Working in the corrections, juvenile justice and law enforcement professions can take an emotional toll on employees and leaders. The Code 9 Project, in recognition of this reality, supports public safety personnel by providing them tools to manage and reduce stress and help them transcend to a place of emotional wellness. Brandielee Baker, co-founder of the national non-profit Code 9 Project, will provide two breakout sessions. In “Breaking Through the Burnout Barrier,” you’ll learn the subtle and not-so-subtle signs of emotional fatigue that sabotage your ability to maintain your motivation for your own personal health and wellness. The session will have interactive discussions and a lab portion to guide you through practical exercises you can use to increase motivation, release anxiety and enhance focus. The breakout session, “The Disempowered Voice,” will help you identify the areas in your life where you do not feel “heard” or that your influence is undermined or disregarded. Discussion will focus on gender dynamics in the workplace, leadership, parent/child dynamics, and what it truly means to be heard. The session will include a communications lab that will provide tools for handling uncomfortable, contentious or potentially disempowering situations. The Code 9 Project’s workshops have also been presented in CDCR institutions.
Lee, who is also the founder of Positive Constructs, is a professional coach/strategist specializing in conflict resolution and negotiation, performance optimization and wellness. She is also the creator of Code 9’s S.H.A.R.E. programs. With more than 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Lee is a licensed master practitioner of NLP, a certified social and emotional intelligence coach, certified motivational coach, certified life coach, certified master weight loss coach, and a certified yoga and wellness instructor. Through The Code 9 Project, Lee provides education and training for first responders and their families for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide in the first responder population.