Cameron-brooks

Cameron-brooks

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A Podcast to Catapult Careers

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Episodes

  • Episode 84 – How JMOs Can Break Into Big Data Career Fields
    Episode 84 – How JMOs Can Break Into Big Data Career Fields
    Duration: 36min | 04/11/2019

    Welcome to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks Podcast!  Have you heard about Big Data, Data Analytics or Artificial Intelligence?  Wonder why it is so important in business today? Curious how JMOs can break into big data career fields? In this episode I interview Cameron-Brooks Alumnus, Jason Papale, who is a Senior Operations Business Analyst at USAA.  Most are familiar with what USAA does, but you may not realize exactly how they use data science to create a better experience when interacting with the Member Service Representatives at the Call Center or through their website or app. Jason is a former Navy Nuclear Power Submarine Officer who transitioned to USAA in early 2019.  This episode covers topics of the different data projects Jason has worked on at USAA, his pursual of an advanced degree in data analytics, thoughts on why data analytics continues to grow in business and projecting a future career path. If you want to learn more about Data Analytics or Big Data, check out this article on Data A

  • Episode 83 – How Long Does It Take To Transition?
    Episode 83 – How Long Does It Take To Transition?
    Duration: 48min | 21/10/2019

    Welcome back! I'm excited to bring you my conversation with Brian Fitzgerald. Brian is a former Army Infantry officer who transitioned to an Engineering Project Management role within Boston Scientific in 2016. We started the conversation by discussing Brian's transition. He had 12 interviews at the Cameron-Brooks Career Conference and all of the companies he interviewed with expressed an interest in pursuing him for a follow up interview. Then, we discussed how he narrowed his 12 options down to the best 5 that suited him and his family and how the follow up interview process went for him. Through that discussion, he described why he chose the cardiovascular franchise within Boston Scientific. Brian explains his initial role as a Manager, Process Development, and how his academic background and military leadership experience helped him quickly find success in his role. Since starting at Boston Scientific, he's been promoted to Senior Manager, Process Development and describes how his role has grown more t

  • Episode 82 – What it’s Like for a JMO to Work in the Hi-Tech Industry
    Episode 82 – What it’s Like for a JMO to Work in the Hi-Tech Industry
    Duration: 36min | 07/10/2019

    Several listeners have requested to hear about what it's like for a JMO to work in the hi-tech industry.  In Episode 81, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus, Eric Dvorak, describes his work with the Corning Emerging Innovations Group.  We wanted to follow that episode up with another alum in the hi-tech industry but with a different type of company and business sector. Chazz Hoskins is a former Air Force Development Engineer who is now a Manufacturing Engineer with Lam Research.  Lam Research makes some of the most innovative wafer fabrication equipment - meaning they make hi-tech machines that make semiconductors.  Specifically, Chazz works in their Pilot Manufacturing Plant that manufactures some of the newest developed machines for customers prior to being transferred to higher volume production operations. During this podcast, Chazz describes his experience working in Silicon Valley and the culture of the hi-tech industry.  He also explains his strategy for his transition and for making a quick impact at Lam Researc

  • Episode 81 – Making An Impact With No Industry Experience
    Episode 81 – Making An Impact With No Industry Experience
    Duration: 47min | 23/09/2019
  • Episode 80 – 3 Secrets for a JMO to Launch a Successful Business Career
    Episode 80 – 3 Secrets for a JMO to Launch a Successful Business Career
    Duration: 38min | 09/09/2019

    What are the secrets for a JMO to launch a successful business career?  In our latest podcast, we hear from a Cameron-Brooks alumni on his secrets to success. Dave Dostal is a former Naval Aviator who now leads transformation and operational excellence improvement projects at Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical device companies. Dave made the transition from the Navy to Medtronic in April 2017 after 10 very successful years in the Navy.  He landed a career with Medtronic through the Cameron-Brooks Career Search Process.  As a Program Manager focused on operational excellence and business transformation, he is using many of the skills and knowledge he gained when he was an Aviation Safety Program Manager in the Navy. Dave offers 3 tips for JMOs to successfully establish themselves in their careers: Have the mindset that you have control of your career.  Many military officers are used to the military controlling their career.  It is different in the business world, and successful JMOs pivot to

  • Episode 79 – The Secret to Managing Your Career
    Episode 79 – The Secret to Managing Your Career
    Duration: 42min | 26/08/2019

    Welcome back! On this episode, I interview Amber McColl. She is a former Army Intelligence officer who transitioned in 2015. Amber launched her career at EY as a Senior Consultant. She excelled in that role for two years and then transitioned to an Operations Manager position. Much of our conversation centers around career management and the secret to managing your career. She highlights some key steps she took to find success early in her career, some things she's done recently to continue her success and some thoughts she has about where she will may take her career in the future. Amber provides some great insight that you can use as you are managing your career. She also recommended the book Blind Spot by Mahzarin Banaji. She said the book has helped her focus on inclusive leadership. To learn more about JMO transitions and business success with Cameron-Brooks, visit our website and check out PCS to Corporate America. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

  • Episode 78 – Top Companies You’ve Never Heard of Can Present Great Opportunities
    Episode 78 – Top Companies You’ve Never Heard of Can Present Great Opportunities
    Duration: 29min | 12/08/2019

    We sometimes have to explain to JMO’s that just because you have never heard of a company does not mean that they don’t offer great potential career opportunities. Top companies you've never heard of can often present tremendous career opportunities. After all, not all Fortune 500 companies sell consumer products and services and are household names. If we stick only to what we know, we miss out on opportunities. You could also miss out on hearing another opinion. Or could even miss out on giving someone else who is different from us an opportunity to bring their full skillset and experience to bear. Embracing diversity in your career search is important in conducting a career search. If you focus just on what you know or companies you've heard of, you will miss most of Corporate America! Our Alumni continually say one of their favorite aspects of working with Cameron-Brooks was interviewing with companies they never heard of or considered before. In this podcast, Kim Schimick, Director of Global Go To Mar

  • Episode 77 – Do you want Business Success? Have Grit!
    Episode 77 – Do you want Business Success? Have Grit!
    Duration: 43min | 29/07/2019

