Some say they want to do Executive Protection, however if you come into this industry thinking you will be working a 9-5 you may be in for a bit of a culture shock. If you think being a bodyguard is glamorous, you might want to do your research and get a clear picture of the continued investment of time and energy that going into protecting clients. For example here’s a snapshot from a few days ago:
Friday: Protection Assignment end time 4am.
Saturday: 6am flight. Protection Assignment. Full day. Hit the ground running. Assignment end: 4am
Sunday & Monday: 6am flight. Two *Full* Days Instructing at ESI
Tuesday: 6am flight out of the country.
One day I’m going to leave my cell phone at home, find a quiet lake, take a book and a pole with me and just wait for fish to jump on my hook. 🙂
Recently wrapped teaching at Executive Security International (ESI). The inside joke was the lack of sleep I was going off of after having had to fly there immediately following the MTV VMA’s and an (unscheduled) client charity event.
One of the things I tried to impress upon the students is that in segments of the industry, your schedule is no longer your own, it’s your clients schedule, and often you have to adapt accordingly.
Just completed two days as an instructor at Executive Security International (ESI) as part of their highly regarded residential Executive Protection Program. While there , I covered two topics that i’m intimately familiar with —Celebrity Protection and later International Travel for High Net-Worth Individuals. ESI is considered to be the Harvard of the bodyguard industry, so i’m proud to have an ongoing relationship with them as an instructor. With so many divisions in the industry, the ability to put cooperation before completion to work towards common goals is a great thing.