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Employee Spotlight: Veteran Uses Military Background to Change Lives

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Air Force veteran Walter Carey has seen it all. At just 23 years old, he went to war, leading a group of young soldiers who had just watched the horrors of 9/11 change the world forever.

Today, Carey is using all he learned during that era of his life by giving back to the community as a business coach helping small and mid-sized businesses succeed through parlaying the discipline and leadership skills he embraced in the military into solutions.

Carey works with ActionCOACH as an accountability coach. He’s also the Vice-Chairman of Coaching for A Cause, a nonprofit dedicated to helping other nonprofits learn strategies for success.

“We are helping these executive teams learn how to make the most of what they have, and also skills and strategies for taking their organization to the next level so that they can help more people and be more efficient,” he said.

Carey is also currently working with Foster Kinship, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children in the foster care system.

“The work that we are doing helps not just the executives on a high level,” he said. “It helps the kids who are benefiting from the work they are doing and being able to do that more successfully. I’m really passionate about the change we are compelling here, one nonprofit at a time.”


ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, was established and founded in Brisbane, Australia by Brad Sugars in 1993 when the concept of business coaching was still in its infancy. Since franchising the company in 1997, ActionCOACH has grown to more than 1000 business coaching franchises operating in more than 60 countries. ActionCOACH specializes in coaching small to medium sized businesses as well as executive teams and group coaching. ActionCOACH maintains its growth and strategic alliances by continual development of cutting-edge innovative technology, proven business processes and systems to add value, satisfaction and additional income streams for its franchisees.