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The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.

Latest Episodes

Katelyn Tinsley

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Katelyn Tinsley of Homefront Room Revival. Katelyn Tinsley is an Air Force veteran and the founder of Homefront Room Revival. This nonprofit was created to help enhance the military life cycle by creating home comfort. Katelyn is also a military spouse at Seymour Johnson AFB. She was awarded the AFI Air Force Spouse of the Year in 2019. Homefront Room Revival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to provide military families with creative outlets to improve resiliency and enrich the military life cycle. In this episode, Katelyn talks about the purpose and mission of their organization and how they built a community of volunteers. Highlights: [02:27] Katelyn's background and how she started her organization [04:05] Dec’ the Deployment Program [06:55] Importance of having a presence on base [09:30] Building a community of volunteers and showing appreciation [12:20] The reason she created the organization [13:00] How Katelyn got key leadership spouses to support her Quote: [11:20] “ . . . it’s the sisterhood, the brotherhood, and camaraderie that comes out of the studio and out of the collaboration of the projects . . . ” Links: Homefront Room Revival Homefront Room Revival on Facebook Homefront Room Revival on Instagram Email Address:kate@homefrontroomrevival.org

19 MIN1 w ago
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Katelyn Tinsley

Lacey Langford

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Lacey Langford of The Military Money Show. Lacey Langford is a U.S. Air Force veteran, military spouse, financial coach, speaker, and writer. Lacey is an accredited financial counselor with over 15 years of experience in financial planning, counseling, and coaching. Lacey is also the military money expert and the founder ofLaceyLangford.com, a personal finance blog specializing in the unique world of the U.S. military. She is the creator and host of “The Military Money Show,” a podcast dedicated to helping the military community with personal finance. In this episode, Lacey shared how her interest and passion for personal finance developed, how she got frustrated and felt like she has lost her identity, and how she saves time and plans ahead. Highlights: [02:24] Why Lacey started her business [03:13] On feeling like losing her own identity as a military spouse [04:49] On figuring out her business and learning to blog and podcast [05:53] The importance of saving time and planning ahead [09:00] The process of setting goals [18:35] On creating strategic partnerships Quote: [07: 35] "To get it in your budget, you need to get in their budget." Link: Airtable Profile: Lacey's website Military Money Show by Lacey Langford Lacey on Twitter

24 MIN3 w ago
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Lacey Langford

Becky Hoy

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Becky Hoy of Brave Crate. Becky Hoy is an Army spouse and the founder of Brave Crate. She believes that deployment is one of the best things that has ever happened for the growth of her marriage and her own personal development. Brave Crate is a deployment care package for military spouses. In this episode, Becky shared the top 3 apps that has helped her run and organize her business. She also shares how others can use the apps effectively. Highlights: [03:44] Creating systems and being efficient and productive [04:21] How she got the idea for Brave Crate [05:30] What the packages contain [07:15] Apps that can help you run your business and stay organized [08:00] On Asana, a project management and task scheduling app [10:44] On RescueTime, a time management software that helps you figure out where you are spending time on the Internet [13:11] On Toggl, a productivity tool and simple time tracker with powerful reports [15:10] On Planoly, an app that can help users manage, plan, and schedule Instagram posts from their computers and mobile phones [18:00] Platforms that provide analytics [20:52] On Tiktok, a social media app that lets you watch, create, and share videos Quote: [08:50] "And I think the real gold in Asana, Trello, or any of the project management tool really is being able to pseudo-automate your tasks." Links: Asana Trello RescueTime Toggl Planoly Stories edit Coschedule Later Hootsuite Facebook for Creators Canva Tiktok Profile: Brave Crates Brave Crate on Facebook Brave Crate on Instagram

