Tale of the Tape
Joe Fox is a former three-star NYPD transit chief turned life and leadership coach. He works with a wide range of people to help them forge strong and sustainable relationships and become leaders in their own communities or industries.
Joe’s eight count happened on September 11, 2001, when New York City was crippled by terrorist attacks. After he discovered that his nephew lost his life as a first responder, Joe felt the need not only to be there for his family, but be there for the dozens of other police officers and their families who lost someone that day. Unknowingly, Joe would have to use those same empathy skills 19 years later when another catastrophe crippled New York City–COVID-19.
3:49 – The COVID-19 blog post that helped others
9:55 – Why keeping a level head during pandemics is the antidote to chaos
15:32 – Dealing with psychological challenges during a “life on pause” (aka lockdown)
20:23 – How a network of positive friends and family – not negative media – can help you during pandemics
25:14 – What 9/11 taught Joe that catastrophes will always be part of life
31:34 – Why helping others never feels like enough
37:32 – Dealing with loss and heartache during catastrophes
43:38 – How connecting with people who have it harder than you will help you find purpose
1:01:00 – Joe’s powerful message for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic