Episode 17

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25th May 2020

040: "Take every opportunity to build your skillset for your career." Women in the food and beverage service industry with Christie Lawler

Christie Lawler is the Founder and Owner of CJL CONSULTiNG LLC, a marketing consulting firm offering a full suite of marketing, branding, sales strategy and training services for local, national and global companies. Christie is soon to be a published author and speaks nationally on the topics of marketing, cultural development strategies and branding.

In 2018, Christie launched her philanthropic arm – The WITI Group. This allows Christie to dedicate her time to fulfilling her true purpose of building the next generation of female leaders, both through her company and charity. Her foundation is supported by the annual WITI Conference which she created to be the only non-profit, invitation-only and female-only empowerment conference in the hospitality industry.

Connect with Christie at https://cjlconsults.com/ Or connect with her on LinkedIn @christie-j-lawler, Instagram @cjl_consulting_llc, or Facebook @cjlconsulting

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About the Podcast

Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth
The award-winning show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth, returns for Season 6 to answer the biggest question for career military families, “So… when are we gonna get out?” and everything involved with answering this question.

Co-hosts Jen Amos and Jenny Lynne Stroup continue to converse with special guests from and for our military community to share knowledge, resources and relevant stories on how we can best “hold down the fort” while on active duty, going through transition, and into post-military life.

Holding Down the Fort is sponsored by US VetWealth. Navigate your military retirement pay and survivor benefit plan alternatives by getting FREE access to our white papers. We have a case study library for the following ranks: E7, E8, E9, O5 and O6. Visit https://usvetwealth.com/

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August 2022, Jen Amos' work on the podcast was recognized by Disney Institute and she was hand-selected as the only non-Disney employee to moderate the first Military Spouse Employment panel for the Veterans Institute Summit. March 2022, Jenny Lynne was voted the 2022 Naval Station Norfolk Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year. November 2020, Jen Amos was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! The show continued to collect award nominations in the following years. September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2021, the show was an Award Finalist for the 5th Annual National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards. December 2021, the show was a Golden Crane Podcast Awards Nominee. September 2022, the show was a Finalist for the 13th Annual Plutus Awards presented by Capital Group for “Best Military Personal Finance Content.”

Holding Down the Fort has also been featured in multiple media outlets including Military Entrepreneur (M.E.) Magazine, MOAA’s Never Stop Learning Podcast, The Leadership Void Podcast, Lessons Learned for Vets Podcast, Sisters in Service Podcast, Get 2 Vet, Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio, Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life, VirtForce, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and much more.

Here’s what our listeners have to say about our 5-Star rated show:

"This podcast is a must listen for military families everywhere. Each of Jen and Jenny Lynne’s conversations with guests reveals is heartfelt and insightful—highly recommend!" - Maddie 

"Funny, thought provoking, challenging status quo and ruthlessly supporting their communities— Jen & Jenny Lynne are a delight to listen to and to interact with." - emillmanrn 

"These are two women with a big heart and are ready to open it to the world." - Ben Killoy 

"Jen and Jenny Lynne create thought provoking conversations for their military spouse audience. It’s like sitting down for coffee with two great friends who want to know how you really are, and provide the kind of help that’s actually helpful. Looking forward to this podcast being around for a long time!" - Lam978 

"Jen is an incredibly intuitive soul who knows that connections and stories can make all the difference in life. It was an honor to appear on Holding Down the Fort as a guest early on in her programming, and am tuned in at all times to hear the incredible stories she brings to light." - Nikki James Zellner

"Jen is great to listen to. Comforting and informative, with a positive mindset laid on top of challenging topics. My wife is currently away for Army training for a few months, so while holding down my own fort I’m glad to have found this podcast." - RemagenMatt
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About your hosts

Jen Amos

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Jen Amos is a Gold Star daughter, Veteran Spouse, and an advocate for Career Military Families. Amongst the military community, she is most known as the creator and co-host of the award-winning podcast show, Holding Down the Fort by US VetWealth. She works with her husband, Scott R. Tucker, as the Community Relations Director at US VetWealth, which is an award-winning business that specializes in financial services for Career Military Families. Jen currently spearheads US VetWealth's latest initiative, The Spouse Benefit Plan, which helps career military couples make the most important decision before transition: to keep or opt-out of the Survivor Benefit Plan. You can read more about Jen Amos' work in the Spring 2022 Military Entrepreneur Magazine by The Rosie Network (Pg. 16).

Jenny Lynne Stroup

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Jenny Lynne Stroup is writer, blogger, podcaster, mental health advocate, MILSPOUSE, MOPS-alum, and recovering human being.

She joins the Holding Down the Fort Podcast as a seasoned military spouse who spends her time at each duty station fostering community. She believes that being vulnerable and sharing her story empowers others to do the same.

As a freelance writer, Jenny Lynne uses stories to bridge the gap between the civilian and military communities. She is passionate about narrowing that gap and sees her role as a military spouse as an opportunity to reach both communities.

Jenny Lynne has a background in marketing and education. Jenny Lynne received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University.

Prior to advocating for military families' mental health as the Outreach Coordinator for the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Veterans Village San Diego, Jenny Lynne taught elementary school and spent her time working with several military organizations and spouse groups. She was a key note speaker for United Through Reading at both the Storybook Ball and the Tribute to Military Families events.

Jenny Lynne also worked for the USO of Metropolitan New York as a special event coordinator. During her time with the USO she worked to provide comfort and care for the wounded warriors participating the US Army Warrior Trials.

Originally from Virginia, Jenny Lynne takes her affection for her double name, her love of Southern cuisine, and her appreciation of Southern hospitality wherever the Navy sends her.