EP 16 - Women in Policing - Bravery, Grit, and Heart in Action with Simone Gaetz

podcast Mar 11, 2021

Hey friends! Hope you all had a fun, relaxing, and lovely long weekend! We are back with another amazing guest on our podcast this week, my dear friend, Simone Gaetz. She is fabulous and 51, and also has an identical twin sister, and together, they are both very passionate about fitness and health! Simone started her journey in a fitness career and then went on to become a private investigator, a sheriff, and has now been a police officer for over 15 years. I was lucky enough to coach her for her one and only fitness competition that she competed in. And now, she is changing the world of policing through her intuitive leadership and passion for health and fitness. She is implementing fitness programs, mindset coaching, healthy recipes, and more, all of which are important for the stress management and the overall well-being of her fellow officers in such an intense profession.

In today's episode, we talk about all things women in policing, banishing the stigma of women in uniform, leading with love and intention in all areas of your life -- at work and home. Below are some key takeaways:

There are many layers to mental health and no one-size-fits-all solution. What we can do is have an open conversation and hold space for each other's experiences. Stop the shaming, end the stigma, and start having honest, heartfelt conversations filled with love and kindness. 

Women have a place in policing. Let's end the stigma. Because we are nurturers, protectors, and warriors at heart.

Police officers are still human. Smile at each other, say hello. Humanize the badge. They play multiple roles when in uniform and have to be hyperaware of their surroundings and much more, given they are responsible for protecting the community at large. Being in a position of authority and responsibility as an officer means being aware of our impact and using that for positive change.

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Xoxo,

Lori