119 Dwayne Paro From Military to Business

Dwayne Paro

On today’s episode, Jaime Jay welcomes Dwayne Paro. Dwayne is the founder of Landmark Life Coaching. He is passionate about helping transitioning veterans start their own business. Recently, he branched out and launched Charlie Mike Podcast. Tune in and learn about his fascinating program for veterans!

One thing I stress with the veterans I deal with, other than being focused on translating technical skills, be focused on translating those core strengths you built in the military. Because a lot of those core strengths [beat] the leadership.” -Dwayne Paro

Entrance to the Military

Dwayne Paro From Military to BusinessDwayne signed up for the air force at a young age. His high school graduation was just two weeks over when he joined and served the military for eight years.

After the military, he spent almost 20 years working for the federal government as a contractor in Washington DC. He’s worked with lots of combat veterans since then. That inspired him to start his life coaching business.

Dealing with the Transition

The transition process is not easy. The administration is doing its best to support veterans. But, there isn’t a clear solution yet.

There’s been so many years of war that we’ve dealt with between Iraq and Afghanistan that we’ve got thousands and thousands of veterans in transition.” -Dwayne Paro

Many veterans suffer from mental and physical handicaps. Among the challenges they face are suicide and unemployment. Because of his life coaching practice, Dwayne has had the honor of hearing their stories and working with them.

The Need for More

Dwayne Paro From Military to BusinessEven with 43,000 non-profits backing up, there is still not enough support. According to Dwayne, a lot of the organizations don’t communicate with others. They just do their own thing.

These programs are all amazing. But even with all those out there, they are unaware or they’ve become disenfranchised.” -Dwayne Paro

There are lots of challenges in partnering with the non-profits. And despite how wonderful the programs are, there still exists a need for a better way to support.

Download and listen to today’s episode about Dwayne Paro. Tweet him @dwayneparo, or connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Dwayne know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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