Working the Principal alongside an unfamiliar agent or team is an especially sensitive issue for the bodyguard, and a scenario likely to be faced by EP Agents in this industry for any length of time. While it’s a natural reaction to be territorial as well as suspicious of a person’s ability, it’s also important to remember that an extra set of eyes or ears more often than not can only help the situation. Simply stated, put egos to the side and get the job done. Of course there are times when the reverse is true, and a moment of inexperience on the part of the other agent(s) may reflect negatively on you, or even worse, your client. The best way to avoid this is to do as much research as time permits on your new teammate(s), even if you are only working with them for a short period. Something as simple as a voucher from someone you trust in the industry could go a long way in making you feel better that the detail goes smoothly from start to finish.