Get Cutting Edge Leadership Training

This acclaimed training is coming to the Pacific Northwest, Washington! The workshop will be held from Tuesday, Feb. 25th through Friday, Feb. 28th, 2020.


Includes 4-day workshop combined with 2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions by phone following the workshop.

Who Should Attend? Current Officers, Company Officers, Aspiring Officers, Mid-level Chiefs, EMS, Public-Safety Personnel, Future-Potentials and anyone in Leadership Positions.

If a department or attendee is not able to pay the deposit for any reason, please contact Steven Matzat, steven@kellywalshconsulting.com, or call directly at (408) 386-5093 (cell) and we will make alternate arrangements.

Hosted by the Mason County Fire Chiefs Association

  • This engaging, 4-day workshop helps current emergency service leaders and aspiring leaders to:

    • Use skills they already know to prevent people problems.

    • Learn key areas of focus to improve the impact of their job performance.

    • Have access to over 20 leadership tools they can take back and use immediately.

    • Engage and develop the employees working on their teams.

    • Develop a flexible style in order to lead everyone, no matter their age or style.

    • Think on a more comprehensive level about advancing their department’s success.

Do You Want High Performing Officers in Your Department?

Be as Effective OFF the Fire Ground as ON

  • The greatest deficiency in the fire officer training is leadership

  • When training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their performance by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone. (Source: Personnel Management Assoc.)

  • It’s more affordable than you think 

What is a Leadership & Coaching Academy?

  • 4-day Workshop followed by and 2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions (by phone or Skype) over the following 4 months

  • Combining peer support and 1:1 leadership coaching, great content, facilitation, accountability for results

  • Instructed By: Dan Jones, Retired Fire Chief, Chapel Hill Fire Department and Kelly Walsh, M. Ed., Leadership Coach, former HR Partner for Mesa, AZ Fire and Medical Dept.

  • Each and every session is about bringing back ONE THING to the fire department in order to have impact

  • Class format is engaging, relevant and energizing

What are the Benefits and Results to the Organization?

  • Great ROI to the department, Practical, Measurable, Emphasis on Results, Powerful Approach, Flexible

  • Officers that can solve problems and help manage

  • Less problems and issues coming to the Fire Chief’s desk

  • Participants learn to coach their peers and reduce internal personnel issues

Workshop Content

  • Leadership Foundation / Preparing Officers / Setting Expectations / Dashboard and 30-Day Accountability Plans

  • How Fire Departments Train Officers

  • Communicating Simply and Powerfully

  • Leading vs Managing

  • Think Comprehensively: High Performance Tripod and Timeline/Prevention Focus

  • Rules of Crisis Management & Leadership or or 10 Commandments of Fire Officer Survival

  • Maintaining Positive Media Relations and Social Media

  • Engage and Mobilize Employees

  • Who are we Leading – Generational Differences

  • Ethics and Leadership Values

  • Building Your Networks

  • The “Coach Approach” to Performance Management

  • Mentoring as a Key Responsibility

  • Legal Liability and Personnel Management

  • Conflict Management and Having Difficult Conversations

  • Dealing with Politics or Managing and Leading in Turbulent Times

  • Marketing and Branding Your Department and Yourself

  • Lessons Learned

Upon completion of the 4-day workshop, each participant will receive 2 coaching and 2 mentoring sessions. 1 per month from March, 2020 through June/July, 2020



Where: Grapeview, WA


Venue: Mason County Fire District #3  Google Map

Address: 4350 Grapeview Loop Rd, Grapeview, WA 98546  Google Map

When: Tuesday, February 25th through Friday, February 28th, 2020
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm



Area hotels with a short 30 minute drive to the training facility.


Your Instructors:
Chief Dan Jones and Fire Leadership Coach Kelly Walsh have combined their expertise to bring you the best in leadership development.

What is Included:

4-day Workshop

4 months of coaching and mentoring (2 mentoring and 2 coaching sessions per attendee, each session is by phone or Skype for flexibility)

Attendee Pricing:

  • $899 per attendee ($25 to reserve your seat)

  • $849 per attendee. Early Bird Discounted Pricing through October 31, 2019. ($25 deposit to reserve your seat)

Remaining balance to be invoiced in December, 2019. (Contact Steven Matzat if you need to be billed at a different time due to 2019 and 2020 budgets)

Academy class size is limited to 44 attendees. Sign-Up Today!

For More Information:
Please contact Steven Matzatsteven@kellywalshconsulting.com | 408-386-5093 (cell)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please note the High-Performance Coaching and Leadership Academy may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation a notice will be provided with the option to reschedule for a future academy or receive a full refund.

We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the registrant if a training course is cancelled. If you are considering booking non-refundable airfare feel free to email me at steven@kellywalshconsulting.com to verify enrollment.
We understand plans must change, if you find that you unable to attend the academy, please contact Steven Matzat at smatzat@1smartcareer.com
The attendee has the following options:
• transferring the registration to a colleague
• providing a refund
If you are seeking a refund, provided you notify us at least 45 days prior to the event, a full refund will be provided.
If notice is provided less than 45 days to 30 days prior to the event, a refund of 50% will be provided.
If notice is provided less than 30 days prior to the event in which case a refund will not be provided.

Any no-shows are non-refundable.