    Welcome back! On this episode, I explore the role of grit in business success as I interview Cameron-Brooks alumnus Paul Young. Paul is a former Army Armor and Adjutant General officer who transitioned after Company Command. He launched his business career at All Risks as a Broker. He started in a business development role and he explains the grit and determination he needed to grow in his company. He makes the point that JMOs are uniquely experienced and can bring that grit to Corporate America. Paul has done a good job managing his career and building his skillset and recently started  a Senior Broker role at Aon.  He also recommends three books that you can use to be more effective in your day-to-day interactions - they are The Like Switch, Just Listen and The Checklist Manifesto. To learn more about JMO transitions and business success with Cameron-Brooks, visit our website and check out PCS to Corporate America. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

  • Episode 76 – Empathy in Leadership is Critical in Business
    Episode 76 – Empathy in Leadership is Critical in Business
    Duration: 27min | 15/07/2019

    When one thinks of a military officer, a Marine Corps officer nonetheless, one does not immediately think of empathy in leadership. Empathy, the ability to share the feelings and understand another person, is a valuable trait.  In fact, this is what Chris Parks, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus from our January 2018 Conference, says is critical to business leadership.  In this podcast, Chris shares that his sales manager remarked how his ability to show empathy with his team impressed her. This surprised him because he thought his JMO advantage came from organizing the team, taking initiative and delivering results.  He never considered how his ability to  relate to the challenges of his young Marines helped him become a more empathetic leader. At the same time Chris shared this story with me on our podcast, I also read an article in the Harvard Business Review  on the importance of empathy in leadership.  You can read the article here. Chris started his career as an Account Manager with Pactiv in April 2018 and withi

  • Episode 75 -Conference Preparation Experience – Hear First-Hand
    Episode 75 -Conference Preparation Experience – Hear First-Hand
    Duration: 39min | 02/07/2019

    On this episode of the podcast, I interview Austin Welty about his Conference preparation experience. Austin is a former USMC Infantry officer who attended the January 2019 Career Conference. After the conference, he launched his career as an Operational Team Leader at PACTIV. Austin has been a long-time listener of this podcast.  As a result, he suggested we do an episode about Conference preparation from the perspective of someone who recently attended a Career Conference. So, we did just that with Austin. Austin shares his first-hand Conference experience by walking us from weeks before the Conference up to the present. He talks about his journey from admitting he wasn't sure of his transition options to explaining the interest he received at his Career Conference interviews, and finally to where he is today. It's great perspective for anyone in the process of transitioning and preparing for a Career Conference. Enjoy! Pete

  • Episode 74 – JMO Transition: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
    Episode 74 – JMO Transition: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
    Duration: 24min | 17/06/2019

    Are you a JMO considering a military transition?  Well did you know that one tire on a wheel loader for mining equipment retails for over $75,000?  Did you also know that the type of tire a farmer uses on their equipment significantly impacts future crop yield due to soil compression? Until I interviewed Mike Morookian, Regional Sales Manager for Michelin, for our podcast, I had no idea either.  Who knew the vast complexity of tires and their value in the mining, agriculture and transportation industries?  Mike had no idea either prior to starting with Michelin.  I even joked with him during the podcast that when he considered a JMO transition from the Army, I bet he never said to himself, "I want to transition from the Army and sell tires."  In fact, I doubt any person has ever thought that. Mike says he did not fully understand all of the opportunities available to him until he attended the Cameron-Brooks Conference.  He chose a career with Michelin in the Sales Leadership Development Program. He said 6 m

  • Episode 73 – From Army Officer to Account Manager – Lessons Learned
    Episode 73 – From Army Officer to Account Manager – Lessons Learned
    Duration: 37min | 13/05/2019

    Welcome back! On this most recent podcast episode, we feature Ben Sewell's JMO transition from Army officer to Account Manager in Corporate America. Ben made the transition from the military to Corporate America in 2014. He's in an Account Management role at Altec. In this episode we discuss: What Altec is and what they do (learn more on their YouTube channel) Ben's customers and how he brings value to them Some of the best things about being in an account management/business development role How his military background connects to what he's doing now A specific deal he's worked on recently A typical day-in-the-life for Ben Career progression We feel Ben's experience transitioning from an Army officer to an Account Manager is so helpful to getting an inside look at a specific slice of Corporate America. Therefore, we hope it helps in your learning and discovery process during the JMO transition from the military to corporate career. Would you like more information on how to best transition to Co

  • Episode 72 – The Difference Between a Cameron-Brooks Hiring Conference and a Job Fair
    Episode 72 – The Difference Between a Cameron-Brooks Hiring Conference and a Job Fair
    Duration: 31min | 29/04/2019

    Do you know the difference between a Job Fair and Hiring Conference? Unfortunately, many JMOs mistakenly think all transition searches and services are the same.  The reality is: most of these searches and services are Job Fairs that end up being more of a networking event instead of an interviewing opportunity. Cameron-Brooks breaks this mold. We defined the Career Conference and Career Search process. At our Career Conferences, JMOs interview for open positions with hiring managers, and the companies and candidates are matched based mutual interests and requirements.  In this podcast, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus, Kris French, explains the difference between the Job Fair search and a Cameron-Brooks Career Conference.  He knows because, before partnering with Cameron-Brooks, he went the Job Fair route with the Service Academy Career Conference. Kris is an USMA 2013 grad with a degree in Engineering Management and a former Army Engineer.  He is currently an IT Project Manager with ExxonMobil at their new campus

  • Episode 71 – JMO Transitions Without Industry Background
    Episode 71 – JMO Transitions Without Industry Background
    Duration: 37min | 15/04/2019

    Welcome back to the Cameron-Brooks podcast on JMO transitions! This episode features Chris Wilkerson, a former USMC Combat Engineer Officer who transitioned in 2015 and went to work for Davita Kidney Care. Davita is a healthcare company focused on providing a suite of dialysis services to patients with End Stage Renal Disease. What did Chris know about kidneys or dialysis as he was exiting the military? Not much. What did he know about leadership, problem solving and process excellence? A ton! As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons he chose Davita was because the role gave him an opportunity outside of the military to focus on skills that he'd honed in the USMC. In this episode, he shares insight into his company and "a day in the life" of a Regional Operations Director. One of the key drivers of his performance centers around teammate retention and he also recommends the book Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. To learn more about JMO transitions with Cameron-Brooks, visit our website

