Creating rapport with Veterans and their families

For most Veterans, working with a non-military coach, even talking with a non-veteran is very difficult. In my experience, most Veterans only trust veterans, and only share what they have been through, with a hand selected number of people.

In my experience, it helps when a practitioner starts the conversation with the question: “What do you need to know about me?”

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"Somehow the colors seem different now…"

“Somehow the colors are different now”. This is how some Veterans try to explain how their perception of life has changed after deployment. Learning to understand and respect each others views and colors is challenging and requires trust and determination from partners.

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