29 MINJAN 15
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Becky Hoy

Adam Bird

Drop and Give Me 20 is in it's 4th season! Today, I am very excited to be joined by Adam Bird. Adam is an Army veteran of 9 years and now an entrepreneur. He started his company, Heroes Media Group, about 4 years ago. Heroes Media Group (HMG) is a digital media, branding and publishing platform committed to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. HMG is dedicated to providing education, entertainment, and empowerment to active duty service members, veterans, firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, educators, medical professionals, and the clergy. Highlights: [02:54] On starting podcasting and making a book [04:45] On meeting new people at events [05:37] On feeling reserved and being in the army [08:59] Tips to those people who might be introverted [14:05] Veteran community versus the military spouse community on entrepreneurship [18:35] On not being afraid to ask for help [19:20] On worrying about the business and not worrying about other things [22:00] Determining people who should be in your network [26:29] On growing your business through LinkedIn Quote: [05:13] "When you go to an event, step out of your box and get to know as many people as you possibly can. It's not always what you know but who you know.” Links: Heroes Media Group LinkedIn Adam on LinkedIn Adam on Facebook Adam on Instagram

31 MINJAN 1
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Adam Bird

Jessica Bertsch

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 3, Lindsey invited Jessica Bertsch, founder of Powerhouse Planning. Jessica gave us updates on what's going on with her business right now. You will also hear some messages from people she has made an impact on. Highlights: [02:06] What's new with Jessica [03:18] The testament to being a business owner [04:56] The other element for this podcast [05:30] First letter for Jessica [07:13] Who Randy is [07:59] Second letter for Jessica [08:27] The top 10 things that the messenger love about Jessica [12:03] Third letter for Jessica Quote: "Non-profit certainly need help." Links: 014: Powerhouse Planning Powerhouse Planning

17 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Jessica Bertsch

Elizabeth Boardman

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 3, Lindsey invited Elizabeth Boardman, the Chief Dreamer and founder of The Milspo Project. Elizabeth gave us some updates on what's going with her business since the last time we spoke to her. You will also hear messages from people she made an impact on. Highlights: [01:00] The tendency to not hear feedback when working alone and not having someone to report to [03:33] What's new with The Milspo Project [04:11] What The Milspo Project is [06:50] Redefining their mission [09:45] First letter for Elizabeth [12:45] On navigating fundraising [14:10] Second letter for Elizabeth [17:00] Stepping back and working on things when running a business Quote: "Elizabeth owns everything she does and doesn't do. That doesn't mean that every interaction is perfect and every decision is the exact right one. And I'd always, every time, rather work for someone who owns up to mistakes and loses and not just wins." Links: 001: The Milspo Project Milspo Project Milspo Project on Facebook Milspo Project Membership

21 MIN2019 APR 15
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Elizabeth Boardman

Kathy Stoddard Torrey

In this episode, Lindsey's guest is Kathy Stoddard Torrey. In today’s show, you’ll hear about Kathy's life now, the people who are always there to support her, and letters from her loved ones. Topics: [02:30] What Kathy has been up to [05:41] On whether or not she’s still taking clients [07:50] The people who are always there to support to her [11:43] Letter from her youngest son [14:08] Letter from her friend [17:44] Letter from her sister [25:42] Lindsey's failure with employees [31:33] How to connect with Kathy Quote: "I couldn't just toss everything over to somebody." Links: Ep 010: Tapfer Consulting Kathy on Facebook Kathy on Instagram Kathy on LinkedIn Kathy's website

33 MIN2019 APR 1
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Kathy Stoddard Torrey

Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20Season 3,Lindsey's guest is Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney. Claire has been a guest in season 1 of the podcast. She is the founder of Fleur de Lis Fitness. Lindsey read letters from Claire's loved ones and Claire shared her thoughts on them. Highlights: [2:36] What is new with Claire and Fleur de Lis Fitness [4:43] The first letter for Claire [6:02] Claire’s sister's response to Lindsey's question [7:18] Third letter for Claire [9:16] Claire's thoughts on the emails [9:48] How Lindsey and Claire met [10:34] Lindsey's two cents for Claire [13:02] Purpose of season 3 Quote: "Successful entrepreneurs only sight failure as one of their most stabilising steps on the path to success." Link: 013: FLEUR DE LIS FITNESS Fleur de Lis Fitness

