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Episode 25

Episode #25: Sharp People are Never Broken with Loree Draude

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Ever wonder the level of confidence someone must have to push through the fear associated with landing a combat jet on an aircraft carrier, at night, in the middle of the ocean?  In this episode, we dive into the incredible journey of Loree Draude—former naval aviator, Silicon Valley leader, best-selling author, and captivating performer. From making history in combat squadrons to navigating the highs and lows of the tech world, Loree’s story is one of resilience, reinvention, and finding joy in life’s challenges. Loree’s episode is packed with her insights on leadership, overcoming setbacks, and embracing a life filled with passion and purpose.  Here’s a glimpse of the insight she brings:

  • How to identify the values that are most important to you personally
  • Why gratitude is important for self awareness
  • How to rebuild your mental freeway
  • How to be present and understand it
  • Two quick ways to minimize the saboteurs in our heads
  • Why you should practice saying the word ‘no’
  • Why victims are not broken 

Connect with Loree:Websites: www.loreedraude.com / www.encaustech.comIG: @loreedraudeLoree’s Books:Soar Into Joy: A Combat Pilot’s Wisdom on Falling in Love with Your LifeShe’s Just Another Navy Pilot: An Aviator’s Sea Journal

Connect with Doug and Kelly: Follow The Diamond Arrow Group on Instagram and Facebook, and Kelly Sayre on LinkedIn and Twitter.You can find Doug at @texasspydad, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.Check Kelly’s book Sharp Women that guides you through embracing your best self-defense weapon – your intuition.    Please click ‘Follow’ or ‘Subscribe’ on your favorite podcast platform, and we’d love to hear what you think is the best piece of advice you’ve heard on the podcast to-date in a Review on your podcast platform!

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Episode 24

Episode #24: Own Your Safety Mindset with Seb Lavoie

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Safety oriented behaviors are not a destination, it’s a journey.  In this episode Seb Lavoie, a security expert, joins us on a situational awareness journey with him that began when he was a young boy trying to protect his mother.

Seb Lavoie’s episode is packed with real life examples, common pitfalls, and mindset approaches to your personal safety approach. Here’s a glimpse of the insight he brings:

  • Limitations of self defense training
  • How to invest in your safety without over investing in the process
  • What data you should research prior to traveling
  • How to manage emotions and respond optimally to threats
  • Situational Awareness tips for beginners and those on the next level
  • Why having a safety mindset when away from your home doesn’t remove the fun 

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Scroll ⬇️ to listen to Seb speak about Domestic Violence in a two part guest appearance 

Seb combines his over two decades of experience in law enforcement and the military, with his 40+ years of martial arts experience to coach others about situational awareness.  Seb is dedicated to empowering women and has been on this journey since he was 9 years old protecting his mother.  Seb is currently working on a masters degree in international security and is always sharpening his situational awareness sword. 

Connect with Seb:

Website: www.ravenstrategik.com

IG: @slavccmdr

Seb’s Domestic Violence Podcast Pt 1

Seb’s Domestic Violence Podcast Pt 2

Connect with Doug and Kelly: 

Follow The Diamond Arrow Group on Instagram and Facebook, and Kelly Sayre on LinkedIn and Twitter.

You can find Doug at @texasspydad, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Check Kelly’s new book Sharp Women that guides you through embracing your best self-defense weapon – your intuition.    

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Episode #23: Unveiling the Truths of Personal Safety with Deni Grow

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Navigating the landscape of personal safety requires more than just intuition—it demands practical knowledge and proactive measures. In this episode, Deni Grow, a distinguished security professional, joins us to unravel the intricacies of staying safe in an unpredictable world. Deni shares invaluable insights and practical tips on enhancing your personal safety, whether you’re at home, traveling, or simply going about your daily routine.

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Deni Grow’s episode is a treasure trove of actionable advice, covering topics from situational awareness to travel safety. Here’s a glimpse of the value she brings:

  • Understanding the illusion of safety
  • Practical safety measures for everyday life
  • The Psychology of Security – why you shouldn’t delay investing in security measures 
  • Creating a secure lifestyle
  • Understanding the Fluid Nature of Security Risks
  • Cultivating situational awareness to minimize risks
  • Debunking self-defense myths
  • The barn door theory

Don’t miss the chance to gain valuable insights into personal safety. Share Deni Grow’s expertise with a friend or colleagues and contribute to creating a community that thrives confidently in the face of uncertainties.

With over two decades of experience as an International Protective and Intelligence Specialist, Deni founded Athena Worldwide & Athena Academy in 2002, dedicated to empowering female security professionals. Inspired by the Greek goddess Athena, their focus is on soft skills, protective intelligence, covert protective details, and conflict management. Additionally, her company Nannyguards combines child care with protective services. She is committed to delivering top-notch security solutions and training programs globally.

