ICON Corporation is proud to present both a five-day course of practical theory and hands-on training in the world of Celebrity & VIP Protection. If you are new to the bodyguard industry or a current operator looking to refresh and polish your skills, this course will offer excellent instruction into the professional side of Close Protection work. Taught by industry veteran Elijah Shaw, who in addition to his corporate clients, has traveled the world as the personal bodyguard of international public figures such as musical giant Usher, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and rap megastar 50 Cent, the course will offer real world problems, scenarios, and solutions from instructors that are currently active in the industry.
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— Operating in the world of Celebrity & VIP Protection
— Protecting the Principal (Individual & Team)
— Transportation movements and logistics
— Working the red carpet & major events
— Dealing with fans, paparazzi & stalkers
— How to market yourself and establish a career in the industry
While touching on many areas of Personal Protection, this training module is specifically developed for working with clients in the entertainment industry, which offers its own unique challenges to the Protection Agent (Bodyguard).
Military and overseas contractors are encouraged to attend as we highlight the different skill sets needed when transitioning back to a non-warzone environment.
While making no guarantees for employment, the course also offers great opportunities to network and showcase your aptitude and talents for possible consideration for future assignments.
“The Icon Celebrity & VIP Protection Course is a must for anyone looking to break into the industry or for those already actively working in the field that just want to stay fresh and sharp. Industry insiders will tell you that consistent training is paramount to being hired and successful in the EP business. I have graduated from their courses and I use the skills learned everyday while providing protection. The instructors are top notch in the industry.”
It is very important to us that our clients can reach us whenever they need to. We understand the nature of our services, and know that often, time is of the essence.
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An Introduction to Celebrity Protection and Touring offers a peek behind the scenes of the close protection industry, more commonly known as the bodyguard business. With real world advice, tactics and techniques on how to identify and defeat potential attackers, as well as covering everything from dealing with overzealous fans, to hyper-aggressive paparazzi, this book offers proven solutions from two experts that have covered the gambit from the Grammy Awards to the White House.