When You Take Action – Big Things Can Happen with Beth Tubbs

by | Feb 9, 2024

In this episode, Beth Tubbs, the Chief Fire Protection Engineer at ICC, shares her journey of growth, both personally and professionally, within the construction and engineering sectors. 

She delves into the significance of building codes for public safety and energy efficiency, her role in developing these codes, and how she finds purpose in her work. 

Beth also discusses the impact of attending an Ambition Theory workshop, which catalyzed her to take bold steps towards leadership within her organization and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. 

Her story is a testament to the power of asking questions, seeking growth opportunities, and embracing change with confidence.

Tune into the episode to discover how Beth Tubbs navigated challenges, overcame self-doubt, and leveraged her expertise to ascend to new heights in her career, all while contributing significantly to the safety and efficiency of building standards.


  • [00:00] Beth Tubbs’ distinguished career in fire and life safety in the built environment.
  • [01:49] What she loves about writing and working on building code.
  • [02:57] How an Ambition Theory workshop helped Beth advance in her career.
  • [09:39] The strategy she used to get her boss to support her in developing her leadership potential.
  • [15:49] Why it’s important to have a sense of purpose in your career.
  • [17:25] Navigating challenges at work and how teamwork helps.
  • [20:06] Tips for staying motivated as a leader.
  • [21:56] The experience she had being the President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
  • [24:57] How you can build up your confidence as a leader.


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