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The Executive Protection Lifestyle Podcast hosted by Byron Rodgers takes the brand to another level by educating security practitioners and opening the world of private security up to the public.

In this podcast You will experience the private sector in a way that you never have before. The podcast is highly educational focusing on the most salient protection tactics while being careful not to forget the foundational principles that make us great at what we do. You will meet and become acquainted with various industry professionals who are making a difference in the protection game and you you will benefit from a behind the scenes look at the reality of the lifestyle behind the job that is only 1% of the security industry. While it can be a very glamorous and exotic lifestyle, the requirements to survive the lifestyle and achieve professional success can be crushing and many who attempt success in this industry fail as a result of various on scene after balls. This podcast will help professionals overcome those obstacles and mitigate risks to both their professional and personal lives as we talk about the lifestyle behind the game of executive protection.

Whether you are a civilian, you are in law-enforcement or the military, we believe this podcast has something for you because on a very basic level we are all protectors of the people we love and things we believe in on a daily basis. The truth is simply that there is so much more to this than meets the eye and if you really want to be good at what we do you must know that it’s more than just a job, this game requires a lifestyle. So please listen enjoy and take your protection game to the next level by enjoying the show.

One mind many weapons
- Byron

Executive Protection Lifestyle Podcast Byron Rodgers

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The Executive Protection Lifestyle Podcast hosted by Byron Rodgers takes the brand to another level by educating security practitioners and opening the world of private security up to the public.

In this podcast You will experience the private sector in a way that you never have before. The podcast is highly educational focusing on the most salient protection tactics while being careful not to forget the foundational principles that make us great at what we do. You will meet and become acquainted with various industry professionals who are making a difference in the protection game and you you will benefit from a behind the scenes look at the reality of the lifestyle behind the job that is only 1% of the security industry. While it can be a very glamorous and exotic lifestyle, the requirements to survive the lifestyle and achieve professional success can be crushing and many who attempt success in this industry fail as a result of various on scene after balls. This podcast will help professionals overcome those obstacles and mitigate risks to both their professional and personal lives as we talk about the lifestyle behind the game of executive protection.

Whether you are a civilian, you are in law-enforcement or the military, we believe this podcast has something for you because on a very basic level we are all protectors of the people we love and things we believe in on a daily basis. The truth is simply that there is so much more to this than meets the eye and if you really want to be good at what we do you must know that it’s more than just a job, this game requires a lifestyle. So please listen enjoy and take your protection game to the next level by enjoying the show.

One mind many weapons
- Byron

    Becoming an Executive Protection Agent (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP151 🎙️)

    Becoming an Executive Protection Agent (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP151 🎙️)

    👊🏽💥BOOM! This episode is for anyone looking to become an executive protection specialist or for those in the industry that would like to take their career to the next level and learn how to market themselves so they simply have more options for professional elevation.

    I get asked all the time, how do I get into the private security industry and become an executive protection agent? I have people from all backgrounds sending me messages on all social media platforms asking me this question. The truth is simply that I’ve created a pipeline to turn you into an executive protection specialist.

    We have established the effectiveness of this pipeline by running hundreds of agents through it over the years and I’ve helped many start new careers in executive protection. At this point, I’ve mentored and helped hundreds of individuals in our industry. Which has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and it’s also validated our concept, strategy, and processes for making high-quality executive protection professionals and helping them grow their careers.

    I will make you an executive protection specialist if you are willing to give me a little bit of trust and do the work… this is what we do at The League of Executive Protection Specialists.

    In this podcast, I give you a little of my background and how I got started in the executive protection industry and ultimately into training and forging new agents. I share with you some clips of student testimonials and some of their experiences post-course completion.

    Our mission is to bring greater honor, respect, and legitimacy to the private security industry.
    I touch on marketing yourself, winning contracts, and much more…

    Becoming an Executive Protection Agent Podcast Show Notes

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:03 - How to be a professional EP agent
    02:13 - High-quality service Byron was able to provide in the EP industry
    02:28 - Guys sharing their successful career path in the EP game
    07:27 - Byron’s path and work experience in the EP game
    13:20 - How to survive in the EP game?
    14:30 - How to make the industry react to you as a Specialist?
    18:37 - The Training Day Success package
    20:50 - The advantages of getting access to Training Day
    23:55 - The Hard Skills Intensive
    26:30 - How’s Byron going to make You an EP agent?
    34:18 - The online Masters class
    38:00 - The EP Immersion course



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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    • 46 min
    Executive Protection Hard Skills To Learn (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP150 🎙️)

    Executive Protection Hard Skills To Learn (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP150 🎙️)

    👊🏽💥BOOM! In this episode, I dive into the motivations for giving birth to the Hard Skills Intensive course and why Rick Sweeney and I chose to enter the training side of our industry with this first class under the banner of The League of Executive Protection Specialists.

    Rick and I both have different perspectives on private security and executive protection. Rick works primarily on high-risk operations around the world and he has done so for decades. He’s also founded and operated Secfor International, which in my opinion is one of the best schools in the industry, that has trained thousands of executive protection agents.

