Talk’n TRM

Brought to you by Bex Deadmen and Assent Risk Management, Talk’n TRM explores what Travel Risk Management is in organisations. The podcast will feature Bex talking to a variety of people with a passion for TRM, including travel & risk suppliers, travel managers, security managers and consultants. In each episode, Bex and her guest will discuss how they entered the TRM industry and why it is important to them. The show will explore all areas of TRM, to help organisations understand its importance and where they can begin their TRM journey.

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Carolyn Peasron

2 days ago

2 days ago

Dive into an enlightening episode of Talk'n TRM as host Bex Deadman is joined by Carolyn Pearson, the CEO of Maiden Voyage.
As the CEO and founder of maiden-voyagage.com, Carolyn Pearson is a trailblazer in Inclusive Travel Security. With a passion for empowering individuals, corporations, and travel industry suppliers, Carolyn has garnered global recognition for her commitment to ensuring safe travel for everyone, regardless of their personal characteristics. Her influential presence in the security industry and insightful thought leadership have earned her numerous accolades and speaking engagements worldwide.
 
Join Carolyn as she shares her inspiring journey, she shares her experience of being stranded in the Australian outback during a gap year to founding Maiden Voyage. Discover the driving force behind Carolyn's mission to create a platform for women travellers and promote inclusive travel security.
 
In this captivating discussion, Carolyn sheds light on the challenges women and vulnerable people face while travelling and the importance of prioritising safety without compromising politeness. She emphasises the legal obligation of duty of care for companies and shares invaluable insights into responsible travel practices.
 
Don't miss Carolyn's golden advice on essential questions to ask employees before travel and her empowering motto, "never about us, with us." 
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Carolyn:
www.maiden-voyage.com 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cpearson/
Clemark Studios - https://www.clemarkgroup.com/studio/

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Welcome back to Talk'n TRM: The Traveller Files, the podcast that unveils the gripping narratives of business travel, where every journey is a lesson in risk management. 
In this episode, we accompany Jennifer Milton as she shares her experience of supporting people when an unforeseen avalanche in Alaska has disastrous consequences. 
Host Bex Deadman guides us through the harrowing events that unfolded as Jennifer grappled with the aftermath of deaths caused by the avalanche. Despite meticulous planning, sometimes nature has its own plans, and Bex reflects on the stark reality that even with the best precautions in place, things can take a tragic turn.
As Jennifer faces the challenges of the unexpected, Bex takes us on a journey through the importance of a well-crafted plan and the indispensable support from suppliers and insurance in times of crisis. Through her expert analysis, Bex sheds light on the critical role these elements play in mitigating risks and ensuring the safety and well-being of travellers, even in the face of unforeseen natural disasters.
 
Join us for another episode of Talk'n TRM: The Traveller Files, where each tale is a lesson, and every journey is a risk worth exploring. 
 
If you wish to share your own travel story anonymously,  please contact Bex at bex@8phaseconsulting.com.
 
8Phase Consulting - https://8phaseconsulting.com/
Bex Deadman Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/
Clemark Studios - https://www.clemarkgroup.com/studio/
Assent Risk Management - www.assentriskmanagement.co.uk

Alexandra Hoffmann

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Join host Bex Deadman in an insightful episode of Talk'n TRM featuring Alexandra Hoffmann, the CEO of Crisis Ally, dedicated to empowering crisis leaders and their teams globally.
Alexandra's extensive career spans the French government, multinational corporations, and NGOs, offering a wealth of experience in Business Resilience. A certified coach and yoga teacher, she holds degrees in Criminal Law, Corporate Security, and an MBA, exhibiting her multifaceted expertise.
In this episode, Alexandar recounts her transition from corporate security to founding Crisis Ally, aiming to steer the industry toward resilience. She candidly shares her journey as a female professional in a male-dominated crisis management realm, emphasising her unwavering commitment to aiding people. The conversation delves into the essence of travel risk and crisis management, stressing its fundamental focus on organisational well-being and employee happiness, not merely legal repercussions.
Alexandar's passion and empathy shine through as she narrates impactful stories from her corporate security experience, illustrating the core importance of caring for people within organisations.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Alexandra:
https://www.crisisally.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahoffmann/https://www.instagram.com/crisis_ally/
 
