Episode 21: Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowsky | Moderation is Key

In Ep. 21 of the “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski of a Silicon Valley fire department.  Listen as Steve shares what work-life balance means to him as a married DC with no children.  Listen as he discusses how moderation is vital to success and how he enjoys traveling, sports, and music.  …

Episode 20: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Manufacturing New Habits – SOS

In episode 20 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson shares his process of how to manufacture new habits.  He encourages us to use the SOS model:  Select, Organize, and Stack it.  Listen as he discusses the SOS model of manufacturing new habits to help you align your day-to-day behaviors with your priorities in life.

Episode 19: Lt. Mike Daley | 50/50 Shared Parenting: 100% Dad

In Ep. 19 of the “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Lt. Mike Daley of a central New Jersey Fire Dept.  Listen as Lt. Daley discusses how he gave up a Chief position to be a hands-on and present dad.  His passion for being a father is second to none.  Lt. Daley is also a nationally …

Episode 17: Captain Robby Owens | Legacy -vs- Impact

In Ep. 17 of “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Firefighter Captain Robby Owens.  This episode sets the foundation for living a balanced life.  When Capt. Owens started his career, he was working very hard to leave a well-known legacy.  Listen as he discusses how legacies don’t really happen versus the impact a first responder can …

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 …

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 …