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THRIVE announce live broadcast with Kidnap and Hostage Negotiator Suzanne Williams

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THRIVE is so excited to showcase broadcasts, the latest THRIVE LXP feature that allows businesses to communicate with their entire organsiation in real time, in an event with Suzanne Williams, an experienced Kidnap and Hostage Negotiator.

Event: Negotiation skills like never before. Lunch with kidnap and hostage negotiator, Suzanne Williams to launch the latest THRIVE LXP tool, broadcasts.

Date: 16th December 2020

Time: 12PM

Free to attend but places are limited. Register here.

THRIVE are thrilled to announce a one-off live event for the L&D community with Kidnap and Hostage Negotiator, Suzanne Williams, using their brand new THRIVE LXP tool, broadcasts. Broadcasts are a powerful new way to communicate, bring companies together and get messages out to employees wherever they're working.

Hosting the live event is none other than Suzanne Williams, one of the UK’s senior ranking officers in charge of kidnap and hostage negotiation. She will be sharing some mind blowing stories from some of her most high profile cases, as well as:

  • Tips on decision making, negotiating, communication and thriving under pressure

  • Experience from negotiating in war zones, on the high-seas with modern pirates and on behalf of well-known families

  • Real life scenarios putting you to the test with interactive polls 

  • Live Q&A

Cassie Gasson, Chief Marketing Officer at THRIVE commented: 

“It’s been a crazy year, we’re all zoomed out and tired of the same old virtual experiences. So, we wanted to host something exciting and different, where our community gets to try out a new tool and escape in some seriously Netflix documentary worthy stories!”

As the broadcast’s content will be sensitive, this event is live only and not to be recorded. Sign up fast to secure your place today.

Register here.

About Suzanne Williams QPM

Suzanne Williams QPM is an experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the most high profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world. This has required negotiating in war zones, on the high-seas with modern pirates, and on behalf of well-known families. 

Whilst a Scotland Yard detective she was the most senior ranking officer in charge of both the Kidnap and Hostage Negotiation Units. At the highest level, Suzanne Williams has been an active contributor to the UK Government’s crisis response in cases of the kidnap and abduction of UK citizens overseas. For her work here she received the Queen’s Police Medal in recognition of her commitment to the fields of kidnap, negotiation, and saving of life.

She has advised Ministers as part of the Cabinet Office Briefings (COBR) on negotiation strategies and suitable kidnap, hijacking and siege responses. Many of these cases have evolved in the media spotlight whilst others were resolved covertly. 

Whilst seconded to the FBI Suzanne became an accredited Hostage Negotiator in the USA, and has contributed to the successful resolution of hundreds of kidnaps and hostage situations on land and the high seas. 

Due to her extensive expertise in these areas she is currently called upon to assist and advise many foreign governments, high profile families, organisations and companies experiencing crimes in action and critical incidents involving hostage-taking or extortion.