Felicia Haecker is as inspirational as they come: originally a military brat, Felicia then signed up to the forces for herself and spent 12 years in the USAF (where she also met her husband).
Once both Felicia and her husband made the decision to leave, they bought a RV and clocked-up over 17,000 miles travelling around the country. This allowed Felicia, and her family, to have a year of freedom on the road.
At some of the parks they stayed at, Felicia discovered that there were a lot of fellow veterans living there, who were also in the middle of their transition from the military.
Eventually, Felicia and her family (which now included 2 children), settled in Sacramento after her husband got a job offer in law enforcement. At this time, Felicia then decided to go back to school to get her doctorate, where she studied the lives of female military officers in the process of their transitions… and found her tribe.
The main takeaway from this episode? Make your own version of freedom… Make your own level of success… Make your own life!
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About Our Guest
Dr. Felicia Haecker is proud to be a female veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force for over 12 years and deployed three times in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. During her time on active duty she worked as a Still Photographer, Public Relations Specialist and an Air Force Education Instructor. Dr. Haecker earned several medals while serving her country including the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Today she works as the Founder/CEO of Dog Tag Divas, an online leadership academy supporting female veterans, serves as Adjunct Professor at Brandman University, where she teaches Organizational Leadership. In her CEO role, Dr. Haecker teaches women people how to not only identify their passions and life ambitions, but to gain clarity behind their intent, and craft strategies to reach their intended goals. Dr. Haecker believes that by empowering women, she is helping them take the necessary steps to live the lives they have envisioned and deserve.
Dr. Haecker has been featured in print and broadcast media including Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40, in Excelsior Life Magazine, Behind the Uniform podcast. Her dissertation, Female Student Veterans Postsecondary Education Experience, has been cited by several experts. In each appearance she shares her expertise on handling life transitions, reaching goals, and a variety of issues that impact the veteran community.
Dr. Haecker holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University, part of the Chapman system, A Master’s Degree in Health and Human Services from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior University. She and her husband, Dr. Vincent Haecker, live near Sacramento with their two children, Haydyn, 8, and Vinny, 6.
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