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
Rick Sweeney - Be a Legitimate Protector (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP142 🎙️)
There are so many opinions out there about training and what is not needed. I read in some of the groups that some people think our training goes a little bit overboard when it comes to hard skills. To me, it seems like we come from different worlds but work in the same industry. I don’t understand how private security professionals can ever consider themselves legitimate protectors without knowing that they’ve mastered certain hard skills.
In Executive Protection everything may go as planned most of the time but does that mean we don’t plan for when they go wrong? For me being a legitimate protector has always been about mastering the soft skills to ensure that principals experience the highest level of service on a day-to-day basis; while cultivating a level of fierce proficiency with the hard skills while not at work to ensure that that level of performance and service is reliable as well.
That’s the scary thing about the HARD SKILLS… You use the soft skills every day and if you aren’t careful you can be sung to sleep by this reality and let your hard skills simply fade. Fortunately, the Marine Corps and my time in combat have already taught me how dangerous complacency is. I know that what you do while you’re not at work is what makes you a legitimate protector.
The Hard Skills Intensive is the course designed to help you cultivate those skills annually.
At the end of the day, our clients hire us for actual protection, and in order to have integrity with who and what we are we must be capable of physically protecting other people no matter what trouble arises. We must be legitimate protectors and that’s what this episode is all about.
I chose to do this episode while on a little bit of an operation South of the border with our training Director at the League of Executive Protection Specialists, Rick Sweeney. He’s the best Executive Protection instructor I’ve ever learned from and we are absolutely honored to have him. He’s been doing high-threat executive protection and training agents for over a decade now.
Our goal with the EPS League is to raise the standard of training of Executive Protection agents out there in the game. The League is the one place in the industry that specializes in training high-threat in high-contact Executive Protection. There are many phenomenal training options out there but we want to train you to be comfortable on your worst day at the job!
Join the league, join the brotherhood, and become part of the gold standard.
There’s so much for everyone in this episode, pass it around and ENJOY!
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Raul Martinez is a warrior who specializes in a type of close quarter combat most avoid. He is definitely my type of human being and I’ve got love for him based on the values we share both on and off of the battlefield.
What he teaches is one very important piece on the spectrum of protection tools and tactics that every professional Protector really needs to understand. You never know when you’re gonna find yourself in close quarters battle fighting for your life over a weapon of any type. Whether it’s yours, there’s or someone else’s, you have to know how to control and implement the tools of war that you carry and or that you may find on the battlefield.
Law Enforcement officers are shot with their own weapons frequently and CCW owners fall victim to the same types of threats as well. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to help you understand what to do when things get physical and there is a weapon involved. Make no mistake these are extremely important life savings skills for anyone caring any type of weapon in today’s society.
If you do not learn how to do these things, you may one day find out that you are nothing more than a walking holster for your enemy… And my friends, let me tell you there are so many walking holsters in this world right now. Don’t miss out on the training!
TRAIN WITH US At
⚜️ THE PROTECTOR SYMPOSIUM 5.0 ⚜️
The Protector Symposium 5.0 is coming in hot!
The theme this year is urban protection tactics. Everything from protecting around vehicles, protecting inside of structures, WEAponology, and CCW tactics for when you’re in the clinch. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime training opportunity.
Our aim is to make the world a safer place by teaching good people how to become more dangerous..
WHEN: September 16, 17 and 18
WHERE: Tuscon, Arizona
JOIN US : https://www.protectorsymposium.com
Vance McMurry - A Secret To Shooting Better (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP141 🎙️)
AutoTelic Performance Solutions creates the most lethal warfighters and precise police. Their training and technology increase stress resiliency.
After 2 ATPS training protocols, shooters are 30% more precise, which persists for two months after the training sessions.
Across more than 120 shooters and more than 14,000 rounds, shooters transform in high stress operations to have.
57% greater Focus
27% greater Confidence
50% less Anxiety
Vance McMurry is the CEO and Co-Founder of ATPS. He is doing some things to completely change our understanding of what it takes to improve our skill sets as professional protectors. With his background as a professional warrior at some of the highest levels, Vance has been studying and unlocking peak performance and potential for years but now he’s bringing the world, an opportunity that it has never seen before.
