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 14: Brandon Dreiman | Alcohol Use Disorder – Recovered

In episode 14, I have a serious, yet uplifting discussion with firefighter and EMT-P, Brandon Dreiman of Local 416.¬† In 2012, after many years of numerous trauma experiences that began at age 16, Brandon was surprised by a random drug and alcohol screening.¬† He blew positive.¬† He received a suspension.¬† It opened his eyes after years of abuse.¬† I learned …

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 …

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 …