Making Your Move with Gene Moran

#34: Making Your Move with Gene Moran

In this episode, Gene Moran, the host of Make Your Move, discusses a conversation he had with a senior government official contemplating their next move, important concepts from Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career, the myth of safety in the corporate role as it relates to organizational changes, and more.

Summary

Listen to episode #34 where the host, Gene Moran, reviews a conversation he had with a senior government official contemplating their next move. In particular, he examines important concepts from Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career, the myth of safety in the corporate role as it relates to organizational changes, getting out of your “bubble,” and making a corporate transition.

Episode Highlights

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0:00 – 07:51: Gene discusses the importance of various concepts in the book, Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career. Specifically, he talks about being inspired by the concept of raising a “ceiling” after retiring from active duty as a U.S. veteran. Moreover, Gene breaks down conceptual barriers by asking listeners to think about what the idea of retirement truly means or encapsulates to us—both personally and professionally.

07:52 – 12:59: Gene talks about considering what we want to experience in transitional changes. What is the kind of work that you really enjoy? Do you enjoy being in charge? Working, leading, or depending on a team? Is control of how things are done something you value? Most importantly, how can you recognize the available opportunities out there that can provide you with fulfillment?

13:00 – 24:54: Gene discusses the concept of safety in the corporate role as it relates to organizational changes, corporate and government, and headquarters vs. P&L. He emphasizes the fact that working through such considerations (along with work hours, health concerns, experience, family considerations, networking, etc.) can help you identify things you are looking for and what you may want to avoid.

25:00 – 25:49: Gene finalizes his discussion on getting out of your bubble and making a corporate transition to truly “Make Your Move.” In doing so, Gene illustrates the value of looking forward and beyond—not back.

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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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