  • Episode 70 – How The Best JMO Job Can Lead To The Best Location
    Episode 70 – How The Best JMO Job Can Lead To The Best Location
    Duration: 30min | 25/03/2019

    Hello! And welcome back to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast: helping you find the best JMO job after leaving the military. In this episode, I interview Mike Wilkinson. Mike is a former Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication.  Mike transitioned out of the Navy through the Cameron-Brooks Career Search process in 2016. Mike launched his post military career with Altec Industries which is a privately held company that is a leading supplier of products and services for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets. They design, manufacture and sell products and provide services to more than 100 countries throughout the world.  Like many Cameron-Brooks Alumni, Mike shares in the podcast how he never considered such a company prior to the Cameron-Brooks process.  He chose Altec because of their strong values and culture.  In the podcast Mike explains that location was important to him and his spouse, Martelle.  However,

  • Episode 69 – For Transitioning JMOs, The World Is Your Oyster
    Episode 69 – For Transitioning JMOs, The World Is Your Oyster
    Duration: 41min | 11/03/2019

    Hello! And welcome back to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast for transitioning JMOs. On this episode, I interview Angela Jung. Angela is a former Army Military Intelligence officer who transitioned to Russell Reynolds Associates in January 2015. She launched her business career as a Research Associate and has been promoted twice since then! We start the episode by talking about her company and her career progression. From there, we get into the "The World Is Your Oyster" discussion where she describes the control she has experienced over her career and the difference between career management in and out of the military. She also shares advice on how to see your military background and a technique for connecting to functions in Corporate America. She gives some great advice and I think you'll appreciate her insight. To learn more about the Cameron-Brooks experience for transitioning JMOs, visit our website and check out PCS to Corporate America. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Li

  • Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer Transition
    Episode 68: How To Reduce Risk In The Junior Military Officer Transition
    Duration: 29min | 26/02/2019
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 67 – How to Define Leadership in Your Day-to-Day Work
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 67 – How to Define Leadership in Your Day-to-Day Work
    Duration: 35min | 11/02/2019

    Welcome back! During this podcast episode, I interview Dee Rodriguez. Dee is a former USMC Infantry Officer who transitioned to Corporate America in 2015. He launched his career at Preferred Materials where he started as a Project Manager. Dee has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and is working in the horizontal construction space. In this episode, Dee shares his transition experience, why he chose Preferred Materials, and how to define leadership in the day-to-day. As we got into the discussion about "a day in the life", Dee made an excellent point about how to find and define leadership experiences in the day-to-day work of a JMO. This is an especially important point because I find some JMOs struggle with seeing how their experience is relevant to a career in business. Dee breaks this down very nicely. He also gives some good advice about making it a point to learn exactly how your company earns revenue (he references The Goal) and also why it's so important to work with team members across th

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 66 – 2018 Year in Review
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 66 – 2018 Year in Review
    Duration: 33min | 15/01/2019

    Welcome back to the Cameron-Brooks podcast! We have a special year in review  episode as Joel Junker and I review 2018 and take a look back on the year we experienced at Cameron-Brooks. In this episode, Joel and I dig into the quality and quantity of companies who filled important and complex leadership roles in 2018. More than 100 different divisions of companies made offers to our clients across five conferences last year. On average, 45 interview rooms were in full use during these conferences, with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Stryker Medical, and more. We explore the complexity of those roles and the fact that companies are looking for great leaders AND team players AND those who are adaptable AND analytical AND have learning agility AND...  When Corporate America hires military officers into roles typically reserved in for industry-experienced hires, they are looking for something special. Lastly, we touch on corporate leadership rotational programs and explore the pros of

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 65 – The Real Fear Of Missing Out is Choosing NOT to Partner with Cameron-Brooks
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 65 – The Real Fear Of Missing Out is Choosing NOT to Partner with Cameron-Brooks
    Duration: 31min | 17/12/2018

    Listeners often give me feedback that Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episodes are "fresh" and "not canned or rehearsed."  When Pete Van Epps and I interview our Alumni for these episodes, we do not prepare them ahead of time and only edit episodes when the alumnus asks us to.  We want to ask the questions and then let the  Cameron-Brooks Alumnus provide an honest answer from his or her experience. Keep in mind this concept of allowing our Alumni to be honest in the podcast as you listen to C-B Alumnus, Josh Halu, explain how hard it was for him to agree to partner with Cameron-Brooks 5 years before he made the transition.  Because the Cameron-Brooks Partnership Agreement asks JMOs to wait until after the completion of our Career Conference before they contact other companies or recruiting firms to set up interviews, Josh feared he would be missing out.  Yet, instead he trusted Cameron-Brooks and the process.  Because of his trust, the line up of companies for Josh's January 2016 Conference "shocked" him.  He could n

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 64 – Opportunities for JMOs with Engineering Degrees in Corporate America
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 64 – Opportunities for JMOs with Engineering Degrees in Corporate America
    Duration: 29min | 04/12/2018

    When I speak to Junior Military Officers (JMOs) with engineering degrees, they often want to avoid doing engineering related work because they believe that companies would only hire them for their technical knowledge.  When I ask them to explain more about their perception, they voice concerns about being “stuck” or “pigeon holed” into one specific technical area within a company.  While companies absolutely need technical experts and engineers who want to further their expertise, the development positions Cameron-Brooks represent for those with engineering degrees are multi-dimensional where JMOs use their leadership, problem solving, project management and technical skills.  They also have the opportunity for promotion and increased responsibility throughout their company. In this episode, Scott Grigg, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus from November 2015, describes how he has used his Aerospace Engineering education and military leadership experience as a Development Candidate with Eli Lilly, an industry leading phar

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 63 – Can An Athletic Mindset Help You Be A Better Leader?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 63 – Can An Athletic Mindset Help You Be A Better Leader?
    Duration: 41min | 17/11/2018

