47 minutes | May 21, 2020

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You, with Abby Bolt

Episode 67, We interview Abby Bolt, Elite Firefighter, Speaker, advocate, and podcaster. We have a deep, heart-felt and inspiring discussion that you will want to hear and share with your friends. Abby started her career in Wildland fire, on an elite Hotshot Crew.  Continuing on in her career she became a helicopter rappeller, Engine Captain, and moved up the chain of command to battalion chief.  Abby fought and managed fire beside the best of the best in the industry. In 2012, while on assignment, Abby was sexually assaulted by a firefighter who was not a member of her team. Her trust in leadership quickly went up in flames.  She realized not only would she have advocated for herself in this situation… as a leader, she was going to have to be an advocate and teach others how to lead with F.I.R.E. (fearless, integrity, resilience and empathy). In her quest for justice, Abby spent countless hours searching for solutions and found none.  With that realization, she set out to create the resources that were lacking.  Abby now draws from her experience in leadership, as well as the wisdom she learned as a firefighter to coach others how to lead with fire in their lives, in the workplace and beyond. Abby is dedicated to inspiring community, moral courage and a new generation of great leaders.  Her powerful keynotes and workshops include:  Lead with F.I.R.E: Be the leader you would want to go into a fire with, Ending the Crisis of Harassment: Inspiring the Hard Right over Easy Silence, Speak Up to Stand Out: Creating an environment of courage and integrity in the workplace. Abby has been featured on CBS News, NBC News, PBS News Hour, Daily Mail, PRI, and Wildfire Today. We discuss so much in this episode: What is the importance of moral courage in the workplace? Why we should fear the silence more than the noise.  How we can encourage everyone to speak up. How we can effect change in the workplace to provide a safe environment. What toxicity we are seeing in the workplaces today. What resources are there to help men and women Find Abby at https://www.instagram.com/abbyboltspeaksup/ https://twitter.com/AbbyBoltSpeaks https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbybolt/ https://www.facebook.com/herbrotherhood/ https://www.facebook.com/abbyboltspeaks http://upinflames.buzzsprout.com/  Find Bev & Heather at: Instagram: BitchesBeBrave, Facebook: Bitches Be Brave Website: www.bitchesbebrave.com. Email us at: Babesbebrave@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bitchesbebrave/message
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