Clemark Studios - https://www.clemarkgroup.com/studio/

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Welcome to Talk'n TRM: The Traveller Files, the podcast where we unravel tales of business and leisure travel gone awry. Join your host, Bex Deadman, as she delves into the heart-pounding world of travel risk management, dissecting the stories that leave us on the edge of our seats.
In this episode, we journey to South Africa with a traveller named James, whose business trip unfolds in unexpected ways. Little did he know that the mine he was visiting would double as a safari park, adding a wild twist to his corporate expedition.
Bex Deadman, our seasoned host and travel risk management expert, guides us through the challenges James faced—from airport and hotel location issues to unforeseen encounters in a unique dual-purpose destination. Through the lens of risk assessment, Bex sheds light on the crucial role these evaluations play in safeguarding both the traveler and the business.
As the story unfolds, Bex navigates James's experiences, unraveling the emotions and uncertainties he encountered during this unconventional trip. Tune in as Bex Deadman provides insightful reflections and expert commentary, offering a unique perspective on how travel risk management is not just a formality, but a critical tool in ensuring the safety and success of business travellers.
Join us for another episode of Talk'n TRM: The Traveller Files, where each tale is a lesson, and every journey is a risk worth exploring. 
 
If you wish to share your own travel story anonymously,  please contact Bex at bex@8phaseconsulting.com.
 
8Phase Consulting - https://8phaseconsulting.com/
Bex Deadman Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/
Clemark Studios - https://www.clemarkgroup.com/studio/
Assent Risk Management - www.assentriskmanagement.co.uk

Stacey Porter

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

In this week's episode of Talk'n TRM, host Bex Deadman is joined by Stacey Porter, a distinguished security professional with over two decades of experience in the Department of Homeland Security.
Stacey's illustrious career spans managing security personnel in the aviation and security industry. With a Top-Secret security clearance for over 20 years, his expertise encompasses working at local, state, national, and international levels, focusing on vulnerability assessment, security planning, threat and risk assessment, and investigative management operations.
In this episode, Bex and Stacey delve into the disruptive impact of social media and activists on security at transportation hubs such as airports, train stations, and bus stations. They highlight crucial aspects for pre-trip planning, emphasising the significance of thorough preparation. Moreover, the conversation underscores the pivotal role of insurance and understanding coverage details.
Don't miss this compelling conversation on Talk'n TRM, offering invaluable insights from Stacey Porter's extensive experience in security.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Stacey:
https://porterglobalsecurity.net/stacey@porterglobalsecurity.nethttps://www.linkedin.com/in/staceyporter1/
 
 

Damian Taylor

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Join host Bex Deadman in the latest episode of Talk'n TRM, featuring Damian Taylor, a former British Army Infantry officer with over 35 years of extensive security and risk management expertise across 50+ countries.
Damian's insightful narrative navigates through the diverse landscape of travel risk management. From remote expeditions in Indonesia to his tenure in corporate travel risk management, he shares profound experiences and lessons learned.
 
Join us as Damian delves into the repercussions of the Arab Spring in 2011, shedding light on its impact on organisations and travel risk management strategies, drawing from his firsthand experiences with clients.
Throughout the episode, Damian emphasises the paramount importance of preparation and robust procedures in mitigating travel risks.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Damian:
TEN Risk Management Ltd - https://www.tenriskmanagement.com/damian.taylor@tenriskmanagement.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/damiantaylor30/
 

