Tactivate combines expertise and operating principals from the military Special Operations veteran, first response and entrepreneurial ecosystems to proactively ready individuals businesses and communities to thrive collectively in unconventional circumstances.
Deploying entrepreneurs and Special Operations veterans in disasters and business
When you combine military Special Operations veterans and disaster response experts with a seasoned venture hardened team of experience designers, installation artists, hospitality gurus, bootstrap entrepreneurs, and cultural experts, there is little that can't be achieved in short order despite the operating environment or challenge on hand.
Special Operations Innovation
Cultivating capacity in a disaster zone to execute effective response and recovery operations is akin to launching a startup. Disparate groups need to be brought together quickly to address challenges with minimal resources. The same teams we deploy to solve challenges in disasters we put to work to reimagine how new ventures are launched, partnerships are formed and proactive readiness and emergency business continuity strategies are implemented for our clients.
In disasters Tactivate deploys funds from these activities to support expeditionary entrepreneurial capabilities to conduct proactive whole of community emergency readiness, response, and economic stability operations prior to and in the aftermath of large-scale emergencies around the world.
The Readiness Collective
Readiness is a discipline and practice that must be cultivated no differently than diet and exercise. Preparedness can not be purchased in a kit but requires education and community. The greatest adventure is being capable of service to someone in time of need. The Readiness Collective (TRC), Tactivate's most recent project, is an adventure readiness training club, gear gallery and outfitter located in one of the newest malls in America in Norwalk CT. Intentionally launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, the physical space is designed to de-stigmatize "readiness" and to offer a welcoming and engaging place to bring experts and community members together to train and connect to become collectively more capable of service to self, family and community.
Ukraine Trauma Training Event
How do you introduce the concepts of psychological trauma training and self care in a country where they are not part of the culture? This was an incredible day in Ukraine. We threw an experimental event with our partners to explore and test how we might provide an introduction to such concepts in a manner that would be well received by Ukrainian families displaced from the conflict.
Puerto Rico Response
This video demonstrates the approach Tactivate takes to identifying, supporting and amplifying local last mile capacity to solve challenges in disaster zones. Solutions are deployed that solve acute challenges while putting future proof systems in place to change the local dynamic from reactionary and dependent to proactively ready for future emergencies. In the aftermath of hurricane Maria Tactivate formed a multidisciplinary working group that turned a $33k investment into $4M in local economic stimulus while solving food and water security issues.
Award Winning Doc
An award winning documentary, The Seeds We Sow, filmed by Mike Atwood of The MadCap Project. The film features three lines of effort that focus on optimistic perspectives and solutions to community readiness in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Tactivate was one of three projects documented. The film took best Documentary and a number of other awards from the Enfoque and Rincon Film Festivals in 2019. All awards listed on Hiff.org
The essence of resiliency is the ability to endure uncertainty and to thrive in the face of adversity. This requires being "ready" at all times.
Whether in the field or in the office, being fully aware of the team in relation to the surroundings and environmental mood is imperative to operational success.
The capacity to rapidly adapt, overcome, and follow through to objectived despite adverse conditions and unpredictable circumstances is critical to success.
Maintaining the skillset and frame of mind to keep equilibrium, perspective and a sense of humor in times of heightened stress and duress.
The knowledge and skills to thrive in survival scenarios instills a sense of confidence that affects every facet of life from business to relationships.
A team that operates humbly, without preconceived notions or ego will be more successful.
Current & Previous Projects
Tactivate is comprised of a collective of experts
FOUNDER Founder, Active Collaborative Workspace Co-Founder, Brooklyn Boulders
Directress of Expeditions Founder, Puddys and Seed Huntress Co-Host, SpartanUP! The Podcast
Medical Director DO, EMTT, FAWM
Volunteer Director of Response & Recovery for Puerto Rico response Prior IDF Service, Firefighter, USAR Tech. Original member FEMA Inovation Team
Instructor Prior Air Force Pararescueman Air Force, Pararescueman
Veteran in residence Head of Launch Tactivate HQ, Founder, Drop Zone for Veterans Combat Engineer Officer: Sapper
CEO, Combat Flip Flops
Legal Counsel Co-founder, Dhar Law Harvard Gleitsman Fellow on Social Change
Prior Air Force Pararescue CMSgt
Media Relations Former Director of Public Affairs for Joint Special Operations Command
Tech Guru and Chief Instigator Prior Air Force EVP Streamingmedia.com
The Captain Founder, OCSC Sailing
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