Conversations In Close Protection is a podcast about the Executive/Close Protection industry. We use the podcast to enhance discussions about the industry and promote values, information and education within the Close Protection Community and try to have fun doing it!
Mastery of the Profession through a Life of Learning: Tom Lebrun
Tom Lebrun is a highly experienced executive protection professional, a decorated martial artist, former champion power-lifter, author, and honestly one of the people most like Myamoto Musashi in approaching the role. He refined the art of the advance, conducting advances in dangerous places, studying and dealing with stalkers, to being the protector to celebrities, UHNW and executives. Join us as we listen to the master, who is a lifelong student.
Emergency Manager To Intel Analyst in DIA, CIA and Back: Sarah Carlson
Driven to serve her country after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, emergency management planner Sarah Carlson worked in both the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and then the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She managed strategic level intelligence while supporting close protection personnel on the ground. This conversation shows how intelligence drives operations, how protectors inform analysts' processes and work together to mission success. It's also about drive, passion, and fervid mission support.
Corporate Intelligence and Executive Protection: Ryan Long
This week we talk to Ryan Long, a long-time intelligence professional and current business executive who manages intelligence and protection at a large multinational corporation. We discuss why he has a JD and does not practice. What he has taken from his time in military service and applied appropriate concepts to his corporate role. Moreover, he focuses on what NOT to bring from military experience to corporate. This interview is a great study in transition, success and leadership.
Close Protection Industry Shop Talk: Chuck and Chris Discuss Return to Work Prep
This week Chuck and Chris discuss the world starting to move again, return to work preparation, travel, threats, the Homeland Security National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin regarding domestic terrorism, intelligence updates, stressors and more. Join the conversation and consider checking out the YouTube version, as well.
The Circuit, Coursen's Corner and CiCP Podcasts: Close Protection Collaboration
This week we are joined by Spencer Coursen at Coursen's Corner & Jon Moss and Phelim Rowe with the The Circuit Magazine to discuss how we impact the industry.
This was a great conversation where we shared what drives us and where we get our passions from as podcast teams and individuals. Collectively, we discuss the audiences we serve, what we’re working toward and how the industry can benefit from collaboration. We hope this podcast showed we are leading by example.
Mental Toughness: Paratrooper, SWAT, Protector, & Mind Boss Mike Gillette
Mike Gillette is the "Forest Gump" of the security world. He has been military, law enforcement, SWAT, a professional law enforcement and security trainer, and a protector. As of late, he is a mind coach where he shares what he has learned on his journey through adversity and attacking life, while continuing to learn and challenge himself in ways that led him into "Ripley’s Believe it or Not". Join us as we listen to this protector's impact on the industry and others.