About Us

Mission

Our mission is to enhance organizational readiness and retention by quickly and efficiently integrating veteran new hires. Our solutions are the first step in your organization’s veterans onboarding, resulting in improved resiliency among the workforce and their teams. Your organization will retain veteran new hires by implementing an aggressively managed acclimation program.

The results will be 

  • Enhanced veteran engagement
  • Dramatic reduction in culture shock for both the veteran and the direct supervisor
  • The enhanced bond between the veteran new hire and direct supervisor
  • Increased productivity and early wins within the initial 90 days
  • Professional and leadership development at the team level at little to no cost to the organization
  • Better prepared high potential candidates for your advancement pipeline

Vision

LASTCo’s vision is to be North America’s # 1 veteran consulting firm.

About Our CEO & Founder

Rolande S. Sumner

CEO & Founder

Rolande S. Sumner is a retired US Army veteran and the CEO & Founder of Life After Service Transitional Coaching LLC®. Rolande served her country in the United States Army National Guard from 1995 to 2015. She was an Administrative Clerk, Heavy Vehicle Operator, and Human Resources Manager during her career. She served as a traditional National Guard Soldier and an Active Guard Reserve Soldier. During her military tenure, Rolande received multiple honors: Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Accommodation Medal.

Since retirement from the military, Rolande has gained several coaching certifications and credentials, including Associate Certified Coach (ACC) via the International Coaching Federation, Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). In addition to her professional coaching certifications, Rolande is also the owner of two businesses. Life After Service Transitional Coaching (LASTCo) and its subsidiary Business Launch Prep School (BLPS), a 3-Month startup program that builds a solid foundation for new business owners and those looking to relaunch. Her goal is to co-create a firm foundation with BLPS’ 4 Foundational Pillars, to guide students towards time and money freedom, and begin building a generational legacy.

Rolande is an award-winning co-author of the “Behind the Ranks Vol. III” LASTCo, received the Alignable Local Business of Year award for two consecutive years and South Carolina Women-Owned Business Certified and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business verified.

Through LASTCo, Rolande assists organizations as they learn and implement new strategies to retain their veteran talent. Her objective is to enhance organizational readiness and retention by quickly and efficiently integrating veteran new hires into the workplace.

In 2019, the corporate division of LASTCo was developed to serve the veteran-friendly organization in retaining its excellent veteran talent. The Triple-A Approach, three primary programs, was created to acclimate, advance, and align veterans to the employers for which they work.

In 2020, LASTCo entered government contracting on the local, state, and federal levels, providing training, speaking, coaching, and mentorship services to various sized organizations, with a specific emphasis on professional development, leadership development, and HR consulting.

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