Global Security Consulting

Learn how to take your international consulting business to the next level!

Date: Tuesday, October 22nd - 23rd, 2019

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Venue: Powel Crosley Estate

Fees: $2195, space permitting

Global Security Consulting University


The Global Security Consulting University™ is a two day intensive workshop, held within the Washington DC beltway or in sunny Sarasota, Florida, which will allow you to learn from some of the finest and most successful international security consultants anywhere. These experts have traveled the world, providing advisory services to governments, corporations, NGO’s, celebrities, and high-net worth individuals. Many have sold their own consulting firms for millions of dollars.

From my personal experience, being believable is the product of having lived the actual life you write about. That makes Luke Bencie an expert, because he has experienced, first hand, the value of good security management practices, and continues to provide critical guidance to international high-profile clients.

Martha D. Peterson, Author of The Widow Spy: My CIA Journey from the Jungles of Laos to Prison in Moscow

Join us for an intense training workshop that gives you the edge of Global Security

What is the Global Security Consulting University?

Every year, thousands of highly qualified individuals from the intelligence community, the military and law enforcement – as well as related areas of government and private industry – look to strike out on their own as global security consultants. The excitement and the prospect of making it big lead many to choose this fast-paced and potentially lucrative field as a career. Some go on to live the dream. Most do not. The vast majority of new businesses, consultants included, fail to make it even through their first year. In fact, 95% of consultants never even gross one million dollars in annual sales during the lifespan of their company. The reasons are myriad, but the trends are visible – the most frequent case of failure is being unprepared to meet the difficult and sometimes dangerous challenges of this highly specialized market.

However, what if there was a way to learn from the mistakes and successes of other global security consultants in order to more effectively grow your own consulting practice? For the first time, a program has been established that does just that.

This intensive day of training covers all aspects of global security consulting, to include topics such as:

  • Developing your international brand

  • Establishing best practices in leadership, management, processes and pricing

  • Creating an annual marketing plan

  • Writing international proposals that win

  • Recognizing how business is done cross- culturally

  • Understanding the geopolitical security threats that provide security consulting opportunities

  • Understanding the geopolitical security threats that provide security consulting opportunities

  • Utilizing an effective sales process to target and acquire new clients

  • Conducting international business negotiations

  • Developing useful intellectual property

Train in beautiful Sarasota, FL

Train in beautiful Sarasota, Florida at the historic Powel Crosley Estate. Conveniently located just two-minutes away from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. While in town, be sure to check out America’s #1 rated beach, Siesta Key Beach!

30 Days of Free Coaching!

Immediately following conclusion of the Global Security Consulting University™, each student will be provided with 30 days of free coaching by one of the SMI mentors. The mentoring format consists of daily email exchanges and weekly phone calls (during business hours). This is a value of $2500, which includes the following coaching services:

NOTE - In order to provide personalized training and feedback, attendance is limited to only 18 students.

Coaching Includes:

  • Providing advice on general global consulting questions
  • Reviewing proposals
  • Reviewing marketing materials
  • Reviewing client deliverables
  • Assessing RFPs and/or prospects to determine suitability
  • Role-playing before client meetings
  • Assisting in the creation of new consulting services
  • Planning business strategies for long-term growth

Join us for an intense training workshop that gives you the edge of Global Security