Starting a Leadership Consulting Business

Doug Ward, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Can you believe that Doug Ward served in all the four services? Yes, he did! In today’s episode, we are joined by Doug Ward. He tells us what it was like for him to serve and about his entrepreneurship journey.

If you are planning on exiting the service or you have already made your exit but you have no idea where to begin, this episode is for you.

Listen in and learn.

Key Points of Discussion

  • Doug’s journey in the Army
  • Serving in the four services
  • Exiting the Army
  • Joining the corporate world
  • Jumping into the entrepreneurship wagon

 Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:05] Joining and exiting the Marine Corps

[02:40] How Doug joined the Navy

[04:52] Lessons that Doug learned from transitioning

[05:19] Doug transitioning from the Army

[07:24] What it takes to work as a contractor

[11:07] Lessons Doug learnt from working as a contractor

[13:23] How to make the best out of Linked in as a veteran

[15:26] Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

[19:42] The birth of Anchor Strategies

[20:39] Building a business strategy

[24:40] Digging deeper into Anchor Strategies

[25:31] The five step program

[30:05] Getting in touch with Doug

[30:55] Nuggets of wisdom for veterans seeking to start their businesses

Key Quotes by Doug Ward

  1.  “It doesn’t hurt to help people and it doesn’t hurt to reach out for help.”
  2. “Don’t think it’s a weakness to reach out and talk to people.”
  3. “I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think I could do it.”
  4.  “There’s a lot of people out there you can ask for help, but they’re not going to help you if you don’t ask.”
  5. “Don’t ask for something from somebody the first time you make contact with them.”

About Our Guest Doug Ward

Douglas Ward is a retired military veteran of over 24 years. During his time in the military he held numerous leadership positions to include instructor and manager of 500 personnel to Troop Chief of a hand selected group of special communicators tasked with supporting and deploying into austere environments with Special Operations Forces. Upon retirement I supported numerous government agencies as a subject matter expert in non-standard communications and as a business development executive. Realizing that he wanted to make a bigger impact, Douglas founded Anchor Strategies to help companies build winning teams by focusing on their Vision with Purpose and Impact.

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1 Comment

  1. Henri White on December 16, 2019 at 3:33 PM

    Good stuff Doug. So many organizations and separating veterans will benefit from your knowledge and experience.

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