Speaker: Coach Larry

Save the Date | Vets4Vets

Who: Veterans

When: Jan. 12th

What: Vets4Vets Quarterly Gathering of Veterans, a free event for Veterans

Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Reminder this event is 100% FREE

For the current Information Blast, click here |To reserve an Exhibitor’s table, click here.

Please reach out to me if I can answer any questions for you.

-Bruce Thompson, Executive Director of Vets4Vets Jax

Bruce Thompson

Marine Corps veteran and veteran advocate. Supervised and oversaw personnel ranging from 1 to over 300, managed multiple programs that required a Department of Defense security clearance, project manager for projects ranging from 1 day small projects to large-scale projects that realigned an organizations structure and many in between. DoD Secret security clearance valid until Feb 2021.

As an employment workshop facilitator, I teach students on how to translate their military talent, experiences, and skills into civilian terms, conduct job searches, resume development and writing, networking, interviews, salary negotiation, and more. Each workshop is 3 days (24 hours) in length with 30-50 students. 

Conduct interviews (phone and Skype) to find facilitators to deliver the employment workshops in line with all of the government’s requirements. Review resumes and cover letters to see the applicant’s experiences and writing skills. Give my recommendations straight to the Regional Program Manager and Program Director.

Attend area networking events, association, and city meetings to assist transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses find resources, employment, and educational opportunities.

Veterati mentor for veterans where I assist mentee’s in developing skills, find training opportunities and find employment. I reassure them that they are on the right track or help get them back on the right course. I am an honest mentor that is known for being blunt when required. Not the everything is the perfect candidate. 

Participate in local community service programs and serve as the Training & Development Manager for The Mission Continues 1st Platoon. Work with Non-Profit organizations to blend resources to make the biggest impact we can on the local community. Teamwork, compassion, and a devotion to giving back to our local communities are the trademarks of these organizations and I am proud to continue to serve in this new manner.

Coach Larry | SCARF

Coach Larry | SCARF

 
 
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Listen to how we can use Neuroscience to build better relationships at work.

Coach Larry | Giving Feedback Upwards

Coach Larry | Giving Feedback Upwards
Coach Larry

 
 
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Giving feedback to your manager can be challenging, but is necessary. Here are three tips for giving feedback up.

Coach Larry | Lack of Presence, a Silent Killer

Coach Larry | Lack of Presence, a Silent Killer
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Yes, we are all very important people and have very important things going on. But, we need to give people the full attention they deserve. How do you do that? Try these 3 things…

Coach Larry | Motivating Millennials

Coach Larry | Motivating Millennials
Coach Larry

 
 
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“MILLENNIALS, THEY’RE JUST HORRIBLE!” is how a manager described her experience in working with them. Millennials want good leadership, is that too much to ask? Here are 3 tips for managing millennials.

Coach Larry | Executive Presence (or lack thereof)

Coach Larry | Executive Presence (or lack thereof)
Coach Larry

 
 
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People think that executive presence is a quality you are born with. But presence can be developed. Start improving your executive presence by STOPPING these poor behaviors. Here are three things leaders do that diminishes the executive presence.

Coach Larry’s Mailbag | My employee is terrible! All they do is spend time on the internet!

Coach Larry’s Mailbag | My employee is terrible! All they do is spend time on the internet!
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This week from Coach Larry’s mailbag: “My employee is terrible! All they do is spend time on the internet!” Listen in on how Coach Larry guides this perturbed person on how to handle this situation.

Coach Larry | Dealing with Defensive People

Coach Larry | Dealing with Defensive People
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Coach Larry has got 3 tips on how to deal with defensive people during feedback sessions.

Coach Larry | Time Management

Coach Larry | Time Management
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Coach Larry has 3 tips for you to get those tasks completed by your deadline! Time management has never been easier.

Coach Larry | 3 Step Career Conversations

Coach Larry | 3 Step Career Conversations
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One of the best ways to retain and engage your employees is to help them identify their dream role and a plan for achieving it. Follow this 3 step career conversations process created by Russ Laraway while at Google. He and Kim Scott are co-founders of Candor Inc.