The Things in Life that Fuel Us with Mindi Anderson
About this Episode
In this episode I interview my new friend, service member and entrepreneur, Dr. Mindi Anderson, who also wears the hat of founder and Executive Director of the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce. While the military has provided Mindi with countless opportunities, she will be transitioning into the civilian world after her retirement ceremony on June 3rd. The military brought Mindi and her husband together, took them through several duty stations throughout the US and ultimately helped them to decide on Idaho as their home. After transitioning from active duty to the guard, Mindi began her own business as a way to prepare for retirement pursuing what she really wanted to do once she grew up—Mindi capitalized on her strengths in consulting and coaching to launch Maximize Solutions. Through her work with emotional intelligence, Mindi quickly found her next area of opportunity and founded the Idaho Chapter of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce—bridging the gap between a community she loved and an identity that is at the core of who she is. Through her focus on self-belonging, Mindi has made meaningful connections for herself as well as countless service members, their families, and anyone she meets, paying forward the same kindness that has been extended to her throughout her life.
Listen to our interview, of the ever-present tug of wanting to be everywhere at once while also standing firm in knowing that your work is both fueling your soul and making a significant impact in your community, of ‘winning’ the popsicle party for your child knowing that it’s worth the seriously inflated cost to see them so happy, of forging your own path. If you’ve ever wondered what life was like for mothers in uniform, or what transitioning from an established career path into an unknown and uncertain next step looks like in reality, Mindi shares her honest insight on the good and the hard. This episode will leave you with valuable insight on how to better connect with an integral component of our community –service members and public servants as well as their families—and leave you wanting to learn more about your own Emotional Intelligence.
Tune in for a closer look at a career that becomes intertwined in every aspect of one’s identity and learn how to hold space for service members and their experience.