115 episodes

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 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

    Season III EP 115: EP ACCESS

    Season III EP 115: EP ACCESS

    Christian West is a living legend in the executive protection industry. As the CEO of one of the largest and most well-known executive protection companies in the game and the author of many different books and publications in the executive protection space, his career has been extremely impactful! Well ladies and gentlemen he is doing it once again with a new website and platform designed to bring educational products digitally to the industry on an international level. His new endeavor call EP Access is something new, different and something I believe will revolutionize the way, we as professionals evolve our skills during the course of our careers.

    Like any smart professional he’s not doing this alone but he has with him a cadre of elite professionals teaching different modules and making products available that will contribute to the success of us all. It’s an honor to be connected with him and it’s truly humbling to be a conduit to bring something that I’m sure will do so much good to my fellow professional protectors. This episode will give you the background on the product, his mission and a nice walk-through of the back office of EP Access. There’s so much in here for everyone, sit back and enjoy. If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve placed links down below for you to sign up and join forces with us

    I’m so excited to share all of our successes as we make the industry a better place for ourselves, our principles, clients as well as stakeholders.

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron

    EP Access - How To Become An EP AGENT
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147491002/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - The Art Of Networking For EP AGENTS
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147490998/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - Executive Security Driver: Security Awareness By Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147491000/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - Executive Security Driver Bundle
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147490997/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - Executive Security Driver: Understanding The Vehicle By Pablo Ortiz-Monasterio
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147491001/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - Executive Security Driver: Customer Service By Aaron Mauldin
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147490999/RQTGrjgf
    EP Access - Executive Protection Advances: Masterclass by Christian West
    https://www.epaccess.com/a/2147490391/RQTGrjgf

    • 54 min
    Season III EP 110: Earn Your Spot

    Season III EP 110: Earn Your Spot

    Dr. Mary Beth is a rare breed… as I did my research before doing this episode she’s one of the most respected females I’ve discovered in our industry. Mentors of mine have referred to her as a mentor which means a lot to me so this interview was quite an honor. Her career has been extremely impressive moving through time with the Secret Service as a special agent, military forces and even PMC work. She’s the only woman ever to protect a foreign president outside of the US, she’s operated in theaters such as Peru and Haiti. She has operated as a VIP Protection Instructor for the US State Department-sponsored Anti-terrorism Assistance Program (ATA), and as the US Security Advisor to the Minister of Defense and the Vice President of Colombia.

    She has earned her doctorate, and with a background in Forensic and Clinical psychology, she spent the past 20 years split between practicing psychology as a therapist and serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the George Washington University where she teaches Abnormal Psychology and the Psychology of Crime and Violence. She also regularly facilitates mental health trainings and continues to consult in the fields of Forensic and Clinical Psychology. She’s written an amazing book about her story called “The Protector“. All in all I think she is such a fantastic example of what one woman can do if she’s truly willing to apply herself… I know there are so many amazing women out there serving in many different fields and I hope they will also be brought into the limelight because we both know men and women need good role models these days.

    Dr. Mary Beth Janke is one of those amazing role models. A lot of her work has to do with helping women gain the self-esteem they need in order to achieve their dreams. This is an amazing episode with so much to offer both men and women in many areas and especially those of us who are professional protectors… ENJOY!

    Learn more here: https://drmarybeth.com/about-dr-mary-beth/

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Season III EP 114: EPL Canada (Expansion, Elevation, Empowerment)

    Season III EP 114: EPL Canada (Expansion, Elevation, Empowerment)

    Executive Protection Lifestyle is a brand dedicated to educating professional protectors. I started this brand with the mission to educate and contribute to a higher quality executive protection agent on the ground in order to restore honor and respect to our vocation. So far it’s been such an amazing and interesting journey building this brand and now I’m honored with the opportunity to continue expanding this work and contributing to our industry in a number of different ways.

    Constantine and Michael are too amazing men that run a top-shelf shop call Sentinel Security in Toronto, Canada. We’ve been in a working relationship for the last few years and they were on the podcast in the beginning episode (https://byronrodgersmotivation.com/episode-11-sentinel-security-podcast/) everything they do is done with the spirit of excellence, professionalism and focus. These gentlemen have a heart for training, our industry, and the lifestyle. Therefore it is an honor and a privilege to join forces with them and to add a Canadian chapter to the EPL brand. What this means simply is that you guys will enjoy more high-quality content and training opportunities out of this brand and up in Canada as a result.

