Episode 16: Chief Frank Leeb FDNY | Leader of Innovative Balance

In Ep. 16 of “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Frank Leeb, Chief of the FDNY Fire Academy.  This episode is filled with outstanding advice and stories from an innovator of work-life balance in the fire service.  He covers such things as: if you don’t take care of yourself now, you won’t be a firefighter very …

Episode 15: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Reflection: Analyze Your Successes

In episode 15 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson shares his process and experiences in reflecting.  He encourages us to begin by analyzing or dissecting our successes in life.  We can learn so much from what we have been doing right yet most people seldom spend time reflecting on what’s going right in life.  Listen as he discusses a …

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #7: Define Success Yourself

How do you define success? Andy Starnes Raymond Garivey Jr. Eric McCants Heith Good and many others generally include Faith, Family/friends, Career, and Health. We owe it to ourselves to define success for us. Don’t let the culture define it for you. I firmly believe the last 10-seconds of this video might bring clarity to you on this subject.

Episode 13: Officer Scott Medlin | K-9 Identity Crisis

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with former canine Officer Scott Medlin.  Scott’s realized his dream years ago of working with his canine partner and catching the bad guys.  After the birth of his first son in 2015, Scott’s wife helped him realize how he failed to be present with his family.  Physically present …

Episode 12: Deputy Chief Ian Emmons | Blessed in Marriage

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Deputy Chief of Operations Ian Emmons of Washington Township Fire near Dayton, Ohio.  Deputy Chief Emmons discusses how having a common set of goals with his wife is one of their secrets to a happy marriage.  He shares how he supports his wife’s goals, how she supports …

Episode 11: Chief Neil Gang | Faith, Family, Intentional Living

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Penole, CA Police Chief Neil Gang. A single father of two children shares his stories of faith, family, and intentional living.  He summarizes his leadership in four words, “Love God, Love People”.  There’s so much more to Chief Neil than the badge.  For instance, he strongly encourages …