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Annette M. Whittenberger

Annette M. Whittenberger, currently living in Fairfax, Virginia understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she is a Retired Combat Veteran, an Army Spouse and mother to a college sophmore and high school junior.

 

Because she understands the difficulty of transitioning out the military as a female, she is able to talk through the steps, make a plan and offer resources in order to fulfill your passion. 

She focuses on coaching others through PTSD, anxiety and depression and overcoming trauma.

 

She is a mentor with Veterati, eMentor and for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

 

She is also in the process of collaborating with other like minded and like hearted people to help end the stigma on mental health.

 

Annette has a B.A in Psychology and an MS in Environmental Management. 

My Philosophy

My philosophy focuses on strength

 

I focus on helping to find the strength to get through depression, anxiety, and even trauma.

 

I work with clients by using questions, drafting a plan and storytelling. This will allow them to explore what it is that is causing them pain and will enable them to focus on how to lead to their own solutions, focus on self-reflection and through strength. 

I served over 17 years honorably and retired early due to downsizing

 

While I was serving, I was also a dual military spouse. I absolutely understand the whole transition process. I understand the complexity of planning an early retirement especially with having only 6 months to do it. 

​I understand relocating at even the most unfortunate times. I know how it is to have to relocate with children from their early infant years all the way to college.

 

I am now an Army spouse of over 21 years. I understand the hardships of living the military life. I understand the deployments, raising children on your own through those deployments and through the long nights and months.

 

I understand the challenge of having to find the right employment at the next duty station. If there even is right one. 

 

We had both children at our first duty station in Germany. I was brand new to the Army and raising kids. It was a quick learning experience on how to be Soldier, mother and spouse. 

I was a Soldier

Never Give Up

Sometimes what is holding you back from wanting to accomplish your goals is motivation, courage and even fear. I understand as I have lived the military life in a couple of different ways. 

What can Annette do for you?

  • Help tell your story

  • Provide you expertise with her own life story

  • Hold you accountable for working through the steps needed

  • Motivate you

  • Get organized

  • Help you break down barriers

  • Help you become a better version of your yourself

  • Identify your goals

  • Identify your values and passions

  • Feel happier

 

Sometimes hiring a coach can help things move along clearer and quicker if you feel stuck *

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