Role and Company
Independent Contractor , Veterans In Demand
2 years experience in small business
My name is Elayseah Woodard-Hinton. Before I’d taken on two of the most important roles in my life, being a mother and wife, I graduated from college, worked in corporate America, and eventually joined the Army.
After my honorable discharge in 2012, I took a risk and moved to California. I’d never set foot into the state before my move, I didn’t know anyone in California, but I had a strong desire to take a leap and go.It turns out making that move was one of the best decisions of my life. This is where I met my husband and started a family.
Although I was very fulfilled in the love and family aspects of my life, I continued to feel dissatisfied with the way my career path was unfolding. Much of this had to do with the fact that I’d never really taken the time to visualize and define what I wanted for my professional life in my post military years.
Because of this lack preparedness, I went straight into survival mode and took on whatever job I could find that would quickly replace my steady Army paycheck, BAH, and insurance. Of course I was grateful for having a job that could pay the bills, but at the end of the day I wanted to do work that I was excited about and get paid for doing it!
I believe I would have wasted less time trying to find my way once I’d left the service if I would have taken time do more personal and professional development to prepare me for the next phase in my life. Now that I have a better understanding of the importance of being a life long learner I now have a clear vision on what I needed to do in order to pursue a fulfilling career.
With this in mind, I created a online resource, much like ACP AdvisorNet to help other transitioning servicemembers and Veterans get on a clear path toward a fulfilling post military career.
On my site you will find tools to help you with your professional development as well as stories of inspiration from other Veterans on my weekly Podcast and blog.
These Veterans share what they’ve learned since leaving the service and give advice to others making this big step.
I hope throughACP AdvisorNet or my website: www.veteransindemand.com you are given the nudge you need to define what it will take for you to have a fulfilling career path and begin taking the necessary steps to create your own personal and professional joy.