| | EP 437 – LEO Leadership with Lexi Harris

Author / John

1 hr 59 min listen

Lead Your Community

As we wrap up 2020, ask yourself how eventful your work year was. While many people struggled to make ends meet, transitioned to working from home, or took time off altogether, this week’s guest certainly had a very different experience. Lexi Harris [@iura_llc] is an Officer with the Seattle Police Department, one of the hardest hit cities during the protests and riots. Her firsthand account of a “typical” work day/night is eye-opening as is her commitment to connect with the community more than ever. How can we heal from such a tumultuous time? Lexi has a few ideas.

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How imperative is good leadership? This week’s guest, Lexi Harris, believes that police organizations are only as effective at connecting with their community as the leaders within. That’s why she feels it’s important for officers to recognize that they are leaders despite the fact that they may not hold a high rank. Police officers are the first responders making initial contact with citizens and therefore have the power to make a lasting impact on the community. Bringing better leadership skills to these frontline folks is exactly what Ofc Harris is hoping to accomplish with her hustle, iURA [[@iura_llc] and podcast, The Leaderist. Regardless of where you stand on the issues, we can all get behind a better training for high standard occupations like law enforcement.

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“It’s not how she died that made her a hero but how she lived,” Seattle police Sgt. Randy Huserik speaking about our friend, Lexi Harris (1983 – 2021).

Rest in peace Lexi Harris. We mourn the loss of a special member of the Power Athlete family. Lexi was a five-year veteran of the Seattle Police force and partner to our very own, Cali Hinzman. We are saddened to report she was killed whilst off-duty, assisting in the aftermath of a three car collision.

Lexi was a kind, caring and extremely charismatic person and we consider ourselves lucky to have broken bread and called her a friend and ally.

Marcus Aurelius wrote, “You may leave this life at any moment: have this possibility in your mind in all that you do or say or think.”

She lived by her actions and was considered the best of what we strive for in our lives. Lexi will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Donate now to help Lexi’s mission to build leaders in Law Enforcement, plan and develop leadership workshops for police departments.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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