Cornelius J. Maxwell is a public speaker, entrepreneur, veteran advocate, and activist.
In this episode of the Dudes n Beer podcast host Christopher Jordan welcomes military veteran and activist Cornelius Maxwell to the show to discuss fighting for veteran transition units and transition theory. Approximately every hour a United States veteran takes their own life. Current estimates place almost 40% of homeless The post DnB Ep 221: Veteran Transition Units and Transition Theory with Cornelius Maxwell appeared first on Dudes n Beer Podcast.
Meet Cornelius J. Maxwell, a bilingual U.S. army vet, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, consultant, real estate investor and motivational speaker. In his speaker role, Maxwell enjoys talking on leadership and understanding as well as the difference between being busy and productive. Listen in as he shares some of the insights that make him who he is today and see how you can be part of the work he and his mom Lorna, an artist, are continuing to working on. Here are two of the things he lives by: 1.True Leadership isn't based on what you do but how you inspire others, and 2. Fear is the opposite of Love To be part of the Recognize 100k Vets project and to view/purchase Lorna's art, visit Use code COURAGE at checkout for a 10% discount. Follow Maxwell on FB at Mr. Cornelius Brown or on LinkedIn at --- Support this podcast:
Army veteran Cornelius "The Preacher" Maxwell joins the #YearOfTheVet family to share the journey about his transition back to civilian life, what he see's as a huge contributor to PTSD, and shares with us an idea about a Transition Unit that should be adopted into the military as a means of a much smoother (and safer) transition. Cornelius dives into how military life affects not only affects the service members coming home, but also family, friends, and the community that welcomes them back home! As well as fitting back into the society you once left, Cornelius is able to give insight on both sides of the college life, having been a young 19 year old before enlisting, and now being the “old head” as a transitioning 30-year old jumping back into the college life after 3 tours in Iraq. But the main reason "The Preacher" joins the conversation, is to provide the opportunity for us to reach 100,000 veterans in order to memorialize their legacies through the Honor Our Heroes II: Art Exhibition and Award Ceremony, with artwork depicting the affect of war on the veterans, as well as the affect of war on the family and the communities they belong to. The second Honor Our Heroes Art exhibition and Awards Ceremony will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the State Capital Building, after a successful first run in New Orleans. Every veteran provided will be solidified in history by being placed in a memorial in the Oklahoma State Capital Building. If you'd like to be a part of the memorial please shoot on over to and simply provide the veteran's: 1) Name 2) Rank 3) Date of service 4) Branch of Service Show notes by time of conversation -------------------------------------------------- Pre-Army Cornelius (05:44) Education and the Reading Rainbow (06:43) The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership by John Maxwell “One is too small of a number to achieve greatness” (07:37) The road into the military (08:25) I find out why Cornelius always dresses to impress… at 2 in the morning (09:40) Cornelius is basically Lieutenant Dan… “The Army is a family industry” (11:00) The secret of being needed (12:40) The end of an era. Deciding that it’s time to leave the Army… (15:00) The story of why I’ve nicknamed Cornelius “The Preacher” (16:19) It’s time to become Caesar (19:11) How to set yourself up for failure… (19:43) ***“Never make a decision without doing research.”*** Utilizing other people’s experience of transition to learn from for your own (20:15) The cultural shift, transitioning into the student vet life (21:30) Other transition woes: The mindset of “Too Easy!” (25:00) ***“It’s not Cockiness it’s Confidence”*** The importance of ethos and values (27:00) Cornelius talks about his “Transition Units Theory” (29:15) I tried to grow a Kimbo Slice beard… (32:40) What happens when we slow down… (35:03) How negative transitions affect our communities (39:40) Cornelius’s own battle with PTSD (41:41) Honor Our Heroes II: Art exhibition and Awards Ceremony (48:10) Cornelius’s advice to those leaving the service today! (53:46) Points of Contact: -------------------------- To donate to the memorial visit Go Fund Me:
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