This is helping professional warriors unlock, improve and achieve more than they ever have been able to in shorter time frames with better quality results.
This technology along with his understanding of how to use it is absolutely changing the game and will be a household name of tomorrow in the tactical community.
Beyond all of these things, he is a solid family man and an impressive human being… There is something for everyone who wants to get better and perform at a higher level in this podcast… ENJOY
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Byron Rodgers - Executive Protection as a Recession-Proof Career(EPL Season 4 Podcast EP140 🎙️)
There has never been a better time to join the executive protection industry. As many of you know we are facing at certain times and the fear index is up. We’ve seen home robberies and crime increase tremendously in the United States and around the world. The Japanese Prime Minister was assassinated last week in the world is realizing that they need more professional Protectors.
Active shooters and active human threat scenarios are happening more and more these days and what this means to you as a private security professional is that our skills are more in demand now than they have ever been before. During this episode, I share a webinar I did a month ago talking about these topics in detail in order to help paint the picture that I’m getting feedback about from clients, principles and corporations out of the field on frequently…
Our industry is going parabolic and it’s only going to continue growing as the world continues to get more and more unstable. We’ve all heard rumors of recessions, food shortages and things of that nature in store for the future so this episode is about how you can elevate your career or get into an industry that is only going to thrive in the chaos.
Admittedly I do talk about our executive protection training because I want legitimate professionals to do this work. My goal has always been to contribute to the quality of the professionals in this industry in order to give back to our honorable profession and this is just one more tool I’m giving you to take things to the next level.
If you’ve been on the fence, the time is now to get in the game or to reconfigure your career so you can take things to the next level… ENJOY
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Jeff Takeda - How Warriors Develop Mental Strength (EPL Season 4 Podcast EP139 🎙️)
Jeff Takeda is bringing some things back that have always been a part of many different warrior cultures. He is one of our master class instructors at the League of Executive Protection Specialists and his module is pretty amazing. Check more on that here: https://www.epspecialist.com/
I believe it’s a discipline that we have unfortunately overlooked and forgotten these days but it can bring us all considerable strength. For the warrior, it’s even more important however to stay grounded mentally emotionally, and spiritually. I believe it is unfortunate that mindfulness and meditation have gotten such a bad rep in some circles or that it is believed that these things are strictly a religious phenomenon.
The reality however is simply that these disciplines are a way of strengthening yourself internally and psychologically. All major religions talk about this discipline because it is something the human being needs from time to time. The art of quieting the mind is so good for us and even better for those of us who must perform at high levels under extreme and stressful, circumstances. This will not just help you in the heat of battle but this will also help you with the fight some of us have to find after the battle.
There really is something for everyone in this episode and if you want a period of instruction from Jeff on this topic then do join us for the master class membership.
Enroll from the website below
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A glimpse into the League of Executive Protection Specialist(EPL Season 4 Podcast EP138 🎙️)
The League of Executive Protection Specialists is not just about training. It is about being part of a brotherhood of protectors. When I say working with us will give you more over the course of your career than many other training options I absolutely mean it. After completing any of our training packages you get access to our tribe, you become a member of the pack. We all do our careers together, help each other out and share opportunities with one another.
This is not just talking, I am available two times per month to hop on a zoom meeting with patrons of the course. I offer any guidance to help them achieve their career goals no matter what those goals are. This has yielded some amazing results in the lives of members of our course.
It’s also become one of the most rewarding aspects and projects I’ve ever done because I get to see the fruit of our training and the relationships we create at the League. Never forget that your network really truly is your net worth and business is the commerce of relationships.
At the League, not only do we train you but we are all networking with each other and achieving success together. Join us for this episode and get a glimpse at how we are all achieving career success together.
When you’re ready, go to https://www.epspecialist.com/ to join the League and help us continue raising the golden standard in the private security industry.
I am also hosting a FREE webinar this week, to talk more about how this course can help you take your career to the next level.
Date: Wed, May 25th at 7 PM PST
Register Here: https://www.bigmarker.com/bravo-research-group/Live-Stream-Event-EP-Specialist-Hard-Skills-Training-Career-Development
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Byron brings on a variety of guests and discusses topics that pertain to the EP world and beyond.
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Just binged 3 episodes. Byron is a great interviewer and you can feel his love for his industry. Keep up the great work!