Eric Konohia

Author's details

Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Pay attention to Retention — January 16, 2017
  2. When the Flag goes up Part – II — October 25, 2016
  3. The industry dictates when the BPI training flag goes up — October 18, 2016
  4. When what’s behind your name really matters. — March 1, 2016
  5. 35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life! — January 27, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Will Smith’s Security failure — 19 comments
  2. The transition drill issues…. from SF to PSD to EP B2B, a firsthand account — 17 comments
  3. Interview with Chuck Vance-“Father of modern day Executive Protection” — 13 comments
  4. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  5. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments

Author's posts listings

Countdown to the 2014 Summit – “Shift in MINDSET”

Well it is that time again!  That time that many have been waiting for and that time that others have waited to happen AGAIN.  It’s that time to meet new people and put a face behind a profile pic and the same time to see old friends and colleagues.  More importantly for me, it is …

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Answering all of your questions about the CMEPS

I have had many people contact me about the Certified Master Executive Protection Specialist Course (CMEPS).  In June of 2013 the Anti Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) reached out to several individuals that ATAB considered to be the leaders in the Executive Protection industry.  ATAB searched out individuals that had years of proven Executive Protection experience …

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The Morey Journey

I met Frank Morey through this blog after he was referred by a contact on Twitter to start reading it.  The rest is a story of SUCCESS.   Earlier this year I received an email from Frank stating that he was going to be in the United States, specifically in New York City with my …

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45 minutes ALONE in the presence of MANKIND – Farewell to a “Kind Man”

Nestled on 25+ acres in the suburbs of Mclean , Virginia [approximately 2 miles south of America’s Spy Factory] sat three [3] homes owned by an extremely influential middle eastern Ambassador to the United States.  The larger of the three was occupied by the Ambassador and his family.  The second largest home was the original …

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A Summit attendees perspective

I wanted to repost this from last year’s Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Josh Lee is an example of hard work, mentoring and professionalism. Since his attendance at the Summit he has landed a FULL TIME job in the industry. The video footage is raw, unedited and unscripted. Are you registered yet?

Are you ready? Are you registered?

Time is running out for you to register.  Topics have been selected and as usual they will address current issues in the industry and address issues of each attendee.  That’s why the Summit is different than any other.  We listen and watch what you are dealing with as a provider and specialist and give you …

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The dreamworld of the average CCW carrier

This week on November 13, 2013 I posted the blog, “My contract vs, Your right” to spawn the specialists of the CRAFT to think and the service providers to implement procedures on “armed and unarmed” contracts. Once again I want to share something that was shared with me as an eye opener for the vast …

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Smoke & Mirrors

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Avery Mitchell with this topic.  After he presented me with this topic we talked about putting it on the blog.  Avery has been featured on the BPI blog in the past and his tenacious perspective of the industry fits the tone and aim of my blog – …

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My Contract vs. Your Right

Article 1. SCOPE OF WORK: “Client hereby retains BPI to provide [unarmed] [armed] executive protection and security services as set forth on Attachment A.” That is the very first line of the BPI contract.  If you notice there are two choices in the first sentence that must be defined PRIOR to me submitting the contract to …

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It’s NOT the training

It has been quite some time that I have blogged due to heavy schedule, travel and BPI responsibilities. About a month ago a colleague shared with me some disheartening conversations he had with a couple specialists that were dismayed at the lack of opportunities in the industry. In that conversation I told him that I …

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