(7:10) Caleb Vaden is a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force. He's served for 21 years active duty and is the author of Boot Leadership. He kicks off our season finale of Rise From The Shadows with a powerful message of self-refection about Our Dash, Values, Purpose, Legacy, and Being Hard to Kill. He breaks down his Hard to Kill mindset, which is designed to assist with the struggles of everyday life. His message will prepare you psychologically, physically, and emotionally steady for any threat!
Caleb Vaden's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-vaden-3165ab53/
(24:35) Brian McComak is back, but this time for the finale of Rise From The Shadows! Brian is the CEO and founder of Hummingbird Humanity and has plenty of experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this episode, he discusses his experience stepping into corporate America at 24. Brian takes us through his time at the busiest AMC in the World, Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island theatre, followed by Red Lobster. Brian felt he couldn't be authentic and had to be quiet about who he truly was. He talks about his breakthrough moments and how he's now established a framework called the Four Lenses of Representation. If you follow this framework, you and others should see yourself in any organization and not have to hide your true authentic selves.
Brian McComak's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmccomak/
(41:57) Nathan Coy is a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force and the founder and host of the Wartime Leadership Podcast. He returns to the Shadows to discuss spiritual resiliency. What does it look like to you? He takes us through his four pillars and how it's impacted his life over the past year. He motivates and inspires us to have difficult conversations with someone that defines spiritual resilience differently than ourselves.
Wartime Leadership Podcast: www.wartime-leadership.com
(52:51) Finally, we hear from Marisol Ortiz Flores! She's a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force. Today she talks to us about her journey to discovering wellness. She is very transparent and vulnerable about the experiences she's encountered. She struggled to establish peach in others when she wasn't even at peace with herself. She did something many of us have been guilty of, becoming a "Master Packer." She talks about the importance of not letting things build up and addressing them head-on through various ways of speaking it out loud.
Marisol Ortiz Flores Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marisol.ortizflores.77
Part II of the Rise From The Shadows Finale will be available tomorrow! Also, the Shadows Podcast returns on Monday, September 26, with former University of Georgia Running Back and the #7 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft, Tim Worley! Head over to our YouTube channel and make sure you subscribe and hit the notifications icon so that you don’t miss any future episodes.
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