The Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference kicked off today with lots of enthusiasm and energy. At its General Session Thursday, keynote speaker George Baker , Fire & Ice Coaching, and retired fire chief from Mashpee, Massachusetts brought his own brand of humor and passion to the Session through his presentation Building High Energy Relationships for Successful Project Outcomes.to a packed room.
Through his own personal stories and anecdotes from his days as a firefighter, paramedic and chief to his current position as an executive/business and life coach, Baker explained the meaning behind group process, which stems around the idea that the success of a project depends largely on how we react to challenges and work with others, trust,l energy levels of the team working on tasks, the team leader and his/her relationship with the other team members. He used example of the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge Habitat Management and Fuels Reduction Program to explain his points, how communication played a key role with those working on the project, and the ups and downs along the way.
You can find more about Baker's work, along with tips and ideas for successful project outcomes at www.fireandicecoaching.net.