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Giovanni Rocco on Responder Resilience
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We’re joined by Giovanni Rocco, retired LEO and FBI covert operative and author of the book “Giovanni’s Ring: My life Inside the Real Sopranos”.  Giovanni talks about the toll the job takes, and the unwitting sacrifices our spouses and children make as a result of the first responder profession. Giovanni discussed how his “double life” as an FBI undercover agent inside the Italian-American mafia impacted his loved ones and his own mental health.

Giovanni also shares insights, strategies, and resiliency tools that have helped him, such as focused thinking and breath work, He also speaks about the programs Lakeview Health offers for first responders who are dealing with the challenges of substance abuse and addiction. He has contributed to the development of behavioral, mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation programs designed to engage and strengthen the resiliency of our nation’s first responder and military agencies.

Giovanni has been a keynote speaker and lecturer for private corporations and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. The insight and strategies he shares in his lectures and trainings were acquired through almost thirty years of exemplary service with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. As a decorated investigator, a subject-matter expert, as well as a husband and father, Giovanni brings a realistic outlook and insightful understanding as to what our first responders are experiencing in today’s work environment. Giovanni offers the solution-focused steps needed to resolve the inner conflicts prohibiting our nation’s guardians in attaining maximum personal performance. Giovanni is a nationally certified crisis event interventionist and successfully published author.

Book: Giovanni's Ring - My Life Inside the Real Sopranos"