The Veterans Nation
The Veterans Nation
Matt Eversmann
Hosts Tori and Matt Eversmann (1SG, US Army, retired) inspire, educate and motivate you to dream big and beat the odds of transition. Whether you are a veteran or just looking for a change, they bring awesome insight and ideas to be literally the best you can be. Follow them on Twitter at @veterans_nation
Be Unstoppable with Alden Mills
"Caring leads to daring" says Alden Mills.  Author, entrepreneur & warrior Alden Mills shares his journey from a sickly kid to a Navy SEAL & eventually the inventor of the Perfect Pushup. At the end of the day, we all must decide if we are willing to accept fate or not. Faced with adversity, Alden chose to Be Unstoppable (the title of his first book!).  Check out this great conversation with Matt and Tori.
Oct 11, 2019
55 min
Who takes care of the caregivers?
Meet Gina Harrow, the Executive Director of the Yellow Ribbon Fund ( Join us as she shares her story as caregiver to her husband CPT Ben Harrow.  Ben is a Green Beret who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan.  Gina's desire to support the families who are forced to become caregivers led her on an incredible journey to the YRF.  Thousands of families are in a better place because of Gina and the Yellow Ribbon Fund.  Welcome to the Veterans Nation
Oct 3, 2019
47 min
Welcome back to the Veterans Nation
Tori and Matt are back with an exciting new season of The Veterans Nation.  Last seasons disruptors focused on the idea of being a disruptor during transition.  This season is like last season except on steroids! Join them as they talk with dynamic disruptors about self development and making our lives the best they can possibly be.
Sep 24, 2019
41 min
Identities, tribes and moving on; the incredible story of Army veteran SFC Mike Schlitz
Tori and Matt welcome SFC Mike Schlitz, USA retired, too TVN.  Mike tells his inspirational and motivational story from a near fatal IED blast in Iraq to his job with The Gary Sinise Foundation  Mike knows a thing or two about bad days but as you will hear, his infectious positive attitude and his desire to focus on others propels him to give back ten times more than he received.  We discuss new identities and safety with our tribes, moving on from adversity and how to turn an off day into a win.
Feb 1, 2019
54 min
USMC and Ironman competitor Mike Ergo talks about finding peace and strength in endurance sports.
Tori and Matt kick off season 2 with inspirational USMC veteran Mike Ergo.  Hear him recount his journey from the Marine Corps band to an infantryman in Fallujah. In the aftermath of a tough deployment, Mike hit the bottom.  In his words, he went from using booze and drugs and a gun in his mouth to cope with PTSD and moral injury and found peace in endurance sports.  Check him out at  You will be motivated and inspired to take control of whatever demons you face
Jan 22, 2019
1 hr 1 min
Just in time for 2019 Stephanie Lincoln from Fire Team Whiskey returns for part 2 of the wellness conversation.
Tori and Matt welcome Stephanie Lincoln back to The Veterans Nation to finish their discussion about health, fitness and nutrition.  Stephanie breaks down the essentials for good health and specifically weight management.  There is something in this podcast for everyone who struggles with their weight and fitness strategy.  Bottom line up front, whatever you do, start now!
Dec 28, 2018
1 hr 2 min
We have a weight epidemic in the military. Fire Team Whiskey founder and Army veteran Stephanie Lincoln has the solution
Tori and Matt welcome Fire Team Whiskey CEO Stephanie Lincoln to TVN.  An Army veteran, Stephanie has made it her mission to beat obesity in the ranks.  Hear her thoughts not only about health and wellness but leadership and the need for more strong women in the force.  Stephanie breaks it all down to the lowest common denominator. Part 1 of 2 Use codeword VETERANSNATION to receive a 50% discount on her website
Dec 10, 2018
1 hr 4 min
Tori and Matt welcome international sales expert Dan Swift to the Veterans Nation where they talk transition, leadership and the art of social selling
Dan Swift, CEO and founder of Empire Selling joins Matt and Tori on TVN.  Dan is a sales expert recognized around the world for his social selling methodology.  Dan shares some fantastic life lessons that must be mastered well before a sale begins.  Veteran or not, is you are looking to crush it in sales, listen to Dan and let him help you get started.  His thoughts on being a disruptor are awesome.
Dec 3, 2018
1 hr 1 min
Tori and Matt share their thoughts about Thanksgiving and their lists of all that they are thankful for this year and next!
In a year with so much turmoil and anger, Tori and Matt share their thoughts about gratitude and thanks.  Please take some time this Thanksgiving to consider all your blessings and think about all you have accomplished this year and where you will head in 2019!
Nov 21, 2018
18 min
Tori and Matt discuss their State of the Empire otherwise known as smart things that Tori knows!
Tori and Matt review some of the lessons learned at Eversmann Advisory from 2018.  Veterans Day, unemployment rates, military relations programs, veteran hiring initiatives and French roast coffee are all fair game today.  They are the bridge between great talent and great employers; listen to their thoughts about how to cross that rubicon all the while having an attitude of gratitude.
Nov 15, 2018
51 min
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