21 MIN2019 MAR 15
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Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

Katie Christy

In this first episode of Drop and Give Me 20Season 3, Lindsey visits with Katie Christy. Katie was a guest in Season 1 of Drop and Give Me 20. Katie hears how she has made an impact on those around her, listen as Lindsey reads these letters! Highlights: [03:44] The reason Katie wasn't able to continue her business [07:33] Katie's mom shares how her daughter has inspired those around her [11:09] Josh's replies to Lindsey, but Lindsey screws this up [14:28] Abi's words of reflection about Katie [17:55] Tips to listeners Quote: "It's so easy for us to shy away from our natural strengths because they come naturally to us, right? We think everyone's good at because we're good at them. And so I think one of the things that we really deny ourselves is that ability to accept praise to refill that tank..." -Katie Christy Link: 006: [MINI-SERIES] ACTIVATE YOUR TALENT with Katie Christy

23 MIN2019 MAR 1
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Katie Christy

043: Authenticity

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey interviewed Dan Dwyer, the founder of Vet2BizLife, andAmy Uptgraft, a playwright who wrote the play "I Will Wait" and the founder/artistic director of The Veteran's Spouse Project. Dan Dwyer is a U.S. Army Veteran of 22 years, a husband, father, leadership coach and veteran entrepreneur. Dan's Vet2BizLife Podcast is dedicated to the boots to the business advancement of all veteran entrepreneurs. Amy is a proud military spouse. Her husband, LTC Jamie Uptgraft is the commander of 1-501 INF (ABN) out of JBER, AK and is currently deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support. Amy is actively involved in various Army volunteer organizations.Amy's play focused on stories of veteran spouses across generations. She aims to give voice to the experiences of military spouses across the generations using music, drama, dance, and expressive arts. Important topics they discuss: [01:48] Who Dan is and the kind of busi...

21 MIN2018 NOV 15
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043: Authenticity

Latest Episodes

Katelyn Tinsley

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Katelyn Tinsley of Homefront Room Revival. Katelyn Tinsley is an Air Force veteran and the founder of Homefront Room Revival. This nonprofit was created to help enhance the military life cycle by creating home comfort. Katelyn is also a military spouse at Seymour Johnson AFB. She was awarded the AFI Air Force Spouse of the Year in 2019. Homefront Room Revival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to provide military families with creative outlets to improve resiliency and enrich the military life cycle. In this episode, Katelyn talks about the purpose and mission of their organization and how they built a community of volunteers. Highlights: [02:27] Katelyn's background and how she started her organization [04:05] Dec’ the Deployment Program [06:55] Importance of having a presence on base [09:30] Building a community of volunteers and showing appreciation [12:20] The reason she created the organization [13:00] How Katelyn got key leadership spouses to support her Quote: [11:20] “ . . . it’s the sisterhood, the brotherhood, and camaraderie that comes out of the studio and out of the collaboration of the projects . . . ” Links: Homefront Room Revival Homefront Room Revival on Facebook Homefront Room Revival on Instagram Email Address:kate@homefrontroomrevival.org

19 MIN1 w ago
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Katelyn Tinsley

Lacey Langford

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Lacey Langford of The Military Money Show. Lacey Langford is a U.S. Air Force veteran, military spouse, financial coach, speaker, and writer. Lacey is an accredited financial counselor with over 15 years of experience in financial planning, counseling, and coaching. Lacey is also the military money expert and the founder ofLaceyLangford.com, a personal finance blog specializing in the unique world of the U.S. military. She is the creator and host of “The Military Money Show,” a podcast dedicated to helping the military community with personal finance. In this episode, Lacey shared how her interest and passion for personal finance developed, how she got frustrated and felt like she has lost her identity, and how she saves time and plans ahead. Highlights: [02:24] Why Lacey started her business [03:13] On feeling like losing her own identity as a military spouse [04:49] On figuring out her business and learning to blog and podcast [05:53] The importance of saving time and planning ahead [09:00] The process of setting goals [18:35] On creating strategic partnerships Quote: [07: 35] "To get it in your budget, you need to get in their budget." Link: Airtable Profile: Lacey's website Military Money Show by Lacey Langford Lacey on Twitter