    WELCOME BACK! This episode features Peter Sceusa. Peter is a former Army Air Defense Artillery officer who transitioned to business in early 2014. Peter started his post-military business career at the consulting firm, PwC as a Senior Associate in Compliance and Data Analytics. He quickly learned the ins-and-out of that part of their business and shares some key insights on the podcast on how to get up to speed quickly in an unfamiliar environment. He specifically mentions using Coursera as a great platform to expand your knowledge in different areas. Peter also shares some interesting perspective into the world of consulting and why he chose PwC after the Army.  One of my favorite parts of the conversation came toward the end when he talked about what he focuses on regarding career growth, development and taking ownership of his career. He shares some excellent advice, including using your strengths immediately when joining a new team. He also shares how companies are  harnessing the power of the JMO, who

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 62 – From Aviation To Biotech Contract Manufacturing
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 62 – From Aviation To Biotech Contract Manufacturing
    Duration: 44min | 05/11/2018

    Welcome back! On this episode, I interview Melanie Mansbach, a JMO who transitioned to the biotech contract manufacturing industry. She is a former Army Aviation officer who transitioned to Lonza in 2016. She is managing a technical team of people who essentially produce very technical and intricate pharmaceutical products. Lonza a 120 year old Swiss company. They are a contract manufacturer for the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world. For the first half of the podcast, Melanie gives an in-depth description of what biotech contract manufacturing is and what she does in her Manager role. She has a lot of different responsibilities and it is very interesting to hear how her role relates to her military experience. We also get into the discussion of finding meaning in what she does, as well as and working with other JMOs at Lonza. Melanie has also been back to a Cameron-Brooks Conference as a Hiring Manager and gives some great advice to JMOs as they are transitioning and preparing to interview in

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 61 – How One JMO Transition Wasn’t Decided By Location
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 61 – How One JMO Transition Wasn’t Decided By Location
    Duration: 16min | 22/10/2018

    Location, location, location. While those are typically the top 3 criteria for opening up a retail business, it commonly seems like top criteria for a JMO transition. Yet, when JMOs narrow down a search based on location, they miss out on exploring many unique opportunities. Paul Speckin is Cameron-Brooks Alumnus who attended our April 2018

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 60 – The Value of the Cameron-Brooks Agreement and Career Conference
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 60 – The Value of the Cameron-Brooks Agreement and Career Conference
    Duration: 33min | 08/10/2018

    A lot of JMOs wonder why they should partner with Cameron-Brooks versus other recruiting firms or striking out on their own. They also wonder why they should enter a Cameron-Brooks agreement and wait to send out resumes or contact other companies until after the Cameron-Brooks Conference. In other words, they wonder, “How does this benefit

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 59 – See an Acquisition as an Opportunity
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 59 – See an Acquisition as an Opportunity
    Duration: 36min | 24/09/2018

    Welcome back! On this episode I interview Scott Holtman. Scott is an Operations Manager at a leading textile manufacturer. He's a former Navy E-2 Pilot who transitioned in January 2014. On this episode, we explore how to see an acquisition as an opportunity as well as: The value of conducting a broad career search and leading with your leadership strengths The large overlap of Manufacturing and Naval Aviation Scott's day-in-the-life and career progression as a Safety Analyst and Operations Manager What it's like to go through an divestiture and acquisition Scott shares some excellent insight about where he sees his career going, and I think you will be energized from his experience. His story is an interesting one, especially the twist and turns that led him to his current company after attending one of our Cameron-Brooks conferences. We also get into the conversation of what it's like to go through an acquisition process and what kind of opportunity can be present as a result.  We don't get a chan

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 58 – How To Excel During The First Year in Corporate America
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 58 – How To Excel During The First Year in Corporate America
    Duration: 36min | 10/09/2018

    Welcome back to the Cameron-Brooks podcast! On this episode you will meet Ashley Philbin, who talks about her first year in Corporate America. She is a former Army Ordnance officer who transitioned from the military after finishing an EOD Company Command. She had a perfect Cameron-Brooks conference, with 13 interviews and 12 companies that pursued her.

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 57 – How a JMO Transitioned to Consulting After The Military
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 57 – How a JMO Transitioned to Consulting After The Military
    Duration: 36min | 04/09/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 56 – Tips on Making a Difference
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 56 – Tips on Making a Difference
    Duration: 48min | 14/08/2018

    Welcome back! On this episode, I interview Trey McAfee. Trey is a former Army Chemical Corps officer who transitioned from the Army in early 2015 and is currently a Plant Manager at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is a company that primarily makes commercial glass for some very interesting and beautiful buildings across America. Trey was recently promoted and moved cross-country from Arizona to New Jersey. He attended our January 2015 conference, before starting his career at Oldcastle. I really enjoyed the conversation with Trey because we ended up talking about a broad range of topics, but tended to center most around making a difference every day. Trey has a really interesting background. We discussed: His partnership with Cameron-Brooks and why he choose to transition from the military. What 21st Century manufacturing is really like. His first year at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope. The difference between production ("back end") and customer-facing ("front end") operations.

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 55 – Considering a Military to Business Transition? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself.
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 55 – Considering a Military to Business Transition? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself.
    Duration: 35min | 30/07/2018

    Considering a transition from the military?  Do you feel a little anxious about your decision?  This anxiety is natural.  In this podcast, I interview Cameron-Brooks Recruiter and Principal, Rob Davis, about his decision to make the transition 19 years ago.  What makes Rob's decision unique? His dad and father-in-law both retired from the military.  Rob attended West Point with the goal to follow in their footsteps.  He stayed in the Army beyond his original commitment to command a Tank Company on his way to making the Army his career.  Yet, he decided to transition and did so successfully to Cisco Systems. Rob explains how he made his decision and offers advice to others considering their future as well.  He recommends:  Map out your next 5 years in the military.  Does it excite you? What is going to be important to you in 5 years?  Does the military help you align with those priorities? Research business by reading business books like PCS to Corporate America, 4th Ed. and business periodicals like F

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 54 – Interested in Consulting? Prepare for Sales!
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 54 – Interested in Consulting? Prepare for Sales!
    Duration: 44min | 17/07/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 53 – Why Conduct a Personal Marketability Assessment with Cameron-Brooks?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 53 – Why Conduct a Personal Marketability Assessment with Cameron-Brooks?
    Duration: 39min | 03/07/2018

