As a transitioning SGM with over 20 years of service I knew I would be required to acclimate to an entire different culture. THF was there to highlight areas of transition into the private sector that simply never occurred to me. I now have a better understanding of how to stand out in the private sector than I ever did before.
THF is an amazing opportunity and a generous gift to the SOF Community. All leaders, administrators, guests and volunteers were top notch and helped greatly in this critical time of transition. I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience and would recommend The Honor Foundation to any transitioning SOF veteran regardless of age, rank or time served.
The Honor Foundation was a thoroughly enjoyable and eye opening experience. While I enjoyed finding my WHY statement, I found the mock interviews and networking experiences to be the highlight. Hearing both veteran and non-veteran stories and insights about employment and life have enriched my journey. Trust the process!
At first, The Honor Foundation seemed like a daunting endeavor. Balancing three months of intensive work with my full-time job was no small ask. However, I knew I was lost in my transition, and chose to make the commitment. Looking back, I’m incredibly grateful that I did.
THF’s approach resonated deeply with me. Starting with why, they delved into the core of our motivations, helping us understand our true purpose as individuals, not just operators or employees. This insight directed us toward finding fulfilling career pathways.
I wholeheartedly recommend The Honor Foundation to any of my fellow Special Operations Forces (SOF) who may be struggling to find their next “mountain to climb”. Let THF be your guide, embrace the process, put in the work, and you’re guaranteed to come out in a better place than you started.
The THF virtual program came to me at the perfect time, just as I was starting to feel overwhelmed with a pending retirement. The program covered everything I needed, in just the right amount, to help me move through re-thinking my “why,” encourage me to create a process of outreach/networking, and help reinforce my belief that I’ll be able to find a mission with impact outside of the military. The THF team is phenomenal and I can’t thank the staff, volunteers, and my classmates enough.
This transition course has been life changing and I feel armed with the skills to tackle the next chapter. I personally enjoyed the mock interviews as well as all the networking events which have helped me get to my 5 meter target. I still don’t know what I want to do but I now understand what I skills I need to apply to land me the dream job.
Of the dozens of perks that comes with joining The Honor Foundation, one main thing I want to highlight is the absolutely outstanding people you will meet through the program. The staff, coaches, speakers, volunteers, other alumni, and other cohort fellows are some of the most amazing people I have had the pleasure of working with. Trust the process and they will help you change your life.
My journey as a fellow with Class 72 of the Honor Foundation was an immersion into an elite realm, characterized by peerless leadership and exemplary standards. This transformative fellowship rewired my potential, shattered my previous perceptions of limitations, and bestowed me with a unique competitive advantage. It equipped me with unassailable resilience, amplified my confidence, and fortified a purpose-driven approach that will shape my path ahead.
The Honor Foundation opened my mind to a new perspective on my value to the workforce. I started the cohort with the mindset that I knew what I wanted to do; then I learned about myself and my skills. That insight allows you to move away from your comfort zone and find that next career in areas you never expect.
Had a great experience as part of The Honor Foundation process. Having been in the Navy nearly 30 years THF enlightened me to the opportunities that are availability on the civilian side of life and how our skills and leadership easily translate. The mentoring, resume/ LinkedIn training and exposure to industry experts are second to none and prepare you better than any TAP class. If you have the chance to attend, take it!
The skills provided by THF to help determine my future are truly remarkable. I have never taken a course that was more geared to help and support my future. As a 20 year veteran, I have only truly know the Air Force way of life and thought my next step in life was just to take another government position. THF proved the infinite choices that are out there for veterans. I am now excited about my future, especially knowing that I can still support the warfighter via other avenues!
The Honor Foundation took the transition process from an activity that makes people feel isolated and confused to one that is full of hope and possibilities. By creating a team of people and encouraging them to explore their why and future opportunities the Honor Foundation gave me a strong foundation to prepare myself and my family for retirement after 25 years in the Army. Most importantly, I have made lasting relationships with like-minded transitioning Service Members that I can count on and can count on me for assistance in the future. Thanks for making transition a team event!
