EP 242: The Career Journey from Military Spouse to Strategy Consultant, with Monique Garcia Rizer
Monique Garcia Rizer was a military spouse for 13 years to a reserve service member. She relaunched twice, first after her partner's deployment, and second, after a major life transition. Monique currently serves as Vice President of Freedman Consulting, a consulting firm focused on strategic planning and policy development for non-profits, foundations and advocacy organizations. She has served in leadership and executive roles for direct service nonprofits, coalitions, and policy advocacy organizations, and previously created and scaled an award-winning career program for military spouses. Monique shares the details of how she built her professional career, including following her two career breaks, and provides recommendations for military spouses and other relaunchers who are looking to relaunch in public interest leadership roles.