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Zero Point Leadership
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The January 29, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former United States Navy and US Merchant Marine servicemember Paul McFadden on Zero Point Leadership.

 

Program Date:  January 29, 2015

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Zero Point Leadership

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2015/01/29/zero-point-leadership

 

About the Guest

Paul McFadden is Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of Zero Point Leadership™, a science-based leadership development and coaching firm with foundations in neuroscience, intelligent stress management and social intelligence. He co-developed the neuroLeader System™ and is Co-Founder of neuroLeader University™, a virtual brain-based leadership development academy. He is also Adjunct Faculty with OPM's Center for Leadership Development (OPM-CLD), the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) and the Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC) where he teaches mid – executive level government leaders the Neuroscience of Leadership and the Science of Resilience.

 

A seasoned executive leader, executive coach, facilitator and trusted advisor, Paul has been exemplifying leadership excellence for over (20) years in the Private, Public and Volunteer sectors. He is recognized in the leadership development community for his innate ability to help leaders, teams and organizations solve their most challenging problems through the integration of strategies and techniques grounded in science-based research from the fields of social cognitive & affective neuroscience, stress resilience, and social intelligence with cutting-edge coaching, leadership development and change management capacities and best practices.

 

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, one of the (5) US Federal Service Academies and was honorably discharged from the US Navy Reserve/Merchant Marine Reserve in 1992 after (4) years of military service.

 

He earned his Result Professional Coach Certification (RPCC) from the NeuroLeadership Group, earned his Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a HeartMath® Certified Trainer through the Institute of HeartMath®. Paul also holds active PMP® and ITIL® Expert certifications as well as has been trained in Black Belt Six Sigma Methodologies.

 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

           

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 

Listen from the Archive: http://www.hitechcj.com/americanheroesradio/zero_point_leadership.html

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/768716226537025

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Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War
                    

The January 22, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Green Beret Paul Avallone, the author of Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War.

 

Program Date:  January 22, 2015

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War.

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2015/01/22/tattoo-zoo-a-novel-of-the-afghan-war

 

About the Guest

Paul Avallone, USA "spent three-plus years in Afghanistan as a Green Beret then an embedded civilian journalist." Paul Avallone is the author of Tattoo Zoo: A Novel of the Afghan War.

 

According to the book description Tattoo Zoo "is a novel that could only have been written by a veteran of more than three years in the Afghan War -- as a Green Beret then a civilian embedded journalist. America's longest war is compressed into a charged forty-six hours with the GIs of the Tattoo Zoo platoon trapped fighting a fierce Taliban in a nowhere piece of picturesque real estate called Wajma Valley, as they are left hung out to dry by a politically correct four-star command hell-bent on prosecuting them for war crimes or just letting them die in place.

 

You will be taken into the heart and soul of the American soldier -- from private to general. You will be with the soldiers, you will be with the command, and you will be swept into the Afghan War on a visceral level of extreme verisimilitude.  If you've been in the war, you will recognize and feel those hours and days and months, and you will want others to read this to understand what you lived.

 

If you haven't been to the war and only know Afghanistan from blips you've seen on TV news, Tattoo Zoo will put you there, and you'll know it.  No need here to detail the characters, but you can count on remembering Wolfe and Doc Eberly and Redcloud and St Claire and Dove and Finkle and Victoria Marshall and a whole slew more. This is a big novel, and not meant for the casual reader expecting some throw-away weekend-read thriller. There is nothing pretentious or artificially artistic or overly intellectual about the language here; just the opposite, the reading is easy. In fact, there's enough character and story and conflict here that there's no need for false literary styling meant to impress other writers and professors of hoity-toity MFA programs. Open it up, give it a shot, and find again the deep pleasure of an epic war novel."

 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

           

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 

Listen from the Archive: http://www.hitechcj.com/americanheroesradio/tattoo_zoo.html

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/474139892726681

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PTSD Awareness and Support

The January 15, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Marine Captain and Afghanistan War Veteran, Brad Jones the author of Black Walls Turn Gray.

