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The crisis negotiator


Heavily involved as a crisis negotiator for over 13 years, Lance Burdett was the National Advisor for the NZ Police Negotiation Teams. Qualifying as a crisis negotiator in three international jurisdictions including the FBI, he ran numerous high-risk negotiations including the Napier Siege and the highly-publicised Paremoremo prison hostage situation. Lance’s speciality was, and still is, suicide intervention and prevention.

Background: In 1999, Lance had depression caused by burnout. Studying the causes, he now provides presentations and workshops on how to overcome the pressure and stress that a modern world brings to our slow-developing brain.

Current work: Lance will provide you and your team with practical, simple, and intuitive techniques on how to get to sleep quickly and stay asleep, how to significantly reduce worry, how to bring balance to your life with a small change, and ways to overcome the numerous challenges we face on a daily basis. He uses humorous anecdotes to describe how our brains tend to only see negative things and then exaggerate them to leave us feeling overwhelmed. Importantly, he brings a solution to ‘retrain’ our brain.

Author: Lance has published two bestselling books ‘Behind The Tape - Life on the Police Frontline’ which was featured on the TVNZ Sunday programme. In 2020, he released his second book, 'Dark Side of the Brain'.

A fascinating and intriguing presenter with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of personal resilience who will leave you inspired and motivated.

I wanted to pass on to you the positive feedback we've been receiving, many staff have been stopping me and others in the organising team to say how they enjoyed it, how relevant it was, engaging. Someone else said they'd like you to come back and go into one of the topics in more depth.' Faculty of Education and Social Work

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you very much for your efforts yesterday. I’ve spent the day today checking in with most of those who attended and I can report back that without exception everyone really enjoyed the day and had their own key takeaways. I look forward to catching up again soon.

People and Capability Lead

I really enjoyed the course today. I can’t remember when I have smiled so much on a course so that’s a good sign!

CSR - Network Operations, Canterbury.

We had great feedback from our ladies who all got something out of the talk especially around breathing techniques. So thank you, an awesome speaker lots of energy.

Dairy Women's Network
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