As a proud alumnus of The Honor Foundation, I can say with absolute certainty that this organization changed my life. When I began my military transition process, I was unsure of what direction to start walking and how I would know I was being successful. The Honor Foundation provided the roadmap and signage to make sure my journey was my own and that I planned with my “why” in mind. Mine is to deliver ambitious energy and navigate uncertainty with conviction to inspire confidence and success!
Through the guidance of my executive coach, Holly Teska, I was able to delve deep and uncover what truly motivates me. Her steady hand in a chaotic time was invaluable, and I cannot thank her enough for all that she did for me during my time at The Honor Foundation.
But it wasn’t just Holly who made a difference in my journey. The tribe of alumni that I formed bonds with beyond the classroom was just as important. These were individuals who understood my struggles and supported me every step of the way. We may have come from different corners of the SOF enterprise, but our shared experiences brought us together in a way that I never thought possible.
Thanks to The Honor Foundation, I found my “why” and discovered a newfound sense of purpose and direction in my life. I am forever grateful for this organization and the incredible people who make it possible. If you’re a SOF veteran struggling to find your place in the civilian world, I cannot recommend The Honor Foundation enough. It truly changed my life for the better, and I know it can do the same for you.
What an amazing experience, everything about The Honor Program was top notch. As transitioning service members we are all figuring out not only our next step, but ourselves. The first phase of the program, discovering strengths and our why was crucial in discovering ourselves and the next step. Thank you for everything, I truly enjoyed this course.
Before attending THF I had no idea what I wanted to do after the military. I had a few vague ideas but nothing was concrete. I didn’t know how my skills and preferences would transfer to the private sector or what type of roles I would bring value to. Even if I did figure out what to do, I had no idea how to get there. THF taught me about my natural skills and preferences, gave me the tools to market myself and become a competitive candidate, and the exposure to opportunities I never would have had without the program. THF was a truly life-changing experience for myself and my family.
No doubt in my mind, that if I choose to walk away from government work, that I will be successful in civilian life. Our Treks confirmed, through meeting a wide variety of the civilian sector, that, they want and need our type of leadership, initiative, critical thinking, and resiliency in their workplace. I am humbled and honored to have learned so much about myself, my fellow cohort members, and what is possible in the future!
Before I got into the Honor Foundation my transition was the biggest stressor in my life for me and my family. Thanks to the The Honor Foundation I am well prepared for my transition into the private sector my waypoint is keyed in. I can climb the mountain so that my family can soar. To the Honor Foundation Staff, Sean, and Monika thank you for everything you are doing for us. I look forward to paying it forward as well.
Great program! Well thought out in a way that makes you dive deep into yourself and discover what you want in your next life.
After my career in the military, I embarked on a daunting transition journey into the civilian world that quickly eroded my self-identity and life purpose. Figuratively speaking, I was patrolling in unfamiliar territory without a map or compass at night, relying solely on my grit and intuition. After nine months out of the military, I needed a quick-reaction force, and that’s where THF stepped in and gave me those tools. This opportunity will not disappoint, and if you’re on the fence, I highly encourage you to take the plunge toward becoming the best version of yourself. My sincerest thanks to the incredible staff, coaches, and mentors at THF. I am forever grateful and will always reflect on the value of this transformative program!
I came into this program absolutely fired up already! It did not disappoint in any way! The amount of absolutely amazing people that I have met, both personally and professionally cannot be overstated!
The Fellowship has allowed me to develop a professional resume and LinkedIn profile, discover my WHY, leverage my Strengths in mock interviews, network via THF Cups of Coffee and multi-day treks, and be appointed an experienced Coach. Janie, Ashley, and Stephanie are top-notch facilitators providing world-class guest speakers. The Honor Foundation is the requisite executive fellowship preparatory transition program for all Special Operation Forces. THANK YOU!
Couldn’t recommend a better class to prepare you for the next chapter in life. The staff within The Honor Foundation guide you through 12 weeks of pure soul searching and fine tuning. I’m humbled and honored to be a THF Alumni!
Before starting The Honor Foundation I had no direction going into my transition from the Army. Now after three months of focused classes and one on one coaching sessions I have found a path to achieve my purpose. Build a network and trust the process.
I had an amazing experience with THF. The staff and coaches were first rate, offering me helpful transition and personal insight. I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I want for my family and I after I take off the uniform. I plan to continue building the personal and professional network I started at THF and I look forward to giving back n the future.
