This Podcast features Ibi Semper Training, Inc founder Sonya Ward. This is an organization that trains Service Dogs for #veterans and First Responders with #ptsd, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
This is a joint podcast with That Sounds Terrific Productions, LLC and host Nick Koziol, recorded at a training site in Schenectady, NY. It features two veterans from Sonya’s service dog training program.
Sonya Tells her story, as do the two veterans, and we see some actual service dog training, with audio.
Sonya Ward is a Hero. As with most true heroes, she is humble and always gives credit to others. Join us for a very special episode of That Sounds Terrific, a joint in-person recorded podcast with Chris Jones of the Bow Knows VO where we focus on some true American heroes. Sonya Ward’s Non-Profit Ibi Semper Training helps our Veterans and First Responders with their PTSD. She improves their lives while helping dogs in need through PTSD Service Dog training. We were also joined by three additional special guests Christine Lucier a graduate of the program and Gina Domermuth with her dog Ollie. Learn more about their incredible stories, get a sneak preview of training, and be sure to help Ibi Semper Training by donating to the cause and spreading PTSD awareness.
More About Sonya:
Sonya Ward was born in Germany and raised in Europe. She has traveled extensively, visiting all but one continent and having an innate interest in culture and history. She has a German and American college degree majoring in business and marketing. Sonya has a lifelong love for dogs and has been training Veterans with PTSD and their dogs since 2015. She has and is continuing to attend workshops and training classes as well as immersing herself in material pertaining to Veterans, dogs and PTSD. It was due to the support and interest of the Veterans in the area that Sonya decided to start Ibi Semper Training, Inc and she is looking very much forward to working and training Veterans and First Responders in the Capital District.
Ibi Semper Training:
Ibi Semper Training (IST) is a charitable non-profit that trains Veterans/1st Responders with PTSD and their dogs in a small guided group, usually no more than 4 teams at one time, to become PTSD Service Dog teams in a 8 months program. The teams will complete 6 months of in-classroom training and will then be tested for the American Kennel Club CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban) tests by accredited AKC testers. Upon completion the teams advance to 2 months of Public Access training, where the classroom lessons will be reiterated in a public setting at various locations throughout the Capital District. The teams will complete the program after successfully passing the Public Access test.
More About Nick Koziol:
Nick is a Visionary Leader with extensive and diverse experience in relationship building, leadership development, and putting together the human puzzle. He empowers individuals to develop their skills in order to create great teams that drive revenue and meet goals. His strengths include:
• Leadership Training • Professional Development • Budgeting • Relationship Management
• Social Media Strategies • Campaign Development • Career Development • Sponsorship Programs
• Event Planning • Alumni Engagement • Team Development • Print Media (InDesign)
• Cold Calling • Hospitality Management • Community Outreach • Business Planning
More About Chris Jones:
Chris Jones is a Social Media Ad Producer and Voice Talent with strong Video Production Skills. He has a background in professional radio broadcasting and excellent customer service skills. One Google Review says: ‘ He is Professional, funny, caring, fast, and his work is amazing. We highly recommend him. Thank you Chris Jones you are truly one in a million.’ Chris provides Voice and Personality to your Business by reviving dead Social Media accounts with Video Creation and Voiceover. I help Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Ad Agencies, Video Editors, and You, achieve Happy Clients. 40 Years of Radio and Sales taught Chris Jones the value of effective communication, and he will give you the best voice-over possible!