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Dec. 23, 2021

Ashley Gard - Pt 2 (Bodyguard to the Stars)

Ash Gard discusses his experience as a bodyguard (third party protection) for the rich and famous, and what it takes to be one. Working with the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton, Harry Styles and One Direction to name a few.


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In Part 2 of my conversation with Ashley (Ash) Gard we discuss: How he’s learning to overcome the pessimism that tends to float to the surface in the sometimes murky waters of personal protection, and how that got him to volunteer with the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES).

Ash also talks about the importance of his family's involvement with his career, working almost 24/7 with his wife, Anna, and how it affects their relationships. How selling Amway changed his outlook on career and life. His definition and advice for success. Why he’s proud of being a career chameleon.  His experience as a bodyguard (third party protection) for the rich and famous, and what it takes to be one. Working with the Rolling Stones, Paris Hilton, Harry Styles and One Direction to name a few. And, how his brother saved Keanu Reeves’ life during the filming of the movie The Matrix. Inspired by his daughter, Ash Gard is also writing a self-help book and video series for young adults. 

 

How to contact Ashley Gard (Gold Coast Australia based, but online and travel available) 

InDefence Personal Safety Specialists: https://indefence.com.au/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-gard-68045a21/ 

Part 2 references and links 

QLD SES: https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/about-us/frontline-services/state-emergency-service “That’s Hot” quote: Paris Hilton - The Simple Life 

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Ashley Gard

A former Australian military policeman, Ash Gard has an Expert Level Krav Maga and runs InDefence Personal Safety Specialists with his wife Anna. Along with corporate training, Ash also provides third party protection, as a Bodyguard, for athletes (NZ All Blacks rugby team...) and celebrities (Harry Styles, Paris Hilton...) around the world.