True Shield™: Verbal Self-Defense For Girls Press Kit

Self-Defense Expert

Women’s communication expert

Susan Harrow, media trainer and martial artist, is a black belt in Aikido, a former tennis pro with a high school teaching credential and author of the best-selling book, Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul (HarperCollins). She’s also a contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today. For nearly 10 years Susan consulted for Pacific Bell Directory/SBC/AT&T and put 3,000 job candidates through role plays analyzing their verbal, facial and body language to determine if they had the chops for high-pressure sales or C-Suite positions.

For the past 28 years she’s run Harrow Communications, a worldwide media consultancy, where she’s trained thousands of people in verbal and non-verbal communication from Fortune 500 CEOs to celebrity chefs to prepare them for TV, radio and print interviews on CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, Fox News, GMA, NPR, The New York Times, WSJ, O, Vanity Fair, Parade, People, Inc., Fortune, etc.

She’s been featured, quoted or profiled in: The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Inc., CNN, Advertising Age, Woman’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, Entrepreneur, Salon Magazine, Pink, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and Investor’s Business Daily, and on CNBC, NPR, and national/syndicated TV and radio including the CNBC special, The Oprah Effect.

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Her course, True Shield™: Verbal Self-Defense For Girls, comes out of her deep desire to empower girls to speak their mind, stand their ground, sing their song.

She has licensed the course to schools, organizations, shelters and the YWCA, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., and Boys & Girls Clubs. What you might not know about her is that she was almost sold into slavery to a Bedouin Sheik in Israel for 10 camels and a mule.

Find out more about the Verbal Self-Defense For Girls course.

Self-Defense For Girls

True Shield™: Verbal Self-Defense For Girls

CJ ScarletThis program will save lives!

True Shield™ is the most important training program I’ve found that teaches young women how to defend themselves in uncomfortable and downright dangerous encounters with predators. With 30 years’ experience as a victim advocate, I can confidently say this program will absolutely decrease violence by men against young women, by giving girls the tools and language they need to thwart attacks.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, females ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.

I was molested and sexually assaulted as a teenager myself. I believe that if the True Shield™ program had been available to me when I was young and more vulnerable, I would have been a much tougher target for predators and would not have ultimately been victimized. This program will save lives!

~ CJ Scarlet, Criminal justice expert & author of The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators

Esmerelda Castillo CobianIt was really important for me to have a space where we can talk about our experiences as a way to empower ourselves.

I really enjoyed the Verbal Self Defense Training. One of the things that stood out to me the most were the important conversations that occurred as a result of the scenarios. In particular, it was really important for me to have a space where, women especially, can talk about our experiences as a way to empower ourselves.

~ Esmerelda Castillo Cobian, Latina Achievement Support Program Assistant, (leader/teacher) YWCA Boulder County, age 22

 Ridi MirandaIt felt empowering to learn new ways to protect myself

I thought the program was incredibly useful and easy to understand. It felt empowering to learn new ways to protect myself and I gained more confidence as well.

~ Ridi Miranda, Latina Achievement Support Program Assistant, (leader/teacher) YWCA Boulder County, age 21

Click below to read Susan’s interviews.