Partner in Success: Daniel Lennox-Choate
The military to civilian transition is a personal one for Daniel Lennox-Choate. After graduating from West Point, Daniel deployed twice to the Middle East as an Infantry Officer. When it came time for his next adventure, Daniel pursued his MBA at Harvard. Embarking on his civilian career with his degree under his belt, Daniel was motivated to help other soldiers make good choices during an overwhelming time: “I learned a great deal by trial and error during my transition, so I thought it would be great to share the lessons I learned with others,” Daniel shared.
Since he started volunteering five years ago, he has spent almost 21 hours counseling other veterans and military spouses in their career transition. “I really enjoy connecting with other veterans and helping them weigh career decisions,” Daniel said. “I’ve gotten to meet with people with a variety of experiences and help them with everything from interview prep to LinkedIn reviews. It’s especially rewarding to meet with people who come from industries and experiences very different from my own since I get to learn so much from them while I share advice about their next steps.”
Volunteering is really about the human connection. Each individual comes to Hire Heroes USA with a different story and diverse goals. Daniel gets to know each client he works with and through sharing his personal perspective and providing productive advice, he empowers every client to reach for their professional goals.
“I’ve had a few opportunities to meet with and advise with folks who are returning to the workforce after several years away,” Daniel shared. “Recently I got feedback that one of those people had found full time employment in a role they are very happy with. It’s always great to hear from the people I’ve connected with, but it’s especially great to hear that I was helpful to someone who successfully made a big leap back into the workforce after time away.”
On behalf of this client and so many more, Daniel, we want to say thank you for volunteering with us – you are making success after service a reality.
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