Self Awareness & Defense

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It all started when...

Jake - one of Thrive Outdoors founding partners and lead instructors left police work to run the Manchester Homeless Services Center. There he saw how little "real world" applicable training case workers and outreach support teams really get. Because of his years of training in several high stress and potentially dangerous fields he was able to navigate as one of the only staff in a volunteer heavy environment that served over 150 homeless individuals a day. Others had a much harder time. He realized his experience and training to that point was unique, and very few had the same opportunities. He made it his responsibility to help others learn ways to navigate in the same way.

Jake, his brother Ed (a Doctor working with families of children with ADHD and anxiety) and Vinnie, a manger at a large hotel - decided to look into new and more streamlined / relevant ways to teach people how to deal with stress and difficult situations. From this first research - and their collective desire to make a difference - several valuable trainings were born. The first and potentially most relevant to people in general is Self Awareness & Defense

A mix of self study, situational awareness, and self defense, people who take the course have given very positive feedback:

"It was engaging and positive. Doing this job for 15 years, I have sat through a lot of these. This is by far the best. It includes so many aspects other trainings are missing, and really reminds you that you can control your environment and the outcome if you are self aware."                             ~Anonymous non-profit case manager

This training is relevant for almost anyone - in any situation where interacting with others is a part of their being. From students to corporate execs, human service nonprofits to large businesses - the benefits of being self aware as well as having more confidence in everyday situations is foundationally important.

:Lead Trainers: Jake King                                                                               Diana Erickson

Contact us today to schedule a training or discuss pricing for your agency