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Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.

Fight In Progress Susan Simons and Tom The Bomb Dot Com

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.

    Be The Best - Arizona Cardinal Roy Lopez

    Be The Best - Arizona Cardinal Roy Lopez

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    We are honored to have Roy Lopez, of the Arizona Cardinals, join us in studio. Roy helped his Aggies win their bowl game over Utah State in 2018, and was also named 2-time all Sun Belt performer, before transferring to the University of Arizona, where he earned ALL-PAC 12 honors. After initially being drafted by the Texans, Roy found is way back home where he's currently a defensive tackle for our hometown Cardinals. Roy lives by a simple motto, "Be The Best", which extends to his life off of the football field. Roy started his own non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of student athletes through sports. Roy is also a supporter of first responders, having multiple family members who protect and serve. Roy and his mother were also chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at this years Chris Farrar Softball Tournament, held by Under the Shield. 
     
    April 6th, The Roy Lopez Foundation is holding their 3rd Annual Roy Lopez Football Camp open to all girls and boys -  Pre K-8th grade. To register, visit the link below:
    https://form.jotform.com/240405472900145
     
    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host:
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648 or Joel.Santiago@undertheshield.com
    If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775 or Tracyh@undertheshield.com
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 57 min
    LEO, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur - Shawn Kinsey

    LEO, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur - Shawn Kinsey

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    This week we honored to have Shawn Kinsey. Shawn has a wealth of experience and currently is an internationally recognized security and threat assessment consultant. Building off a 22-year law enforcement career, he is a twice -published author, inventor, and entrepreneur. Shawn has dedicated his life to public safety, even after retirement. Thank you for all that you do Shawn. For more infomation on Shawn's company, please visit: 
     
    https://www.kinsakersecuritygroup.com/
     
    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host:
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648 or Joel.Santiago@undertheshield.com
    If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775 or Tracyh@undertheshield.com
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 47 min
    Biscuits and Diamonds with former Dbacks Player Matt Gorgen

    Biscuits and Diamonds with former Dbacks Player Matt Gorgen

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    Let’s Play Ball! Today we are joined by Matt Gorgen. Matt is a former professional baseball player who spent time in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and was also part of Susan’s beloved Montgomery Biscuits. Matt talks about his time playing professional baseball and how his life and career took an unexpected turn after an injury. Overcoming his demons and with the support of his family, he turned to a life of crime… fighting as an officer for Tempe Police Department! Thank you, Matt, for joining the podcast.
     
    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host:
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648 or Joel.Santiago@undertheshield.com
    If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775 or Tracyh@undertheshield.com
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Lots of Laughs with Firefighter Fenton

    Lots of Laughs with Firefighter Fenton

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    Today we are honored to be joined by the hilarious Firefighter Fenton. We know what you've been thinking... is the mustache real? You'll have to tune in to find out! You can expect a lot of laughs as he shares the inspiration behind his videos, how he joined Fire Department Coffee, and how he balances his work with his responsibilities at home. Thank you Firefighter Fenton for joining Fight In Progress. 
     






    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host-
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 51 min
    Guests Rick and Bonnie Blandford

    Guests Rick and Bonnie Blandford

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    Today we are joined by husband and wife, Rick and Bonnie Blandford. Rick is a former Fire Captain and Bonnie is a ICU Nurse. They both talk about their work experiences and how those experiences not only affected their life outside of work, but also how they leaned on each other for support during the tough times. 
     






    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host-
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 59 min
    Addressing Trauma with Sgt. Derrick Perez

    Addressing Trauma with Sgt. Derrick Perez

    Welcome to Fight in Progress!
    Today we are joined by Sgt. Derrick Perez of Yakima, Washington! Derrick shares his experiences of working in law enforcement and becoming a leader for his department. Under the Shield has been honored to work with Yakima and their great leaders like Derrick. 
     






    Description:
    Fight in Progress with Susan Simons aims to discuss problems and difficulties our officers face every day from sleep deprivation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and adrenal fatigue, to depression, isolation, physical illnesses, emotional distress, divorce and all too often suicide. Fight in Progress looks to cover these topics and discuss their solutions to help these warriors navigate these threats through education and preparation. We speak to experts, officers and their families from around the country to have hard discussions on what challenges this community faces, and what we can do to strengthen our men and women in law enforcement.
     
    About the Host-
    Susan, President and founder of Under the Shield, is a leading subject matter expert in First Responder Stress/PTSI, and has been an instructor for 26 years in many major military and law enforcement installations around the country including, FBI Academy Quantico VA, US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 23 Marines Lima Company, US Air Force Europe, consulting clinician NYPD/FDNY post 9-11, National Tactical Operators Association, and Luke AFB in Arizona (current). In these trainings she provides resilience training for all first responders and takes a head on approach to the issues of suicide, divorce, and Post traumatic stress, with solutions to the real issues affecting those in the first responder community.
    Through her non-profit, Under the Shield Inc., she has created the only Stress Coach Certification in the United States specifically for law enforcement, first responders, military and their families. Susan holds a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress as well as a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. 
     
    Contact a stress coach near you at Under The Shield: (855)889-2348
    You can also reach out to the hosts directly for help at:
    Susan Simmons (334) 324-3570 or susan.simons@undertheshield.com
    Tom The-Bomb-Dot-Com (480) 861-6574 or Thaubold@undertheshield.com
    Joel (Producer and Stress Coach) (480) 316-7648If you want to share your story on our Podcast, reach out to:
    Tracy “Mrs. The-Bomb-Dot-Com” - Spousal Stress Coach (480) 518-3775
    Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Media/Fight-In-Progress-100743441735923/
    Find us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tadjn3I4OC75lGmqZL7sc
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US!

    • 1 hr 2 min

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