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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Herb Thompson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Herb Thompson, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Herb Thompson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Herb Thompson, often where they are interviewed.

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OTOS: Herb Thompson

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I'm excited to be able to highlight Herb Thompson this week as a guest "On The Other Side." I've had the pleasure, like many of you, to read his thought provoking daily posts and I always come away with a thought or even 100! I read his book, Transition Mission: A Green Beret's Approach to Transition from Military Service, was able to talk to him on the phone to start to build a relationship, had him on the show last month during our 1st Transition Talk 2020, and now, I'm honored to have him as a guest!

Jul 14 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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Remote Learning: The Pivot for Higher Education - Guests: Patrick Turner, CIO Schoolcraft College and Herb Thompson, Industry Strategist at VMware

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May 28 2020 · 28mins
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PPP 287 | A Green Beret’s Advice About Job Transition, with author Herb Thompson

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A Job Transition is a Project

Job risk and change is not something just reserved for global pandemics. People listening to this episode years from now will still face the same reality: going through the process of looking for a new job is challenging, especially if you’re looking to transition from one industry to another.

But hey, we’re project managers! So how about we look at job transition as a project?

That’s the mindset shared by my guest today. Herb Thompson is the author of The Transition Mission: A Green Beret’s approach to transition from the military. Though Herb’s mission is focused on helping veterans, you’ll find today’s discussion relevant regardless of whether you have a military background. Learn more about Herb and his non-profit at

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Apr 22 2020 · 37mins
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Live Panel Discussion with Herb Thompson and Bill Kieffer

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Live Q and A with 2 mentors, 1 host and 7 guests/mentees.


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Mar 27 2020 · 1hr 45mins
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Conversation #137 (ep.230) - Herb Thompson - Former Green Beret & Best Selling Author

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Herb Thompson is a former Green Beret and a best selling author.

Herb and I speak about interviewing thousands of people to help guide your own journey, identifying that this isn’t the life you want but then doing something about it, learning from people of all walks of life to become more well rounded, and so much more!


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Feb 24 2020 · 31mins
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Vet Pivot, Episode 21 - The one with Herb Thompson featuring music from Anna Oakley.

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Herb Thompson is an Army veteran and Green Beret who recently published the book The Transition Mission. Herb's book is a straightforward guide to help military members transition successfully by giving them practical advice on how to ace the interview, network and set up their LinkedIn among other areas. His insights and expertise are prime examples of leadership and bringing others with you on the journey to transition success.

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Feb 03 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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CJ Evolution Podcast: Herb Thompson - Former Army Green Beret, Entrepreneur & Author of The Transition Mission.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the CJEvolution Podcast. I hope you are day is going well. Big thanks and gratitude to our brave men and women who serve in the criminal justice field. Thank you protecting our communities. Keep up the great work and remember you are loved.

I was recently in Atlanta collaborating with my amazing team, Carrie Wooten and Jerrod Hardy. Team TRIAD is ready to bring our knowledge and experience to law enforcement agencies everywhere in 2020!

Our Mission: To Equip organizational leaders (yes you!) with the skills and ability to unlock your leadership potential, get the most out of your career and live your purpose beyond the badge.

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Our first session is on February 19th, 2020 in Larimer County Colorado.

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On the to show with Herb Thompson.

Herb had a successful military career in which became the only person ever to earn the Green Beret and Army Drill Sergeant of the Year award. Finishing up his military career he had doubts about leaving the military and becoming a civilian. The Army was the only thing he knew since enlisting at the age of 17. Like most veterans, the transition process was not easy for him, and he had bad days filled with self-doubt. However, after over 2,000 informational interviews, thousands of hours of internet research, and hundreds of hours of personal reflection, he found his way. He landed a job at a top-tier Management Consulting firm and a seat in the Executive MBA program at Cornell University. In his free time, Herb has mentored hundreds of transitioning service members.

Herb wrote the very popular book The Mission Transition. This book is for military members who are transitioning into the civilian world, maybe now and in the future. This book is not a checklist to follow for a soft landing upon exiting the military. There is no possible checklist, every service member’s situation is unique. What Herb has done is lay out a different approach and way of thinking for the transition. Instead of teaching you what to think he opens your eyes with how to think about the transition. Herb doesn’t sugar coat the process but reveals his failures in transition and demonstrates vulnerability with personal anecdotes from hanging up his uniform. The reality of transition. The hard questions you need to answer. Techniques to be successful. Ways to succeed and others destined for failure.

Herb is also an ambassador of Green Marines.

