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“What to know, do and say to be safe” [BOOK TRAILER]

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Michael Oberther Meets With IM-SAFE’s Dennis Golden

Michael Oberther of Client Cycle Marketing shares critically important business skills he has learned by talking to successful small business networking group entrepreneurs. Michael recently met with Dennis Golden, Executive Director of the IM-SAFE Institute, a non-profit that is focused on helping women keep themselves and their families safe. Dennis and his business partner Jennifer G. Lownik are the authors of “What To Know Do And Say To Be Safe: A Woman’s Guide To Personal Safety“. Dennis shared his secret to adding value to the relationships he has built while networking for IM-SAFE. Watch the video here:

Safety for Women in Workplace Environments [PODCAST]

The mind is the most powerful tool to protect oneself. This week’s guest for Impact Teams Radio show is Dennis E. Golden — the CEO of IM-SAFE, and he talks about personal safety for women in workplace environments.

He stresses that women are more prone to danger than men. This inspired him to focus his efforts on teaching and training women how to handle potentially dangerous situations.

As a certified personal security specialist, he uses his leadership training experience in equipping and empowering women with ways on how to properly prevent and react to workplace violence, corporate bullying, verbal abuse, travel safety and practically all types of dangerous situations.

He shares the importance of being counter intuitive where a woman must gain physical control of herself in any situation when safety is at risk. He cited a three step process to achieve it. According to Dennis, going silent at first is an important initial reaction to avert confrontation. Listening implies that you are paying attention and trying to understand to what others are saying. Lastly, making a feedback by restructuring in your own words what others are saying can be a brilliant way of making a point. Following this process can help women communicate effectively and disengage.

Dennis stresses the importance of empathy for it helps convey the message that you are trying to help solve the problem. Learn more about women’s safety as Tony Sherman interviews Dennis Golden in this episode of Impact Teams Radio show.

IM-SAFE® on WTIC Fox CT (5/9/13)

Dennis Golden is the CEO of IM-SAFE, which teaches women and children self defense. On May 9, 2013 he joined the morning extra along with WTIC Fox CT anchor Erika Arias as well as IM-SAFE VP & defense instructor Jennifer Lownik and Ava, a second grader, to demonstrate defense methods women and children can use to protect themselves. Watch the video:

Self-defense tips:
  • When we are talking with young children, we find that parents are great at arming children with safety tips such as fire safety, bike safety and wearing seat belts, however, they fall short when it comes to personal safety. A person’s first line of defense is education and knowing what they can do to stay safe.
  • Use your voice – first to warn and next to request help.
  • Keep your distance – we tell kids to imagine a large hula hoop around themselves and start warning with words if someone enters that space.
  • Never go with someone/take anything or trust a suspicious situation.
  • It’s okay to say no to adults – many kids don’t realize this is an option unless they are told.
  • Every person (even kids) have the right to defend themselves if they are being attacked.
  • Your personal safety is your responsibility for kids and adults alike.

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IM-SAFE® on “Fox & Friends” (3/12/13)

IM-SAFE’s Executive Vice President Jennifer G. Lownik appeared on the March 12th Fox&Friends segment “Should lawmakers decide how you defend yourself from attack?” about an exchange between a Colorado lawmaker and a rape victim at a gun control hearing. Watch the video below:

IM-SAFE® on “Fox & Friends” (2/20/13)

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson welcomes IM-SAFE’s Executive Vice President Jennifer G. Lownik to the “Fox & Friends” segment “Whistles, not guns to protect women” (2/20/13). Watch the video below:

IM-SAFE® on “Better Connecticut”

IM-SAFE’s Jennifer Lownik & Dennis Golden appeared on WFSB Channel 3’s “Better Connecticut” show (5/31/12) to provide some tips on how to secure your home from a burglary, break-in or home invasion. Watch the video below: