Brad has been a police officer for over 25 years, currently serving as a Detachment Commander in a large police force. Prior to this role he spent seven years as Team Leader of a police tactical unit, and riot squad. He has advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Response, and is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist. Brad serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS).

As a Certified Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner, Brad uses his knowledge of the subconscious mind combined with his practical experience, to train clients on how to boost resilience and grit.

Brad is the author of the recently released book – The Resilient Mind: Achieve Success by Building Mental and Emotional Toughness. His personal philosophy is that you can’t avoid stress if you want to be successful, so you have to build capacity to thrive in a demanding, chaotic and ever-changing business environment.

Note: Brad is currently working in the Middle East. He is an advisor to the Palestinian Civil Police in the West Bank until June 2018.

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We hired Brad to do a two-day workshop at our annual conference.  He has lots of energy and a vast knowledge on the subject of resiliency.  There was a lot of fun, joy, laughter and a lot of learning.  I’m taking away some tools and techniques that I’ll be able to use in my role in EAP and as a volunteer firefighter.  When I’m on the fly in a heavy situation and I feel my stress elevated, I can easily use one of the techniques to quickly bring the level of anxiety down to a level where I’m better able to help people.  I saw myself as a fairly resilient person before, but I’m going away from this training more resilient than when I came.

DERRICK BASHFORD, National Coordinator, EAP ProgramInternational Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

I have hired Brad several times to present to my clients.  The feedback is always positive.  Brad has an authentic speaking style with a unique perspective on stress management.  He gives practical solutions for dealing with the day-to-day stress common in the modern workplace, and also the intense stress when everything goes sideways.  His humourous stories help the audience remember key points.  Brad’s workshop resonates with managers and front-line supervisors, and I’ll be sure to have him back to present to my clients in the future.

GREG SCHINKEL, PresidentUnique Training & Development Inc.