The Honor Foundation provides a critical service to our transitioning Special Operations Servicemembers. The instruction and assistance provided helped me feel 100% prepared to transition out of the Army. Not only did it put my mind at ease for a major life pivot, it gave me the tools I needed to be successful in the civilian world. Because of The Honor Foundation, I am completely confident in my skills and my ability to find success outside of the Army. This program is exactly what our transitioning Special Operations Servicemembers need and I can’t recommend it enough.
The Honor Foundation provided me with something that cannot be measured in dollars and cents. This organization clearly does more with less considering the incredible network, quality of instruction/instructors, and genuine desire to catapult talented transitioning veterans into the workforce. Honored to help all future THF alumnus any way I can.
THF is an incredible program that helped we work through the ‘mission analysis’ and ‘target development’ when considering what to do next after 32 years of service. They assembled an absolute world class team to help guide you through the process and it’s helped by joining a COHORT of fellow teammates who are in the same process. Again, an incredible program, would (and have) highly recommend!
After 20 years in the Navy, THF filled my cup and has expanded my aperture and given me a newfound excitement for my next chapter. THF provided me with so many experiences, resources, and tools that I had never been exposed to in my career. From identifying my strengths, polishing success stories from my past, interview night, local Trek, and an incredible Trek to Boston, my experience in the 12-weeks was absolutely priceless and unforgettable. I will always be grateful to the staff, volunteers, and donors for this absolutely priceless experience, as will my family.
When I went into the program I had no idea what to expect. But soon after it became clear to me the value that THF offers. I was definitely the guy that thought my experience wouldn’t translate to any job besides contracting and law enforcement. I was dead wrong. They taught us how to look at our experience in a different light. All of it is applicable to any industry you wish to find yourself in. They showed us what we want to do and more importantly what we don’t want to do in our next career. I will be forever grateful for everything I learned from THF. Plus you go through it with a team. People who have been there and people who are in the exact same spot. Highly recommend that anyone who can, should attend THF.
The Honor Foundation is an exceptional program. It’s structure enables you to understand your skills and attributes from your past career and translate it into a marketable corporate structure. THF is extremely helpful for not only transitioning out of the military, but also thoroughly preparing you for the next mission.
I can’t say enough great things about the people and program from The Honor Foundation! The program gave me invaluable insights into my value proposition after exiting service and gave me the tools to connect my passions to a new profession. The staff, instructors, and coaches are all top-tier professionals that are clearly dedicated to helping others succeed. Two thumbs-up, 5-stars, and 10 out of 10 experience!
I was excited to start the next chapter in my career but had little direction. The Honor Foundation provided me with the guidance and tools required for the journey. The Honor Foundation curriculum is comparable to getting a degree in transiting. I don’t know where I would be without it.
Everyone’s transition journey is different. It can be both scary and exciting as we begin our new lives. My THF experience was different than most as a post-transition fellow. However, every aspect of the program was vital in assisting me to discover my strengths and weaknesses to my preferences and value added. The 1-1 Whyteboard session with Michael Fox was extremely helpful in finding my “WHY”. Overall, the lessons learned from THF alongside the guidance of my coach, Callie Groth, have given me the tools and opportunities to work at my dream profession exactly as I imagined it. Thank you.
THF provided me the means, time, and perspective to understand what I was really chasing after military service. Their team provided enthusiastic and positive reinforcement which allowed me to feel empowered, desired, and prepared for a rapidly evolving job market. I only hope I can ‘pay it forward’ to THF and others in my new role.
THF has given me confidence in my pursuit of a career outside of the military. It opened my eyes to opportunities and industries I didn’t know existed. I cannot be more thankful for the program, experience, and people I met along the way.
A 3-month program that completely refined me as a person leaving the service to join the civilian world.
THF provided the opportunity to reflect on my career and find out why I was so good at the things I was good at. Pairing that knowledge with my Gallup Strengths painted a clear path toward business development. Prior to THF I had no idea what business development was. Through this process I not only learned what business development was but why I would be good at this kind of work. I was offered a business development position that aligned with my top five strengths and my top three preferences before I even graduated the program. Thank you THF, you are a class act!
