Andrew Hanus is a graduate student and Ohio native, pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrew's personal goal is to bring positivity and a motivated attitude to every situation he handles. At Tech, he serves as a leadership coach, assisting others in discovering how powerful they can be when it comes to solving life's challenges. In his talk, titled "Life Lessons from a Military Working Dog," Andrew will share the lessons he has drawn from his experience as a veteran US Air Force K9 handler. He has learned a great deal about himself through his canine companion, and the patience, change of behavior, hesitation, and trust he's gained are principles he wants others to be able to apply in their lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.