“Remember in traditional mental healthcare the whole purpose of it is to reduce your symptoms…we try to teach people to thrive in their life.”-Ken Falke
“I’ve been through the mental health system on the civilian side, and it feels like McDonald’s.”-Josh Goldberg
Hello everyone, welcome to Episode #29 of the “Spotlight Podcast: Success Stories for Veterans” where it is our job to breakdown and analyze Titans in both the military and civilian communities to discover their tactics, mindset, and systems so that you can apply them to your life, and your transition. Those titans range from NYT best-selling authors to former heads of state, to other divergent thinkers who dominate their field by challenging conventional wisdom.
Today we are interviewing Ken Falke and Josh Goldberg.
I discovered Ken and Josh through their incredible book Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma. Ken, after leaving his bomb disposal unit in the Navy, became a serial entrepreneur and is now the Chairman at the Boulder Crest Foundation.
Josh, on the other hand, comes from the civilian world. After 10 years spent climbing to the top of the corporate ladder, Josh knew he needed to make a change. Josh is now the Executive Director of Boulder Crest Foundation and doing work he wants to continue for the rest of his life.
Both Ken and Josh spend their time working on the Warrior PATHH program to take it nationwide while continuing to develop the Struggle Well Online Training Program. So how do Ken and Josh do it? Listen and find out.
No veteran should feel like civilian life is purgatory. It’s my job to help professionally ambitious post-9/11 veterans avoid entrapment in transition purgatory by challenging the B.S. of Conventional Transition Wisdom.
I challenge the B.S. of Conventional Transition Wisdom by breaking down the mindsets, strategies, and tactics of world-class experts (Titans) to help veterans compress the transition learning curve.
Learning directly from Titans helps veterans escape entrapment by avoiding the costly mistakes encouraged by Conventional Transition Wisdom.