Strategic Living

Business & Corporate Seminars/Workshops

You care about your company. You care about your employees, clients, or tenants.

You want to foster an environment where productivity is up, sick days are down, and offers from competitors do not lure away your best people and customers.

When you add a women's personal safety/self-defense seminar as part of your benefits or amenities package, you show you really value them as people.

Classes are fun. The women will feel empowered. Safe. Capable. And these are good feelings for your people to have. Strategic Living teaches at your business. Learning on their own home turf makes women feel more comfortable, increases participation, reduces time off the job, and helps them remember that their employer/service provider/manager really does care.

Contact Strategic Living today to arrange your company's self-defense program.

Classes and Costs:

One hour Lunch-n-Learn: $475 for as many people as your conference room can legally hold. This interactive presentation covers the most crucial elements of personal safety. Topics include: how to recognize common attacker tricks; the most vulnerable targets on the human body, and the best ways to impact them; and using one's voice with authority. Can be tailored to your group's needs and for level of physical activity.

Three hour seminar: $1,400 for a hands-on self-defense class of up to 16 participants. Topics include: easy and effective physical skills; releases from the most common chokes and grabs; and signals that tell you whether you need to use physical skills, de-escalation, or plain avoidance.

Four plus hour custom seminar: You can add topics to the three hour seminar, such as de-escalation, confrontation, or other verbal skills; pepper spray training; business travel. Contact me for a quote.

Feedback from Rat City Rollergirls:

"I was the biggest skeptic grump going into it (I had looked forward to double practice from Saturn and needed the two credits) but the ladies were wonderful, and I really had so much fun, and I thought the class was very useful. As several people have pointed out I'm probably one of the statistically less likely candidates among women for an assailent to target, but it made me feel more sound and confident in my confrontation skills all the same and she had great strategies for dealing with the kind of creepers I see around my neighborhood all the time.

"I found it thought-provoking, useful, and surprisingly fun. If we do this again I would stick with the same teacher -- to me she was what made the experience a good one. She handled our rowdiness and giggles with grace and still managed to teach us some great stuff and tell some really interesting stories about why knowing someself-defense is important for all women."

- Shovey Chase, Rat City Rollergirls

"From previous self-defense training and experience, to me it was a good introduction to self-defense and taught the things you immediately need in the context above. If you put yourself in the role of attacker, you don't want to be on the business end of any of the techniques applied, but like anything else that should be effective and instinctual, it's going to require practice so if the time comes, it's second nature to the defender.

"A longer class with alternate/additional defense options would be great too, to address other scenarios, or to be able to defend against someone who's got a good grip on you (other than the neck grip demonstrated) and how to break those grips for escape, or to do other things in situations where the attacker is moving or overtaking you in weight or momentum. But the basics that were covered were plenty good for the purpose of the class which was very specifically targeted as immediate defense that controls the situation by physically and psychologically deterring an attacker from an attack at all, or further effort. "

- Feeley Dan, Non-Skating Official, Rat City Rollergirls


Feedback from a Non-Profit Outreach Organization:

"I really enjoyed the training. It reinforced the notion of trusting your instincts and being aware of your environment. I thought the physical techniques we learned were easy to remember and very practical."

"I loved the training. I feel much more prepared, and am more alert and aware."

"I thought it was a great training. It has made me more mindful about my presence in the world. I've been practicing acknowledging people (men) when I'm by myself by making eye contact but not smiling at them. I used to feel like I had to smile to "be nice". I've been conscious of my posture as well. Also just being aware of my surroundings. I haven't actually thought about using any of the self defense methods other than remembering what they are."

"Thanks for organizing this, it was great!"

"I thought the training was helpful to remind me to continue being aware of my surroundings and feeling confident that I have the right tools to handle myself in any situation that comes my way."

"Role playing was very valuable (especially in getting a bigger voice out of my quiet one) and also it was great to practice the defensive moves. I thought we could have done more of that ? there was a lot of dialogue which was helpful too but for me practicing something ingrains it in my brain more. The one thing that really stuck with me was walking around the car to create space between me and my possible attacker. I do feel I recognize when I'm not walking big. I correct my stance more to walk taller and keep my hands by side more when I'm out and about by myself. So I'm ready!"

"I loved this training. I think about the moves that we were taught when I start to feel nervous when I'm out at night, etc. And it's helped to reinforce positive things I was already doing ? like walking tall, making eye contact, etc. Really great!"


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