Nov 25, 2022
When you’re truly brought up to
believe that women can do anything, anything really is possible –
including becoming the Chief Fire Officer. Driven by a heart for
service, a love of community, and a deep desire to make a
difference, Kathryn built a varied and interesting career, until
her pursuit of improvement led her to discover that not all women
in the fire service shared the same experience. Something had to
change, and she shares her story of stepping up and confronting
institutional sexism and committing to being part of the
There were further challenges ahead. Making a difference and serving others had been the cornerstone of Kathryn’s career, but it was embarking on the journey of self-discovery that opened her eyes to the most important impact she had yet to make… finding how to make the shift from living her life in service of others, to loving herself enough to live her own best life.
Kathryn Billing is the Chief Fire Officer in Cornwall Fire and Rescue. She’s a high performing woman with a heart for service and community, blending ambition & achievement with a deep desire to really make a difference, while having fun along the way.
This episode is for women who are leading change and want to learn more about leading others and themselves. It’s an episode about identity, self-acceptance and self-belief.
MORE ABOUT MY GUEST: KATHRYN BILLING (FULL BIO ON PODPAGE)
Kathryn Billing is the Chief Fire Officer for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service. She joined the service as a retained firefighter in 1999 and she has built her career across a range of functions and locations, including training which, as you will hear, she loved very much. After a series of promotions she was appointed to Chief Fire Officer in 2021 and is exceptionally proud to hold this role in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Kathryn’s full bio and contact details
can be found on her personal guest page.
ABOUT YOUR HOST: SUE REVELL
Sue is on a mission to STOP women
playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave
in the world. With over 30 years coaching and leadership
experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful
thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream
and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see.
Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily
world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase
their impact and live a life that matters.
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