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The FourBlock Podcast

Sep 27, 2019

 Julia Taylor Kennedy is the Executive Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation (@TalentInnovate), driving cutting edge research on the issues impacting today’s professional workforce. 

She led the sponsor dividend research and coauthored Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce (Center for Talent Innovation) with FourBlock founder Michael Abrams.

Julia has spoken at the United Nations, the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, and many others. She's been featured in the Washington Post, CBS News, Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, Time and the Harvard Business Review.


Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace.

General Charles Krulak coined the term "Three Block War" to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat.

But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block. 

FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers. 

Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, FourBlock founder, director of the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, and author of two military transition books. He’ll be representing the military transition perspective.

Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey will be representing the civilian perspective of this issue.

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