Corporate Talks and Workshop Seminars:



    Safety and security summit Lisbon

    Safety and security Logo

    Camilla Carr and Alla Little (Camilla’s sister talking about the family side of a hostage situation).



  • Evaluation: 95% Comments: Excellent, Amazing, Interesting.

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    Ongoing Monthly talks for BBC and ITN journalists and presenters


  • Comments: The best part of the course, Very Informative, Inspiring.

  • ILS Logo

    Ongoing monthly talks to a variety of NGOS


  • Comments: Very useful. Focussed me on my own survival strategies.
    Control Risks Logo

    Camilla Carr, Jon James and Alla Little

    Filmed for training.
    Talks on Advanced Hostage Negotiating Courses
    Talk for Hiscox insurance


  • Comments: Outstanding. By far the most impressive and informative part of the course.

  • Van Breda LogoPeople in Aid Logo

    Camilla Carr, Jon James and Alla Little

    Talks and workshops for NGO managers, London and Antwerp


  • Comments: There are many points that I will incorporate into our training. Very well presented and instructive.

  • NYA Logo

    Hostile environment training London and China


  • Comments: Very Insightful. Well presented and very useful.

  • European External Action Service

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    Camilla Carr, Jon James and Alla Little


  • Comments: Very useful for training purposes. Excellent presentation and content.

  • European commission 9th Annual Security and Safety Symposium

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    Camilla Carr, Jon James and Alla Little


  • Comments: One of the best presentations we have ever had. Outstanding and with such depth and breadth.

In recent years there has been much interest in using Jon and I as motivational speakers and increasingly our 'Hostage Expertise' is in demand by organisations that have employees working in High Risk situations. Thus Jon and I have devised an experiential workshop/seminar focussing on coping and survival strategies that we facilitate alongside our illustrated talk.


UNWFP Training video.


"I piloted the training in Somaliland and the Somali ladies absolutely loved it - several comments in the evaluation forms saying how moved they were but also informed and quite empowered and inspired by you."
Julie Spooner. Consultant – Security Awareness Training for Women


Ofcom International Women's day


"A remarkable talk that was truly inspirational, showing how its possible to overcome extreme adversity with the power of the mind and the spirit"
Carolyn J Kimber, FCMA, FBCS
Chairman, CMA


"Part of our Resistance Training Instructors' Course teaches aspects of coping skills and strategies and your practical presentation and the 'audience participation' of my trainees was a powerful vindication of their usefulness; everybody present commented on the great value of the workshop. High quality presentations such as yours are invaluable in supporting the aims of the course."
Rob James, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy. Defence SERE Training Organisation.

Comments from Canadian Forces Instructors, Conduct After Capture Training Programme:

  • From a psychological perspective, it was interesting to learn which strategies the former captives used while in captivity and the how their personality and attitude (resilience factors)where adapted to their circumstance.
  • As a participant in the CAC training, which requires specific expertise, attending this presentation was relevant and enlightening.
  • The information acquired from this session will aid in improving the presentation on resilience.
  • The format of the presentation worked very well as it utilized each aspect, such as visual support, question period and exercises, exceptional. The only portion which could be altered would the time allowed to questions.
  • Being able to purchase the book on site was an excellent initiative. It could be a good idea to inform participants ahead of time of this possibility to ensure they bring the necessary amount with them.
  • Nothing beats hearing hostage survivors recount their personal experience to better integrate the impact of such events on human beings and the usefulness of coping strategies.
  • Being able to talk with the presenters on a 1 on 1 during the breaks provided an interesting alternative to possibly more sensitive/personal questions.
  • From a medical standpoint, what was interesting was how the meditation and holistic approach helped them "stay healthy" while in captivity and are now essential in their recovery/treatment.
Defence SERE Training Organisation Logo Ofcom Logo The Forgiveness Project Logo The World Food Programme Logo The Metropolitan Police Logo 1st Option ILS Control Risks NYA European Commission

"High quality presentations such as yours are invaluable in supporting the aims of the course."

Rob James, Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy. Defence SERE Training Organisation.

"A remarkable talk that was truly inspirational, showing how its possible to overcome extreme adversity with the power of the mind and the spirit"

Carolyn J Kimber, FCMA, FBCS Chairman, CMA. OFCOM

"Camilla gives me hope to make sure my life doesn't go back to trouble or drugs."

Prisoner HMP Guys Marsh

"Camilla has made me see what a victim thinks and feels"

Prisoner HMP The Parc

"I piloted the training in Somaliland and the Somali ladies absolutely loved it - several comments in the evaluation forms saying how moved they were but also informed and quite empowered and inspired by you."

Julie Spooner. Consultant – Security Awareness Training for Women

"Hearing Jon and Camilla speak was not only inspiring but also instructive and informative."

Student. Hostage Negotiating Course. Metropolitan Police

"The best part of the course, Very Informative, Inspiring."

"Very useful. Focussed me on my own survival strategies."

"Outstanding. By far the most impressive and informative part of the course."

"Very Insightful. Well presented and very useful."

"One of the best presentations we have ever had. Outstanding and with such depth and breadth."