In this episode of The Sanity Project Podcast, host Joanne Victoria interviews retired fire department battalion chief, David Hollenbach. Hollenbach discusses his firefighting career, stress management, and his current work as a motivational speaker and coach. He shares two tools he used in his career: box breathing for stress relief and the CAN report for effective team communication. The conversation emphasizes the importance of trust, understanding, and communication in leadership roles.

Christine Gallagher


  • ‘Understanding our body’s response to stress is how we can be better at overcoming the effects of stress.’
  • ’Building strong relationships, trust, and understanding with your team is the secret to exceptional leadership.’

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