Protecting those that protect us.
We have a mission of changing the world by helping one person at a time. We want to help by answering your legal questions and by providing essential self-care tools. We have seen the power of mindfulness, and community and believe our programs will provide what you need to feel empowered.
is creating comfort, ease, and support for you to experience a more balanced and joyful life! Imagine for a moment if all first responders felt supported and empowered to be his or her true, authentic self.
Imagine that will be could be like?
Imagine what the ripple effects of that WILL be!
- Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bridget Truxillo is the Founder and CEO of Protective Wellness. Bridget knows the challenges law enforcement officers face, both outside and inside their agencies based on her experiences as a Deputy Sheriff in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.
Bridget started out in Patrol, but very quickly transferred to the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (NOCU), and also became the only female member of the SWAT team.
During her time in the NOCU, Bridget routinely conducted undercover buys of narcotics and effectuated many arrest and search warrants as a result of her undercover operations.
While on the SWAT team, Bridget participated in serving search warrants, active shooter and hostage situations, competed twice in SWAT Round-up International (an International SWAT competition), as well as many hundreds of hours of training.
Although being a Deputy Sheriff allowed Bridget to serve the public, Bridget realized she wanted to find a way to serve the law enforcement and first responder community directly so she left law enforcement to attend law school as a means to glean the knowledge and skills necessary for this purpose. After 13+ years practicing law in civil litigation, Bridget was able to curate a unique business dedicated to representing and supporting law enforcement officers and first responders.
Bridget is a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a B.S. degree in Environmental Horticulture (yes, she really likes plants), and the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, FL with a J.D.
Bridget is licensed to practice law in Texas, Florida, New York and Louisiana, and lives in Houston, TX with her beautiful, smart, and fun husband and three kids.
Bridget's passion to serve others in evident during this interview. And she does it in a variety of ways. We cover that as well as some of her most embarrassing moments and scariest moments on the job. When she's not busy protecting others or helping them become their best, she's busy mom raising kids of her own.
Imagine spending your career in a variety of public service roles such as law enforcement officer, member of a SWAT team, and involved with undercover narcotics investigations.
Then you go to law school.
You become a partner in a law firm serving the law enforcement community.
And then you determine that the mental and emotional experiences had taught you some very important lessons about composure under pressure and mental health. So, you launch Protective Wellness (formerly known as the Law Enforcement Legal and Wellness Program), a membership-based program designed exclusively for law enforcement with a unique combination of legal support services, wellness tools, and much more.
Members have access to an attorney for one-on-one consultations for advice on any type of legal issue, job-related or not.
In addition, members have access to monthly wellness training, legal training/information and
community support; all of which is specifically cultivated to provide comfort, ease, and support for a more balanced and joyful life.
"On today's episode, Shawn & Alisha have a chat with Bridget Truxillo of Protective Wellness.
Bridget served as a sheriff's deputy, was on the SWAT team, and is now an attorney for law enforcement officers.
She shares her experience working for the sheriff's department, getting into law, and creating a program for first responder wellness. She also shares tips and strategies to help you enjoy the work that you do."
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