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Selling the Couch - Melvin Varghese, PhD 4th March 2021
269: Responding to a Calling Despite Fear: Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF, CCISM

269: Responding to a Calling Despite Fear: Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF, CCISM

The fear of being seen is something we all face at one time or another. When we feel called to serve in bigger and better ways, we can’t be afraid to show up authentically. Today’s conversation brings the message that we can’t let fear hold us back. The world needs the good things that we can bring. Join us to learn more!

Our Featured Guest

Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF, CCISM

Cyndi Doyle is a counselor, speaker, and author who had a big vision to work with couples in which one or both partners are in law enforcement. With a partner in law enforcement, Cyndi is familiar with the unique stressors that come to the individual and family from this line of work. She founded Code4Couples, which provides information and training to help law enforcement officers and their spouses remain connected and resilient. She recognizes the role that fear plays when your passion calls you to step into something new and unknown. Cyndi shares with us how she shows up to share her message and overcomes the fears and insecurities that come with being seen.


You’ll Learn:

●     How Cyndi uses her gifts and abilities in areas of service

●     How she has learned to honor “BIF,” her big idea fairy in her life and work

●     Why we have to learn to embrace and live with fears to make forward progress

●     How Cyndi pays attention to the signals from her body that come from fear, anxiety, and “head trash”

●     How Cyndi’s Code4Couples idea came about to help other law enforcement couples

●     How Cyndi became more clear about the mission for Code4Couples in 2017---and faced the fear in beginning something new

●     Cyndi’s steps for navigating through fear:

○     Acknowledge the purpose for the pain

○     Accept failure as a part of life

○     Reframe anxiety and fear as elements of your love language

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Additional resources

 Code4Couples (This is Cyndi's website where she works with law enforcement).

Cyndi’s book: Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Law Enforcement Relationship


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