Connect with Deni:

Link to Nannyguards:  https://www.nannyguards.com/ 

Website: https://www.lemareschal.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denida-grow/

Connect with Doug and Kelly: 

Follow The Diamond Arrow Group on Instagram and Facebook, and Kelly Sayre on LinkedIn and Twitter.

You can find Doug at @texasspydad, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Check Kelly’s new book Sharp Women that guides you through embracing your best self-defense weapon – your intuition.    

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Episode 22

Episode #22: The Badass Grandma: Empower Your Children To Have Moxie | CJ Scarlet

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Let’s equip children of all ages to effectively counter and minimize the ever-changing threats posed by predators. In this episode, Kelly and Doug engage in a conversation with CJ Scarlet, an expert in danger awareness dedicated to assisting parents globally in safeguarding their children. Join us as we gain insights from the Badass Grandma on the primary confidence builder for children and discover the tools available to aid your children in establishing and maintaining boundaries. Learn the factors that make certain children more vulnerable to targeting, stay updated on the latest trends employed by predators, and explore additional methods to safeguard your most precious family members.

In under 1 information-packed hour, you’ll learn: 

  • How to ask your kids daily and monthly questions that build confidence.
  • How to safely introduce social media to your kids.
  • How to use the “Trust Circle” exercise to identify threats.
  • How a child could be being groomed and STILL living at home.
  • How to use gratitude and kindness to heal from the inside out.
  • Why you should NEVER let your kids take electronics into their bedroom.
  • Why you should get a monitoring app for your kids devices.
  • What is sextoration and how predators leverage it.
  • What are the three “superpowers” your kids should have?

CJ Scarlet, also known as the Badass Grandma, is a danger expert and author dedicated to empowering parents in protecting their children. A survivor of childhood abuse and teen sexual assault, CJ reclaimed her power, becoming an advocate for victims. With over 30 years of experience as a victim advocate, she served as the Director of Victims Issues for the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and ran a child advocacy center. Beyond advocacy, CJ’s diverse background includes roles as a former roller-skating carhop, forest firefighter, and U.S. Marine photojournalist. Recognized among the “Happy 100” people on the planet, her inspiring triumph over adversity is featured in bestselling books.

Connect with CJ:

Link to Bark:  http://bit.ly/CJScarlet_Bark

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Website: https://cjcarlet.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/cjscarletbadassgrandma

Instagram: https://instagram.com/cj.scarlet

YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/cjscarlet

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/cjscarlet

Connect with Doug and Kelly: 

Follow The Diamond Arrow Group on Instagram and Facebook, and Kelly Sayre on LinkedIn and Twitter.

You can find Doug at @texasspydad, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Check Kelly’s new book Sharp Women that guides you through embracing your best self-defense weapon – your intuition.    

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Episode 21

Episode #21: The Frog in the Pot: Stalking, Domestic Violence, & Personal Safety with Rachael Frost

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Let’s delve into the dark and often misunderstood world of stalking.  Rachael Frost, an expert in threat assessment and safety planning, joins Kelly and Doug to shed light on this dark and often misunderstood world. Prepare to be empowered with insights that transform your understanding of safety, highlight the signs and dangers, and help protect you or someone you care about.

In under 1 hour, you’ll learn:

  • Insights on the psychology of stalkers and their patterns of behavior.
  • The different manifestations of stalking that can take place.
  • Understanding the different types of stalkers and their motivations.
  • The role of technology in stalking, including cyberstalking and online harassment.
  • Self-prioritization in the context of online dating safety.
  • How to document incidents and collect evidentiary support.
  • The nuances of stalking cases, including the challenge of identifying subtle signs.
  • Safety planning advice and the importance of being prepared for various scenarios.
  • The increased danger in cases of intimate partner stalking due to the intimacy effect.
  • The power of seeking support from victim advocacy centers and understanding available resources.

Rachael Frost is a respected authority in threat assessment and safety planning, bringing her extensive knowledge to help individuals navigate the complex world of stalking and domestic violence. With a background in law enforcement and a deep understanding of criminal psychology, she sheds light on the hidden threat of stalking and the crucial steps to protect yourself or someone you care about. Rachael’s expertise and dedication to enhancing public awareness and safety make her a valuable resource in the realm of stalking prevention and support.

Connect with Rachael:

Website: https://frosticed.com/about

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frost.iced/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/violenceresponseexperts/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-frost-701741196/

Connect with Doug and Kelly: 

Follow The Diamond Arrow Group on Instagram and Facebook, and Kelly Sayre on LinkedIn and Twitter.

You can find Doug at @texasspydad, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Check Kelly’s new book Sharp Women that guides you through embracing your best self-defense weapon – your intuition.     

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