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June Speaker Spotlight: Jeffrey Lodick

Jeffrey Lodick was born in Buffalo, NY. He joined the Army in 1997, a year after graduating high school, and enjoyed a 20-year career. He served as a Squadron Sergeant Major, Operations Sergeant Major, First Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, and Drill Sergeant. He was a Paratrooper, a Master Rated Jumpmaster, a Pathfinder, a graduate of the Army Air Assault School, and a graduate of the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course amongst other military schools.

He has continued his service by assisting transitioning Service Members as an Associate Instructor for FourBlock and is the host of On The Other Side: Leadership After Transition, a podcast designed specifically to allow experienced Veterans and those who truly want to assist Veterans the ability to provide insight on leadership and the transition process.

In 2002, at the age of 23, Jeffrey was diagnosed with testicular cancer. This was the first time in his life that he realized his mortality and he began to appreciate living. During his time as a Drill Sergeant from 2005 through 2007, he found his passion in helping those who truly wanted to help themselves and who were simply asking for guidance. With his passion for life and his desire to teach, coach, and mentor, upon his retirement, he opened Change Your Forecast, LLC, an organization that uses organized sports and personality types to teach life and leadership lessons to student-athletes at both high school and collegiate levels. He is an inspirational speaker, a member of the National Speakers Association, and a member of Toastmasters.

Jeffrey began working as a government contractor for a small woman-owned business six. years ago. He has gone from a Senior Operations Analyst to Project Manager, to Senior Program Manager of Customer Success, to the Director of Customer Solutions in that time and every day is more exciting than the last.

He is married to Alexandria with 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy ages 18, 16, 8 years, and 4.



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