 

Program Date:  January 15, 2015

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: PTSD Awareness and Support

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2015/01/15/ptsd-awareness-and-support

 

About the Guest

Brad Jones is a "former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in Northeast Kentucky. He graduated from Morehead State University, University of Louisville and Sullivan University with degrees in Political Science and Business. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and was deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia and, in 2004, Afghanistan. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment. Today, he resides in Lexington and is the father of a 7-year-old daughter. Writing this book was a transformative experience for him, and he hopes to help other veterans and their families by using this novel to spread awareness and support for PTSD. He is available for interviews and events."  Brad Jones is the author of Black Walls Turn Gray.

 

According to the book description of Black Walls Turn Gray, "combat veteran Brad Jones is a novel about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that soldiers face when readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation's war proves to be more than just a physical battle. With the enemy blending into both the shadows and the crowds in Afghanistan, Quince and his fellow Marines never have a warning of when or where the danger will appear.

 

When he returns home to his wife and young daughter, Quince finds that he has lost more than his sense of security. Though he is healthy by all appearances, darkness has trapped him in a painful prison, and he doesn't believe that anyone can understand his mental anguish. He is reluctant to admit to his struggles, but his tough yet compassionate father (who is a veteran of the Vietnam War) persuades him to seek treatment at the Lexington VA hospital, where doctors tell him he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Quince finds that the path to healing is complicated and difficult, but is supported through this journey by those he loves.

 

This is a compelling story of filial and romantic love, of friendship, duty and heroism, and of America's challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare. Author and Afghanistan veteran Brad Jones brings this great American dilemma home in Black Walls Turn Gray, his first published novel."

 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

           

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 

Listen from the Archive: http://www.hitechcj.com/americanheroesradio/ptsd_support_awareness.html

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565230616910514

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Backing the Badge: Critical Incident Support

The December 11, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Sergeant Gary Bush, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (ret.), Detective Michael J. Saxe, New York City Police Department, (ret.), Dr. Alison Brown, CEO ENCOMPASS, LLC    and Mike Ohren, Vice President, ENCOMPASS, LLC.

 

Program Date:  December 11, 2014

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Backing the Badge: Critical Incident Support

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2014/12/11/backing-the-badge-critical-incident-support

 

About the Guests

While critical incidents are commonplace within the realm of law enforcement, providing an effective response is not. During the interview, we will explore a few scenarios that span the career of two law enforcement professionals; Sgt. Gary Bush (Retired Marion County Sheriffs Office/Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Michael J. Saxe Retired New York City Police Department) A couple that are typical/expected in a law enforcement career and the other, an atypical event that we pray will never occur again.  We will look at the effects this had on each law enforcement professional. Sgt. Bush had no CISM or Peer Support services offered. Detective Saxe had the services available. What are the results during and following each of their careers? Critical insight will be provided by Dr. Alison Brown and Mike Ohren, two mental health professionals and co-founders of BACKING the BADGE, the law enforcement Division of ENCOMPASS, LLC.  Sgt. Gary Bush and Det. Michael J. Saxe are the actual professionals that dealt with the situations that will unfold in front of the audience. Therefore, the narrative is very moving, personally and professionally engaging and atypical of most others offered.  This is a rare opportunity to see the effects that cumulative stress, administrative issues, and critical incidents actually have had on law enforcement professionals.

 

ENCOMPASS, LLC is an established company of over 25 years experienced in providing EAP services tailored specifically for your work environment; whether you are in healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing or retail. ENCOMPASS professionals are experienced with all types of vexing situations whether on an employee (individual) or organizational level. ENCOMPASS strives to ensure maximum support and safety for all. Sometimes this means working in-depth with an employee or their family member or providing training and consults to a work group.

 

ENCOMPASS understands the “uniqueness” of the law enforcement profession, and the demands placed upon its officers. These stressors affect not only the officers, but can affect the officers’ spouses and families, as well. While many law enforcement agencies have existing EAP programs, one size does not necessarily fit all. To meet these demands and needs in the law enforcement community, ENCOMPASS has developed a new division called “BACKING the BADGE.” A team of professionals that include military veterans and former law enforcement officers have been assembled that are skilled in dealing specifically with the law enforcement community and their loved ones. Who better to understand what a police officer deals with on a daily basis than another officer who has walked a mile in your shoes?

