Know What You are Juggling & Who Can Help

The guest on this episode is the Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team Executive Officer, Kasey Arguelles. We talk about getting fulfillment out of creating order out of chaos and how helping people manage the stresses of life is a big factor in success. Kasey embodies a true servant leader, vocalizing that regardless of her path in life, her focus will be helping people. Kasey shares some great insight and examples about getting help from those around you to make sure that you can be the best version of yourself. Kasey provides some thought provoking material for those on the quest for work-life balance and we talk about the power of representation. Knowing what is important to you and others will help us all help one another juggle the balls that are most important to each of us. 
Kasey Arguelles is an active-duty Lieutenant Commander in the USCG. She currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Pacific Strike Team, where she leads a unique, highly trained cadre of Coast Guard professionals who are recognized worldwide as an expert authority in the preparation for and response to oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, weapons of mass destruction events, and other emergencies on behalf of the American public. 
Prior to this assignment, Kasey served at the Safety & Environmental Health Division of the Health, Safety, and Work-Life Service Center in Norfolk, Virginia, responsible for the execution of industrial hygiene and environmental health services across the Coast Guard including safety support services during contingency responses nation-wide. Other assignments include Assistant Chief of the Incident Management Division at Sector New Orleans from 2012 to 2015 and Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC JARVIS (now decommissioned) in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2010 to 2012.
Kasey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Environmental Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2010. She received her Master of Science in Work Environment with two concentrations (Occupational and Environmental Health / Ergonomics and Safety) from the University of Massachusetts and was the recipient of the Department of Public Health’s Dean’s Award in 2017. Her capstone research centered on an analysis of psychosocial hazards encountered by responders during contingency responses. LCDR Arguelles earned her Registered Environmental Health Specialist credential from the National Environmental Health Association in 2018 and her Certified Emergency Manager certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2019. 
Kasey grew-up on the South Shore in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She currently resides in Novato, California, with her husband, Steve, who is also an active-duty USCG LCDR, and their three daughters, Kennedy (7), Taylor (5), and Madison (2).

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