.
You're reading this page for a reason, right? Either you're a veteran struggling in some phase of the transition journey or maybe you know a veteran who is struggling and want to share (please do!). Chances are, things aren't going as you'd like them to right now. If you're here because you want support in the transition then YES, this is 100% for you. If you're looking for a quick fix, want someone to do the work for you, or aren't willing to take responsibility for your actions and your LIFE, then this isn't the best place. With 55 combined years of experience from four experts in these key areas, we know we can help if YOU take the first step. Join, do the work and let us guide you to a more successful transition. You never wanted the 'easy' way before, right? So now, let's join hands, work and support each other, and do this! YOU deserve a successful transition. Don't wait too long to get started on your journey to a successful post-military career.
This membership is not for everyone. If you want support in finding a job or advancing your career, we can help. If you want health and wellness coaching, we have got you covered. When you feel like you're struggling with stress, unhappiness or any other emotional challenges and just feeling 'stuck' in some area of your life, we can help with that too! If you're interested in learning more about your unique strengths, talents and how to BEST show up in your post-military life, both personally and professionally - you guessed it, we've got tons of resources and guidance for this too.
If you have tried other resources (training, coaches, etc.) and they didn't work, let me ask you this: Were you COMMITTED to actually applying the information you were learning to your life? No one can do the push-ups for you. No one can run the miles for you. And I'm sure you wouldn't want that either, right? This program is the same way. You have access to tools, resources, training, PEOPLE (yes, we are ALL accessible in the Facebook community daily). However, the tools are only as good as the person learning and applying them. If you are honestly committed, working hard and not seeing results or need other tools to support you and your specific needs, we'd love to talk. We're always looking to bring in additional resources, experts and tools so we can best serve you. A rising tide lifts all boats. We, and everyone in the community, are here to support, encourage and celebrate wins with you.
We can't guarantee that. However, we can promise that you will have access to training, resources, LIVE support and guidance from a professional with over 13 years of experience. If you're looking for a job OR want to advance your career, you will have an abundance of resources in self-marketing, skills translation and navigating the civilian workforce to help you find a fulfilling job that uses your full skill set.
Every stage of transition requires different support. The resources provided in this membership are customized to support the needs of the members in the group. You're also going to be part of a group of people who are just like you, going through similar challenges in the post-military phase. You'll have the opportunity to interact and connect with them in the Facebook community. That brotherhood and sisterhood (and networking!) is priceless.
What is there to think about? Are you ready to set yourself up for post-military success? Then... JOIN! We'd love to have you in our community if you are hard-working and committed. You will also be an integral part of helping other veterans on their paths. If you are IN and ready to take control of your transition , then come on in! You can sign up below to get started - we can't wait to "meet" you!
Other than a better life and a smoother, more successful transition? Hmm...actually, there are MANY things you'll 'get' once you join.
There will be LIVE coaching sessions, a private Facebook community of other veterans just like you, access to four experts, connections and resources, downloadable tools to apply what you learn...and SO much more! Occasionally, we'll bring in guests for you who are experts in military life or post-military needs who can support you in different ways.
The question really is... How will this program change my life, right?
With all the resources we'll have available for you, it'll change your life to the extent that you're committed to implementing what you're learning, to how 'coachable' you are, and to how willing you are to ditch whatever BS stories you have that you're different, you can't do it, you don't have the time...or whatever story you've been told (or are telling yourself) about why you aren't currently thriving. You get out what you put in. If you put in energy, effort and heart, you'll witness MASSIVE transformation. To top it off, we will be here every step of the way to support you.
Of course you CAN, but why would you want to? How much time and ENERGY are you going to use to do that? If there was a bridge so you saved time, energy and needless headaches, you'd probably take that road, right? You will save frustration, energy and that priceless time with your loved ones. We believe that you are worth it, but we're sure you'll at least agree they are worth it. So we'll see you in the group!
We get you. We understand the confusion of being thrown into post-military life (sometimes in very unexpected ways without warning). This membership was created FOR veterans BY veterans. Two of our experts are veterans and the other two have been working with veterans for a combined 15 years! Pretty cool, right? We understand what it means to separate from the military and the struggles that may creep in during the transition period. We're passionate about connecting veterans to each other and to a variety of resources and with over 55 years of collective experience, we're pretty sure we know a thing or two about who you are and what would best help you. Of course, if we don't have what you're looking for or what you need, let us know. We're continuously creating resources, bringing in guests and planning LIVE training. This is for YOU so we welcome YOUR suggestions for content and resources.
Easy. We're here for YOU. Show up, participate, ask questions and take action. We can't help if you don't let us know what you need OR if you're not following through with research-based, proven strategies to help you succeed. Everyone stumbles. Learning new things takes time. However, with the support of four professionals, we can shorten the learning curve and help get you on track for post-military success. Different from the multitude of pamphlets, web pages and numbers you may have received in out processing, we provide on-the-spot training and support that is specific and customized to your needs - all in one spot. We listen to your challenges and can create training that can help you right NOW, exactly where you are. So, if you want a real person and not a 1-800 number, Operation: Connect is your solution.
Really? You can honestly say you don't have the time? Well, if you knew for ABSOLUTE CERTAIN that this program provides the resources you need to help you find or advance your post-military career, feel healthy, energized and 'whole', manage your stress and develop resilience skills to really thrive, you'd make the time, correct?
If you're serious about a successful military transition, MAKE the time. If you're not, then we can't help you. This is a self-paced program that you can use and access at YOUR convenience and on YOUR schedule. Of course you will get value from attending the live sessions, but they will always be recorded and available if you can't attend.
We are working hard to launch the membership site VERY SOON and you'll be the first to know when the doors open if you sign up for the wait list. In the meantime you can join our free Facebook group here and follow our company on LinkedIn to interact with and learn from our team of experts today.
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If you're ready to save time, money and energy getting connected to the best resources for YOU that will support you in your post-military transition, just click the "JOIN NOW" button below.
According to a 2017 study, despite a low 3.7% veteran unemployment rate, nearly 31.8% of veterans were underemployed; that rate was 15.6% higher than their non-veteran counterparts.
Integration to the workforce is a unique transition for veterans, one that we at Operation: Connect understand and are committed to transforming.
Did you know that only 2 in 10 veterans stay in their first post-military job for more than 2 years and 57% leave that job within the first year? When asked why they left:
54% cited the lack of career and personal development opportunities
29% wanted more meaning or challenge in their work
66% wanted to use more of their skills
50% felt misunderstood and alienated
You will save frustration, energy and that priceless time with your loved ones. We believe that you are worth it, but we're sure you'll at least agree they are worth it. So we'll see you in the group!