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How to Embrace Feminine Leadership with Authenticity and Self Care in the Fire Service

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  1. How to Embrace Feminine Leadership with Authenticity and Self Care in the Fire Service Diane Schroeder 48:10

In this compelling episode of “The Fire Inside Her,” join Diane Schroeder and guest Trisha Wolford as they explore the challenge of maintaining authenticity while navigating the male-dominated world of firefighting. From anecdotes on handling scrutiny over Fashion choices to strategies for asserting presence in a room full of men, this episode provides a candid look at the intersections of gender, leadership, and self-expression. Don’t miss this powerful dialogue that might just change the way you see strength and femininity in the workplace.

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Trisha L. Wolford hails from Rockford, Illinois, where her passion for firefighting ignited. With a career spanning across various states, she has left an indelible mark in the field. Trisha’s journey began in the fire service with stints at three distinguished fire departments: AACOFD in Maryland, Bozeman Fire in Montana, and Spokane Fire in Washington.

Her leadership prowess was quickly recognized, propelling her to the esteemed position of Fire Chief at Anne Arundel County Fire Department (AACOFD) in Maryland, where she served admirably for 5 years. Leading a combination department, Trisha oversaw a team of over 1000 career firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics, alongside 350/400 riding volunteer members, and 900 administrative volunteers, ensuring the safety and well-being of over 600,000 residents.

Under her guidance, AACOFD expanded its reach, boasting 31 fire stations and 5 bureau offices strategically located to serve the community efficiently. Trisha’s commitment to excellence extended beyond the frontline responders, encompassing the entire support infrastructure, including dispatchers and administrative personnel.

Trisha L. Wolford’s legacy as a dedicated firefighter, compassionate leader, and community advocate continues to inspire the next generation of fire service professionals.

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Diane Schroeder, MA, EFO, is a nationally recognized speaker, self-care coach, and podcast host specializing in empowering individuals in midlife. With 24 years of leadership experience in the male-dominated fire service, Diane advocates for self-care as a catalyst for authentic style, work-life balance, and increased productivity. Her expertise, combined with a Master's degree in organizational leadership, offers data-driven guidance to leaders. Through her popular podcast, The Fire Inside Her, and engaging speaking engagements nationwide, Diane shares her insights. She is also a TEDx speaker and currently working on her first book.

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