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Frank Manteau

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Marine Veteran Frank Manteau

Veterans Be Real

Marine Veteran Frank Manteau is the owner of Kamikaze Wood Works and Co-Founder of Crayons Ready-to-Eat. Frank has spent seven and a half years in the Marine Corps. In service, he suffered a back injury which eventually led to his exit. Post-service, he went through challenges and hurdles; he worked through it and worked in corporate companies to provide for his kids and eventually lead him to the world of entrepreneurship.  Now Frank handles two businesses: Kamikaze Wood Werks and Crayons Ready to Eat. He is the owner of Kamikaze Wood Werks, born out of his passion for woodworking. Co-founder of Crayons Ready-to-Eat, a company that makes truly colorable and edible crayons. The idea of edible crayons came about when he was doing a project for a high school and found himself repeatedly putting crayons in his mouth when he goes to grab another color. He then partnered with Pastry Chef trained Cassandra Goran to create Crayons Ready-to-Eat. In this episode, Sgt BeReal interviews Marine Corps Veteran Frank Manteau and his journey from working in corporate America to a full-time entrepreneur and business owner. Key points: The best and only way to make a project happen is to take action. Be connected to your community. Don't wait to get connected to your tribe.  Don't let failure stop you from reaching your goals. Fail means First Attempts In Learning.  Connect with Frank Manteau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankmanteau/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/franciszekmanteau/ Websites: https://www.kamikazewoodwerks.com/ https://crayonsreadytoeat.com/ Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Fmanteau Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine: Website: https://veteransbereal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755 Please don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a 5 star written review on iTunes.

31mins

4 Mar 2021

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71: Making It Happen After relocating, rebuilding, re-identifying What Matters in life with Frank Manteau

The Ambitious VET Podcast

Ever felt forced out of something that gave your life so much meaning and purpose, just to fall into the familiarity of being back in your hometown again? Your comfort zone is a dangerous place and Frank Manteau shares his story on how he was medically forced out of the Marine Corps into the unknown world and made it happen through finding his tribe to plug into, understanding his values, and finding opportunities to innovate any where he could in the years leading up to his brand new passion project, (CRE) Crayons Ready to Eat, that is beginning to take United States Marines by storm.  Once the interview starts:  0-4 minutes: How this clown got forced out of the circus 4-7 minutes: The one thing you do not tell your SgtMaj when wanting to stay in the Corps 7-12 minutes: Dealing with divorce, jumping job to job, and taking a big leap out of his comfort zone a few years after military service  12- 14:30 minutes: The one skill he wasn't able to leverage in his inventory when taking the leap to San Diego  14:30- 17:15 minutes: The moment when he got off the wrong bus stop and found his next opportunity  17:15- 20 minutes: How he grew a heavy duty equipment department to 50,000 a month by simply leveraging his Marine philosophy 20- 22 minutes: When he decided to walk away from financial stability and go after what he is worth  22- 26 minutes: The next steps he took to begin building his own woodworking company 26- 28 minutes: Frank's "DON'T DO WHAT DIDS" 28- 29 minutes: The story of how CRE was formulated  29- 37 minutes: How he plugged into wise council to get to the next level of executing his passion  37- 42 minutes: Bunker Labs plug  42- 43 minutes: Frank and teams Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to fulfill on the demand for Crayons Ready to Eat globally 43- END: Frank's three #goldengrenades Connect with Frank and team here: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankmanteau/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crayonsreadytoeat/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crayonsreadytoeat/    Learn more about Crayons Ready to Eat here: https://crayonsreadytoeat.comLearn more about Kamikaze Woodwerks here: https://www.kamikazewoodwerks.com Participate inside of our Research Study here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1trZy7mqSfnRTmWfk1RJXuY8aOJRRnqbA8NLpvq8Np3c/edit Join the Linkedin Ambitious VET Network here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13751694/ If you aren't already inside our Facebook Tribe of 600+ Ambitious VETS, join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAmbitiousVETTribe/ Have Feedback on the show? Feel free to provide it here:  choffmann@vettrainingcoaching.com 

54mins

19 Jan 2020

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S02E52 - Hero Segment Marine Veteran Frank Manteau of Kamikaze Wood Werks and Crayons Ready to Eat Part Three

Verimour Speaks

In the final episode of this inspiring story, Frank brings home the story of just how far we'll go to protect our children and what he envisions for his companies as well as what he does to pay it forward. http://www.kamikazewoodwerks.com/ https://crayonsreadytoeat.com https://www.facebook.com/kamikazewoodwerks/ https://www.facebook.com/crayonsreadytoeat/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/verimourspeaks/support

1hr 10mins

29 Jun 2019

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S02E51 - Hero Segment Marine Veteran Frank Manteau Founder of Kamikaze Wood Werks and Crayons Ready to Eat Part Two

Verimour Speaks

Family, country, corps. Frank had a lot going on when the towers fell. Listen in as he continues his story of difficult decisions, bold moves and taking that leap of entrepreneurial faith. http://www.kamikazewoodwerks.com/ https://crayonsreadytoeat.com https://www.facebook.com/kamikazewoodwerks/ https://www.facebook.com/crayonsreadytoeat/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/verimourspeaks/support

1hr

25 Jun 2019

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S02E50 - Hero Segment Marine Veteran Frank Manteau Founder of Kamikaze Wood Werks and Crayons Ready to Eat Part One

Verimour Speaks

From unspeakable childhood drama, to being instrumental in the incarceration of family members to being active duty Marine when the towers fell, Marine Sgt. Frank Manteau has never shied away from the hard work and tough decisions. Hear his story told for the first time in a widely public forum. http://www.kamikazewoodwerks.com/ https://crayonsreadytoeat.com https://www.facebook.com/kamikazewoodwerks/ https://www.facebook.com/crayonsreadytoeat/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/verimourspeaks/support

1hr

22 Jun 2019