Matt Louis – Author of “Hiring Veterans: How To Leverage Military Talent for Organizational Growth”

Strategic Insights Unleashed: Navigating Organizational Growth Through Military Talent

Mike interviews Matt Louis.

Matthew Louis, the brilliant mind behind the book “Hiring Veterans: How To Leverage Military Talent for Organizational Growth,” takes center stage. Known for engaging and insightful conversations, this episode delves deep into the critical aspects of military recruitment, deployment, and veterans’ challenges in transitioning to civilian life.


This episode starts by delving into the intricacies of military recruitment and deployment. The changing landscape of enlistment is explored, unravelling the reasons behind the declining numbers of recruits and the potential shift in the duration of military service. Louis sheds light on the multifaceted reasons, touching upon physical conditions, changes in youth health, and the evolving employment landscape.

Transitioning from military to civilian life poses unique challenges. Louis brings his extensive experience to the table, highlighting veterans’ struggles as they navigate the complexities of post-military careers. He emphasizes the role of employment and lack thereof, citing it as a crucial factor influencing the decisions of 16-17-year-olds considering military service.

The conversation takes a poignant turn as both explore the often-overlooked issue of suicide rates among veterans. Louis’s passion for the cause shines through as he discusses the impact of employment and the sense of purpose in mitigating this crisis. He underlines the need for a comprehensive approach to address the mental health challenges faced by veterans, emphasizing the importance of support and understanding.

The duo touches upon the goldmine of talent that often goes unnoticed – military spouses. Louis shares his experience of reaching out to spouses for ghostwriting roles, showcasing the untapped potential within this demographic. The conversation revolves around the need for organizations to be more supportive of military spouses, recognizing their valuable contributions to the workforce.

Louis explores the need for organizations to incorporate personal development into their culture, fostering a sense of purpose among their veteran employees. The emphasis is on personal development as the key to keeping individuals as ‘useful engines’ in society.

In a moment of reflection, Matthew Louis shares the backstory of his entry into the realm of supporting veterans. His journey, sparked by frustration with the lack of support during his transition from active duty, led him to develop a “Mission Transition.” This initiative focuses on providing much-needed guidance to veterans navigating the challenging path to civilian careers.

Mike Fallat and Matt Louis talk about the book Hiring Veterans: How To Leverage Military Talent for Organizational Growth.

Louis emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach, addressing the issue from military and civilian perspectives. His books, including “Hiring Veterans,” serve as tools to bridge this gap and provide actionable insights for organizations looking to leverage military talent for growth.

This conversation with Matthew Louis brings to light the complexities of military recruitment, the challenges veterans face, and the untapped potential within this demographic. The episode serves as a rallying call for organizations to hire veterans and actively engage and support them throughout their post-military journeys. Louis’s books act as guideposts, offering practical advice and solutions for organizations looking to harness the unique skills and perspectives that veterans bring to the table.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone passionate about creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for our military heroes in the civilian workforce.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.

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