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.

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond,of Hammond Psychology & Associates, is an Author, Speaker and Psychologist. She has a specialization in ADHD and learning disabilities, and advocating for mental health is one of her greatest passion.


You can follow Nekeshia here

Website: http://DrNekeshiaHammond.com

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/DrNekeshiaHammond

Facebook: facebook.com/DrNekeshiaHammond

Twitter: twitter.com/Dr_Hammond

Youtube: youtube.com/DrNekeshiaHammond 


1:50 How long have you been in practice?

  • 10 years of private practice

2:20 Dr. Hammond speaks about her specialisation in ADHD.

  • ADHD is often misdiagnosed therefore thorough assessment is needed.

5:44 What do you think are some of the challenges military families experience with moving around in relation to ADHD?

  • The bigger picture must be looked at instead of automatically assuming ADHD
  • Learning issues, depression, anxiety, overly stressed out or moving too much can be factors to look at.

7:49 Some of the symptoms of ADHD mentioned can be attributed to other things.

  • Getting out of your seat, hyperactive, impulsive, inability to pay attention

8:06 Some components of a psychological evaluation.

  • IQ, Academic Performance, Social Interaction.

9:09 Dr. Hammond shares her motivation to write the book,”ADHD Explained: What Every Parent Needs To Know” and what it meant to win an award for it.

11:20 What is one thing that you know now that you wish you knew at the start of your practice?

  • Focus more on evaluation as a preventative measure.

15:38 Dr. Hammond recommends family/parental support to advocate for children with challenges.

18:03 Dr. Hammond’s plans for specialization in her practice.

20:06 What is one huge goal would you like to achieve with the work you are doing?

  • To provide on a massive scale public education related to mental health to save more lives.

23:28 The issue of bullying highlighted as a root cause for many symptoms exhibited by children.

26:06 A definite red flag for parental concern.

  • The parental instinct that something is different with your child’s behavior/personality.

27:30 Advice to parents.

  • Maintain hope, be an advocate and continue to motivate your family to move forward.


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

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