Service history

8 years in the RCT/RLC


Be Brave Counselling Agency

Veterans RV
Lyndon Brooks, Be Brave Counselling Agency

What inspired you to set up your own business?

After seeing fellow veterans taking their own lives, I completed a degree in counselling at University and I’m setting up my own counselling agency, offering free counselling to veterans and blue-light workers.

What challenges have you faced setting up your own business and how have you overcome them?

There are a lot of challenges, including the daunting fact of being your own boss, but I believe that with my army training behind me, I can overcome any obstacle, as I am so serious about this project.

As a veteran, what traits and skills did you carry forward into business?

My determination has kept me in good stead so far. Also, being in charge of a team is second nature to me now so I believe this can help me and my team overcome any challenge.

What would you say to other veterans thinking of setting up their own business?

I personally would just say ‘go for it!!’. Veterans have an underlying self-determination and belief that does not normally arise until we are pushed, so pushing yourself to start a new venture will unlock all of your potential.

Veterans RV

If you’re a veteran and considering starting your own business, get in touch to find out about the Veterans RV programme at the North East BIC.

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