100 episodes

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!

Conversations in Close Protection Chris Story, Chuck Randolph

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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!

    Being Water: MMA Champion Eric Utsch on becoming a Protector

    Being Water: MMA Champion Eric Utsch on becoming a Protector

    Humbleness, gratitude, honest self-assessment, and a desire to learn are all things anyone starting in the security industry should keep forefront of their mindset. But what if you already have a successful career and four world MMA world championship titles? The famous martial artist Bruce Lee said, "If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves." MMA Champion-turned-protector Eric Utsch talks to CiCP about what he has brought with him as a new protector and what he has left behind. It is an excellent conversation about mindset, honing your skillsets, and being open. Grab your pencils for this one, as Eric delivers some great advice, philosophy, and tips.

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Shop Talk: July 2022

    Shop Talk: July 2022

    Summertime is here, and it continues to be heated in the security field. With half the team on the road, it's a caffeine-fueled deep dive into the issues. Including the NYC nuclear attack public service announcement, the late John McAfee's bodyguard's legal matters, large retailers shuttering stores over safety concerns, perceptions about risk mitigation, and more. Join the conversation and give us your thoughts at protectiontalk@outlook.com
    Please like and share CiCP!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    CiCP Archives: Bryan Flannery

    CiCP Archives: Bryan Flannery

    In this archive edition, the team is joined by Bryan Flannery for a special episode discussing managing the protective environment within a house of worship and religious organizations. Bryan is the President of Foresight Security Consulting and the President of the Northwest Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). He has extensive experience in both the government and private sides of security, protection, and threat assessment and advises multiple religious groups on their protective footprint.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Polymaths: CiCP on the Sum of Your Business Pod

    Polymaths: CiCP on the Sum of Your Business Pod

    Motorcycle showman Evil Knievel said, "I think if you have ability and talent in one way, you have it in all ways. I'm not a jack of all trades; I'm a master of many. I don't feel there is anything I can't do if I want to."~ Being a multifaced lifelong learner is one element in many successful practitioners and leaders. Listen to the team breakdown "The Sum of Your Business" host Tim Flood's discussion with Chuck about polymaths. - Give us your feedback protectiontalk@outlook.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mission Ukraine: Brad Shepherd

    Mission Ukraine: Brad Shepherd

    The team caught up with former US Army Ranger, Protective Security Detail Operator, and Corporate Security Specialist Brad Shepherd in Ukraine, where he is operating to deliver needed medical supplies and training resources. With connections to Chris and Chuck, he details how he came to serve in Ukraine (and many other global hotspots), what it takes to work there, and his current observations. It's an excellent conversation about using your network, maintaining awareness, and having a flexible mindset. Join us!
    Please consider helping Shep's mission - https://www.gofundme.com/f/independent-volunteer-for-ukraine

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Passion, Professionalism, and Fortitude: Lessons Learned from Natasha Ryan

    Passion, Professionalism, and Fortitude: Lessons Learned from Natasha Ryan

    What do reporters, protectors, and intelligence analysts all have in common? The North Group's Vice President of Communications, Natasha Ryan, joins the team this week to discuss that and more. Natasha brings a unique perspective to the industry via her background as a reporter and her time in the media and communications industry. She talks about her passion for security, and situational awareness, gives some tips on briefing, and what's the best way to approach developing professional networks. Grab a pencil and get ready! Please give us your feedback at protectiontalk@outlook.com 

    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Rodney Brooking ,

Excellent Information

As a newer protector trying to break into the industry, this podcast has provided a much larger view of the protection industry for me. The lessons learned, industry insights, and potential pitfalls have been very useful as well on my journey. Thank you Chris and Chuck for doing this podcast!

Gladius PSP ,

Invaluable information

This is the best podcast available on Close Protection and related topics. Well done, and looking forward to featuring notables in the EP universe.

whyvonne123 ,

Informative, Relevant & Excellent

Thanks Chris and Chuck (and all of the other guest speakers) for the wornderful content! I enjoy listening and learning from your podcasts here in Hong Kong. I look forward to each new episode.

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