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Avoiding Fear as a Motivator (But Listening to Its Wisdom)

As I was writing my book, The Protected, my goal was to educate not only those who may need personal protection. But to inform the general public on what it is and what it isn't. Moreover, I also intended...

Series on Ethics ― Relationships in EP

They say, "No man is an island," which implies that we as humans cannot exist without interpersonal relationships with other humans. We learn how to make and maintain relationships growing up ― well or poorly ― from our parents,...

How Do You Remain Present and in the Moment?

Unfortunately, I'm not necessarily the right person to tell you exactly how to remain present. So I won't be providing you a list of concepts or recommendations on how to be more in the moment. Instead, I'm writing about...

Personnel Reliability and Your Executive Protection Team

Recently, I watched a TV series called The Enemy Within. It focused on a disgraced CIA Officer whose supervisors charged him with treason for sharing classified information with a terrorist. One of the episodes highlighted a CIA Close Protection...

EP Industry Networking: The Professional’s Guide

Many would-be executive protection specialists have taken the inconvenience and expense of investing in formal education at a college or university. Alternatively, they have partaken in a long-term training program or perhaps served in the armed forces or police...

The Human Complexities of Executive Protection

Recently, Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live. During his opening monologue, he publicly admitted he has Asperger's Syndrome on live TV. I applaud Musk for coming forward with this admission as it can help open the dialogue with others...

High-Risk Environments with Robert Currie

We sat down with Robert Currie – owner and founder of RC Advisory Services and security consultant to many companies – to discuss high-risk environments, covert operations, armored transport, and more. You have traveled the world, delivering services in countries...

Greed in Executive Protection: EP Series on Ethics

Over the next few weeks, I'll touch on some fundamental ethical considerations for creating and maintaining your reputation as a competent and honorable protector. But, for now, let's talk about: Greed in Executive Protection. In the movie Wall Street, Michael...

The Things You Should Know About Covert Operations

According to The Free Dictionary, covert operations are so planned and executed to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor. They differ from clandestine operations, which agencies or individuals perform in secret and that stay...

Concentric Circles of Protection in EP

The art of protecting people is much more than dark sunglasses, a black suit, a tie, and an earpiece. As with any security operation, the security professional ― especially in the executive protection sector ― must also rely on...

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Finalists for Top EP Schools 2022 Competition 

We are proud to announce the finalists for EP Wired’s Top EP Schools 2022 competition!  From November 24 through December...

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