Hi this is Mark Green bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

There are Veterans transitioning out of the military every day. Some of them have an idea or a passion that they want to turn into a business. Having the right connections can be the one thing that makes the difference between a success or a failure. In this Veteran Connections Podcast I will be talking to Veteran business owners about what steps they are taking, the hurdles they have ran into, what advice they have for you, and what they hope life will look like a few years from now. With these real life interviews and real life results you can gain the expert knowledge from those that have been there. From your military brothers and sisters.

Today’s guest, Matthew Sanchez is founder of the company Veterans Unleashed. A veteran himself,  Matthew’s goal is to save as many veterans as possible from committing suicide.


You can follow Matthew here

Website: http://www.veteransunleashed.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/veteransunleashedupw/


0:48 Matthew shares a bit about his service in the military corps, the challenges after and the turnaround he made with his life.

3:22 The start of Matthew’s GoFundMe initiative to help other veterans.

  • 27 veterans gifted the experience of Tony Robbins’, ‘Unleash the Power Within’

3:55 Veterans Unleashed established as an NGO to save veterans from committing suicide.

5:59 Matthew shares the testimony and reactions of veterans who had the Tony Robbins experience.

8:52 Reconditioned thinking cited as a key instrument of change.

10:54 How reconditioned thinking has positively affected Matthew’s life.

16:30 Matthew presents the veteran’s perspective with regards to offered help.

18:32 Accountability outlined as a factor that brings change.

22:05 The name ‘Veterans Unleashed’ explained.


The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)


If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at stepoutstepup7@gmail.com and let me know how I can help you!

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

Thank you for listening!  -Mark