- Joel “Thor” Neeb: Mastering the Warrior Mentality Jennifer A. Garrett 42:10
In this episode, Joel shares his experiences and insights as an F-15 fighter pilot in the United States Air Force (USAF), his transition to becoming a competitive athlete, his career as a successful tech executive, and how battling Stage IV cancer shifted his perspectives in life.
Listen in as Joel and Jennifer discuss how his time in the military taught him discipline, self-awareness, and the importance of finding a purpose in life. These lessons helped him to develop the competitive athlete mentality, which he used to compete on American Ninja Warrior on multiple seasons. On the show, Joel also shares how the knowledge and relationships he gained from his MBA program were critical to his success once he left the military and began his journey into the business world.
Joel “Thor” Neeb is a retired United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 fighter pilot who is currently the VP of Execution and Transformation in the Office of the CEO at VMWare. During Joel’s USAF career he was a mission commander and, among the many accomplishments in his pilot career, he escorted the US President and led missions to ensure the safety of the United States after the attacks of 9/11. He was also named Top Instructor Pilot at the Air Force Flight Training Headquarters in 2010. Joel is also a Stage IV cancer survivor, author, speaker, and has competed on four seasons of American Ninja Warrior.
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