Should CPR Training Be Required in High School?

Should CPR Training Be Required in High School? It’s a good question, and, for at least one school district in the United States, it’s been answered. Check out this recent headline- D.C. Requires CPR Training for High School Graduates. Personally, I think it’s one of the smartest ideas to come out of DC in a long …

Got Ruck?

How many of you out there enjoy rucking for exercise? I’m hoping it’s not just the former military guys that do it. Check out this article about me that just came out recently. I hope it will stoke your fires! This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. …

Nate Morrison…from Spec Ops to Military Fitness Guru

I coach people in high risk/high stress occupations and help them find enjoyable second careers after spending time in uniform. Because of that, I enjoy coming across success stories of folks who hit the ground running after their time downrange. This is the first in a series of profiles I’ll be presenting. I hope it …

Illinois State Ambulance Association Conference Resources

Welcome! This blog post is here for attendees that visited my booth or attended my dinner keynote on Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at the Illinois State Ambulance Association Conference. *If you didn’t attend, but come across this page otherwise, you are still more than welcome to the resources. Click HERE to get a FREE copy …

What Should I Do After Leaving a Life in Uniform?

With my coaching clients I’m often asked this question…what should I do after leaving a life in uniform? It doesn’t matter if you leave for retirement, voluntary separation, an injury, or even a disciplinary proceeding, you still face that question and its ramifications. If you’re wondering what uniform I’m talking about, I’m talking about the …

Parents- Please Don’t Let the EpiPen Price Increase Keep You from Using Them!

I teach a lot of CPR and first aid classes, as part of my Adventure Workshops and locally to raise awareness of the need to be prepared for medical emergencies. I enjoy teaching them, because it’s how I got started speaking professionally. It’s also a way for me to give back, by hoping that someone …

Life After the Uniform- US Military Vets are Fighting Sex Trafficking

Welcome to my series on Life After the Uniform. The goal of this series is to provide options and ideas as the main impetus of my coaching practice is helping men and women in high stress/high risk jobs find fulfilling second careers. I’ve worked some with a human trafficking group called The Exodus Road, but …