Episode 1 of Season 2 of the FAQ Business Podcast features our host, Jane Tweedy Founder of FAQ Business Training interviewing Steve Curtis of The HeadFirst Personal Safety.
Do you know how to prepare for and visit a client's premises to ensure you have situational awareness and can maintain your safety? What about if a person unleashes inside your office or retail premises? Steve will cover some tips to handle both scenarios. He also shares why intuition needs to be paid attention to. Like in Steve's case, it could save your life!
Steve Curtis will cover 3 of our pillars being a new small business owner (businesses like you), actionable education on workplace safety (including in homes) and thought leadership on intuition. Listen to the episode, watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/8hxOhhDsIFY or if you prefer to read, jump on our blog for a transcribed version.
Steve held a specialist position in the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command with the UK police (protecting the UK Prime Minister) before moving to Australia and changing tact to be a stay at home dad and then a small business owner.
Seeing a need for situational awareness training to improve personal safety, Steve started his small business The HeadFirst Personal Safety.
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FAQ Business Podcast is for growing small to medium business owners who want to make a meaningful impact on the world. Hosted by Jane Tweedy and features a diverse array of guests covering the four pillars of actionable education, thought leadership, inspiring leaders and businesses like you.
Today’s episode featured Steve Curtis of The HeadFirst Personal Safety. Steve’s details are as follows:
Email: [email protected]
Steve moved with his family from the UK to Sydney, Australia in 2019. Steve was a specialist trained Police Officer in London for 22 years, working in emergency response, specialist firearms, counter terrorism, hostage rescue and close protection.
Arriving in Australia Steve realised that there were very few options for those people who want to feel safe out and about but have no interest in learning martial arts or how to fight. Also fighting is largely ineffective against things like drink spiking, stalking, or when the odds are insurmountable such as being attacked by a gang or with weapons.
Being an unarmed Police Officer for the first 6 years of his career Steve honed a talent for identifying danger early and de-escalating extremely violent and aggressive individuals quickly. It saved Steve from a lot of injuries, so he took this and the advanced skills learnt in close protection and put together holistic personal and workplace safety courses.
HeadFirst has a personal mission to educate. What Steve would want the people he cares about to know, and indeed how Steve teaches his own children to stay safe as they venture toward adulthood.
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All your frequently asked questions (FAQ) about business and entrepreneurship will be tackled in our podcast. And if you read it as something else ... we'll help change your attitude to your small business ;-)
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Jane Tweedy is founder and lead trainer of FAQ Business Training with a mission to educate and empower small business owners to DIY or outsource with confidence. Jane started FAQ after hearing many stories from early clients of the 1400 plus business owners she has met as a NSW Government Funded Business Connect Advisor for Western Sydney Business Centre (via FAQ Business Consulting). Too many stories involved clients being ripped off or ripping themselves off, often through holding onto limiting beliefs.
Jane has a passion for helping small business owners succeed with a background encompassing corporate, volunteering and small business experience. Volunteering includes being a Board Director of a local Bendigo Community Bank company, and formerly a Community Coach with Max Potential.
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