Testimonials

In our recent studies, parents rank safety and security #1 among their concerns when choosing schools. School’s need a strong strategic partner in protecting and educating their students, faculty, and parent communities. The Vigilance Group provides the experience, expertise, and partnership
for us to plan, prepare, and execute the personal and campus safety needs of our community.

Jim McIntyre, President
Father Ryan High School

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for coordinating and facilitating the recent Vigilance Workshops for our HQ employees. We have heard several comments from class participants indicating that the training was both informative and fun. Our folks really liked the fact that each participant had the opportunity to learn hands-on defense/fight techniques from the instructors and practice these during the class. We feel that the training was highly effective and would definitely recommend your courses to any organization.

Clay Culwell, Assistant Director
TDOT

The Mother-Daughter Serving Circle of Nashville thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and your team at the Vigilance Workshop a few weeks ago. It was powerful and informative for all of us. I know we all came away feeling more empowered to protect ourselves and to be more aware of our surroundings and potential dangerous situations. We particularly are thankful that our daughters (many in high school and several going to college this year or next) were given the information they needed to defend themselves if they should ever need to do so. The hands-on practice of different defensive moves was especially helpful to all of us! We gained confidence in our strength and power. Many thanks for all you do! You offer such a wonderful workshop and everyone (males and females) should invest in signing up!  

Beth Downey, President
Mother-Daughter Serving Circle

Moose was an excellent demonstrator. He explained with ease the moves that were available to men and women, no matter shape or size, and worked the room to ensure that all of the students were participating and had a chance to practice getting the moves right. He easily held command of the room and did a superb job of expanding their ideas of what they could do to protect themselves.

I would highly recommend the training class that Moose and his team at the Vigilance Group provides. Active shooting situations are unfortunately becoming almost commonplace in today’s society. No one can predict when and where these terrible events can take place next, so we felt it was critical to try to prepare our employees as best we could. The Vigilance Group’s class did just that…knowledge is power and the training we received provided that to our company.

Jason Meyer, Chief Executive Officer
Frost Arnett

Thank you so much for bringing The Vigilance Group expertise to our staff.  The evening sessions were very organized and informative, and ultimately empowered our people to act confidently, think smartly, and provide safety during critical times.  We highly recommend your team of experts to teach and train in vigilance, awareness and strength.

Leslie Hotzfeld, Executive Director
Brentwood United Methodist Church

The Vigilance Group gave a presentation and workshop to the 50 teachers at St. George’s Kindergarten and Mother’s Day Out in February 2019. They could not have been more thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. They are extremely enthusiastic about their subject which made it fun and interesting for the teachers! Moose and Russ taught us how to keep ourselves free from physical harm, aggression, and being victimized by hostile prowlers and intruders. We learned a lot, and went away with tools to cover a personal attack or school intruder.

The Nashville community is growing by the day, and sadly that means more crime. I would highly recommend hiring the Vigilance Group for training workshops and in-services on personal and physical safety classes. They do not disappoint!

Zee Pendleton, Director
St. George’s Kindergarten

Moose’s compelling and highly effective vigilance training taught us vital self-defense and awareness techniques in an energetic, engaging session. Our student-athletes and staff came away equipped with the knowledge and skills to be more vigilant, alert and safer.

I cannot adequately thank you and The Vigilance Group for Tuesday night and your awareness and vigilance insight that you shared with the girls of The Ingram Group and our guests. You empowered a room full of young women (OK, a couple not-so-young!) to be aware, to put down the phone, to lock doors, to look up, to stand tall, to be loud and push back and hit hard and make noise . I have told both my girls throughout their lives to just be aware of their surroundings. In this day of connectivity and the evolution of impatience in waiting to tell or be told something through social media, it’s hard to convince them they aren’t being aware you gave my sometimes badgering words new teeth, new validity and I’m very grateful. But you also challenged me to be aware as well in my business world that I operate in, I feel safe, cocooned, and familiar. I’m looking through a different filter now and I am better equipped if something unexpected should happen.

The Ingram Group

The Vigilance Group allows me to do my ministry in a secure space that I can trust. When I have 1,800 teenagers in one room, the Vigilance Group allows me to focus on them and their needs. The expertise and assurance the Vigilance Group provides is in-valuable. We must keep our kids safe.

Bill Staley, Director
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville

We feel The Vigilance Group’s training has increased our employees’ awareness to the warning signs of danger.

We highly recommend the training the Vigilance Group provides to any group that cares about employee safety.

No one wants to think about being the victim of an attack, but dangerous situations happen every day and we must be prepared. Moose and The Vigilance Group team taught our associates how to be aware of their surroundings and empowered them to be in control of their personal safety so they don’t become a victim. Our associates feel safer, more confident and more prepared to protect themselves in a dangerous situation.