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  • Writer's pictureKelly Walsh

Testimonial: Charles Mead, Engineer/CEP Pinetop Fire Department

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

2019 Bay Area High Performance Training

“Another leadership training, the same old information just regurgitated by someone.” This was my initial thought heading into this academy, but boy was I ever wrong! Kelly and Dan are a fantastic team! They bring leadership training to a completely different level and add a view unlike any other leadership training I have ever attended. Kelly’s lifetime experience in both Fire Department Human Resource and the real-world experience add a unique twist when facing those difficult conversations that front-line Officers and your Command staff are presented with. Her presentation using “crabs in a bucket” has helped me to realize that I have potential to grow and it is vital for me as an individual and officer to do so!

Dan has the love and passion for the Fire Service as a retired Fire Chief. Yet his real to himself and those he serves attitude strengthens and causes you to look inwardly to grow into a better Officer. His genuine desire to create better leaders who consistently look to strengthen those around them and themselves is captivating.

I truly look forward to my future as an Officer in the Fire Service, and I know the tools that have been presented in these few days will stick with me throughout my time in the Fire Service. For this I thank you both! I highly recommend this course for any and all individuals looking to enhance their leadership skill sets.



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