The THF experience is priceless. The staff is amazing and my colleagues in my cohort are super impressive. If you trust the process and are intentional about your own personal investment, options that you never have thought about will be brought to the forefront for your consideration. As I continue to utilize the tools and network provided by THF I truly believe I will be pleasantly surprised where I land. Attack your transition like you attacked your career and the first logical step is applying for a THF Cohort! BEST!
The Honor Foundation is a fantastic program for transitioning service members to discover their inner strengths, priorities, and goals. Thanks to the experiences and journey that I had, I made genuine progress towards achieving my goals in a meaningful career field. I was amazed at what I was exposed to, the relationships I built, and what I learned in such a short amount of time during the program with the help of The Honor Foundation fellows, coaches, and staff.
The THF program is truly amazing and worth the investment of your time. I wanted help finding my “why” and expanding my network. THF gave me both in spades and the confidence in the process to know I’m now on the right path. You won’t be sorry.
The Honor Foundation was extremely helpful in getting me to think regarding what I truly was capable of outside of the military. It challenged me to dig deeper into my experiences and into my training. THF was amazing and the connections are outstanding. Favorite class was a mix between the why statement and networking.
Before THF i was confused about what my next step would be and how to get it started. This experience has helped me to realize that sometimes you must let go and trust again. I know i haven’t even scratch the surface of what I’m capable of doing, but i feel more confident about my future. THF has helped me to see even though i may not understand NOW that my purpose is bigger than me, i will always have people behind me and with me during my journey. I can honestly say now and believe that “MY PAST IS NOT MY FUTURE, JUST BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE IN YOU, DOESN’T MEAN YOU STOP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF!
THF has been a North Star, an integral component in shaping the second half of my life.
I medically retired from active duty in 2018. I was completely unprepared for the environment I was about to enter and the circumstances in which I was going through. Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and depression were among the many I endured at once. I was fortunate to survive all of that but even more fortunate to be accepted into The Honor Foundation’s Eglin Cohort in the Fall of 2022. This program helped remind me that I am capable of anything I desire to do and showed me the path to discovering my strengths, weaknesses, preferred roles in the civilian workforce and, most of all, to be able to articulate all of these things in a way that matters to a civilian employer. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity and want to thank every member of The Honor Foundation for their dedication to this mission!
THF was the finest experience of my transition process. First class program with world class people! Thank you.
My Honor Foundation experience was tremendously invaluable. Trust the process and allow them to take you a journey of discovery and self-reflection. You won’t regret it. I am forever appreciative for the THF staff, and for the mentor/friend who encouraged me to apply for the program.
After 3 decades of preparing to win in conflict, THF has provided the tools and training to ensure success in an environment foreign to me – the civilian sector. The selfless contributions of the coaches and staff has proven to me that my skills are not only transferable, but are respected, valued, and sought after outside of the uniformed services.
Prior to attending The Honor Foundation, I thought I had somewhat of an idea of what I might expect from the program and what my transition might be like. This program proved me wrong in so many ways from the coaching, classes, and encouragement. The amount of tools and experience I have gained from this course has drastically changed my perspective, and I know, it will directly contribute to my successful transition.
The Honor Foundation (THF) completely changed my perspective on how I would approach my transition. Being in the military, I was focused on the team and the mission and had to take a step back and rediscover who I was apart from all of that. THF teaches you about yourself, prepares you for your next career, and provides incredible opportunities along the way. The first phase focuses on who you are and the things you need to be fulfilled and you are even assigned a personal, executive coach to help personalize the experience. The second phase is about preparing your tools. This includes resume writing, LinkedIn profiles, understanding how to answer interview questions, and finally conducting mock interviews. The third and final phase is going out and visiting local and then remote companies and building your professional network. I can’t express enough how invaluable this experience has been and I will be a life-long supporter of this foundation.