24 MIN3 w ago
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Lacey Langford

Becky Hoy

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 4, Lindsey interviews Becky Hoy of Brave Crate. Becky Hoy is an Army spouse and the founder of Brave Crate. She believes that deployment is one of the best things that has ever happened for the growth of her marriage and her own personal development. Brave Crate is a deployment care package for military spouses. In this episode, Becky shared the top 3 apps that has helped her run and organize her business. She also shares how others can use the apps effectively. Highlights: [03:44] Creating systems and being efficient and productive [04:21] How she got the idea for Brave Crate [05:30] What the packages contain [07:15] Apps that can help you run your business and stay organized [08:00] On Asana, a project management and task scheduling app [10:44] On RescueTime, a time management software that helps you figure out where you are spending time on the Internet [13:11] On Toggl, a productivity tool and simple time tracker with powerful reports [15:10] On Planoly, an app that can help users manage, plan, and schedule Instagram posts from their computers and mobile phones [18:00] Platforms that provide analytics [20:52] On Tiktok, a social media app that lets you watch, create, and share videos Quote: [08:50] "And I think the real gold in Asana, Trello, or any of the project management tool really is being able to pseudo-automate your tasks." Links: Asana Trello RescueTime Toggl Planoly Stories edit Coschedule Later Hootsuite Facebook for Creators Canva Tiktok Profile: Brave Crates Brave Crate on Facebook Brave Crate on Instagram

29 MINJAN 15
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Becky Hoy

Adam Bird

Drop and Give Me 20 is in it's 4th season! Today, I am very excited to be joined by Adam Bird. Adam is an Army veteran of 9 years and now an entrepreneur. He started his company, Heroes Media Group, about 4 years ago. Heroes Media Group (HMG) is a digital media, branding and publishing platform committed to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. HMG is dedicated to providing education, entertainment, and empowerment to active duty service members, veterans, firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, educators, medical professionals, and the clergy. Highlights: [02:54] On starting podcasting and making a book [04:45] On meeting new people at events [05:37] On feeling reserved and being in the army [08:59] Tips to those people who might be introverted [14:05] Veteran community versus the military spouse community on entrepreneurship [18:35] On not being afraid to ask for help [19:20] On worrying about the business and not worrying about other things [22:00] Determining people who should be in your network [26:29] On growing your business through LinkedIn Quote: [05:13] "When you go to an event, step out of your box and get to know as many people as you possibly can. It's not always what you know but who you know.” Links: Heroes Media Group LinkedIn Adam on LinkedIn Adam on Facebook Adam on Instagram

31 MINJAN 1
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Adam Bird

Jessica Bertsch

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 3, Lindsey invited Jessica Bertsch, founder of Powerhouse Planning. Jessica gave us updates on what's going on with her business right now. You will also hear some messages from people she has made an impact on. Highlights: [02:06] What's new with Jessica [03:18] The testament to being a business owner [04:56] The other element for this podcast [05:30] First letter for Jessica [07:13] Who Randy is [07:59] Second letter for Jessica [08:27] The top 10 things that the messenger love about Jessica [12:03] Third letter for Jessica Quote: "Non-profit certainly need help." Links: 014: Powerhouse Planning Powerhouse Planning

