Like any profession where there are true professionals and those who offer a lesser version of the profession, executive protection does have its myths circulating among the public. With executive protection (EP) the myths are exacerbated through cultural memes promulgated in movies, on TV and other entertainment mediums.
A prominent myth in the public is that bodyguards and executive protection are the same profession. You can say they’re related, but they’re not the same. The executive protection agent does do bodyguarding in all the senses of that word, but goes well beyond the bodyguard responsibilities. The essential purpose of an executive protection agent (or a team) is to keep the executive or VIP individual productive in their sphere, and to actually contribute to enhancing that productivity. One EP expert puts it this way: “Enhanced productivity is the least understood benefit of quality executive protection. When done right, it reduces a good deal of the friction that comes with the territory of a busy life. Freeing up time, increasing mental bandwidth, and improving peace of mind would raise anyone’s productivity.”
Here at WWPro executive protection services, our philosophy and purpose is to contribute as much as possible to the successful fulfillment of our principal’s work and lives. We seek to enhance by critical thinking, detailed and responsive planning, and taking a mountaintop perspective to all things we can do for our clients.