Our next DEF Bragg Drink & Think will be on Wednesday, September 25th at 7 PM at The Wine Cellar in Southern Pines. Come listen to Bethanie MacDonald, of Impact Junkie, share about her experiences and work! Bethanie’s goal is to train veterans and families with IMPACTJUNKIE Military, a unique way for find purpose using an exclusive model that incorporates Post Traumatic Growth strategies with the only qualifiable, and developmental entrepreneurial program in the US developed by IMPACTJUNKIE co-founder Philip Harding.
Bethanie MacDonald’s eclectic career that spans almost 30 years of work in customer service and hospitality for the Walt Disney World Company, advocacy, healthcare, addiction counseling, and work with Department of Defense in antiterrorism, crime prevention, force protection, casualty affairs, and US Army Special Forces Command Family Programs. Widowed in 2012, Bethanie has been an advocate and support system for widows within her community. She is an author that writes about everything from resiliency in the Harvard Summer Review and the upcoming women’s anthology And Still She Rises to humor for PineStraw Magazine. She loves to travel with her husband Mason, and her daughter, Gwen, getting into the weeds of the world around them.
The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit network of problem solvers in the military, government and private sector that work together to increase innovation and support disruptive thinkers in the national security space. The mission of DEF is “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn. DEF Bragg meets once a month to hear innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and authors share their stories and to get new ideas flowing in a casual environment (where uniforms and rank are left at the door).
If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then the DEF Bragg’s monthly Drink & Think is a great way to learn more.
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