May 1, 2024

Dear Friends and Partners:


May has always resonated with me as a pivotal time of year—a home stretch leading us into the sunlit months of summer. But May isn't just about the thrill of speed and competition. It's a month dedicated to honoring the commitment of mothers worldwide. Mother's Day allows us to celebrate the most challenging and rewarding job there is. The role of a mother, marked by leadership, compassion, and grace, sets a stellar example of how we should guide and support those around us, whether in our personal lives or professional environments.


In my work, I draw inspiration from these maternal qualities, striving to embody them in every project and relationship I nurture. Mothers teach us about the strength in kindness and the power of patience—essential qualities as we navigate the home stretches and the fresh starts that life presents.


May also brings moments of solemn reflection as we approach Memorial Day. It's a time to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Their bravery allows us peace and security and enables us to enjoy the beauty of May and all its new beginnings. We owe it to them to pause, reflect, and express our gratitude for the liberties we so often take for granted.


Here's to a month of reflection, celebration, and new beginnings. Let's make it a May to remember, filled with success and achievements. I'm excited to see where our next practice of success will lead, and I invite you to reach out and join us on this journey.

Stay Max Fab,


CMSgt, USAF (ret), RN, BSN, MS

Leadership Coach, Consultant & Keynote Motivational Speaker

Military transition expert

MaxFab Consulting

(307) 757-6310


Kangaroo Leadership Podcast Episode: Your destiny is up to you

Thrilled to have Jan Barlow, Founder of Better Job Fit, Inc. on the show where we talked about aligning to our work and how to put the “human” back into human resources and how we’re positioned to fail at work if our strengths aren’t aligned with our job. This topic is so common for many of us and I’m sure many are still in a job where their position is not aligned with their strengths. Tune in for useful nuggets!

Kangaroo Leadership Podcast Episode: Let your daughter play the accordion

I enjoyed chatting with Tiffany Miller O'Brien, Founder of Frae Everyday Goods, where she shares her leadership journey, from growing up in rural Montana to living in Seattle where she was a costume and apparel designer and a stylist and events coordinator for large companies. Don’t miss our incredible conversation about how she’s become a successful entrepreneur and what life lessons she’s learned along the way. And who doesn’t like a mysterious episode title like Let Your Daughter Play The Accordion! Listen now!


Closing the Gap: A Holistic Approach to Veteran Transition & Long-Term Success

Veteran turnover is a significant issue in the civilian workforce. Research shows that up to 50% of veterans leave their first post-military job within the first year, which rises to 80% by the end of the second year. This high turnover rate is not merely a statistic but a deeper systemic issue within workplace environments that fail to meet veterans’ unique needs. Read more.

Imposter Syndrome & Your Environment

Imposter syndrome is characterized by feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt that persist despite real success. Individuals struggling with this often feel like frauds, fearing that they will be exposed for lacking the abilities they possess. Read more.

Sine Cera: The Foundation of Authentic Leadership and Environmental Stewardship

The Sine Cera philosophy is more than a historical anecdote; it is a guiding light for modern leadership, environmental stewardship, and inclusive practices. By embodying this principle in every facet of our operations and interactions, we not only elevate our standards of service but also forge deeper, more meaningful connections with those we serve. Read more.

Jump Success Podcast

Enjoyed being a guest on the Jump Success Podcast with Charles Matthews, where I shared my experiences from military service to entrepreneurship and leadership. Check out the episode. Listen now.


Last month, I had the distinct honor of speaking at the Montana Medical Group Management Association’s (MTMGMA) annual conference, aptly themed "From Surviving to Thriving." This theme alone speaks volumes about the progressive mindset of this gathering of healthcare professionals. It reflects a robust understanding of their challenges and a proactive desire to transcend them by embracing change and new methodologies.

During my sessions, I shared various anecdotes and lessons learned from my leadership experiences. The engagement and thoughtful responses were not just affirming, but they also played a crucial role in the learning process. If there was a valuable nugget in my stories, I am confident this group of motivated professionals will mine it and use it to forge their next practice. Read more of my reflections.

Book me to speak at your upcoming conference, where I can share 30+ years of experience leading all kinds of teams—as a trauma nurse in the Air Force to emergency management.




Schedule a time to connect with me through my Calendly or send me an email. I'm always here for you! Also, forward this newsletter to anyone you think would be interested!

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