    Cameron-Brooks' mission is to help JMOs reach their potential and dreams.  The path to get there starts with understanding goals, values, and strengths.  The Personal Marketability Assessment with Cameron-Brooks (PMA) is a proven resource to help JMOs identify these career drivers.  During this session, an experienced Cameron-Brooks Recruiter asks JMOs specific questions to help them reflect on, evaluate, and verbalize their thoughts on these areas.  It is a powerful exercise to help JMOs make the best decision about their future whether that is continuing with a military career, transitioning to business, or pursuing some other endeavor.  The Personal Marketability Assessment also lays the foundation for how JMOs should prepare and what to focus on, if they do decide to pursue business. In this podcast, Cameron-Brooks alumnus Bob Schultz describes how his Personal Marketability Assessment with Cameron-Brooks Partner Joel Junker helped him clarify his goals and set him on a path for a successful career with

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 52 – Is Sales for Development Candidates?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 52 – Is Sales for Development Candidates?
    Duration: 39min | 18/06/2018

    Is Sales for Development Candidates? In our latest episode, I interview Cory Nordstrom to find out. Cory is a former Air Force officer who transitioned to Corporate America in 2014. He started his career at Medtronic selling spinal implants in the hospital operating room to orthopedic and neurological surgeons. For this podcast, I asked Cory to describe his experience leaving the Air Force and going directly into a medical device sales role. In doing so, he essentially describes a-day-in-the-life, which I found helpful in fully understanding what sales looks like in that environment. We also get into the topic of career progression and some possible areas that he can move to after this role. He shares some memorable advice that he is considering as he evaluates his future options. What he shares is not only relevant to sales, but really every career field in business. I hope you enjoy the conversation with Cory. To learn more about Cameron-Brooks, visit our website and check out PCS to Corporate America. Yo

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 51 – Why a Career Search is Better than a Job Search
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 51 – Why a Career Search is Better than a Job Search
    Duration: 31min | 05/06/2018

    With so many veteran recruiting initiatives, social media sites like LinkedIn, and an unemployment rate of 3.9%, it has become a lot easier for transitioning JMOs to land a job.  While seemingly positive, this can be a problem. Why? Most JMOs do not want a job, they want a career.  The definition of a job is, "work that one routinely does in return for pay," whereas a career is defined as, "the natural progression of one's professional life". Let's look at why a career search is better than a job search. How do JMOs end up in a job when they want a career?  They do not conduct a career search.  A career search includes interviewing with multiple companies over a short period of time to evaluate them and find the right fit.  This allows the JMO to compare their options with factors such as industry, promotional opportunities, career field, culture, location and money.  Careers have a mix of these and short- and long-term trade-offs in each of these areas.  No one opportunity will be perfect.  The career searc

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 50 – Can Your Attitude Really Determine Your Altitude?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 50 – Can Your Attitude Really Determine Your Altitude?
    Duration: 49min | 21/05/2018

    When it comes to your career, can your attitude really determine your altitude? We talked to Abby Horvath, a Cameron-Brooks alumna and manufacturing manager at Ethicon, one of the largest operating companies within Johnson & Johnson. A former Army MEDEVAC pilot who transitioned into a team leadership role as a manufacturing supervisor, Abby has occupied many different roles across her organization in just five short years. In this podcast episode, she explains how she did it. In some ways, Abby found working for Johnson & Johnson to be lot like working in the Army. But one of the biggest differences she noticed is her ability now to have control over her career. Abby impressed me when she explained the steps she took in her career progression. Her approach should be natural to JMOs starting a new career in a new industry. But, unfortunately, the humble attitude she took when starting out is not always the attitude JMOs start with. One thing she said that particularly stuck out to me is, "You don't get succe

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 49 – How Being Open Minded Led One JMO from Army Signal to Aviation Sales
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 49 – How Being Open Minded Led One JMO from Army Signal to Aviation Sales
    Duration: 29min | 07/05/2018

    Two weeks before former JMO Jenna Sanders attended her Career Conference, she wasn't considering sales as a possible career opportunity.  Based on the companies attending her Conference, I called and asked if she would consider a few sales interviews.  A few specific sales positions really fit her personality and interests; most importantly, because she was conducting a joint search with her spouse, Bryan, it would provide them with more overlapping locations. Jenna listened to me with an open mind, although she still had some reservations.  In addition to her other interviews in Team Leadership and Business Analysis, Jenna interviewed for a few sales positions and received several offers.  She chose a sales position with Textron Aviation.  She has since moved on from Textron and is now the VP of Sales at VistaJet. In this podcast you will hear about how she applies her experience as an Army JMO to succeed in her career.  You will also hear my envy when discussing her client engagements.  She has been to th

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 48 – From Sales Rep to National Sales Manager in 6 Years!
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 48 – From Sales Rep to National Sales Manager in 6 Years!
    Duration: 48min | 26/04/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 47 – How a Former JMO Generated $25 Million in Sales
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 47 – How a Former JMO Generated $25 Million in Sales
    Duration: 34min | 09/04/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 46 – 2 Keys to Building Your Professional Network
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 46 – 2 Keys to Building Your Professional Network
    Duration: 39min | 26/03/2018

    In this episode, I interview Cameron-Brooks alumnus John Edwards on the keys to building your professional network. John is a former USMC Logistics officer who transitioned to Corporate America in early 2014. He started his career working for an integrated solutions company focused on supply chain and packaging in the wine industry.  In his four years post-military, he has been very successful and has been promoted multiplies times. In this conversation, we walk through his career path and some of the projects and teams he's led. He also shares his thoughts on specific actions he's taken to be successful and gives some great advice which will be beneficial to both those already working in business, as well as JMOs considering making the transition. He also recommends multiple books: Getting Things Done by David Allen, Grit by Angela Duckwork and Mindset by Carol Dweck. He said all three of those books have been instrumental in helping him in his career. I enjoyed talking to John and think you'll benefit from

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 45 – Want to Learn the Right Way for a JMO to Navigate the Transition?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 45 – Want to Learn the Right Way for a JMO to Navigate the Transition?
    Duration: 34min | 12/03/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 44 – From USMC Supply Officer to a Career in Consulting
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 44 – From USMC Supply Officer to a Career in Consulting
    Duration: 34min | 26/02/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 43 – The Path from Marine Corps Infantry to Robotic Assisted Surgery
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 43 – The Path from Marine Corps Infantry to Robotic Assisted Surgery
    Duration: 30min | 13/02/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 42 – “Never Stop Learning” Key to Transition Success
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 42 – “Never Stop Learning” Key to Transition Success
    Duration: 43min | 29/01/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 41 – Navy Nuclear Power Officer to Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 41 – Navy Nuclear Power Officer to Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Duration: 24min | 08/01/2018
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 40 – 3 Keys to Success as a Managing Consultant
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 40 – 3 Keys to Success as a Managing Consultant
    Duration: 41min | 18/12/2017

