Jake Wood: Resilient podcast
Veterans finding purpose in helping others
For most veterans transitioning back to life outside the military, a lack of purpose can be one of their biggest struggles. Jake Wood discusses how his personal experiences as a veteran led him to create Team Rubicon, an organization where military veterans can use their skills and experiences to employ a dynamic and adaptive approach to disaster relief, while at the same time restoring a sense of duty and service that often is missing from their lives.
Don’t have time to listen to the full episode? Check out the Resilient recap where we pull impactful insights that get to the heart of what matters most to leaders facing risk, crisis, and disruption.
Jake shares how providing disaster relief during Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake motivated him to found Team Rubicon. He also discusses how his organization has evolved and the special importance of its mission: to help veterans find purpose after service.
Jake Wood on veterans finding purpose in helping others
In this episode of Resilient, Team Rubicon CEO Jake Wood shares how his organization is helping to restore a sense of purpose for veterans while also aiding communities in their darkest hours after natural disasters strike. Not only does the organization help those in need, but it helps veterans reacclimatize to life outside of the military by focusing on three core pillars:
What traits does the organization look for in its veteran volunteers? People who think big and take chances.
We’re looking for people that are foolish enough that they think they can change the world and smart enough to have a chance.
Listen to the full episode to hear more from Team Rubicon CEO Jake Wood.
Stay ahead of the curve
Subscribe to receive the latest Resilient podcasts and related information about the series.
Resilient is an award-winning podcast series that features authentic, engaging, and thought-provoking conversations with leaders. Hear interviews and personal stories about how CEOs, senior executives, government officials, board members, and people outside of the business world embrace complexity to lead, navigate, and disrupt to accelerate performance. And discover what they learned about resilience amid risk, crisis, and disruption.
For more in the series, visit the Resilient Podcast library page.