Central US Veteran's Conference (VETCON)
The Central US VETCON is pioneering its inaugural annual conference to empower, inspire, and educate servicemembers, veterans and their family members. The conference also serves as a way to connect veterans and family members with like-minded people as well as local resources and information.
So what is this conference all about?

The purpose of this event is to connect the military community with the people, organizations, and resources necessary to smoothly transition into and thrive in the civilian sector.  The conference will cover six pillarsEmpowerment, Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Economic Freedom, and Engagement.

Empowerment

Topics: the benefits of hiring a coach, resiliency, leadership, motivation/inspiration, personal development, health & wellness, self-awareness/reflection, advocacy & awareness, mental health & wellness, etc.

Education

Topics: educational opportunities, education benefits, learning tracks/degree programs, transferring skills into college credit, financial aid, applying to school, continuing education, vocational rehabilitation (voc rehab), licensing & certification, etc.

Employment

Topics: resume writing, interview skills, translating military specialty into civilian skills, veteran friendly employers, GS jobs, Federal Government contractor jobs, career pathways, career profile assessments, etc.

Entrepreneurship

Topics: business plans, business financing, franchising, starting a business, maintaining a business, government contracting, etc.

Economic Freedom

Topics: basics on saving and investing, how to choose a financial counselor/certified financial planner, financial literacy, wealth building, homelessness, credit, budgeting, etc.

Engagement
Topics: community engagement opportunities, speaking opportunities, volunteering, sharing your story, etc.
We're now virtual!!! Enter your name and email to reserve your virtual seat:
Speakers & Presenters
AIRIAL RE'NAL DANDRIDGE
FOUNDER, THE VETERAN WOMAN, LLC
SEAN DOUGLAS
THE SUCCESS CORPS
HENRY H. WASHINGTON, III
MAJOR, US ARMY RETIRED
CAROLYN TOLLIVER-LEE
VETERAN AND MILITARY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT NETWORK
ALEX ANTTILA
FINANCIAL ADVISOR AT
WADDELL & REED
CRYSTAL BRYANT-KEARNS
TRANSITION SERVICES SITE MANAGER AT USO FT. RILEY
EDWARD WUNDER
CONSULTING & COMEDY
STAGE HYPNOTIST
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Airial Re'nal Dandridge​​​​​​ - Founder, The Veteran Woman, LLC

Change and transition can be tough.  I spent almost two years trying to figure out what I wanted to do after I got out of the military.  I thought I was ready.  I had everything together – resume, job lined up, a degree, everything....or so I thought.... What I didn't realize is that I wasn't as quite as emotionally ready as I thought.  My last couple of years in the military were trying.  From being sexually assaulted by my supervisor, to experiencing racial discrimination, to complete breakdown – like I was in a mental institute for 5 days, to major panic attacks and depression – I didn't want to live any more.  I felt hopeless and purposeless.  The adjustment was difficult.  I had been attending therapy for about 2 years  and on meds.  I was back and forth trying to decide what I wanted to do in life.  Every time I went to therapy, I felt as if a scab was constantly being picked.  I felt stuck.  I wanted and needed to move forward past the pain.  I signed up for a discovery call with a life and business coach.  Little did I know, that conversation would change my life.  I was reminded of my strengths, my passion, my purpose.  I was reminded that I wasn't alone.  It was then I decided I wanted to serve others in the same capacity.  I  hit the books and became certified in Solution Focused Coaching, Life Coaching, and Veteran Development.
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