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 …

Episode 10: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Work-Life Balance Discussion

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson discusses his beliefs and research around work-life balance.  This is episode #10 and in every tenth episode, Dr. Donnie will provide a solo piece on work-life balance and how it relates to first responders.  Listen as he discusses three universal work-life conflicts and his methodology on work-life balance.  Balance for …

Episode 9: Battalion Chief Andy Starnes | Save Your Family

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Battalion Chief Andy Starnes. He shares his vulnerabilities and accountabilities regarding his family, faith, and career.  The chief takes a deep dive into how his loving wife gave him a wake-up call early in his career.  As a result, the Lord convicted him as he sought advice …

Episode 8: Joseph Imperatrice | Blue Lives Matter NYC

In episode 8 of the “Get Balanced,” podcast, host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Sgt. Joe Imperatrice of the NYPD and co-founder of Blue Lives Matter, NYC.  Joe is a well-known contributor to the Fox News channel where he enjoys sharing his insights on Fox & Friends.  The Get Balanced podcast digs into Joe’s work-life balance philosophies.  He discusses …

Episode 7: Chief Raymond Garivey Jr | Working for God

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. He experienced the remarkable privilege of working with an Angel of God, Abigail Arias.  He is relentless in living Abigail’s legacy by sharing his blessings with kids in need, police officers, community, and his family.   Chief Garivey shares his personal stories …

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #4: Window of Time

Is there a “Window of Time” closing on you? What do you need to do now that you might not be able to do in two or five years? For me? Attend my daughters’ cheer and soccer games before they graduate next year – Window closes. Adjust the time element to meet your needs. Is there something with your spouse, …

Episode 6: Lt. Joe Lennon FDNY | Know Who You Are

In this episode of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Lt. Joe Lennon with FDNY.  Lt. Lennon is a firefighter and a Mental Health Counselor with FDNY.  He also serves as an IAFF Lead Instructor for Peer Support training.  Lt. Lennon shares advice on finding your own identity.  For instance, although I listed what Lt. Lennon does …

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #3: Daddy Daughter Day

A Daddy Daughter Day might just surprise you how much this means to your daughters. I’m asking our firefighters, law enforcement, first responders, and all dads to intentionally plan this priority in your work-life balance. This video will give you some helpful ideas and you will also hear what it means from a daughter’s perspective.

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #2: Active Listening

3 simple steps to improve your Active Listening? Many #firefighters #lawenforcement and #firstresponders find this challenging at home because of their intense working conditions. This video explains the AAA method and is sure to improve your active listening.

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #1: How to Say No

Do you struggle to say ‘no’? Many firefighters, law enforcement, and other first responders do because they have a servant’s heart. However, when you say ‘yes’, what are you unconsciously saying ‘no’ to? I’m kicking off a new video series called Work-Life Wednesday – Tip of the Week. Please give it a listen and let’s help others by sharing your …