I have received a great deal of interest in the origin story of GuideOn Education Consulting L.L.C. As a Marvel and D.C. Comics fan, I believe that all superheroes have to start somewhere. For me, it was raising my right hand to pledge allegiance to God, the country, and the American dream.
Fast forward through a series of trials and tribulations, a 7-year itch of education, professional development, and self-discovery. Here I stand, a Veteran and women-owned small business trying to impact the lives of Veterans, military families, and organizations that support them.
A patriotic epiphany is how I would describe it. I was sitting in Lafayette Square in the Nation’s Capital pondering my ambitions and being my boss, among other things. I remember making a list. I wrote down my strengths and passions, one of the many type-A things I do.
It was like activating a superpower and a heightened spidey sense.
I left my old self on the cornered bench in the square, and I walked away from a new woman. I was more determined, informed, and full of fire. The rest was herstory.
What Does GuideOn Do?
GuideOn™ Education is a veteran-focused consulting firm that connects, educates, and inspires organizations to communicate to a combined military-connected community of 27 million.
The Problem We Solve
Our mission is to guide you on the opportunities in the military connected-community. Our commitment is to people first, mission always.
It’s easy for brands to misread this group, mainly because many Americans have little to no connection to veterans or the military. This means overlooking niche’ groups such as women Veterans, L.G.B.T.Q. Veterans, homeless Veterans, military children, etc.
We guide you step-by-step on building sustainable military-connected programming that promotes your organization’s culture. In addition to cultivating strategic partnerships and event planning that is mindful of your budget, time, and personnel.
We guide you by building efficient communication and marketing strategies and tactics that align with your organization’s branding. Our goal is to attract Veterans and their families to your workforce, standalone program, an institution of higher learning, or your non-profit organization.
Every client on a mission needs a guide to help them. You have seen a guide in nearly every story you’ve read, listened to, or watched. Harry Potter has Albus Dumbledore, Luke Skywalker has Yoda, and Pinocchio has Jiminy Cricket, just to name a few.
GuideOn makes it easy to stay on budget and plan your project needs. We want to make sure you have everything you need in one place to save you time and precious resources.
Strategic Communication & Marketing: We chart a course. You need a defined path to get there no matter where you’re going. We help you discover differentiators and move into new markets. Our job is to transform uncertainty into a coherent strategy to help you seize opportunities in the military-connected community.
Program Development: We handle the details. Frequently organizations leap into programs and activities without developing a road map before they get started. GuideOn uses our expertise to lay a customized foundation to give you the ability to measure your success. We define areas needing improvement through our comprehensive and customizable framework.
Digital & Social Media Strategies: We get people talking. Relevance = response. Our strategists help your organization build a lasting digital presence by tapping into military communities of influence, listening to what they are saying, and developing content to inspire action…and reaction.
Consumer Education & Branding: We inspire, educate, and connect. Marketing your brand is really about making the brand experience tangible. We employ tactics that highlight differentiators and create consumer value through creative strategy, content creation, and design, raising public awareness and engagement.
Training: We build programs, people, and communities. Training programs are educational programs designed to equip your team with knowledge and skills to become a better professional and keep them up to date on trends.
GuideOn partners with highly skilled professionals in the military-connected community (military spouses and veteran-owned businesses) who know the space and genuinely want to help others realize their potential for life-long impact.
At GuideOn, we believe that the size of the pie is not finite and that, in reality, the pie keeps growing. Therefore, your success is our success.
Let us help you reach your goals. Contact me.
Speaker for Hire
Are you looking to expand your organization’s paradigm on service members, Veterans, military spouses directly from the source?
Look no further as GuideOn can provide:
- Special events
- Keynote speaking engagements
- Special requests to meet your organization’s needs.
GuideOn’s founder Ashley Gorbulja is guaranteed to inspire, educate, and connect with your audience. Check out her favorite things to talk about below.
A GuideOn Education
Ashley speaks to three levels of experience—working with higher education decision-makers, running a veteran service office, and being a student veteran. She covers self-discovery, transition, mental health, $63k in scholarships, servant leadership, and graduating debt-free without a Forever GI Bill. These are just a few things she will cover in this informative and motivational keynote.
Overcoming Adversity “Trauma to Triumph”
Dispositions are not destinies. Ashley deep dives into the decisions that changed the course of her personal and professional life, challenging others with the mantra: I Can. I Will. Watch Me. This enlightening speech looks at inclusion and diversity, empowerment, and navigating hardships with a growth mindset. Prepare to be inspired to take a walk on the wild side to achieve your greatness.
**Other Topics as Requested**
Customized topic needed for your event? No problem – let’s talk.
Our Values & Philosophy
Our Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as our cultural cornerstones and foundation of building programs, people, and military-connected communities.
Guide: Discovering, listening, empathizing, and making decisions to meet your goals.
Respect: Demonstrating reliability, patience, and flexibility into our everyday routine.
Integrity: Building feelings of trust, safety, and wellbeing.
Teamwork: Fostering a diverse set of skills and talents to deliver quality services and products.
G.R.I.T. = passion and perseverance for long-term and meaningful goals.
Our “see a need, fill a need” our client’s story drives philosophy. We meet you where you are on your journey using our flexible compass model.
This 360-degree approach allows us to pivot throughout your journey regardless of the size of your organization or project. We don’t offer advice from the sidelines. We act as an integrated part of your team, helping to oversee the development and execution of your projects. We bring unparalleled passion and dedication to our work. We make it easy to pivot and provide everything you need to succeed in one place.
We hope this article gave you insight into the greatness of GuideOn Education Consulting L.L.C. We understand that our value will be a constant need in a country that values its Veterans and military community.
In the meantime, reach out to Info@GuideOnEducation.com
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