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Hi this is your host, Pete Blum. Welcome to American Heroes Network! Our core mission is Serving the Brave Men and Women who have Sacrificed to Ensure our Freedom. You will hear true stories from those that have served, learn about Veteran organizations and resources, and gain hope for your future knowing American Heroes Network, your community, and other Veterans are here and at the ready to serve and help you and your family. We will talk about the hard topics like PTSD/TBI. You will also hear military history, inspirational stories, learn about networking with the community, and more. So come join us and be part of our family.

Today’s guest is the daughter of an Army chaplain and has been helping transitioning military and their families for six and a half years. She leads a monthly LinkedIn Workshop on MacDill AFB and has helped over 3,800 Veterans and spouses with transition. She is an amazing person that spends her life helping others. She is the Co-Founder & President of Project Transition USA. I would like to welcome Nancy Laine.

You can follow Nancy here




Nancy good afternoon and how are you doing today?


Nancy, you grew up in a military family, tell me what that was like for you.

What was the most interesting place you lived during that time?

What was it that caused you to start your own nonprofit?

Tell us about your nonprofit’s mission

Tell us about your Veteran Scholarship Program

How has using LinkedIn personally helped you?

How can LinkedIn help transitioning military and their families?

What were the steps you took to get your nonprofit up and running?

What are some of the challenges you faced when starting a nonprofit?

What is the key to the success of Project Transition USA?

What is the one most important thing you have learned since starting a nonprofit that you can share with future Veteran nonprofit owners?

For transitioning Veterans and their families looking for a new career what action items list would you give them?

What is the best way to contact you if people want to reach out?


In this episode with Nancy, we learned about:

Heart Math-

Brian Bill Foundation Retreats-

About how transitioning military, veterans, and spouses can get LinkedIn premium free for a year, and that includes LinkedIn Learning!

How to do a Boolean Search, the importance of an invitation, and more LinkedIn best practices.

Happy international podcasting day! Podcasts are a fun way to learn about so many interesting things no matter where you are. Our podcast contribution to the podcasting community is to help transitioning military, Veterans, and their families. So to celebrate International podcasting day, please share this with everyone you know. Share the knowledge, share our love of helping others!

I hope you have enjoyed this episode! Be sure to keep coming back for more great episodes. If you want to talk to us about something you learned today, if you have questions, or you would like to be a guest on our podcast go to and click on contact us.

Thank you for listening!