I’m so impressed by the overall curriculum of THF. This is a well thought out, timed, and executed program. It has taught me things critical to transition that I would have otherwise been in the dark about. To couple that with a group of the caliber of guys in the same position makes it invaluable. Thank you
THF is a great ice breaking facilitator that forces an inward look to rediscover your priorities, goals and your purpose in the form of your “why”? The heartbeat of THF lies with the amazing corporate professionals (volunteers) that provide unparalleled networking and coaching opportunities that would otherwise take years to develop. A huge thank you to the THF Team for the opportunity, Coach Jeff Degarmo of The Franchise Consulting Company for helping me make sense of it all, and to Carlton Kemper of EBSCO industries for all the behind the scenes effort to assist with future skillbridge and employment opportunities.
I walked into my transition with the same over-confident mindset that carried me countless times during my military service. I quickly realized that would get me nowhere in the private sector. THF swoops in, provides you with the tools, resources, and lexicon to get you on the right path. But the biggest secret is: you have to do the work. This program was time-consuming, but every second of it was worth the effort. I now have (more) confidence to face the unknown, and owe a debt of gratitude to THF!
What an experience! Prior to the fellowship with THF, I had a general idea of what I wanted to do but the program gave me tremendous focus and I also met some amazing people along the way. THF gave me the tools, professional language, networking skills, and most importantly, the confidence to transition successfully and on MY terms!
I really think THF has opened doors that I don’t see yet. I am so much more excited about this big world outside of the Army. I always knew the world was huge but didn’t have a way to manage all the possibilities. More importantly, I didn’t have a way to communicate me to this big unknown world. The world is still unknown but I know the why and how I will fit into it. I feel so much more capable of taking in all the endless possibilities and turn them into real opportunities. As they say, the extra mile is rarely crowded. THF’s tools give you everything you need to go the extra mile!
THF really made me think about where I am at this stage in my life and what do I really want to do moving forward when I leave the military. The self reflecting was very insightful and the resume building help and advice was greatly appreciated. The staff was incredible and the course is very well designed, I highly recommend attending THF for anyone who is transitioning out of the military.
I can’t imagine where I would be without this program. The resources put into us were nothing short of incredible. The skills I’ve learned I will use for the rest of my life. I am going into retirement much clearer headed about what I want and how to achieve it.
The Honor Foundation program is outstanding. You get to reinvent yourself, find out who you really are and then focus…and they show you how to do that.
“Coming into The Honor Foundation…it helps mold you into what you’re expecting to be, what you’re wanting to do. It shows you what your interests are, it shows you what your dislikes are – it makes you marketable.”
…being able to use those skills that I was able to identify in The Honor Foundation, helped me really propel forward in my civilian job in a way that I did not ever see myself being able to do it.
After a 30 year career I wasn’t sure what was next for me, I struggled with the loss of identity and where I could add value outside of the Navy. THF helped me find my purpose and allowed me to transition from the Navy with confidence.
Making the time for THF’s program was the best decision I made during my transition and I am forever grateful for the opportunity.
The Honor Foundation has been an instrumental part of my transition. Through expert coaching, education and a staff that truly cares about the success of the soldier, I have been able to translate military success into marketable skills. THF also changed my perception of what a SOF soldier can offer multiple corporate sectors outside of the military.
THF helped me understand the fundamentals of what to do. The curriculum is great for understanding self, personal values and how to articulate those values in a unique and personal way. I am thankful for The Honor Foundation.
Inundated with ideas, as many of us are, The Honor Foundation helped to focus my thoughts into a clear roadmap for the future that aligned with my preferences and values. Through the THF process and staff inputs, I began to fully understand what was important to me and find my next niche where I can be impactful and feel fulfilled. Equally as important was learning how to leverage and market my strengths and experiences to civilian employers so that we can grow and improve together. Huge thanks to The Honor Foundation staff, coaches, and partners for investing their time, energy, and expertise into each and every fellow!
The Honor Foundation has had a great impact on my transition. I feel it has better prepared me to transition from the military to the civilian sector. The skills and resources it has provided me has increased my confidence as well as my overall mindset on transition.
There are resources out there for educating yourself about transition and how to find a job but what THF did for me was give me the tools to do it myself. I have the job search skills I need now and as I climb the ladder in my next career. Thank you THF, for the personal approach and professional insights that will prove valuable for the rest of my life.
