Pushing the Envelope

I just got back from a great week out in New Jersey! Many of you know my involvement with Resolution Group International (RGI). If you don't, here's the scoop: RGI is a training company founded by Jack Hoban to address the needs of Military, Law Enforcement and other organizations. To say that the training exclusively deals with how to manage a wide spectrum of conflict would be accurate, yet inadequate regarding the depth of impact the training has on an individual's life and career.

Jack hand picked each of us trainers: Lt. Col. Joe "Marine" Shusko, Sgt. Maj. Brian Pensak, NYPD Artie Mark (Ret.), Senator Orrin Hatch's Former Press Secretary, Margarita Tapia, James Challender  Former Commandant of the NJ State Police to name a few.

So, what's different this time around? Well, it's not quite an "if I told you I'd have to kill you" scenario, but it is still pretty confidential, so I can't go into a great amount of detail yet. However so far we have received a lot of national attention regarding our training methodology. With tense situations like Ferguson, Baltimore and others happening all over the nation, our leaders are realizing that we need a different solution regarding how we are training our law enforcement officers, military personnel and other community leaders. It is that need that is drawing attention to our program.

The RGI training perspective begins with the protector ethic called the Universal Life Value. Jack has devised a way to clarify, instill, and activate this Ethical Protector mindset in people. Now you may be wondering what it is and why is it so important? Rather than go into great detail here, check out RGI's website for details, or pick up Jack's book The Ethical Warrior.

At the heart of things, the one universal value humans have is the Life Value. Everything else is filtered through that. So, clarifying how that value effects every decision each of us make is a monumental paradigm shift. The training method is dynamically different as well: Toggling back and forth between, Ethical, Verbal, Physical, Emotional and Social exercises is a key training component. As Jack likes to say, you can have all of the right ingredients, but they have to be mixed together and brewed in the right way or it doesn't work. RGI has the winning recipe!

Don't take my word for it, here are what some of the participants are saying about our program:


"I came into this course thinking I would leave with the tools to become a better, more tactically sound, law enforcement professional. And while it is true that I am leaving more knowledgeable and better prepared to handle my day to day responsibilities, I'm also leaving a better person."

– Michele Irizarry, NYPD


"A course which was initially approached with a little skepticism turned into arguably one of the best motivational seminars I have ever attended. Ethical training plus conflict resolution has a place not only in military and law enforcement but everyday life."

– Brian McPherson, New Jersey State Police


"It was a life-changing course."

– Bryan Whalen, Park Ranger


 "Prepares you to be a better person, leader and protector.  The knowledge, experience and professionalism of the staff is unmatched."

– Robert Monday, USMC officer


I could list dozens more, but you get the idea.

So, I just wanted to keep you on the inside track in the loop, because it looks like RGI may be turning the corner in a big way regarding who is about to embrace our training. Do we have all the answers regarding how to fix what's currently happening out there in our global community? You'll have to come out to one of our courses and judge for yourself. This much is true, the RGI Ethical Protector Course has changed many lives already and seeing what is on our horizon, we'll be getting the chance to work with many, many other officers, military, and protector citizens to introduce this powerful, life changing method to them.

Keep going!

All the best,


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