First Responders Optimizing Resilience, Grit, & Excellence

FORGE Resilience provides dynamic, evidence-based training for first responders and their families to improve health, performance, and teamwork. We can deliver training to meet the needs of your community. 


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Yoga for First Responders

We offer Yoga that is job-specific and culturally-informed in line with the Yoga for First Responders Protocol to help first responders process stress, build resilience, and enhance performance.

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Family Tactics

Without a strong support system, it is hard to stay focused and perform well.  First responder families have unique challenges that we have personally faced.  We have built a set of skills that can easily be trained and disseminated through family nights, stand alone training, or marriage retreats.   

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Noteworthy Speaking Engagements 

  • ALERRT National Conference, San Marcos, TX Nov 2015

  • Texas FBINAA Command College, San Antonio, TX June 2016

  • FBINAA National Conference, St. Louis Missouri, July 2016

  • West Virginia FBINAA chapter Annual Conference, Morgantown, WV, 2016

  • American Polygraph Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2016

  • Great Lakes Leadership Seminar, Niagara Falls, NY 2016 and 2017

  • C.O.P.S. National Conference, Grapevine, TX 2016

  • Wisconsin FBINAA Annual Training, Minocqua, WI 2016

  • Texas FBINAA Annual Training, San Antonio, TX 2016

  • August 1-4, 2017, FBINAA Annual Conference, Washington D.C., Aug 2017

  • University of Texas Center for Brain Health, Dallas, TX, September 2017

  • United States Border Patrol, McAllen, TX, September 2017

  • Montana-Idaho FBINAA Chapter Conference, Whitefish, Montana, September 2017

  • 1st Responder Conferences, Seattle, WA October 2017

  • Arizona FBINAA Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 2017

  • ALERRT National Conference 2017, San Marcos, TX, Nov 2017

  • Alaska Executive Law Enforcement Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, Dec 2017 

  • Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) Annual Conference, Horseshoe Bay, TX, July 2018

  • A New Hope for First Responders, 1st Responder Conferences, Austin, TX Aug 2-3, 2018

  • 1st Responder Conferences Boise, Idaho, October 6, 2018

  • Behind the Badge Foundation Annual Conference, Spokane WA, October 7, 2018

  • Texas Comptroller's LE Division November 16, 2018

  • Bill Blackwood LEMIT  (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas) Police Chief's Series and Command Staff Leadership Series from 2018-2019 

Notebook and Pen

On this page you will find downloadable handouts and worksheets and our recommended resilience reading list. If you have attended one of our trainings this content will look familiar! 

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Brief videos with resilience "nuggets" that you can use to FORGE resilience in yourself, your department, and your family!