Fire Forged Leader

Fire Forged Leader

Welcome to Fire Forged Leader - devoted to individuals wanting to lead in life! To Learn more more, visit www.FireForgedLeader.com ! Hey there, I'm Steve Baumgartner, and on this podcast you will learn tactics to lead in multiple different areas of life, as I focus on three primary arenas of leadership; At work, At Home, and out in the community! The interviews feature some of the most talented and creative leaders out there! Other times I fly solo, expanding on real life lessons that I learn through experience. Whether it's one of my solos or one of the many amazing interviews, I'm sure that you will leave with at least one more tool in your tool bag after listening. Be sure to give the podcast a follow, so you will never miss an episode!

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December 5, 2023 13 mins

This episode is all about Living a Legacy! For more great content visit www.FireForgedLeader.com

We can't just write down a legacy and expect that it's going to happen, we have to live our legacy by making the right decisions at the time that are pointed in the right direction.

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There is no such thing as toxic masculinity, just as there is no such thing as toxic femininity. We like to slap labels on everything we touch, but this is dangerous as we are raising our children, because we are teaching them (especially our sons) they are inherently bad. We own characteristics, that can be good and bad, we need to train our children how to use them appropriately no matter what sex.

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November 21, 2023 26 mins

A friend of mine Ben Owen loves this verse from Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I’m going to spice it up a bit though, with some of my own wording….as these are the words that I feel when I hear him speak this verse!

In a moment that sent shivers down my spine, I was suddenly captivated by the commanding voice of the Almighty. It echoe...

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Ryan is the founder of the Order of Man movement. 
This is an organization that I am personally associated with. It's one that I've seen many men come into and become much more than they started.

In the "Step Into the Fray" series, we hear many statistics that would suggest that there is men are driving the demand in trafficking. 

In this episode Ryan really lays it out straight....
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FILTER is a digital well-being and online safety curriculum designed to empower young people to set boundaries, create good habits, and achieve healthier relationships with technology. Through smart phone and social media literacy training, we truly believe we can change the way these devices are impacting students, prevent problems before they start, and create a better world for this generation and generations to come. #FILTERFIR...

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November 14, 2023 9 mins

This is a recap of Week 05 in the Human Exploitation/Trafficking Series named "Step Into the Fray" This series has interviews with Lived Experience Experts, Parents of Survivors, Warriors on the front lines, people in the healing business, and experts in Technology.

In this episode I recap the guest from Week 05, introduce the guests for Week 06, and give you some of my takeaways from the fourth week. 

I...

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Jessica is a nationally recognized survivor leader that has built a national network of tattoo artists & removal specialists who provide services to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, former gang members,  and overcomers of self-harm and addiction.  Jessica trains in Iconography, the history of human-trafficking tattoos, and on her lived experience.  She has over 20 yrs around the tattoo industry and she specializes i...

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Susie Vybiral is the Founder and CEO of Room Redux, an international nonprofit organization. Room Redux transforms the rooms and lives of children who have faced physical and/or sexual abuse. This is done anonymously and in one day. Room Transformations give children a fresh start, while changing the trajectory of their lives and breaking the cycles of abuse.

Susie is currently a doctoral candidate and will obtain her PsyD in 2023. ...

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November 7, 2023 12 mins

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This is a recap of Week 04 in the Human Exploitation/Trafficking Series named "Step Into the Fray" This series has interviews with Lived Experience Experts, Parents of Survivors, Warriors on the front lines, people in the healing business, and experts in Technology.

In this episode I recap the guest from Week 04, introduce the guests for Week 05, and give you some of my tak...

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Detective Scaramucci began his career in law enforcement in 2004, and was promoted to Detective in 2008 with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, investigating Crimes Against Persons. Since creating a Human Trafficking Unit in 2014, Detective Scaramucci has conducted sting operations resulting in the arrest of more than 650 sex buyers, and 159 individuals for human trafficking and related offenses, which has led to the identificat...

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Daddy to eight (sometimes ten), humanitarian, doer of good things, fighter of evil, bringer of hope, former addicted, alcoholic and homeless Army Infantry Veteran. 

A serial entrepreneur whose mission in life is to go back into the hells I escaped and show the path out to those left behind...

-Ben Owen

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October 31, 2023 11 mins

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This is a recap of Week 03 in the Human Exploitation/Trafficking Series named "Step Into the Fray" This series has interviews with Lived Experience Experts, Parents of Survivors, Warriors on the front lines, people in the healing business, and experts in Technology.

In this episode I recap the guest from Week 03, introduce the guests for Week 04, and give you some of my tak...

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Kevin is the man that I will give most of the credit to for the connections I have made in this sector. He is known by all and in my opinion, God intended for us to meet. From that one interview with him, this entire series was born. 

“There will always be those who profit from human misery by targeting vulnerable people for exploitation. Thanks to technology, human trafficking, and ...

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I’ve spent the last 25+ years as a law enforcement professional.  I bring Experience, Real Truths,  Lived Experiences as an Undercover and Case Study Examples in my coaching, my training, and my presentations. 

I offer in-person, online, and live webinar training to both law enforcement and the community. 

I am a SME in the field of Sex Trafficking and I am used as an Expert Witness in trials...

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October 24, 2023 10 mins

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This is a recap of Week 02 in the Human Exploitation/Trafficking Series named "Step Into the Fray" This series has interviews with Lived Experience Experts, Parents of Survivors, Warriors on the front lines, people in the healing business, and experts in Technology.

In this episode I recap the guest from Week 02, introduce the guests for Week 03, and give you some of my tak...

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I'd like to introduce you to Lynda Harlos, a mother to many that aren't even blood related.

"As you can imagine, we had been through some normal/not-so-normal things having 4 teenagers in our home.

Since finding out about my oldest daughter being trafficked, I now dedicate a great deal of time and resources to educating anyone who will listen on this topic all in the hop...

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In this episode you will meet Khalila, a wonderful soul!


Hey! I’m Khalila. 

I have been a survivor since 2013 and an advocate in the fight against human trafficking since 2020. Just like every survivor, I bring a unique, specific perspective on the issue and my personal story has influenced the work I do. In my years since leaving “the life”, I’ve gained experience and education w...

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October 17, 2023 11 mins

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This is a recap of Week 01 in the Human Exploitation/Trafficking Series named "Step Into the Fray" This series has interviews with Lived Experience Experts, Parents of Survivors, Warriors on the front lines, people in the healing business, and experts in Technology.

In this episode I recap the guest from Week 01, introduce the guests for Week 02, and give you some of my tak...

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As a survivor of many types of abuse from birth to right before I started my senior year of high school, I was born into a generational satanic cult, sex trafficked by four family members, and experienced awful things you don’t want to imagine.

After years of feeling ashamed about what happened to me, I finally realized in 2022 that I was not the one who should be ashamed. The abusers should be...

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After being trafficked in her early 20's, Kristin has passionately fought human trafficking and worked in the anti-trafficking sector since 2008. She is an active member of key organizations such as the Regional Interdisciplinary Collaborative Working to Disrupt Human Trafficking, The Virginia Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Survivor Alliance, and more.

Kristin serves a...

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