So in the interest of national security (joke), I got my hands on the the full Today Show interview conducted by host Amy Robach. The interview is a excerpt from their recent segment with Bodyguard Careers on females in the Executive Protection Industry.
I know after the original piece aired there was a little bit of debate on if female newcomers in the industry should get that amount of exposure. My thought process is that the Today Show viewership for that week was 4,900,000, so that was 4,900,000 that got to hear something positive about our industry as opposed to “bodyguard writes a tell-all” or “Security Contractor Takes a Bribe in Iraq“. That type of positive exposure has got to be good for our community, and acts as a counterbalance to all the negative stereotypes.
See related: FEMALE BODYGUARD FEATURED ON TODAY SHOW
Amy Robach of the the Today show does a segment on the rise of females in the Executive Protection industry. The show spotlights Executive Protection Agent Joanna Torrens and an all female class undergoing training in the profession. While obviously greatly condensed and edited for their morning demographic, I thought the piece was a good representation of the training, challenges and mindset women would need to undergo to succeed in the male dominated bodyguard industry.
Click HERE to view the segment.
To learn more about some of the training Joanna went through follow THIS link.
Just got off a (LONG) 22 hr flight from South Africa. Touched down and received word that the Today Show piece we did in conjunction with Harlan Austin at Bodyguard Careers aired. I’ll get a proper post up later, but in the meantime, catch the segment.
And if your interested in learning more about the training (for males or females) click HERE.
Video of the program behind the jump.