Wes O'Donnell is a highly sought after presenter who has recently spoken at TEDx on Data Visualization and at the US Air Force Academy on Leadership. He is noted for his fascinating, informative, dynamic and entertaining keynotes. Wes educates companies and government organizations on a number of topics ranging from emerging technology and big data visualization to veteran's issues and leadership. But Wes' best talks tend to center around his personal journey from poverty to distinguished entrepreneur and professor; a truly inspiring journey. Motivating individuals to find the best "you", is where Wes shines. His message? "Don't give up... You still have a couple of people to prove wrong..."

Wes O'Donnell is:

A Professor of Predictive Analytics, Applied Leadership and Professional Speaking at Baker College

A military veteran having served on active duty in both the US Army and US Air Force for a total of 10 years

Author of "RISE: The Veteran's Field Manual for Starting Your Own Business"

The Host and Executive Producer of the Heroes From History TV series on West Michigan TV networks and select online channels.

A "Serial" Entrepreneur and inventor who has successfully started 3 companies including Warrior Lodge Media Group and the site WarriorLodge..

Is equally comfortable speaking about highly technical topics like data visualization or highly engaging motivational talks that inspire.

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The Veteran Uprising: Why Veterans are poised to run the new American Century

Wes O\'Donnell

The attributes that make a successful entrepreneur successful, are the very same personality traits that veterans possess as a byproduct of their military service: The stomach to take risks, the ability to deal with ambiguity, the tendency to be over-optimistic and can rely heavily on their own intuition. In my estimation, this puts veterans from any branch light-years ahead of their competition once they enter the entrepreneurial space. Whether it’s business or politics, meet your new boss.

In this program, Wes takes audiences through the historical role of veteran leadership in our society and what the future holds for our ex-military members. Spoiler alert: The future is bright…

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