The Green Marines believe we need stop relying on the Government and corporations to make changes on our behalf. We need to stand up and take account of our own actions, our own choices. Be responsible for our own future and make changes from the base up. This is a generation where the peoples voice is stronger than ever, and we have the potential to make real changes that matter. The Green Marines welcome everyone and celebrate them at their best. We help others get out and reconnect with the planet one micro mission at a time. The Green Marines provide inspiration, aspiration and education all in one place. We advocate and encourage positive solutions to modern life. We believe in small, impactful action and that small steps aggregate to make global change. The Green Marines provide micro solutions from across a diverse community of advocates. We don’t preach or push green values. We don't attempt to create change by shouting, blaming, or indicting the actions of others. The Green Marines are not haters, we are the positive media. We build a community with a common goal and drive to make life better, not in a ‘hold hands around a tree’ kind of way but through micro action, adventure and respect for the environment. We don't talk about all going off grid tomorrow. We advocate bending the current trend away from anonymity and back towards a positive future.

Such an amazing individual

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Jan 10 2020 · 33mins
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Herb Thompson on Building Relationships and the Military Transition ("Transition Mission")

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Herb Thompson (

· Management Consultant at Accenture

· Retired SF operator

· Founder of SF2Biz (

1- Background and Military Transition:

A- Approach like a mission (learn more by reading the “Transition Mission”)

B- Started Planning two years out- earlier the better, you will leave the military one day!

C- Get the Intel- Informational Interviews to LEARN and NETWORK

D- Turn Assumptions into Facts-

i- Does the intel you gathered fit your skills?

ii- Do you need more education?

iii- Is it different per industry?

E- Learn Your Interests

i- Your Why/Purpose

ii- What did you like about the military that transfers into the business world?

iii- Location, Industry, company and culture

F- Importance of Selling Yourself- skills, experiences, stories, and shortcomings with plan to improve.

G- Own your transition- There is no checklist!

2- Building Relationships

A- You need help, to do this, you need to build relationships first!

B- People enjoy talking, so listen

C- Most veterans help others, seek them out

D- Build non-military relationships

E- Use Social media, but don’t forget the power of in person

F- Pay it forward, don’t forget to help others (it’ll come back around)

3- Publishing Book, “Transition Mission" (published on Amazon December 17th- Pre-sale December 10th)- A Book you can use to plan your military transition and beyond as you continue your career transition.



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Dec 03 2019 · 54mins
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Ep. #6 Herb Thompson - Founder of SF2Biz

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Herb is finalizing his transition out of the Special Forces (Green Beret) and not only transitioning himself, but helping other Special Forces with his non-profit SF2BIZ.


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Dec 17 2018 · 46mins
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SOCRS057-Herb Thompson- "SF2BIZ: Transitioning Special Forces Skill Sets to The Civilian Business Sector"

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Herb was raised in a poor family in upstate New York near Rochester.  He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a soldier in the U.S. Army.  A few of his relatives had served in the military.  His grandfather was an infantryman in the Korean War.   Herb admits that he didn’t apply himself in school and and that his Father was very lax in allowing him to find his own path.  Herb credits his success to some of his teachers who took the time to mentor him, including his Father.

Herb joined the Army right out of High School at age 17.  Because of color-blindness, he went into Human Resources.  He deployed to Uzbekistan/ Afghanistan in 2003.  There, he had the opportunity to escort a lot of money around the country, primarily to Special Forces units, one-time he helped move move $8.2 million to a main Allied base in Afghanistan.  Next, Herb volunteered to be a Drill Sergeant and he loved it.  He won a "Drill Sergeant of the Year" competition which led him the TRADOC CG, where he did special missions for top Army leadership.  A SF CSM mentor of his told him he should be in the Special Forces and that's where he went next as an E-7, one 1 of only 5 senior enlisted for that class.

After qualifying for Special Forces, Herb was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group.  He had multiple deployments to the Middle East and one "great" deployment to Afghanistan, where he advised, trained and led Afghan Commandos in dangerous missions.  His most rewarding trip was when he was in charge of over 200 Afghans (with less than ten Americans) on a 10-day mission in an area controlled by the Taliban. They survived 3 ambushes during that mission.  On one day, Herb learned an invaluable lesson about the difference between courage and stupidity. Luckily, he lived to tell the tale. After that trip, Herb went on to conducted more classified missions in the Middle East. 

Herb started SF2BIZ to empower SF veterans to seize opportunities in business. 

Nov 20 2018 · 42mins