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WYP2015 Speaker Spotlight Series – Bianca Thompson

Bianca ThompsonSince 2003, she has spent most of her days in a uniform as a Paramedic/Firefighter employed with the Baltimore County Fire Department. Then in 2011, the Baltimore Times featured her in the article, “Baltimore County Paramedic Can Save Your Life and Your Wardrobe”.  Since then, B. Foxy has accessorized countless celebrities for television and award shows including the Academy Awards and Primetime Emmys. In 2012, she made her way into the history books when she was promoted to EMS Lieutenant, making her the 1st African American woman to ever achieve rank in the history of the department.

If you had a list of ‘best-kept secrets’ [websites, books, coaches] you’d recommend, which would you include and why?

Firstly books, because they are a practical, less expensive, and convenient way to expand your horizon, gain knowledge, and spark your imagination.  Also, meditation. Meditation is really the best kept secret.  It develops the ability to silence your mind to tune out the world. When you do that, you tap into your full potential and ground your spriritual connection to the universe/GOD which helps to bring a lot of things into perspective and allow you to recognize what’s useful and what’s not on your journey to success.

What tips can you recommend that you’d only share with a close friend (and everyone reading this blog)?

I am the type that I will share valuable information with anyone who is seeking it.  A few tips are: 1. Absolutely, positively, at all times, believe in yourself no matter what or who will doubt or test you. 2. Surround yourself with like minds and people who are smarter and more talented than you; you become who you associate with. 3. Relax, lighten up, and enjoy the journey daily. Don’t just focus on the end result but each moment the leads up to it.
What are three life memories you recall most frequently and why?
There’s one memory that stands out the most frequently for me.  When I was promoted to Lieutenant in the Baltimore County Fire Department.  I am the 1st African American female to be promoted in the history of the department.  It is a constant reminder that if I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.
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