Coach for Veterans
EmpoweringVeterans, Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouses and Family Members
My coaching philosophy focuses on empowerment through conversation.
I employ a hybrid/blended type of coaching. Blended coaching is essentially using coaching competencies, asking thought-provoking questions, and leaning into additional resources and expertise and creating a hybrid type of coaching process.
Dr. Destinee Prete (CVDC), currently living in the Lorton, VA/DC Metro area, understands the challenge of veteran transition and development as she - grew up an Army ‘brat’, is an Army Veteran, an Army spouse, worked as a career counselor for the SFL-TAP program for the Army, was a Site Lead for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) VA benefits advisors where she guided service members and families through VA entitlements, and as a Transition Coordinator (TC) for the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) where she helped wounded warriors and their families find jobs based on their limitations and challenges. She has logged thousands of hours coaching and mentoring. She has her PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology with a focus on psychological coaching. She focused all of her research during her studies on veteran transition. Her dissertation topic was on the Transition Experience of the Post 9/11 Female Veteran. She is on the SIOP Military and Vets Committee as a subcommittee chair and will be the incoming chair in Spring 2022. She sits on several advisory boards for military and veteran-connected nonprofit organizations. In addition, she is the President and Co-Founder of We2AreVets 501c3, which focuses on the empowerment, honor and recognition of our female veteran population.