Training Medical Essentials for the Protector

Are you doing what is needed to have the proper medical training for situations that you may encounter as a protector?

All of us in this field, as a “Protector”, understand the need for training. Most of us have attended one or the other of the basic Executive Protection courses. We take classes in Driving, Surveillance Detection, as well as Firearms training. All these courses or programs require some type of follow-on training to maintain skills or to remain proficient. But what types of training you are taking is dictated by what environment you would be working in. You really don’t need to take a course about the M240 machine gun if you are working Residential Security in the United States. That may change if you are securing a compound in a more non-permissive environment. The same goes for what types of medical training you are taking and what certifications you obtain. I hope to address some of those questions here. I will focus on training that should be considered for what we will call the domestic, which would also work for overseas travel depending on where you are going, and the hostile or non-permissive environments.

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Secure transportation logistics when traveling abroad

A lot of colleagues in the security industry are asking about logistical transportation abroad for their clients, and what is the best and secure form of transportation.

I have noticed that  Just a little background of myself. I was a former President of Concierge Association of Puerto Rico Les Clefs d’ with 32 years in the Hospitality Industry. I’m also an Executive Protection Specialist, graduating from EPI Class 52 with over 18 years’ experience. So, this has been my experience throughout the years and hopefully it works for you. There is many forms of transportation and challenges when traveling with clients.

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Change: How to manage it and reduce its stressful impact

It is often said that people resist change. But is that true? How about a promotion, a salary increase, or a transfer into a preferred assignment? Those are changes, aren’t they? I don’t think many people would resist any of those, do you?

It might be more accurate to say that people resist some change. Specifically, people resist change that is forced upon them; change they did not want and/or can’t control. So, the real issue is how can we manage the change in our lives? Either by taking action to affect the change or by doing something to minimize the negative impact of the change. The issue then is not so much the change, but our ability to manage the change.

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Networking in Other Circles

We do like comfort, don’t we? Often, also, we like routine. I feel that on a very deep level, as I am one of the guiltiest of that comfort seeking. But what I can say is that when I stepped out of that comfort zone and started conversations with people, I did not know that well, or even at all, that’s when things got interesting.

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