Knucklehead Podcast Ep 122: On The Brink Of Homelessness, Just Make It Happen.

Knucklehead Podcast Ep 122: On The Brink Of Homelessness, Just Make It Happen.



Military life is tough, difficult, and dangerous. But the transition from active duty to civilian life also brings forth challenges on the majority of veterans in dealing with benefits, retirement path, and setting up a new career.

In today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast, Stephen shares another inspiring conversation with our guest, Adrianne Phillips. They talk about how Adrienne came up with the creation of a nonprofit organization, how it works, and eventually into the foundation of SAVI.

Adrianne Phillips is a service-disabled veteran, who founded Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as a reaction to the immense need for support of veterans transitioning to civilian life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a combat service-member and Security Forces, Adrianne transitioned out of the military and into civilian life. In 2017, she harnessed her experience as a veteran, benefits manager, and entrepreneur to found the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration with the goal of supporting every service-member’s transition.

The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans thrive post-separation. They help transitioning service-members navigate their VA benefits entitlement and post-transition goals by providing customized support, services, and proprietary programs.


Favorite Quote:

“Being on the brink of homelessness, despite doing everything the way that I was told. I couldn’t find a job. And this was right before the recession in 2008. When you’re about to lose a roof over your head, you start to figure out ways to just make it happen.”

                                                                                         –  Adrienne Phillips

In This Episode

4:49 – The catalyst that sparked the birth of her first business

8:26 – Her perception when it comes to the context of making the mistake

12:38 – How SAVI started as an organization

17:54  – The underlying rationale of why Adrienne focuses on creating a nonprofit    organization

25:56 – How she figured out the opportunity that fits her effectively

30:05 – Her step by step progression from working for a nonprofit organization to launching her own company

34:10 – Understanding The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) more profoundly

38:09 – Her words of advice to leaders or business owners

Get in touch with Adrianne Phillips



Call    (844) 400-SAVI (7284)

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