Fionne Foxxe Farraday is a medical professional working in the area of pulmonary and critical care medicine. After years of working with patients, Farraday faced medical issues in March 2020 that put her on enforced medical leave without call responsibilities. An avid reader, she soon exhausted her list of books and found herself bored with TV, leading her to begin outlining the story that would become “KAIRN: Mates of the Alliance.” Returning to ICU work during the dark days of the first Covid-19 wave, Fionne continued writing to cope with the intense demands and the losses of countless patients. The writing took on a life of its own as Farraday fashioned the fictional happy endings which were in short supply in the ICU full of Covid-19 patients. With her background in medicine and family members who served in WWII and Vietnam, Farraday’s books are a salute to all medical and military personnel whose sacrifices allow us to do what we do. A mother, grandmother, and animal lover, Fionne Foxxe Farraday lives in Cookeville, TN. Today she discusses the book series, her International Award for Kairn: Mates of the Alliance, and a new screenplay. For more information, go to her website, matesofthealliance.com.
Our second guest today is our new expert Major General Daniel York (Ret) (USAR), the founder and director of First Cause, a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, and Strength as One Leadership LLC. Today, Dan will discuss two organizations close to his heart, Clifton Strengths and Leader Self-Awareness. Dan graduated in 1981 from West Point and began his career with the 101st Division (Air Assault). Dan has 40 years of experience leading military and nonprofit organizations. He commanded at every level platoon, company, battalion, brigade, and three different divisions, two of which were nationwide commands. Dan started and pastored three churches in Oregon. In 2013, he founded VetREST, a nonprofit that provides healing for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and places vets on tiny farms to teach them farming skills and provide a safe-healing environment. He is the author of fourteen books and has recorded seven original music CDs. He is a leadership coach, a highly sought-after inspirational speaker, and the military advisor for the company A Place for Mom.
For more information on Daniel’s leadership programs, go to www.strengthasoneleadership.org or visit www.firstcause.org. His nonprofit provides healing for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), places vets on tiny farms to teach them farming skills, and provides a safe-healing environment at www.vetrest.org.