The chameleon effect- adaptation to protectees

For many of us transitioning from one protectee to another may seem like a small undergoing. But in fact it is an important factor to consider.

This blog was considered after reading the article about the protection specialist that has been assigned to Warren Buffet. Like me, he has a law enforcement background with experience in narcotics investigations.

After basically falling into the Buffet detail he took it upon himself to get EP training. He and Mr Buffet have been around each other for some time and know each others nuances. That’s good and bad at the same time.

The problem could come if he has to transition to another protectee that may not feel comfortable with his style of protection. Conversely, he has become so used to a protectees style that he may feel uncomfortable with the new one.

The protective culture, as Mark calls it, is that difference that is found in each client and each protectee. Sometimes you can inherit a protectee that has been previously trained in EP through another well versed specialist. Or you can fall in a pit with someone who has been ruined by another group. Good luck retraining them. When I say them, I’m talking about the point of contact and protectee.

The key here is that you have to be like a chameleon and adapt to the situation and adjust. Sometimes it can happen quickly and in others it may take some time.

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