    My experience in the Marine Corps and doing executive protection in over 60 different countries, gives me a unique perspective on what an agent might need when on the job.

    Our course will elevate you to the next level in hard skill competencies of driving, shooting, and medical. When our clients hire us, they hire us to be able to protect them and these three core competencies are skills that we hope you’ll never need, but in the event you do, you are ready!

    So many other courses are appropriately politically correct and soft-skill-centric. However, the Hard Skills Intensive course ensures, whether you are a civilian, law enforcement, or military that you will be able to PROTECT!

    Our goal is to make sure that every graduate of this course is a competent, legitimate, and able-bodied protector. There are no participation trophies, everyone is rated, given a tier upon graduation, and becomes part of the brotherhood that helps us raise the golden standard in the private security industry.

    There is something in this episode for everyone… enjoy!!

    Executive Protection Hard Skills To Learn Podcast show notes

    00:00 - The whole point of creating The Hard Skills Intensive
    05:00 - Civilians in the EP game
    14:00 - The 3 brands one should represent
    20:34 - Advice for people coming into the industry
    29:07 - The Hard Skills Intensive Course: Graduation celebration


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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    • 54 min
    Byron Rodgers/Rick Sweeney - Working Solo (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP149 🎙️)

    Byron Rodgers/Rick Sweeney - Working Solo (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP149 🎙️)

    👊🏽💥BOOM! Working solo is rather more the rule than the exception and is likely going to be the type of assignment or contract you are going to find yourself in. So consequently, it benefits you to get pretty sharp at operating solo.

    In this episode, Rick Sweeney of SECFOR International and the Training Director at the LEAGUE of EPS and Byron Rodgers will be covering some of the ways to do just that. During this conversation, we put decades of International Executive Protection experience together to help you gain an edge out there in the field. We’ve both worked all over the world in many different capacities so there is some awesome stuff in this conversation!

    Including the following:

    ⭕ Managing Expectations
    ⭕ Things You Must Get Right
    ⭕ The Do’s, Don’ts, Realities, and Pitfalls
    ⭕ And Much More

    So enjoy the full podcast! Also while we would like to announce our
    ✨NEW Executive Protection Immersion Course

    What makes this course different is that it focuses on experiential learning. It’s one thing to teach someone how to do something but it’s different when you teach someone by doing it with them.

    This is a hybrid course with some of the classroom time spent online. Agents will have access to the information 24-7 for the rest of their lives. When they link up with our instructors it will be time to get out in the field which will comprise 80% of the course. We will run operations and deliver high-quality after-action reports nonstop from start to finish.

    If you’re new to the industry and you want to know you can do this job then this course is for you. If you have agents out there in the field and you want to know they are executing optimally then this is the course for your team.

    If you’ve been in the game for a while and want to take your skills to the next level then this course is for you. This is the only course in the industry of this kind and we are honored to bring it to the industry as part of the gold standard of executive protection training here at the league of executive protection specialists.

    ⚡Train with us at https://www.epspecialist.com/ep-immersion


    Working Solo Podcast

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:52 - Who is the information for?
    03:03 - The reality of working solo in EP
    08:21 - Topics to be covered
    11:56 - Byron’s brief background
    14:05 - Rick Sweeney’s background
    18:00 - Working solo: managing expectations
    24:16 - Things you must get right
    39:09 - The Do’s, Don’ts, Realities, and Pitfalls
    51:05 - Special announcement
    01:15 - Q&A time

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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    #ByronRodgers #executiveprotectionlifestyle #podcast #bodyguard #closeprotection #security #trainingday #bodyguards #vipprotection #vipsecurity #privatesecurity #bodyguard #armedprotection #protection #personalprotection

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Joshua Reeve/Ryan Tindall - Australian (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP148 🎙️)

    Joshua Reeve/Ryan Tindall - Australian (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP148 🎙️)

    👊🏽💥BOOM! In this podcast, I have as my guest Joshua Reeve and Ryan Tindall of Empire Protection based in the great down under, Australia. We discuss how the private protection industry is progressing in Australia, how licensing and certifications work, and much more.

    Empire Protection Pty Ltd @empire.protection was founded in 2013 to become an executive provider of elite security and protection services. In an unpredictable world environment, with increasing domestic crime statistics and an elevated threat of terrorism, the 21st century has brought with it a demand for a new class of security, protection, and risk mitigation service provision.

    Joshua Reeve
    Josh is a protection and security specialist with over 15 years of experience in private security and law enforcement. He specializes in personal protection, security event planning, crisis management, and risk management. Throughout his career, he has been an active member of specialist groups within state and federal agencies and has worked privately with some of the world's highest-profile identities.

    He founded Empire Protection in 2013, and now utilizes his extensive skills to enhance the capabilities of his carefully selected team.

