| 016: [Mini-Series] Frank Shankwitz

016: [Mini-Series] Frank Shankwitz

016: [Mini-Series] Frank Shankwitz

This segment is the first of a 5 part series dedicated to our active duty service members transitioning out of the service and starting their entrepreneurial journey. Lindsey Germono interviews motivational speaker, Frank Shankwitz, Air Force veteran and founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Listen as Frank shares his life experiences, values and ethics that’ll definitely set you on the right track to running a successful organization.

Important topics they discuss:

  • [1:19] Frank’s experience serving the Air Force
  • [2:55] Franks career with Arizona Highway Patrol as a homicide detective
  • [03:05] The story behind Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • [04:50] Sharing how the Make-A-Wish foundation was first initiated
  • [10:40] Insights on starting a business
  • [12:45] Frank’s advice: Stickability
  • [13:55] Making the best of your situation
  • [18:00] Why it’s important as a business to get involved in causes
  • [20:20] Discussing his movie, “Wishman”
  • [21:00] “Wishman” the book


“They say to surround yourself with experts, people that are smarter than you and I knew to do that. And that’s what we did and that’s the people that made it grow to what it is today.” – Frank Shankwitz

Make a Wish Foundation
Frank’s Website
Wishman Movie
Wishman Book by Frank Shankwitz and Kitty Shankwitz

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