HST066 Posttraumatic Growth with Ken Falke

Summary:

Ken Falke is a 21-year combat veteran of the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community and retired Master Chief Petty Officer.  Ken is highly respected around the world as an innovative and forward thinking leader on the subjects of wounded warrior care, military and veteran transition, counterterrorism, military training, and innovative technology development.

Ken’s passion is taking care of his fellow combat veterans and their family members, and he is chairman and founder of Boulder Crest, an organization focused on the teachings of posttraumatic growth, and the EOD Warrior Foundation. Ken spends the majority of his time educating the public and private sectors on the issues surrounding the long-term care of our returning military personnel and their families from the last 16 years of war.

Ken is a serial entrepreneur. He was the Founder and CEO of A-T Solutions, which is a recognized international expert and valuable global asset in combating the war on terrorism. At the forefront of providing training and consulting services in the Anti- and Counter-Terrorism industry, A-T Solutions was named four consecutive years to the Annual Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Also recognized in Entrepreneur Magazines’ Hot 500 List, the Washington Technology “Fast 50”, Smart CEO’s “Future 50”, and the winner of the very prestigious Greater Washington Area Government Contractor Award in the category of companies $75M-$100M.  In 2010, Ken was named as the Entrepreneur of the Year for the Fredericksburg, Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce and selected as a finalist in the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.

Ken also founded Shoulder 2 Shoulder, Inc. a multimedia technology company and prior to selling his share of the company, he served as the CEO for six years.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Ken’s background and military experinece
  • The EOD Warrior Foundation
  • Beginning of Boulder Crest Retreat
  • Posttraumatic Growth
  • Outcomes of PTG:
    • New opportunities
    • Increased sense of personal strength
    • Change in relationships
    • Sense of a greater appreciation for life
    • Deepening of spiritual life
  • Developing PTG:
    • Education
    • Disclosure
    • Creating the new story
    • Service to others
  • The Struggle Well book

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Boulder Crest Retreat

Boulder Crest Retreat on Twitter

Boulder Crest on Facebook

Ken’s LinkedIn Profile

Struggle Well on Amazon

Posttraumatic Growth on the Head Space and Timing Blog

 

 

 

 

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.