By Yoni.C – Executive Protection Specialist
2 Different Worlds
Through my experience in the Executive Protection industry, I have tried many times to understand what our principals are thinking and what goes on in their heads.
Their minds tick in a very strange way and the truth is, no matter how hard we try we will never be able to understand things the way our principals see them, we are basically in 2 different worlds and their world is light-years away from our world as Executive Protection officers.
Some see their EP Agents as security paranoid freaks, whilst they think that in their “ideal world” they will never be victims.
Our job is to protect high profile individuals from any sort of harm; our mind is constantly working hard to find solutions to make our principals safer and to build a “bubble” around them whilst they go about their day-to-day activities and usual business and meetings.
It is very rare to come across a principal that will be on the same wavelength as his EP Agent and who will listen to his agent regarding security issues. It is simply a matter of 2 different worlds and although the Agent can advise his principal and write reports on current threats and changes that need to be made, the final word and decision will always come from the principal.