 

Gary Bush – Senior Director of Law Enforcement Relations                              

 Gary is an honorably discharged U.S. Army Military Police veteran. After his discharge, he spent over 30 years as a sworn law enforcement officer in the State of Florida. Throughout the course of his career, he served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Major Crimes Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant, and Special Operations Sergeant to include Community Policing, Grant Coordinator, and Traffic Unit Supervisor. He left active law enforcement in October 2008, and spent the next 5 years as the national metal theft spokesperson and National Law Enforcement Liaison for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Washington, DC. He also oversaw the day to day operations of a nationwide metal theft alert system which was responsible for over 13,000 alerts issued, 261 arrests/warrants issued and the recovery of $1.4M in recovered property. In May of 2014, he came on board at ENCOMPASS, LLC as their Senior Director of Law Enforcement Relations to help design and implement “BACKING the BADGE” as a much needed service to law enforcement officers around the country. Additionally, he is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Solution Focused Coach, and Certified Transformational Coach. He has also completed both the Individual and Group CISM course. He has also been an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1980.

                                                 

Michael J. Saxe – Director, CISM & Peer Support Training Services 

Michael started his career as Firefighter in Nassau County, New York and then served as an EMT for the Emergency Medical Services, City of New York. In 1990 Michael began his career in law enforcement as a Police Officer and in 1998 he was promoted to Detective for the New York City Police Department serving in the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Following the tragic events on 911, in which Michael was a witness and survivor, Michael served as a Detective in the Employee Management Division, in the Early Intervention Unit. He was also the primary person responsible for CISM (on the peer support level) of all NYPD Detectives. (Specialty Units and the Detective Bureau) He has conducted literally thousands of CISM debriefings. He served on the board and remains a member of the Police Self-Support Group. He also served on the board of the NYS Fraternal Order of Police, state level, where he represented 30,000 law enforcement professionals combining positions of managerial, advisory, and supervisory roles. He is currently the President of the Marion County (Florida) CISM Team and the Co-Founder and National VP of the American Police Veterans. Michael was brought on-board as the “BACKING the BADGE” National Director of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Peer Support Services. He is an approved ICISF instructor in several CISM categories.

 

Alison Brown – CEO, ENCOMPASS, LLC 

Alison is Chief Enhancement Officer of ENCOMPASS which is a work/life, EAP and well-being benefit. ENCOMPASS provides confidential consult to individuals, groups and organizations on a state, national and international basis. Alison’s background includes counseling in private practice as well as specializing in substance abuse education, diagnosis and treatment. Alison holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Leadership Development. Alison first began her work in the field of EAP in 1984.

 

As Dr. Brown began to work more closely with law enforcement, her commitment and desire to assist law enforcement in effective ways grew. Not only do law enforcement professionals benefit as their overall health and well-being improves, but their families and communities are also better served.

 

Mike Ohren – VP, Organizational Development & Training 

 Mike is the Vice-President of Training and Development service for ENCOMPASS. Mike has been an Employee Assistance Professional for over 20 years and developed and implemented EAP services for a major west Michigan hospital. Mr. Ohren assists organizations to conceptualize and author policies that improve morale and overall safety. Mike provides consultation and training services to businesses throughout the United States. Much of his work has been specific to creating high-functioning teams, prevention of workplace violence and conflict resolution/reduction.

 

His areas of interest and expertise include leadership and teamwork development, managing organizational stress and change, conflict management at work, and enhancing workplace communication skills. Michael is an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran and holds a Master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Michigan. Mike has provided numerous trainings to law enforcement and work organizations ranging including the development of Peer Support tools, information and resources.

 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

           

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 

Listen from the Archive:

http://hitechcj.com/americanheroesradio/critical_incident_support.html

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/602832169821631

 

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Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

The November 20, 2014, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former United States Air Force officer Don Feeney, the author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

 

Program Date:  November 20, 2014

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2014/11/20/memoir-of-a-reluctant-world-traveler

 

About the Guest

Don Feeney is "a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla."  Don Feeney is that author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler.

 

According to the book description of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler, "Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He's lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been one of thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with both greatness and tragedy. He's been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He's sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer. His mantra- "The more you know, the more you don't know sh*t" or TMYKTMYDKS-reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind."

 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

           

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 

Listen from the Archive:

http://www.hitechcj.com/americanheroesradio/memoir_reluctant_world_traveler.html

 

Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

editor@police-writers.com

909.599.7530

 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/304223109774336

 

 

 

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