Lieutenant Colonel Jannell MacAulay is currently the Commander of the 305th Operations Support Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. She leads a joint team responsible for supporting rapid global mobility to missions ranging from in-flight refueling to combat operations to humanitarian relief.
MacAulay is a combat veteran with over 2800 flying hours in the C-21, C-130, and KC-10.
Amidst a hectic and chaotic life as an active duty USAF pilot, mother, and with her husband deployed to the Middle East for a year, Jannell found fitness as a resource to balance the demands of her high-stress life.
Focusing on her fitness, both inside and out, helped her balance her life and truly become healthy.
She has a PhD in the field of strategy, specializing in leadership and human performance, is a certified health coach, yoga instructor, mindfulness researcher, and holds a certificate in plant based nutrition.
She is also the founder and President of the 501c3 non-profit organization, Healthy Body Healthy Life, which builds wellness-oriented communities by employing military spouses to provide holistic wellness outreach, partnership, and resources to military families.
In This Episode:
- Why she chose to go to the Air Force academy
- Parents instilling from an early age that there were no limits
- Rules based vs. value based thinking
- The moment she reached a burnout point
- Learning to be ok with the imperfect
- Her constant battle with finding balance in her life
- Why teamwork and self-love are imperative for her
- What defines strong leadership
- Being motivated by seeing others do well
- How she defines success
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“If you talk to people that know me, I don’t take no for an answer. It may take longer to get to yes or I may have to take an unconventional route.”
“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible”
“I think a lot of leaders don’t have that inner trust to believe in themselves that either they can take a risk and be successful or that it’s ok to fail.”
“From a war fighting context, you basically give the enemy a leg up when you rob yourself of the necessary sleep you need.”