    On this episode, I interview Dustin Mackie with Avalution Consulting to learn his 3 Keys to Success as a Managing Consultant. Dustin is a former Army infantry officer who transitioned to Avalution in 2013. He shares what it's like to work at a consulting firm focused on business continuity and mitigating IT disruptions within an organization. He then shares some ideas about what has made him successful thus far in his career and mentions some courses through Coursera (and another) and EdX that he has taken to help him be a better leader. He's also taking a course through Syracuse's Onward 2 Opportunity program. I had a great conversation with Dustin and we discussed a lot of helpful insight regarding his transition and career. If you are interested in learning more about a transition from the military to Corporate America, pick up a copy of PCS to Corporate America from Amazon. If you want to know more about Cameron-Brooks, visit our website here. Enjoy, Pete Van Epps

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 39 – JMO Transition and Career Tips from 18 Years of Experience
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 39 – JMO Transition and Career Tips from 18 Years of Experience
    Duration: 30min | 04/12/2017

    Time flies. Most are familiar with the saying. I have worked for Cameron-Brooks for 18 years now and, as far as I know, there isn't another professional out there meeting with JMOs considering a career transition with more time in the industry than me.  Yet, I still think I just started in this industry and have so much to learn. But even with that in mind, over the years, I have developed a few key JMO transition and career tips to help you on your path. In this podcast episode, Pete Van Epps interviews me about my background, Cameron-Brooks' experience and advice on making the transition, and succeeding in a business career.  While the interview lasts more than 30 minutes, my advice to transitioning officers or former military officers now working in business is pretty simple: Humility.  If you are not humble, life will humble you anyway.  Take time to learn from others and find mentors.  Realize you ALWAYS have a lot to learn. Go hard.  If you have humility, drive, work ethic, and energy to reach e

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 38 – Experience Leading Teams and Technical Projects in Manufacturing
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 38 – Experience Leading Teams and Technical Projects in Manufacturing
    Duration: 36min | 20/11/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 37 – Three Dos and Don’ts for JMOs in Year One of a Business Career
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 37 – Three Dos and Don’ts for JMOs in Year One of a Business Career
    Duration: 36min | 06/11/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 36 – Taking Control of Your Career
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 36 – Taking Control of Your Career
    Duration: 29min | 24/10/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 35 – How to Earn Your MBA While Working and Still Find Work Life Balance
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 35 – How to Earn Your MBA While Working and Still Find Work Life Balance
    Duration: 31min | 09/10/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 34 – Two keys to career progression in the business world
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 34 – Two keys to career progression in the business world
    Duration: 37min | 25/09/2017

    In this episode, I interview Sean Cooke, a Senior Compliance/Audit Engineer for Medtronic. Before transitioning to Corporate America, Sean was a US Army Engineer officer. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from The Catholic University of America and initially transitioned into a Design Assurance Engineer role with Medtronic. In this episode, we focus on overcoming obstacles in your first year of work outside of the military, taking ownership of your professional development and the keys to career progression in the business world. Head over to Cameron-Brooks.com or read PCS to Corporate America for much more information about Cameron-Brooks. Pete Van Epps

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 33 – 6 Steps for a Successful Transition from the Military to Business
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 33 – 6 Steps for a Successful Transition from the Military to Business
    Duration: 29min | 11/09/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 32: Former JMOs use reverse mentorship in their business careers
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 32: Former JMOs use reverse mentorship in their business careers
    Duration: 48min | 31/08/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 31: How Cameron-Brooks helped a former Army officer discover his passion for engineering and a career in manufacturing
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 31: How Cameron-Brooks helped a former Army officer discover his passion for engineering and a career in manufacturing
    Duration: 25min | 14/08/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 30 – Former Marine details sweet transition from JMO to IT project management for Godiva
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 30 – Former Marine details sweet transition from JMO to IT project management for Godiva
    Duration: 40min | 31/07/2017

    David Koch is an IT Project Manager at Godiva.He is a former USMC Communications who made the transition from JMO to a business career in 2013. David is leading multiple high-level projects for Godiva as his company continues to use technology to bring their world famous products to their customers. In this episode, the main thrust of the conversation is how David makes an impact at work by focusing on the people with whom he works, being authentic and leading with leadership. David makes the point that although he did have IT experience when he transitioned to Godiva, the real reason he's been successful thus far is because he recognizes that the most important aspect in any situation is people. We also talk about the advantage he sees in working with other former JMOs. In a future episode, we'll have David and two other former JMOs on to talk about their initiative to bring more military leaders into their organization.  I hope you enjoy David's experience and insight. Pete

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 29 – How to Create Small Successes Early in Your Corporate Career that Lead to Bigger Things
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 29 – How to Create Small Successes Early in Your Corporate Career that Lead to Bigger Things
    Duration: 31min | 18/07/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 28 – Naval Academy Grad and Former Marine Corps Officer gives interview and career tips for JMOs transitioning to Corporate America
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 28 – Naval Academy Grad and Former Marine Corps Officer gives interview and career tips for JMOs transitioning to Corporate America
    Duration: 40min | 05/07/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 27 – How an Air Force Electrical Engineer and JMO Transitioned to a Career in Brand Management and Advertising
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 27 – How an Air Force Electrical Engineer and JMO Transitioned to a Career in Brand Management and Advertising
    Duration: 44min | 19/06/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 26 – Former Army Officer and Engineer Offers Tips for Progression in a Business Career
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 26 – Former Army Officer and Engineer Offers Tips for Progression in a Business Career
    Duration: 40min | 04/06/2017

    Welcome to the Cameron-Brooks Podcast: ABOVE AND BEYOND!  On this episode, I interview Mike McCauley. Mike is an Industrial Engineer at Michelin. He is a former Army Field Artillery Officer who transitioned to Michelin in 2015. Mike shares a ton of great perspective about what he does as an Industrial Engineer and how his military experience has positively impacted his career thus far. He also shares some career progression advice and recommends the book Industries of the Future by Alex Ross. To learn more about transitioning from the military to Corporate America, check out PCS to Corporate America by Roger Cameron. You can find more about Cameron-Brooks here.

