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About Heather Ryan

After 14 years of interrogating predators as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Heather Ryan founded Safe in the City. Now she travels the country spilling the bad guy’s secrets. Heather speaks to corporations, universities, and women’s groups about intuitive leadership, teamwork, sexual assault prevention and social media safety. Visit her website at www.SpecialAgentHeather.me to learn how she can help empower members of your organization to become strong, self-assured leaders.

The Myth of “Stranger Danger”

By | 2017-05-12T11:49:35+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Safety, Special Agent Heather|

Do you remember learning about “stranger danger” when you were little? I remember big school assemblies where they would tell us not to talk to strangers. This resulted in my constant fear about some scary guy in a van at the playground who would surely jump out and kidnap me. Our parents and teachers were [...]

Learn How to Stay Safe During an Active Shooter Emergency

By | 2017-05-12T11:49:35+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Safety, Special Agent Heather|

  Once again we’ve experience a tragic shooting in a public place. This time it was at an airport. Before that, it was a nightclub, a college, a church, a school, and all the “smaller scale” shootings that don’t make the news. The fear can be paralyzing. Is the response to hide in our homes? Or [...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe

By | 2017-05-12T11:49:35+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Safety, top tips|

They say our home is our castle. Although we don’t live in the middle ages anymore (and even if we did I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been living in a castle) our home is still a sacred space. Most of us are fairly picky about who we allow in our home, especially when we’re [...]

5 Tips to Help You Talk to Your Kids About September 11th, 2001

By | 2016-10-03T20:17:12+00:00 September 9th, 2016|top tips|

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the world changed. Just like you, I’ll never forget where I was that morning. Every year I shed tears for those we lost and their families. I mourn for the innocence that was shattered on September 11th, 2001. With emotions still raw, talking to our kids [...]

Are You a Lion or a Wildebeest? How knowing the answer will keep you safe.

By | 2017-05-12T11:49:36+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Safety|

Are you a lion or a wildebeest? I had a supervisor who used to ask me that question. Some days after working 24 hours straight and feeling like I just couldn’t possibly deal with one more bad guy or one more politician in DC, I would reply "wildebeest sir". His response, “not acceptable Agent Ryan.” [...]

Can Nail Polish Prevent Sexual Assault?

By | 2017-05-12T11:49:36+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Special Agent Heather|

This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet with a group of moms & daughters in the St. Louis area. Most of the daughters are preparing to leave for college in a few short weeks. As you can imagine, the moms are a little nervous about their eighteen-year-old daughters leaving the nest or the [...]

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