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#2: Post-Navy Life Is More Than Business Success With Alysa Ambrose

The key to life and business success is often down to timing. Retired US Navy Captain Alysa Ambrose, one of only a handful of women to command a warship, courageously chose to transition out while her career was on the ascent.


After a successful military career, trailblazer Alysa is now in law school. Listen as she explains the personal motivation that drove her decision, and the reality of adapting to life as a veteran.

Episode Highlights

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00:00 Meet Alysa, 25 years of service on six different ships.

03:13 Becoming one of the first women to command a navy warship and experience a full career in combat. 

04:24 Post-Navy career options; making a decision, the move to greater Pittsburgh.

06:06 Learning to cope with post-military life and bring up three children in a global pandemic.

08:54 Fulfilling a childhood dream, being accepted into law school.

11:02 Alysa’s top learning point for all veterans making the decision to transition.

13:34 The challenge in achieving a balance; adapting to the first year in law school and ‘’being present’’ for three young children. 

15:37 Gene’s Business Tip: Attend a seminar. Invest in yourself to enhance your future business success. Learn why seminars can help to support and develop your professional and business growth.

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Coming Up In Episode 3: Celebrating ten successful years in consultancy, retired Lieutenant Colonel Rico Vaca epitomizes what it means to make an intentional transition. Listen Now.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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