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 25 – Former Marine Corps officer recommends 6 steps to take as you establish your new career
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 25 – Former Marine Corps officer recommends 6 steps to take as you establish your new career
    Duration: 33min | 22/05/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 24 – How to Naturally Transition from the Military to Corporate America
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 24 – How to Naturally Transition from the Military to Corporate America
    Duration: 35min | 08/05/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 23 – Former Navy Submariner Says 3 Things Make a Successful Transition to Business
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 23 – Former Navy Submariner Says 3 Things Make a Successful Transition to Business
    Duration: 35min | 25/04/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 22 – How Former Army Artillery Officer Chose New Career Leading Operations for Behavioral Health Group
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 22 – How Former Army Artillery Officer Chose New Career Leading Operations for Behavioral Health Group
    Duration: 35min | 10/04/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 21 – How to Transition from JMO to Logistics Planning at a Wine Company and Teaching at a Top MBA School
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 21 – How to Transition from JMO to Logistics Planning at a Wine Company and Teaching at a Top MBA School
    Duration: 50min | 21/03/2017

    Thanks for listening to the Cameron-Brooks podcast! This week, I had the opportunity to visit with Cameron-Brooks alumni, Tanya Chavez. Tanya works for G3 Enterprises and transitioned from the Air Force through Cameron-Brooks in 2012.  Since that transition, she has earned her MBA at UC Berkely Haas School of Business, led a major enterprise resource planning software implementation at G3, and has been promoted multiple times.  Tanya also currently teaches a business leadership and communications class at Haas. Stay tuned for a great episode as Tanya shares her perspective on everyday leadership, offers advice about bringing your whole self to work and how to take work lessons back home. She also mentions the book The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim. For additional perspective on everyday leadership, I highly recommend the Ted Talk by Drew Dudley on every day leadership.  I watched it this morning and it is really good!   Joel Junker    

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 20 – The Life of an RD Lifecycle Manager [Part 2]
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 20 – The Life of an R&D Lifecycle Manager [Part 2]
    Duration: 27min | 06/03/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast :: Episode 19 – The Life of an RD Lifecycle Manager [Part 1]
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast :: Episode 19 – The Life of an R&D Lifecycle Manager [Part 1]
    Duration: 25min | 20/02/2017

    Thanks for listening to the Cameron-Brooks Podcast! In this episode, I interview Rob Carranza, R&D Lifecycle Manager at Johnson & Johnson. Rob earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a former Air Force Navigator. He gives some really good perspective and our conversation went pretty long, so I broke the conversation in two parts. We will publish Part 2 in the next episode. In Part 1 we discuss using comparative data when making a transition decision, finding balance in and out of work and staying curious. You can read more about Rob's background here. Enjoy! Pete Van Epps

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 18: Former Navy Nuke Says Secret to Success is to Continually Reinvent Yourself
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 18: Former Navy Nuke Says Secret to Success is to Continually Reinvent Yourself
    Duration: 32min | 06/02/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 17: Managing Career Paths in Corporate America
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 17: Managing Career Paths in Corporate America
    Duration: 34min | 23/01/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 16: What Does a Demand Planner Do?
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 16: What Does a Demand Planner Do?
    Duration: 33min | 11/01/2017
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 15: Manufacturing Team Leader to Business Development
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 15: Manufacturing Team Leader to Business Development
    Duration: 29min | 27/12/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 14: How Infantry Company Command Prepared One JMO for a Successful Career in Sales
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 14: How Infantry Company Command Prepared One JMO for a Successful Career in Sales
    Duration: 38min | 12/12/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 13: Being Humble, Assuming Positive Intent and Treating Every Interaction Like It Matters
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast – Episode 13: Being Humble, Assuming Positive Intent and Treating Every Interaction Like It Matters
    Duration: 29min | 28/11/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 12: Keys to a Successful Military to Business Transition and the Value of the Executive MBA
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 12: Keys to a Successful Military to Business Transition and the Value of the Executive MBA
    Duration: 36min | 08/11/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 11: Do Every Job Like It’s the Last One You Will Ever Have: Advice from a Former AF Officer
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 11: Do Every Job Like It’s the Last One You Will Ever Have: Advice from a Former AF Officer
    Duration: 47min | 25/10/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 10: Finding Camaraderie Outside of the Military, Listening to Customers and Having the Long View Over Career Progression
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 10: Finding Camaraderie Outside of the Military, Listening to Customers and Having the Long View Over Career Progression
    Duration: 40min | 10/10/2016

    In this episode, former Naval Submarine Officer, Joel Godfrey, shares his unique perspective on making the transition from the military to leading very large projects as a Senior Consultant at A-P Networks. Joel gives some great insight on: Similarities and differences between leading projects in the military and Corporate America Assimilating into the business world and fostering camaraderie The importance of focusing on customers needs and being a better listener Being patient and taking the long view regarding his career Joel's advice is not only for those considering a transition, but for those who have already made the transition. If you are a military officer considering a transition, I encourage you to visit our website: www.cameron-brooks.com

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 9: The Importance of Being Yourself, Growing Where You’re Planted, and Asking for Help
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 9: The Importance of Being Yourself, Growing Where You’re Planted, and Asking for Help
    Duration: 37min | 26/09/2016

    In this episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast, Ryan Nungesser shares his unique perspective on making the transition from Marine Corps Captain to a career with Boston Scientific. Ryan has been working with Boston Scientific since 2009 and has risen to the role of Production Director, a role in which he leads over 500 people, positively impacting 2 million patients per year. This episode will discuss Ryan's lessons on: Learning how to ask for help The value of being yourself People leadership Finding meaning within your work Ryan has great personal advice for those in the military making a transition and for those already working in business. Enjoy!

