As a former Navy SEAL and combat veteran gone entrepreneur, Brent Gleeson has a passion for giving back to his community and fellow veterans wanting to follow in his footsteps. Mentoring is something Brent holds very dear to his heart. He enjoys giving advice and sharing his experiences, both challenges and successes in the hopes of helping those likeminded individuals on their journey to new aspirations.
Brent talks about his mentoring experiences and the fulfilling feeling he gets from meeting with veteran entrepreneurs and seeing the progress they have achieved since they last spoke. He is also thankful for organizations that support the military men and women and their entrepreneur goals. Inc. Magazine is a great example of a business enterprise that offers conferences with a military element that seek out people like Brent to speak, mentor and educate.
In this post 9-11 world there are large numbers of veterans entering the work force. It is the advice and guidance of other veterans that have successfully transitioned into civilian life that can help the new class of military members moving into the next chapter of their lives.
Brent not only gives back on a personal level, he also incorporates giving back through his company. Some ways Brent Gleeson and Brandon Fishman, co-founders of Internet Marketing Inc. give back to the community include gathering employee volunteers to raise money for charities such as the Ronald McDonald House, giving money to victims affected by natural disasters and gathering employees to package food for a local food bank.