Personal Safety & Situational Awareness Training

Since 2014 






Trusted by multi-million dollar organizations, the U.S. Court System, universities, and law enforcement agencies since 2014.

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Situational awareness and personal safety is the new wellness training that your employees deserve.

A Life-Changing Course

This presentation was rated a 9.6+ at the Florida Crime Prevention Association.


Learn basic self-defense & situational awareness so your employees feel empowered.

Situational Awareness

Know what to look for so you can avoid threats, and increase your security by empowering all of your employees.

Body Language

Learn to read pre-attack indicators and avoid the violence. Use your body language to repel most criminals instantly.

7 Modules

Training Module 1 – Why Pretty Loaded

Module-1Do you know what type of body language attracts criminals?

Violence can happen to anyone at anytime of day; it’s not just a dark alley kind of event. Your need to feel safe and confident is essential to your overall well being and it affects every area of your life. This is a proactive approach to self-defense because our #1 goal is to teach you skills to avoid a possible encounter.


Training Module 2 – You are the First Responder

Module-2How can you be ready as your own first responder?

The timeframe for a self-defense encounter is addressed and it shows how incidents are over in seconds when the national average for the police to respond is 10-15 minutes. The realities of violence and statistics relating to violence that might affect you are covered here. Develop the importance of a self-defense mindset for your Personal Safety Plan.


Training Module 3 – Situational Awareness Skills

Module-3Do you know how close is too close, and what is considered the “Danger Zone”? You will be surprised.

Situational Awareness skills have been used for decades by military personnel to keep themselves out of harms way and to see dangerous situations in time to respond. Learn the skills to navigate your surroundings for potential or immediate threats and develop Power Tactics against being targeted. Understand how important it is to keep your personal space when approached by a stranger.

Training Module 4 – Predator Mindset and Tactics

Module-4When a stranger asks you a question how should you respond? Would you go with someone if they brandished a weapon?

Our research on the predator’s mindset offers solutions for knowing how to deal with them. How can you win if you don’t know whom you are fighting? When criminals go to jail they “talk” and are studied by experts. We take this research and use it to teach you their strategies and common tactics. Body language and other cues to look for before someone attacks is also addressed here.

Training Module 5 - Intuition, Body Language, Verbal Defense

Module-5Do you know what body language you should use to get an attacker to stop before even choosing you as their victim?

Intuition will be your top safety skill and we will discuss how to tap into “trusting your gut”. Use verbal commands with enough command presence to dissuade an attacker. Learn the fighting stance and guard your personal space.

Training Module 6 - Defensive Skills and Hardware

Module-6Can a stun gun work through thick clothing? How many seconds does a pepper spray unit need to shoot to be effective?

You don’t have to be a black belt to learn how to use your body to fight and you will learn simple and intuitive style moves. Understand the pros and cons of pepper spray, stun guns, Tazers, defensive flashlights, defensive knives and the handgun for your personal protection. You need to know about all the options so you can decide what does and doesn’t work for you. We don’t tell you what to carry for protection, but whatever it is you must “own it” and practice.

Training Module 7 - Traveling Tips and Awareness in Public

Module-7Do you know what the safest floors to stay in a hotel are? *Is walking in the middle of a crowd or the edge of a crowd safer?

Learn important tips to use while traveling including transportation and hotel safety. Become the “grey man or woman” in a crowd and learn why that’s so critical. Discover the “fringe areas” where crimes are more likely to happen. Tips for parking lots, running paths, stairwells, elevators, bars, gas stations and more are covered.


Other Topics Include

  • Why violence seems to be more and more prevalent
  • Situational Awareness skills
  • Learn power tactics against being targeted
  • Verbal defense commands
  • Learn to keep personal space
  • Develop a self-defense mindset
  • Understand and read body language. Read pre-attack body indicators
  • Tips on parking lots, running paths and stairwells
  • Learn where “fringe areas” are located
  • Teenage and College age advice and tips
  • Tips for business travel
  • Predator mindset, common tactics and body language
  • What to do when seconds count and help is minutes away
  • Psychological escalation in stress levels
  • Physiologic fight or flight response to stress
  • Pros and Cons of self-defense hardware
  • Intro to Krav Maga and understand when to use lethal force
  • Train your employees with Situational Awareness so they can “see something, say something or do somethi”.
  • Read pre-attack indicators for danger with easy-to-learn body language.
  • Feel confident with your own corporate safety plan and help ensure your employees safety.
  • Avoid potential threats by knowing exactly what to look for.
  • Outsmart predators by getting insider knowledge of how they target people.
  • Learn verbal and physical defenses.

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. We recently used your training program during our annual safety training for our clerical staff. Your videos were informative and illustrate the importance of situational awareness. Our clerks found the training empowering and they gained confidence in their ability to avoid situations before they occur. Again, this is an outstanding program and I would highly recommend your program for men and women, regardless of their occupation.”

-Brian E. Kilgore, U.S. Probation Officer, Special Offender Specialist, LFI, US Court System

“Pretty Loaded gave an informative program and demonstration on situational awareness and personal security for business travelers at our National Leadership Conference. Their program was highly rated and created a buzz of conversation among our attendees.”

-Tim Rasmussen, MDU Resources

What’s my investment?

We are seeing unprecedented violence and authorities are being challenged like never before. Do your employees know what to do when seconds count and help is minutes away?


How much is living with nagging fear costing your corporation and your employees? Will your security team be able to protect all of your employees or is it wise to train your employees with situational awareness and personal safety skills? 

Most large companies have a crisis management plan and security teams in place, but wouldn’t it be more effective to have employees empowered with personal safety skills themselves? What about the rest of your employees? Training your employees on situational awareness greatly enhances the overall security of your company. While most security training programs focus on how to fight an attacker, Pretty Loaded takes a proactive approach: predicting violent encounters even before they ever happens by learning how to read pre-attack body indicators and situational evaluation. 

The costs of NOT having basic training in self-defense and situational awareness is costly. Corporations come to us after experiencing an employee being assaulted while at work or commuting, and some have sought safety training after having an employee respond inappropriately to a perceived threat.

Pretty Loaded works with security directors and employees of corporations and government agencies all across North America.


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“We had Pretty Loaded speak at our annual conference. We are very impressed with Pretty Loaded!”

—Stacey Payne, President of the Florida Crime Prevention Association

“What a fantastic group of training professionals! They are constantly availing themselves of every possible personal defense method – every opportunity for continuing education, to make lives safer. They are also modifying the skills used by agencies like the Secret Service and State Department to protect VIP’s, to teach Pretty Loaded students and clients how to better protect family members – particularly children. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to hear the team speak on awareness, empowerment and defense, you need to get it on your list!”

—Rick Colliver- Security Director, Time Warner Cable and Author, Principal Protection; Lessons Learned

“Pretty Loaded has released their personal safety and situational awareness online training, and it is outstanding. I am confident that this seminar will save lives and it is something you should make sure everyone in your life sees.”

—Jack Spirko, Founder, The Survival Podcast

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