    As we continue to change and elevate our industry, I will be looking for more and more brand partners around the world in order to help raise the bar, impact, and improve the lives of agents on the ground everywhere. If that sounds like something you and yours would be interested in, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

    Who better to impact the local security scene but the guys who are plugged into that geographical area. Sentinel security it’s a juggernaut in Toronto and it’s an honor to join forces with Michael, Constantine, and their entire family. We’ve got so much more good stuff coming down range ladies and gentlemen, enjoy!

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron

    For more, visit https://www.sentinelsecurityplus.com/

    • 50 min
    Season III EP 113: No Limits

    Season III EP 113: No Limits

    JayR is definitely a special breed and I don’t say that lightly. He is a classic example of a man who has survived so many things and has come from such dark places that he is determined never to forget where he has come from and never to forget what he has been brought through. Any man that is willing to sacrifice public opinion, hold up under social pressure and pass on things others would jump on just to maintain his authenticity has my respect.

    His background is very impressive as a man who is trained overseas with very high-level cadres as well as spent time in the US fighting forces as an army ranger amongst other things. Now he runs his own private security shop based in Florida called The Rat Pack that spans not just coast to coast but also internationally.

    To me, it’s always amazing to see what one man can do if he endeavors to be his best, try his best and give his best to the world. JayR is a prime example and living, breathing proof of the reality that no matter where you come from and what you’ve been through you can still win if you are dedicated to becoming a better version of yourself, working hard, and offering the world some thing they truly can’t resist. He and I both share a passion for pushing that message forward to our cultures, our industry, and any demographic that’s willing to fight that personal fight against weaker versions of themselves. I believe this podcast will blow your mind and there’s definitely something in here for everyone… ENJOY

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Season 3 Episode 111: Leadership

    Season 3 Episode 111: Leadership

    Mac is a private security professional with decades of experience managing operations in a number of different international markets and theaters. He’s appeared on many huge publications such as USA Today, New York Times, and BBC as a foremost expert within the game on a number of different topics.

    He has done quite a bit of work with an amazing team on an international level for major companies and his name has become highly recognized in our industry as a result. When it comes to protecting structures, venues, facilities, hotels, and infrastructures, he is a foremost expert on protection. I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences with my South African Israelis, they seem to be a different breed.

    Nonetheless, I’m honored to have a relationship with this man because not only is he the real deal and operating at the highest levels of our game but he also is an amazing human. Very helpful, very giving, very truthful, and ultimately very respectable. Recently he has struck out to build his own shop called the AHNA Group and I have no doubt that it will render the highest quality work product with regards to the deliverables they’ve chosen.

    Mac is also one of the featured experts within the executive protection specialist MASTERS class I’m rolling out and you will gain more value from him concerning risk assessments there also.

    In this episode, we talk about his career, how to build yours from the ground up, and a lot of specifics concerning leadership itself. As we know our industry definitely needs more guidance when it comes to middle management. There is something in this episode for everyone as always… ENJOY!

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Season 3 Episode 112: Armored Transport Attack

    Season 3 Episode 112: Armored Transport Attack

    I was especially excited to do this episode with Leo. I can tell from the real-world action video of him being ambushed by AK 47 wielding thieves on the freeway that he was the real deal. You could see him work the equation in front of him in a way that only a man who’s been there before and had superior training could.

    In this episode, Leo takes us through a blow-by-blow tactical review of an incident where he was conducting security operations on precious cargo and there was an attempted armed robbery. This is a beautiful episode where reality gets to bisect with the conversations we generally have.

    I learned so much from Leo walking me through this real-world violent encounter. Leo is the real deal and it’s an honor to learn from him but more importantly, I hope that more people train with him down in South Africa because experience is the ultimate teacher, and learning from someone who has that is invaluable.

    Leo comes across as a very intelligent, humble, and passionate individual when it comes to private security and training. I genuinely believe that all of the good guys were blessed to have him behind the wheel on the day of that attack. There is so much in this episode for everyone, sit back and enjoy.

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron

    • 1 hr 19 min

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