Quite frankly, I don’t know where I would be without The Honor Foundation. The passion, compassion, and dedication displayed throughout the enterprise is inspiring. In each and every deliberate encounter in each phase, their team provide you the opportunity to dig deep inside the depths of your soul, in order to determine what actually drives you. The product produced after twelve weeks is nearly unrecognizable from day one. Today, I find myself confident in my ability to clearly articulate my value, my purpose, and my capability. After each phase I generated momentum, discovered my Tribe, and found my purpose. The success I obtain in my transition will be primarily in part due to the professional team at The Honor Foundation. I am remarkably and forever thankful. Matt Stevens has assembled an incredible team conducting a noble mission.
The Honor Foundation was the hands-down game-changer for me in my transition. Everybody I know that is preparing for transition, I intensely recommend them to THF. When I started the program, I had no idea of what to expect, and I really thought that I had Military-to-Civilian transition figured out as much as I needed to. I had the confidence to do it but lacked awareness for the things I should be thinking about. The personal coach that I was assigned was a key part of the process and remains a mentor and confidant six months after I graduated. There are companies and people out there that highly value the work ethic and expertise of our SOF people. And finding the next mission can be an easy-button move to the first company that knocks on the door. But the THF formula prepares us (SOF vets) to think and prepare to make better, informed, and impactful decisions. The THF program and its people are first class. I am indebted to THF for the absolute treasures it provided and I will seek to pay that forward by extending my good fortune my other brothers and sisters that deserve to transition well; for themselves, for their families and for the other warriors following behind them
The Honor Foundation is a professional, focused program that is the end of career equivalent of a well-run pre-deployment package. You will get quality instruction, tailored resources, and free advice from an incredible foundation dedicated to helping veterans succeed after the military. Regards transition, you don’t know what you don’t know, but THF does.
You will not find a better group of people to learn from, share with, and explore alongside. I personally learned so much from the fellows in my cohort- I hope one day to be able to return the favor. Thanks for everything THF!
Having served in the Marine Corps for almost 16 years, spending over ten of those in Marine Special Operations, I was eager to discover the next step in my life. But I was nervous about what I was going to do. In all honesty, I had no idea what it was that I wanted to do other than to be some sort of entrepreneur.
I had heard from a lot of my peers about THF and how great it had been. Mostly they described it as a great place to network and meet awesome people. That was the understatement of the century. During my three months as a fellow, I met peers, coaches, mentors, and professionals that overwhelmed my expectations. I remember being blown away on the first night of the cohort when I met many of the people that I would be working with. Before a single lesson ever occurred, I identified two things. One, I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Two, I had made an incredibly positive life-changing decision.
And the THF followed through on every promise that they made to us. They taught us valuable skills through their passionate involvement and ability to be vulnerable in a room full of strangers. It was a masterclass of ‘lead by example’ that I hope to emulate for the rest of my career. The greatest gift that I received from the Honor Foundation, however, was direction. And through that I found purpose, something that I had not previously understood the value of. When I came to understand my purpose, as I defined it, I was able to figure out where to go next and do so with the confidence that only someone who understands their value can do.
I do not think that the staff of THF understand the value of what they provide to their fellows, and later their alumni. They take a group of people whom they have never met and give them such powerful tools. My life, both personal and professional, has already been impacted in such an incredible way by the things that I learned and the people who taught me at the THF. All that I can say is thank you. And I hope that I can continue to be a member of the THF family for many years to come.
Having been to college and had a career prior to the Navy, I thought I was well ahead of the game prior to THF (I was even a bit skeptical if the program would help). I quickly realized that my methods for obtaining employment were outdated, and I needed to show up and pay attention at every class. It is a sizeable time commitment but well worth every second, and you’re only going to get out of the program what you put into it (and the staff works with you if you cannot make it). I highly recommend the program to all eligible personnel, go apply now!
My experience at THF was absolutely life changing. The team at THF has helped me to understand my worth outside of the military and just how open my opportunities will be once I complete my retirement. They have also helped me reconnect with the socialable person I used to be through the networking and storytelling events. I cannot thank them enough.
The Honor Foundation was a groundbreaking experience to help me move outside of my circle of friends and associates which has become a comfort zone of predictability. By creating opportunities to work 1:1 with an Executive Coach, put myself out there and invite outside professionals to a cup of coffee, and introduce myself to a variety of industry leaders during social networking events, I started to grow again. Learning, developing and growing my mental models of thought is where I have always been at my best. Thank you to THF for reconnecting me with my passion to learn and grow and letting me believe it’s okay to invest in myself!