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 8: From USMA to Infantry Officer to Iraq to Senior VP of Supply Chain in Switzerland
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 8: From USMA to Infantry Officer to Iraq to Senior VP of Supply Chain in Switzerland
    Duration: 01h05min | 14/09/2016
  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 7: From Air Force F-15 Pilot to Cardiac Rhythm Management Sales Representative
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 7: From Air Force F-15 Pilot to Cardiac Rhythm Management Sales Representative
    Duration: 41min | 18/08/2016

    In this episode of the Cameron-Brooks Podcast, Rudy Chavez, former AF F-15 Pilot and now a Sales Representative with BIOTRONIK, the fastest growing Cardiac Rhythm Management company in the US, tells his story of success. In the episode, Rudy and I talk about: Self-motivation Building trusting relationships How he focuses on self-development The best advice he received, "Give 'em he(ck)." The podcast starts out a little slow, due to my interviewing skills, but improves as it progresses and is full of great advice.  Stick with it.

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 6: Having an action-oriented mentality and balancing work and life
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 6: Having an action-oriented mentality and balancing work and life
    Duration: 36min | 09/08/2016

    Julie Wilson is a former US Army Intelligence Officer who transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2013 and, today, is the Marketing Director at Textron Systems. In her role, she leads the marketing operations of a multi-business military and defense contracting company. Since transitioning from the military, Julie has been extremely successful as a Manager for Business Development and Category Marketing at Cessna Aircraft Company and as a Senior Manager of Business Development at Textron Aviation. In this episode, Julie shares insights on: The value of an action-oriented professional mentality Appreciating the leadership landscape of a company Balancing the complexities of work and personal life

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 5: Building Your Network and Personal Brand and Working Hard
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 5: Building Your Network and Personal Brand and Working Hard
    Duration: 35min | 26/07/2016

    Ross Nussbaum is a former USMC Infantry Officer who transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2013 and, today, is a Territory Manager at Biosense Webster, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Essentially, Ross manages a geographic territory while advising physicians in surgery on the proper use and application of products associated with the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Ross has been incredibly successful and has been promoted multiple times in his 3+ years with Biosense Webster, Inc. In this episode, Ross shares insights on: Surrounding himself with high-performing co-workers and building a professional network Building his personal brand Taking ownership of his professional development Using new sales techniques to drive business

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 4: Get Broad Experience Early, Don’t Compare Yourself to Others and Finding Balance
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 4: Get Broad Experience Early, Don’t Compare Yourself to Others and Finding Balance
    Duration: 23min | 12/07/2016

    This is the second half of the interview with Dave Barbuto, Cameron-Brooks Alumnus, former Army Infantry Officer, and today the Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions at Asurion. In this episode, Dave, who has been promoted 4 times in 11 years, shares: Gaining broad experience early in his career set him up for success. Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. Finding balance by leaving work at a specific time each day and why Asurion does not have a vacation policy for management.

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 3: Establishing Relationships, Delivering Value and Learning from Failure
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 3: Establishing Relationships, Delivering Value and Learning from Failure
    Duration: 28min | 29/06/2016

    Dave Barbuto transitioned through Cameron-Brooks in 2005 and, today, is the VP of Customer Solutions at Asurion.  So, if you have cell phone insurance and you lost or  damaged your phone, or had it stolen, it was Dave's organization that processed your claim and delivered your phone to you the next day.  Incredibly successful in his 10+ years with Asurion, Dave shares insights on: Establishing relationships early in your career Delivering value in everything you do Learning from failure and being vulnerable to share the failure with your team Importance of providing your team members with honest feedback

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 2: Who and What Defines Success, Overcoming Obstacles, and Work Life Balance
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast Episode 2: Who and What Defines Success, Overcoming Obstacles, and Work Life Balance
    Duration: 41min | 14/06/2016

    Beth Gulitus served 10 years as an Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer and transitioned through the Cameron-Brooks program to a Sales position with Johnson & Johnson in 1991.  25 years later, she is still with Johnson & Johnson, where she rose to Regional Sales Director and led a team of sales and marketing professionals, totaling approximately 200 people, responsible for $440 million in sales.  She has hired and mentored numerous successful JMOs in her career.  Beth and her husband David are the parents of two successful children, one that graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and another who also works for Johnson & Johnson.  In this episode Beth shares her insights on: How she balanced being a successful professional and parent. The importance of enjoying life’s journey. Overcoming obstacles or career burnout and helping others do the same. Her definition of success.  Beth made a conscious decision to take step back in her professional career and have less responsibility.  She exp

  • Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 1: Mentors, Relationships, and Getting the Right People in the Right Positions
    Cameron-Brooks Podcast: Episode 1: Mentors, Relationships, and Getting the Right People in the Right Positions
    Duration: 45min | 02/06/2016

    Brad Cantebury is a 2007 United States Naval Academy Graduate who spent 6 years in the Marine Corps before transitioning to business. He is currently a Supplier Technology Manager at United Technologies, and while he has only been out of the military working in business for 3 years, he has a lot share about making an impact early in a career. Topics we cover include: The best career advice Brad received: “You will solve 80% of your problems with getting the right people into the right positions,” and how he does that. The importance of communicating with your boss and not to being afraid to over communicate. How to find a mentor and manage that relationship. You are responsible for taking control of your career. How Procurement is much more than negotiating price and quantity deals with suppliers. Success comes down to building relationships Links to books discussed in the podcast: Sink, Float or Swim:  Sustainable High Performance Doesn't Happen by Chance - It Happens by Choice  The One Thing

  • Introducing the Cameron-Brooks Podcast
    Introducing the Cameron-Brooks Podcast
    Duration: 04min | 26/05/2016

    We are excited to launch the Cameron-Brooks Podcast. For almost 50 years, the Cameron-Brooks Team has partnered with high performing military officers assisting them with transitioning to a successful business career. We have a continuing relationship with a vast majority of our Alumni. Some of our successful Alumni include the CFO of Twitter, Chief Marketing Officer of Tyson Foods, COO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, COO of RJ Reynolds, VP of Supply Chain at a Fortune 500 Medical Device Company, Executive Vice President of Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc. to name just a few. The purpose of the Cameron-Brooks podcast is to draw best practices, lessons learned and career advice from our Alumni and other business partners to assist others in reaching their potential and goals. This podcast will help anyone who has a desire to grow both personally and professionally. While the podcast will mostly be episodes of conversations with Cameron-Brooks Alumni, it will also include book reviews, career advice, intervie

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