249: Major Nicole Alexander | Ballet to the Battleground

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Nicole Alexander, Major, U.S. Army Special Operations & PROMOTE Co-Founder, was born with grit and determination. As a young girl she always wanted to be doing as much as possible, which led her into the rigors of a “company” of ballerinas. In college she found rowing and pushed herself to the limits, inspired to “find her swing!” Joining the army and then Special Operations she utilized rigorous dedication and discipline to lead groups through unimaginably difficult situations. Now she and Joe discuss the importance of mentorship and working out till you throw up- enjoy!

LESSONS Find your swing (rhythm) and who/ what inspires you Work hard with determination- there’s no way around it! Realize “you get to do” these things & that’s a privilege Do it till you throw-up Mentorship is key

LINKS www.promoteleadership.org www.goarmysof.com

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TIME STAMPS 0:00 Colonel Nye introduces Major Nicole Alexander 0:55 Gone Rogue | promo code: SPARTAN25 1:17 Joe & Nicole Alexander begin with ballet 3:45 a mother’s influence to always do more 5:30 Do you want to be an national champion? 8:55 Joining the army- deployed as a combat engineer 11:00 Joining Special Operations 12:30 Gone Rogue | promo code: SPARTAN25 14:00 Joe & Nicole return from rowing 19:30 PROMOTE - leadership development | mentorship | inclusion & diversity 21:30 Joe, Ret. Colonel Nye, Guest Host Ret. CSM Frank Grippe & Sefra Alexandra discuss the interview 27:45 Gone Rogue | promo code: SPARTAN25

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CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Nye & Guest Host Ret. CSM Frank Grippe Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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