Switching careers is hard. Transitioning from the military is life-altering.
Veterans moving to the civilian world are juggling a lot through the transition process..
From personal worries: How are my family and I going to handle this change?…To professional challenges: “The military is the only professional job I’ve ever had!”
Everything seems new.
Even the way you tell time is different. 🕰
There’s also a steep learning curve when it comes to personal finances. For the first time, veterans are having to pay for – or are just trying to understand – taxable income, cost of living, medical insurance, retirement planning, workplace benefits…the list goes on.
There’s a reason they say it takes years to fully transition.
I know these challenges first-hand because I’ve lived them. After I ETS’ed from Ft. Carson, I attended business school at Notre Dame 🍀 for two years, thinking grad school would help me figure all this stuff out..It didn’t.
I showed up to my first “real job” in the consulting industry and “shock and awe” took on a whole new meaning. After a couple years, I decided I needed a change.
What I really wanted to do was to work with vets to help bring clarity out of confusion and to reach their full potential as a newborn civilian. The unfortunate truth is that the root cause of most angst and worry during this time frame is all-to-often money. 💰
That’s why I created my Transition With Confidence System. I’ve battle-tested this process with my veteran clients, reflected on my own experience, and studied how vets can truly channel the power of wealth.
Using some of my own hard-learned lessons, industry expertise, and top-level software/resources, I’ve been helping veterans not just “change jobs,” but accelerate through their transition toward the civilian life they’ve envisioned for years.
Interested in learning more? Feel free to leave me a message on LinkedIn, email me at Daniel.Kraak@Thrivent.com, or grab a spot on my calendar in the Featured section.