17 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Jessica Bertsch

Elizabeth Boardman

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20 Season 3, Lindsey invited Elizabeth Boardman, the Chief Dreamer and founder of The Milspo Project. Elizabeth gave us some updates on what's going with her business since the last time we spoke to her. You will also hear messages from people she made an impact on. Highlights: [01:00] The tendency to not hear feedback when working alone and not having someone to report to [03:33] What's new with The Milspo Project [04:11] What The Milspo Project is [06:50] Redefining their mission [09:45] First letter for Elizabeth [12:45] On navigating fundraising [14:10] Second letter for Elizabeth [17:00] Stepping back and working on things when running a business Quote: "Elizabeth owns everything she does and doesn't do. That doesn't mean that every interaction is perfect and every decision is the exact right one. And I'd always, every time, rather work for someone who owns up to mistakes and loses and not just wins." Links: 001: The Milspo Project Milspo Project Milspo Project on Facebook Milspo Project Membership

21 MIN2019 APR 15
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Elizabeth Boardman

Kathy Stoddard Torrey

In this episode, Lindsey's guest is Kathy Stoddard Torrey. In today’s show, you’ll hear about Kathy's life now, the people who are always there to support her, and letters from her loved ones. Topics: [02:30] What Kathy has been up to [05:41] On whether or not she’s still taking clients [07:50] The people who are always there to support to her [11:43] Letter from her youngest son [14:08] Letter from her friend [17:44] Letter from her sister [25:42] Lindsey's failure with employees [31:33] How to connect with Kathy Quote: "I couldn't just toss everything over to somebody." Links: Ep 010: Tapfer Consulting Kathy on Facebook Kathy on Instagram Kathy on LinkedIn Kathy's website

33 MIN2019 APR 1
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Kathy Stoddard Torrey

Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20Season 3,Lindsey's guest is Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney. Claire has been a guest in season 1 of the podcast. She is the founder of Fleur de Lis Fitness. Lindsey read letters from Claire's loved ones and Claire shared her thoughts on them. Highlights: [2:36] What is new with Claire and Fleur de Lis Fitness [4:43] The first letter for Claire [6:02] Claire’s sister's response to Lindsey's question [7:18] Third letter for Claire [9:16] Claire's thoughts on the emails [9:48] How Lindsey and Claire met [10:34] Lindsey's two cents for Claire [13:02] Purpose of season 3 Quote: "Successful entrepreneurs only sight failure as one of their most stabilising steps on the path to success." Link: 013: FLEUR DE LIS FITNESS Fleur de Lis Fitness

21 MIN2019 MAR 15
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Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

Katie Christy

In this first episode of Drop and Give Me 20Season 3, Lindsey visits with Katie Christy. Katie was a guest in Season 1 of Drop and Give Me 20. Katie hears how she has made an impact on those around her, listen as Lindsey reads these letters! Highlights: [03:44] The reason Katie wasn't able to continue her business [07:33] Katie's mom shares how her daughter has inspired those around her [11:09] Josh's replies to Lindsey, but Lindsey screws this up [14:28] Abi's words of reflection about Katie [17:55] Tips to listeners Quote: "It's so easy for us to shy away from our natural strengths because they come naturally to us, right? We think everyone's good at because we're good at them. And so I think one of the things that we really deny ourselves is that ability to accept praise to refill that tank..." -Katie Christy Link: 006: [MINI-SERIES] ACTIVATE YOUR TALENT with Katie Christy

23 MIN2019 MAR 1
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Katie Christy

043: Authenticity

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey interviewed Dan Dwyer, the founder of Vet2BizLife, andAmy Uptgraft, a playwright who wrote the play "I Will Wait" and the founder/artistic director of The Veteran's Spouse Project. Dan Dwyer is a U.S. Army Veteran of 22 years, a husband, father, leadership coach and veteran entrepreneur. Dan's Vet2BizLife Podcast is dedicated to the boots to the business advancement of all veteran entrepreneurs. Amy is a proud military spouse. Her husband, LTC Jamie Uptgraft is the commander of 1-501 INF (ABN) out of JBER, AK and is currently deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support. Amy is actively involved in various Army volunteer organizations.Amy's play focused on stories of veteran spouses across generations. She aims to give voice to the experiences of military spouses across the generations using music, drama, dance, and expressive arts. Important topics they discuss: [01:48] Who Dan is and the kind of busi...

21 MIN2018 NOV 15
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043: Authenticity
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