APEX First Responders is the leading provider of leadership training for firefighters and emergency responders. Our programs are designed with input from retired and current fire chiefs, battalion chiefs, and captains and blend proven leadership principles with an understanding of the unique culture and needs of the fire service.
We have over 20 years of experience guiding teams worldwide and across many industries.
With our training, you'll learn how to lead your team with confidence and compassion, putting people first in everything you do.

Dominic Cummins

Founder, RightMind

After lifeguarding, Dominic obtained his Series 7 brokerage license. That step launched a prosperous banking and investment career; a few years later, he managed a 65-million-dollar Citibank office. Before he turned 30, he was directing large teams of salespeople throughout Southern California for Paychex, a Fortune 500 company.

While at a software company in Irvine, California, Dominic helped build their sales organization from a small local team of 5 to 55 with offices in four countries. This rapid growth led to the sale of the company for more than $500 million.

Dominic founded RightMind, a firm committed to helping global leaders find and fulfill their purpose—helping organizations surpass their goals, build world-class teams, and create human-centered cultures.

Above all else, Dominic is a husband and father. He is passionate about pretending to be a chef, cycling, and music. For him, a great weekend involves smoking meat for friends and family, enjoying a craft cocktail, and watching a little football.

Lakeshia Ekeigwe

Founder, LeaderThinking

Lakeshia is a trusted advisor, consultant, and coach to an impressive list of leaders in business and law worldwide.

Her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Accenture, Association of Corporate Counsel, Kaiser Permanente, Kantar Media, The City & County of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles County Fire Department, University of Texas, Virginia Tech, and others.

Lakeshia holds certifications in Life, Business & Emotional Intelligence Coaching; Mediation and Conflict Resolution by The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Dispute Resolution Program; and Leadership Development by The Asian Pacific American Legal Center.

Lakeshia is a member of the International Coach Federation and Mensa.