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An Interview with Brian Knowler

In this installment of The Fire Inside Podcast, Jon interviews ILFFPS Symposium speaker Brian Knowler.

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Brian is a veteran police officer, retired lawyer, speaker, and author involved in the justice system since 1994. In 2004 he was the lead investigator in a motor vehicle crash involving the death of a close friend, causing his life to spiral until he was finally diagnosed with, and began therapy for, PTSD in 2012. 

Brian has published two books about his experiences with trauma and leadership: ‘On the Other Side of Broken – One Cop’s Battle With the Demons of PTSD’, 2016, and ‘Career Suicide is Overrated’, 2018. 

Brian speaks and consults for media outlets on issues surrounding trauma, leadership, and public safety across North America, created the CAPITAL L Leadership training program, and hosts a weekly Facebook show on leadership and mental health. 

Brian is a certified leadership coach and a member of the International Institute for Mental Health Leadership. Brian’s CAPITAL L Leadership program received the 2019 Corporate Livewire Award for Excellence in Mental Health Support.  You can reach Brian at