Live to Give: Boots to Heels – Success in Civilian Life

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Diana Cuesta felt like she just kept failing until she found the Boots to Heels program. A former Air Force transportation specialist, Cuesta was homeless and fighting to keep custody of her two boys when she attended her first seminar to help women veterans adapt to the civilian workplace. From the first meeting, Cuesta knew the program, created by Attitudes & Attire, would be helpful. She just didn’t know it would change her life.

She was given tools to build her self-esteem and learn how to present herself to a civilian employer. She shopped at the group’s free boutique for appropriate clothes. She learned from other veterans about resources like UT Dallas’ Center for Brain Health and Roger Staubach’s Allies in Service.

And Cuesta was able junk her old, unsafe car for a new Kia, compliments of the program. Today, thanks to Boots to Heels, she is raising her boys and has a full-time job as a caterer.

She said, “I am so blessed.”

This month, we are pleased to shine the light on many of the servant leaders making our community better and stronger. And we do this not just also to thank them, but to inspire others to roll up their sleeves and help in some way. To learn more about #LiveToGiveThisHoliday, click here.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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