Denys grew up in a police family - his father was a 31 year veteran police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Denys also spent 25 years as a police officer, serving in 3 Canadian provinces with both the RCMP and the Abbotsford (municipal) Police Department. He worked in large- and medium-sized cities and small rural towns. He worked federal enforcement, uniform patrol, and numerous specialty assignments.
So he and Sharon know first hand what police, law enforcement and public safety professionals go through. And their spouses and families. They sacrifice a great deal to serve in their noble - yes noble - professions.
One of the great privileges Denys and Sharon have now is to assist and support these public servants and their loved ones.
It is sadly all-too-common for public safety personnel and their families to become victims of the negative effects of the job: shift work, call-outs, overtime, adrenaline highs and dumps, workplace toxicity, politics, etc. Primary and secondary trauma take a further toll.
One of these things might be enough to challenge the very best. But the accumulative effects among our public guardians are staggering. And all-too-few know how to proactively prevent, mitigate and navigate all this successfully.
Our police, law enforcement and public safety personnel have a great need for proactive personal and vocational guidance and help, not only reactive care when injuries and other negative factors happen or pile up. Proactive life and vocational coaching is often rarely available or encouraged.
Our justice and public safety clients find it very helpful as we help them navigate the intersection of life, relationships and vocation and provide practical common sense approaches for success and health.
If you are a police officer, in law enforcement, work in any branch of justice and emergency-response, or are even interested in such a career - or if you love someone in or interested in these fields - please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation.