Category: Professional Development

How to get results based exposure in VIP Close Protection

One of the biggest challenges for a lot of people in Close Protection (CP) is getting the exposure that leads to results. The results might be more opportunities for contracts or permanent employment. They might be side gigs or promotions. Whatever your desired results are, getting exposure can help immensely. But only if done properly. […]

How to Level Up Your CP Career with Networking

There are a lot of people out there trying to get into the world of Close Protection. This was me for a while too and I almost gave up the dream. Then one day just by fluke I stumbled into the industry and have loved it ever since.  Looking back on my career I can […]

How to get more work in Close Protection

For many people getting work in Close Protection is a huge undertaking. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. You just need to approach it with the right mindset and focus your efforts towards achieving your objectives. Once you figure out what works you can refine it and apply it towards getting more work. […]

How’s Your VIP Protection Career Success During The Pandemic?

Career Success Observations of VIP Protection during a Global Lockdown (ish) When the COVID 19 Pandemic and subsequent lockdowns came in effect we went a little off the radar. This was for multiple reasons, but there were three main ones. First, we were caught a little off guard like many people. Second, we are very […]

The Right Way is the Same Way

Here’s another Executive Close Protection Tip for you. This one was recorded freely without a script, so there’s no text to read. But it’s worth the listen if you ever work in a protection team or with other teams. In this video tip, I talk about the value of consistency in teamwork as it applies […]

Don’t be weird!

I recently made a joke, that one day I was going to write a book on career success in Protection and I was going to call it “Don’t be weird”.  Now, this was a little tongue in cheek, but there is some value to the idea and one day I still might.  However, in the […]

Stop competing and start collaborating

I have seen a lot of problems in the realm of protection businesses over the years. One of the biggest issues involves the competitive nature of many companies. Don’t get me wrong, there is an absolute place for competition in society, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it. Many […]

Don’t tell me how good you are, show me

Over the years I’ve had many people come tell me how great they are. This is not just exclusive to Executive and Close protection, as I’ve seen it throughout my protection career, but it seems a lot more common in EP & CP. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many courses […]

Online Training Is Here

I am happy to announce that SpecVIP Protection Group Inc. has taken a great step towards improving how we help people and subsequent capabilities of those in Protection careers. We have just released our first of many online courses in an effort to help a wider audience and do our part to further advance the […]

Executive Protection Training – Blueprint for Success (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2  Phase 3 – Moving beyond the beginning If you’ve done everything I’ve mentioned thus far in the previous 2 articles, then you are well on your way to a very successful career in Executive Protection (EP) or Close Protection (CP). If you take all the previous steps and just repeat the […]