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“FOCUS has motivated me to live! I feel purpose and a true sense of friendship with my…

Dan Dorr

International Speaker, Coach, Corporate Facilitator Dan Dorr and Associates Dan Dorr is a gifted and effective speaker and workshop leader. Since 1974, he has facilitated well over 70,000 people in ten countries. His power comes from the fact that he speaks from experience. He studied with top leaders in the fields of personal growth and […]

Michael Vanderen

FOCUS Marine Michael VanDeren talks about his struggle to recover from PTSD and TBI symptoms, and the importance of  working with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society visiting nurse program. Michael Vanderen NMCRS Newsletter Article

FOCUS Marine Travis Williams Tells His Story Via Animation

In this video collaboration with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Travis Williams offers a unique look at the emotional effects of combat and a tribute to lost buddies. Funding provided by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting In partnership with:  POV Directed by: The Rauch Brothers Art Direction: Bill Wray Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch […]


Motivational Speaker, Author No FOCUS session is complete without the inspirational and motivational talk by John O’Leary on the first full day of the program. John delivers his message of “Rising Above” based upon his own tragic life experiences. When John was just 9 years-old, he was burned over 98% of his body with 3rd […]


Motivational Speaker, Author FOCUS is blessed to have inspirational speakers for each session to show, by example, what it means to overcome adversity. Lt. Col Justin Constantine, USMC, is our most recent speaker which embodies this message. On a routine combat patrol in Iraq, Justin was shot in the head by an enemy sniper, causing […]

The Marine in Your Pocket

By Tom Ilges Tom Ilges delivers a hard-hitting but very timely perspective on anger management at each of our FOCUS sessions. The “Marine in your pocket” talk is something that we all need to take with us daily. We all need to understand that once we leave Focus is when the true challenges will present […]

Warriors for Warriors

FOCUS Marines and Corpsmen were given a unique opportunity to experience Central America thanks to the Marine Corps League of Costa Rica’s “Warriors for Warriors” Program. MSgt Rob Locy, DISC with the Wounded Warrior Regiment, coordinated local efforts and support organizations to ensure a unique environment and countless once-in-a-lifetime activities. Eight participants were met at […]

Survivor’s Guilt After a Suicide

Almost every Marine, Sailor, and other service member who has come through FOCUS has been touched by the tragic events of a suicide of a brother/sister. It’s a sad and tragic statistic that twenty-two of our veterans commit suicide every single day. This occurs because they reach a point of hopelessness in their lives trying […]