He’s been fired at… and fired, more than once. And returning to the ‘real world’ for US marine Patch Baker was – in his own words – a ‘complete disaster.’ But his determination and his service dog Reacher helped set him on a path to ‘change the world.’
Patch Baker’s is an inspiring story. One born partly during, and partly after his time in the military. His life has been full of high highs and very low lows, all which have made him the man he is today.
Patch spent nearly 15 years serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. When his time in the military ended, he joined the State and Secret Service and in 20-13 he was shot in the chest in Bagdad. His next move would be to return to civilian life and the so called ‘real world.’ What would follow would be a challenging and fascinating transition to life after the military.
Now Patch spends most of his time helping businesses create extraordinary results and growth… with a particular focus on the veteran community.
This is a deep and wide-ranging conversation about Patch’s evolution and we start in a very important place, talking about his P-T-S-D service dog, best friend and protector, Reacher.
About Patch Baker
Patch Baker spends most of his time helping businesses create extraordinary results and growth within their respective markets. Although his focus in on the Veteran Community, he works diligently to connect non-Veteran owned businesses, and individual Patriots, with brands and businesses which support our Nation’s Warfighters. Patch spent nearly 15 years serving the United States and is a Service Disabled Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Patch is a serial entrepreneur, expert marketer, investor, speaker, and has acquired a unique set of skills through multiple acquisitions and business exits. His consulting clients range from Fortune 500 clients to Veteran-owned start-ups.
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Entrepreneur & CEO
A lifetime spent in the military gives a person a lot of skills. What it doesn't give them, is the ability to be a good civilian.
Patch Baker figured this out the hard way. Thrown into "The Real World" completely unprepared, he was fired from his first two jobs. Unwilling to give less than 100%, Patch decided he needed to take what he learned from the military and apply it to a business. His own business.
Now a successful entrepreneur, Patch focuses on companies that can change the world by impacting others; products and services that truly serve a greater good. Patch has a particular set of skills, and he accepts his duty, doing whatever it takes to be his best.