Success is just beyond the door. The THF staff, coaches, and guest speakers phenomenally led us on a journey of discovery, finding the elusive WHY, learning to market our skills and talents, and find our place in a strange new world. Success is just beyond the door. THF offers a proven roadmap to finding the key to open the door and the confidence to walk through. I encourage others to spend the time, do the work and reap the benefits The Honor Foundation provides.
I cannot speak highly enough about this program! While the whole course was extremely beneficial, I really enjoyed (and needed) Phase 1. Diving deep into my “Why?” and past experiences was an incredible journey. In addition, the Virginia Beach staff was top notch and could not have been more supportive during a very difficult month in my life. If you have the chance, do THF!
I really appreciated the team working with me even though I was within a 4 month window from retirement, still had some responsibilities at work, and took on too many projects based on all the other DoD and VA medical requirements/appointments.
One of the most life changing, programs I’ve had the pleasure of going through. THF gives Operators a perspective of opportunities outside of DOD contracts and “safe” jobs we’re used to where we can still thrive and be absolutely relative and crush expectations. THF made me feel like somebody actually cared about me for the first time in a long time. Thank you all and God Bless you all!
The Honor Foundation is an absolute must for SOF members transitioning out of the military. It doesn’t matter where you are in your military transition or how solidified your post-military plans are, THF will help you build conviction in your personal brand and give you the tools to succeed in any industry.
THF is an exceptional program led by unbelievable people. I entered THF nervous about my transition and with no idea what career path to pursue. I finished THF confident and prepared to enter the civilian workforce, and with a clear sight picture for what will be next for me.
Phenomenal program! This is a MUST for any transitioning SOF teammate. It sets your transition plan and makes sure you are best postured to make the change from Active Duty to the civilian world. The coursework is great, their network reach is deep, and your self development will prove vital to a successful transition. Thank you THF! I look forward to helping future THF participants in the future.
An amazing experience from being to end. Allowing you to grow out of your military shell and develop into any path that you may choose. An amazing set of lessons learned thanks to the THF staff and coaches. Would recommend to any service member in transition.
More than just a series of classes, THF is comprised of a dedicated team of talented staff, world class coaches, competitive companies and great Americans donating their time, knowledge, resources, guidance and advice. This process helped me define a meaningful path and build the confidence and tools to articulate my experience, value, wants and needs. Attending was absolutely the best decision I could have made in preparing for transition.
Unbelievable program and resources! I’ve been aware of and around THF since 2016 and it exceeded my expectations as a cohort member! Really appreciate the staff’s professionalism, dedication, and hard work and all the donors for funding the program. Above and beyond in every category.
I would like to thank all of THF staff for their hard work and dedication to each Fellow, and for assisting us with our transition. I can honestly say I am in a better place than I was three months ago, and feel more confident about my next career path. The coaching, networking and cups of coffee helped prepare me for my future endeavors. Thank you for continuing to make a difference in each fellow’s transition!
I came into this program not really knowing what to expect. I was surprised on how much I actually learned. It wasn’t all about resumes, interviews, and how to get hired. For me it was self discovery and finding a career path that would truly make me feel fulfilled with life.
THF is the gold standard for transition programs – period. The THF experience forces you to take a much needed pause to prepare for and execute your new mission of successfully entering life after the military. The THF staff, coaches, and Fellows are there to help you every step of the way. Each of the classes, guest speakers, and networking engagements are thoughtfully timed and curated to provide an extremely practical and relevant toolset for navigating the transition. THF is a community and family I will continue to serve beyond graduation night.
The THF experience has really helped reinforce that having a process for transition is key to success. The process delivered by THF works.
THF has been a huge help as I transition from 20+ years of military service. The most daunting task has been to figure out what I want to do next. THF helped guide my self discovery and opened doors I had no idea existed. Thank you to my coach, THF staff and the donors that made this exemplary transition program a possibility!
