A SWAT hostage negotiator teaches how to apply the skills he learned handling hostage takers to strike business deals.
An intelligence expert leads this course that covers strategies to keep your information safe, including: digital security, social media presence and electronic vulnerabilities.
A CIA operator applies his expertise in international espionage to teach techniques that effectively counter corporate espionage.
A former special operator provides the ins-and-outs of mental health resiliency and performance under pressure through a routine of self care, acceptance of responsibility and small actionable steps towards becoming the best version of the person you were meant to be.
Michael brings a breadth of experience to GDG, where he teaches how to apply counter espionage tactics and techniques to corporate and business best practices. As a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Senior Operations Officer for 28 years, Michael’s last posting was at the CIA’s elite and secretive National Clandestine Service. During his nearly three decades with the agency, he was often appointed Chief of Base, as his service brought him to some of the world’s most volatile locations in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. In Iraq, he earned the CIA’s coveted Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Michael’s lifetime of service, however, started before his CIA tenure, when he was an Army Green Beret.
Pasha is a retired Special Operations Operator and current Parachute Demonstration jumper. This two time Purple Heart recipient who went face to face with a suicide bomber teaches Gray Doctrine’s enrolees how to strengthen their individual Mental Health, how to manage stress in a healthy way and how to perform in high stress, high stakes situations. These lessons will maximize our student’s performance at work, strengthen each individual from within and improve the over all well being of our clients. This will then lead to happier, more fulfilled, well rounded employees and a positive work environment.
“POW” instructs GDG's enrollees in open source intelligence tools to keep all information safe from social media presence to personal digital vulnerabilities. He holds more than 19 years of experience in intelligence, including analysis, intelligence targeting operations and operational mission planning for both conventional and unconventional military operations. His service includes five years in special operations in Afghanistan, including his efforts which helped kill Usama Bin Laden.
As a SWAT hostage negotiator, Fernando will teach how to apply the skills he learned handling hostage takers to navigate business situations. He holds more than 20 years of experience in police and hostage negotiation. His expertise in teaching hostage negotiation has been called upon by law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams around the world. Fernando’s also a Marine veteran, who served in Desert Storm.
Our mission is to empower leaders across every sector of business and government in methods they can use to achieve their objectives. Our team of operators and decorated veterans applied these strategies, tactics and principles to succeed in some of the world's harshest environments. Lessons learned from those experiences have been tailored to create a curriculum for success, no matter how complex the issue or industry.