Andy Neilson

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

Join host Bex Deadman in a poignant episode of Talk'n TRM, alongside Andrew Neilson, a seasoned procurement and supply chain executive with over 25 years of experience and the owner of Twisted Orange.
Andrew's extensive expertise includes delivering transformative change programs for global organisations. At Twisted Orange, his focus spans New Product Development, innovative farming methodologies, circular economy strategies, and optimising nutritional benefits in the food chain. Additionally, he provides end-to-end procurement and supply chain consultancy and training services to businesses of all sizes.
In this episode, Andrew candidly shares his experience in corporate travel, shedding light on the mental strain it caused. Join us for a compelling conversation as Bex and Andrew discuss the critical intersection of corporate travel and mental well-being.
Don't miss this insightful dialogue on Talk'n TRM, exploring the personal impacts of corporate travel.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Andrew:
andy@twisted-orange.co.uk
+44 7875166492
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewneilson1/
https://www.twisted-orange.co.uk/
 
Watch Andrew's Corporate Travel Video: https://fb.watch/oKI-H3Lj2k/

Matt Griffin

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Join host Bex Deadman in this thought-provoking episode of Talk'n TRM, alongside Matt Griffin, the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Officer at Traxo.
A Dallas, TX native, Matt's interest in travel started early. At the age of 10, his mom, inspired by the film "Out of Africa," packed up her three sons and headed to Botswana and Kenya. This first trip abroad led to many more summer adventures.
Matt has more than 20 years of experience in application development, business development, and product management in travel. As Chief Product and Information Officer, Matt guides the evolution of Traxo's products based on the company's mission to enable travel teams to achieve full program visibility for a safer, more cost effective travel program.
 
In this episode, Bex and Matt delve into redefining the pre-travel phase by prioritising risk management over sales. They explore the blind spots caused by using multiple booking platforms and emphasise the shift from cost control to prioritising the traveller's perspective.
Don't miss this insightful conversation about reshaping the pre-travel landscape and prioritising traveller well-being. Tune in now to the latest episode of Talk'n TRM and gain valuable insights from Matt Griffin.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Matt:
Learn more about Matt at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattgriffin/
cCntact Traxo at https://www.traxo.com/.
 

Frank Harrison

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Join host Bex Deadman in this insightful episode of Talk'n TRM, where she's joined by the distinguished Frank Harrison, the Regional Security Director Americas with World Travel Protection, Global Security Solutions.
With a robust background encompassing over 20 years of global experience in travel risk management, public security, and emergency operations, Frank brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. His extensive career includes pivotal roles with the Canadian Armed Forces, United Nations, and the US Government, handling security operations for the US Embassy in Iraq and consulting in the extractive resource sector.
In this episode, Bex and Frank delve into the aftermath of the pandemic on business travel. They discuss the crucial aspect of prioritising the well-being of an organisation's people in travel, emphasising the need for meticulous pre-travel plans.
Don't miss this enriching conversation that explores the impact of the pandemic on business travel and the paramount importance of prioritising traveller safety.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Frank:f.harrison@wtp.caworldtravelprotection.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/franciswilliamharrison/
 

Jamie Williamson

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Join host Bex Deadman in this week's episode of Talk'n TRM, as she's joined by the distinguished Jamie Williamson, Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA).
With a remarkable background in international, legal, and security matters, Jamie brings a wealth of experience to the discussion. He has held significant roles, including heading the Relations with Arms Carriers Unit at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where he advised and trained State and non-State weapons bearers, including multinational forces and private military and security contractors.
In this episode, Bex and Jamie delve into the critical topic of security within Travel Risk Management (TRM). With Jamie's extensive expertise in humanitarian law and justice, they explore the essential role of security in safeguarding travellers and how it integrates into the broader TRM framework.
 
Contact Bex:
bex.deadman@assent1.co.ukhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bex-deadman-aka-travel-risk-bex-70b92419/www.assent1.com
 
Contact Jamie:
https://icoca.ch/contact-us/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiewilliamson1/
 

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Talk'n TRM

Brought to you by Bex Deadmen and Assent Risk Management, Talk’n TRM explores what Travel Risk Management is in organisations. The podcast will feature Bex talking to a variety of people with a passion for TRM, including travel & risk suppliers, travel managers, security managers and consultants. In each episode, Bex and her guest will discuss how they entered the TRM industry and why it is important to them. The show will explore all areas of TRM, to help organisations understand its importance and where they can begin their TRM journey.

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