    Ryan Tindall
    Before becoming a partner in Empire Protection, Ryan spent 13 years in the Australian Army Special Forces, where he undertook numerous active duty tours around the world. Having been recognized for his elite skills and expertise, he was rewarded with a Non-Commissioned Officer (5 years) position, delivering the world’s most elite-level tactical training at the Special Forces Training School.

    He specializes in designing and delivering training, tactical planning, and operational deployment.

    Joshua Reeve/Ryan Tindall Podcast

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:00 - Josh and Ryan´s background
    11:46 - Clients´protection
    19:17 - Advice for people in the EP industry
    29:44 - EP in Australia
    44:05 - Standards & licensing of an agent in Australia
    01:10 - Where is the industry heading?
    01:15 - Closing question


    ⚡Train with us at https://www.epspecialist.com/

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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    #ByronRodgers #PrivateSecurity #BodyGuard #ExecutiveProtection #ProtectorNation #Security #HardSkills #Shooting #MedicalTraining #FirearmsTraining #PrivateProtection #Protector #TacticalReview #TacticalTraining #ProtectiveDriving #SecurityDriving #DefensiveDriving #EPSpecialists #Guns #Weapons

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Rachel Rugato - A Woman In The Field [Part 2] (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP147 🎙️)

    Rachel Rugato - A Woman In The Field [Part 2] (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP147 🎙️)

    ⚜️Rachel is an exemplary female protector that I have worked with before. She is a real-world legitimate protector who is advantageous to have on your detail because she has proven skills as a protector particularly as it pertains to HER NATURAL ABILITIES AS A FEMALE!

    Female protectors are important to have on a team first and foremost as competent protectors but secondarily because they do allow a protection detail to have advantages that are specific to women. Every detail would benefit from having a female protector that can go many places and do many things that men can’t do or do as well.

    In the protection game, there are advantages to being either gender some of which are obvious and others which are less known. In this episode, we discuss those advantages and we go into a topic that is not discussed openly in our industry. Because it’s one of the more difficult equations we face, but it’s also something we face frequently and that is working solo. We dive deep into solo practitioner tactics and principles in this episode. So, men join us because there is definitely something in here for everyone. 👊🏽BOOM!


    Special thx to Rachel Jaay Rugato
    🔗 @racheljaay_
    📧 r_rugrat@proton.me



    Rachel Rugato Podcast Show Notes

    00:00 - Introduction
    03:53 - Rachel Rugato - the lady behind the work
    16:53 - Goals before starting a detail
    23:35 - Rolling Solo
    26:00 - Memorization techniques
    32:59 - Gear - failure analysis
    39:45 - Delegation with working solo
    53:36 - People with military background vs civilians
    57:54 - Methods one should adopt
    1:03 - Can females be successful in EP?
    1:14 - Closing questions

    🎙️ Checkout the podcast at https://byronrodgersmotivation.com/rachel-rugato-a-woman-in-the-field-epl-season-4-podcast-ep147/


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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    #rachelrugato #byronrodgers #executiveprotectionlifestyle #podcast

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Kevin Ross - Mindset of a Champion (EPL Season 4 Podcast 🎙️)

    Kevin Ross - Mindset of a Champion (EPL Season 4 Podcast 🎙️)

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    In this episode, I get into the mind of a Thai boxing champion; the infamous Soul Assassin Kevin Ross @dasoulassassin. His experiences with the sport and how it translates into his everyday life and much more.

    About Kevin "The Soul Assassin" Ross
    is an American Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer who has also competed in professional boxing, shoot boxing, MMA & San Shou. He was the inaugural Bellator kickboxing featherweight world champion.
    His previous achievements include the following:

    ⭕ The Lion Fight Super Lightweight World Champion
    ⭕ WBC Muay Thai Super Lightweight International Champion
    ⭕ Welterweight National Champion
    ⭕ The United States Muay Thai Federation Welterweight Champion
    ⭕ FIDAM Welterweight National Champion of Mexico

    No more excuses, let’s make this world a safer place by making good people more dangerous! 💥BOOM!


    ⚡Visit my YouTube channel here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/user/TheByronRodgers


    Kevin Ross Podcast

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:10 - Kevin Ross' background
    07:08 - His hardest achievement
    11:10 - Combat-principle application for everyday life
    13:43 - Time management tips
    18:07 - “...so many of those titles are such external things”
    28:00 - Mindset going into a fight
    30:55 - The difference of people is their standards
    35:40 - Discipline: the ultimate equalizer
    42:07 - Source of motivation
    48:56 - Overcoming alcohol addiction
    54:42 - Hardest lesson learned in the field


    Special thx to Kevin Ross @dasoulassassin for sharing with us!


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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers
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    #ByronRodgers #PrivateSecurity #BodyGuard #ExecutiveProtection #ProtectorNation #ExecutiveProtectionLifestyle #Training #Career #Security #Bodyguard #BRG #HardSkills #Shooting #Driving #DefensiveDriving #MedicalTraining #kevinross #thesoulassassin #muaythai #kickboxing #faceyourfearsliveyourdreams #nevergiveup #livetoinspire

    • 1 hr 13 min

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