Episode 41

Published on:

20th Jul 2021

041 with JB Spisso - Leadership is Learned!

Veteran Wealth Secrets 041 with JB Spisso - Leadership is Learned!

In this episode, we have JB Spisso, a leadership & culture expert, owner, published author, and sergeant major (retired) US army. JB gives insights about a deeper meaning of leadership, how to adapt and overcome, and the best ways to translate leadership skills learned from the military into the civilian space. 

Episode Highlights:

  • 01:45- When does JB realize the meaning of leadership?
  • 06:08- Translating leadership skills vs. being in management
  • 12:16-Where does creativity come in to be a leader? 
  • 14:00- JB's transition process 
  • 17:44- Leadership is a learned trait 

Key Points:

  1. Leadership is a learned trait; it will continue to get better over time, and it doesn't have to be one way. 
  2. Find mentors in the business world that have already done what you're doing. 
  3. Have a conversation with people and ask questions on where you are good at, and then continue to refined your skills 


  • “The military is a melting pot of diverse human beings, where you learn how to lead the group, bring them together, and have a common goal. “
  • “If you see a skill set in a veteran, tell them. The military have to remind themselves of the great skills that they have and find a way to translate that into the corporate world”
  • “Adapt and overcome. You might not get all the plans, but if you get most of it, start moving,   don't be afraid to make adjustments as you go. “
  • “The military is very creative. We are adaptable in so many things. Let's continue to find ways to adapt, continue to network, ask questions, talk to people, and be a good listener. “

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Veteran Wealth Secrets
Helping the 1% who serve our country become the 1% who influence it
Host Scott R. Tucker shares the secrets to Post-Military life that "They" don't tell you about. Learn how to avoid the 9-5, costly government benefits and disingenuous financial advisors by creating a life of autonomy and financial control!

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Jen Amos

Jen Amos is an award-winning podcaster and entrepreneur.

Jen first found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through depression and bouts of loneliness. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA in pursuit of new business ventures.

Jen actively seeks to find common ground through conversation and storytelling to foster connection, community and collaboration. She is known for her active listening skills, candidness, and ability to uncover powerful stories and universal lessons while conversing with her guests. Her favorite topics to cover on her podcast shows involve military families, entrepreneurs, women, and mental health. Since summer 2019, she has conducted 500+ podcast interviews.

Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For more than a decade since, Jen has established a career in sales and in entrepreneurship with experience in the legal industry, online marketing, and now financial services.

During her spare time, Jen volunteers with Veterati, enjoys a leisurely read, and swimming.