Before the Honor Foundation I had no clue what I wanted to do when I retired. I thought I lacked the skills required to get a decent civilian job but after going through the Honor Foundation I realize all my military experience is a huge asset to many employers! Now there are so many things I want to do Im having trouble deciding on which opportunity to take.
THF has been an amazing experience. I went from being confused and nervous about the future to having a really good understanding of not only what I want to do but who I want to be outside of the military. In my opinion, THF should be mandatory from transitioning special operators. Thanks THF!
The Honor Foundation is a team of dedicated professionals not only seeking to help transitioning SOF members find a “dream” job but also peeling back these often battle-hardened individuals and helping them understand the supreme intangible qualities each of them possess. They have built a tremendous network founded on giving. They make every fellow’s desires as their personal mission to accomplish. They are growing a global network of top talent capable of leading the world into the future and I am humbled to be part of their team.
Transition is a Team Sport, lean on your fellows in the Cohort to guide your transition. No matter how smart or experienced you are, there is always something to learn in life and THF will help you find those opportunities to learn about yourself through the hardest part of your career….THE TRANSITION. GOOD LUCK!
THF is the gold standard of transition assistance. My MBA made me familiar with business structure and purpose, but THF re-familiarized me with me. After years of carrying a gun I still found myself trying to pivot on what I did and not why I did it. If you performed in SOF, you owe yourself the time to trust THF with creating a space to weaponize what you already have inside, to get where you may not even know about YET!
THF is an invaluable resource for all of those service members that are pursuing a successful transition. This institute is radically distinctive in comparison to other transition programs in that it is customized to the individual to uniquely inspire not only personal and professional change but also profound positive self-awareness. The curriculum is designed to really allow you to reflect, learn, network, and learn about your ‘why.’ Lean into the process and trust it, get comfortable being uncomfortable, and take advantage of the vast amount of people that are in your corner and willing to help you and fight for you. NSF funds a fantastic program that promises the SOF community a bright future after service members hang up their uniform and adapt their skill set for the civilian world.
I could not be happier with my next career path and most of all I could not have done it without the hard work and dedication that you guys put in day in and day out for us SOF veterans. Thanks again, super proud to call myself an alum and have continued to push people to THF.
THF gave me more than I could ever repay in the form of a proven process to effectively translate my military and government service, find out what truly drives me, create a network (the right way) that values and desires this drive, and set the right course for transition.
I would highly recommend The Honor Foundation to anyone and everyone that is transitioning from the special operations community. From the special guests that they have each class and networking opportunity to the coaches. Top notch! THF is definitely more than I expected. I was able to translate my military experience into civilian language. Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for The Honor Foundation. This course helped me revive my dream of opening up my own business. I know with the help of some of the people I met here, it will be a great success.
The Honor Foundation helped me overcome my fear and anxiety about leaving the military in the midst of a pandemic. I have tried various transitioning programs but none brought as much diversity and experience as The Honor Foundation. You did not just write our resumes for us, but guided us. You did not tell us what we would be good at, but introduced us to a vast network from various industries for us to explore. I can understand why our book is called Bearings, because THF truly is a compass. You gave us all the materials and tools to be successful and left it up to us to design our blueprint.
Throughout our time in the service, we have learned that there are no shortcuts to success. We also know it takes teamwork to solve complex problems and complete the mission. Transitioning out of the greatest military on earth is not easy, and it takes a talented team of experts to guide us through that process. Entrepreneur Grant Cardone states, “Success isn’t something that happens to you; it happens because of you and the actions you take.” I would agree, and THF will show you that “A successful transition isn’t something that just happens to you; it happens because of you and the actions you take.” Signing up for THF is the first step in ensuring that your transition is successful. Transitioning service members should never feel like they must “settle” for whatever job comes their way. Whether you have served six years, twenty-six years, or more, THF provides transitioning service members the tools they need to create the life they want to live. Upon graduation, the network and support are still there to provide follow-up advice and guidance. THF World Class product starts with the incredibly talented staff who facilitate and coordinate top-notch instruction, accomplished guest speakers, gifted coaches, a diverse network of alumni, self-less volunteers, and caring leaders from the business community. The knowledge I gained and learning from my cohorts’ experiences has undoubtedly better prepared me for the mission to successfully transition.