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Anthony “Doc” Ameen shares his powerful story not knowing what path he intended to take as a young man to join the military and being influenced by the tragedies he survived. He now dedicates his time to assisting military members, first responders and their families, fighting for them as they have fought for us. Wings for Warriors non-profit has helped over 5,000 veterans with securing benefits, benefits counseling and travel assistance among other holistic needs.
If you or someone you know is a veteran or a first responder, Wings For Warriors Foundation can support you with a wide array of services and programs with the help of their 4 beneficiaries.
Wings For Warriors Foundation is a nationally recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in support of veterans, first responders, and their families.
Wings For Warriors Foundation supports the holistic needs of veterans, first responders, and their families with transformational growth, well-being, and spiritual fitness.
Taylor & Lawrence is a boutique consulting firm helping healthcare organizations of all sizes achieve their desired goals by building cooperative alliances and strategic partnerships.
Taylor & Lawrence’s mission is to provide loyal and mutually beneficial partnerships for healthcare organizations to thrive together, ensuring sustainability, growth, and increased quality.
Anthony Ameen’s life changed in an instant in 2008. And it’s been evolving ever since…
As a Hospital Corpsman, Ameen earned the nickname “Doc” as he embraced a culture of order and duty. His catastrophic battlefield injury changed the course of the life he envisioned, but Anthony eventually chose to view his new path as one that would be watered by the nurtured outflow of the adversity he had faced. His experiences, though challenging at times, allowed him to see potential for change and fueled an entrepreneurial spirit within him, which led to his creation of the non-profit Wings For Warriors.
Under Ameen’s leadership, the non-profit organization matured from an idea to a nationally-recognized foundation that aims to advocate for the holistic and spiritual needs of veterans, first responders, and their families. As Founder & CEO, Anthony personally counseled more than 5,000 veterans and helped launch Wings for Warriors outlets in 30 different cities across the country.
It quickly became clear that the grit, determination, perseverance and leadership capabilities “Doc” channeled in the military served him well in civilian life as an entrepreneur, an advocate, and a nationally-recognized public figure. He is the face and the lifeblood of Wings For Warriors, and with that brings invites from national media outlets, speaking engagements at large-scale events and sponsorships earned from Fortune 500 companies.
Along the way, Doc turned his focus into co-founding and building Taylor & Lawrence, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in serving the Department of Defense (DoD), and Healthcare industries by unearthing strategic business partnerships for increased performance and quality patient care.
Ameen’s past continues to fuel his future. And, his story provokes anyone listening to realize they have not fully tapped every ounce of their potential. Anthony addresses his successes and pitfalls through his emotional and physical recovery in an uncommonly honest way, all while holding his listeners internally responsible for the changes they need to make in order to grow. Ameen’s story incites change, triggers action and spurs productivity. And, perhaps most importantly, it plants a seed of accountability.
When he isn’t traveling for speaking engagements, Anthony spends time with his wife, and their four children, at their home in Phoenix, Arizona.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA.
After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter. In 2021, Austin became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses.
Austin and his wife of 23 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (21) and Ella (18) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He rebranded his practice in 2020 to focus on serving small business owners after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of Backbone Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At Backbone Planning, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, Backbone Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners. In 2021, Landon became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses by counseling owners about exit options, estimating the value of the business, preparing the business for exit and tax considerations.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries to make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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