Episode 47: Badass Women In High Stress Occupations with Kate Bailey

Episode Overview

It’s difficult to have a full understanding of the immense stress and pressures that people in public service (Police/Fire/Medical) feel unless you’ve experienced it yourself. It can be even more stressful for women, who often operate in male dominated environments that force them to adjust and adapt. Today’s guest has made it her mission to help these badass women thrive in and out of their workplaces.  

Kate Bailey is a writer, coach, entrepreneur, and advocate for social change among women. In February 2019 Kate resigned from the FDNY EMS Academy in Queens as an instructor. Today she still operates an unofficial community of approximately 700 women called the FDNY Sisters, a group of women in service who are dedicated to changing the way the service values women, and the way women value themselves and each other through extreme sisterhood.

She also operates a coaching and personal development service for called Woman 911. Woman 911 Academy serves badass women in high-stress occupations. The academy is focused on women in EMS, Fire, Police, First Responders, Military personnel, medical workers such as nurses, PAs and doctors and any woman in a high stress occupation. 

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On today’s podcast…

3:18 – Mama Gina, Keith is a Brother God and the Power of Pussy

6:32 – Woman 911 Academy takes women out of competition and into empowerment

11:13 – The challenges for women in a high stress, male dominated industry.

16:00 – The source of burnout isn’t overwork…it’s this…

19:18 – After overcoming challenge after challenge…she finally decided to give herself some grace.

27:16 – What can people expect to get if they sign up for Women 911 Academy?

30:14 – Kate overcomes the stigmas and fears associated with a unique learning disability

39:13 – Identifying with a community of misfits and entrepreneurs

42:34 – Kate gives the best definition of a “woman your mother warned you about” that we’ve ever heard

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More about Gina

Gina Trimarco is CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results (training and strategy company) and Carolina Improv Company (comedy club and school). She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. A true Chicago city girl, her much older father trained her in sales starting at the age of 10, working in flea markets. 

More about Rachel

Rachel Pitts is a Mom, Realtor, Author, and Creator of The Closing Curve, a new real estate software focused on enhancing the buyer experience. With a background in show business, her motto is: Entertain. Inform. Inspire. Find Rachel on social media as RachelonRealEstate, at www.rachelonrealestate.com and www.theclosingcurve.com and pick up her book, The Gift of Wreckage on Amazon

More about Keith Walters

As Managing Principal of Walters Dev Group, LLC, Keith currently assists companies via board and advisory roles. Keith has spent more than 30 years using a strong entrepreneurial focus to lead, advise and grow very successful businesses. His focus on operational excellence brings stability into organizations he leads and guides. Through a unique management system focused on company growth and strong culture development Keith helps build businesses that are true talent magnets.

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