First Responder Coaching
Support tailored to the life of a first responder
- 1 hr1 hour
- 120 US dollars$120
- Zoom, phone, or outdoor setting
First Responder Coaching is a specialty form of coaching designed for individuals who are first responders or who have worked in the profession. In addition to the whole person coaching approach emphasizing interrelatedness of all aspects of life, an additional focus is placed on balance in the life as a first responder, as well as, approaches specific to their employment in order to develop emotional wellness and mental resiliency to work-related stressors. Misty’s background in law enforcement and EMS places her in a unique role with coaching first responders as she can relate to their experiences first hand. This provides first responders with a safe environment to discuss by utilizing various modalities including developed skills, techniques, and strategies from her doctorate level education as well as her own background as a first responder. Individuals working in professions with repeated exposure to trauma, loss, death, and devastation frequently suffer from extreme levels of stress. First responders experience dynamic situations unique to their employment. They are exposed to emotionally demanding situations, trauma, loss, death and devastation on a daily, if not hourly basis. These personnel provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year and often experience more trauma in one shift than most people experience in their life. Each department is expected to be ready to serve while under the scrutiny of the public yet remain normal and socially adaptive off duty. Individuals working in emergency service occupations deal with dangerous and highly stressful work situations and must have the ability to cope with an astonishing quantity, intensity, and frequency of job stressors. The stress of the job is compounded by the fact that many responders find it hard to speak about the horrific circumstances of the situations they experience with those close to them, let alone discuss it with people who understand those incidents. First responders may cope with the job in many ways; for some, the experiences fester and manifest into stress or other symptoms leading to undesirable emotional and physical outcomes, including; chronic stress, burnout, leaving the profession, and in increasing well documented numbers, suicide. However, first responders, with the proper coaching, can manage the stress and promote an overall well-being of contentment, vivacity, balance, and success.