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Jason Hanson – Founder of Spy Escape & Evasion | Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

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About The Guest

Jason Hanson spent nearly a decade as a CIA officer, earning two Exceptional Performance Awards and learning the secrets of espionage and survival. He left the Agency to pursue his passion of teaching ordinary citizens how to protect themselves and their families from danger. He is the founder and CEO of Spy Escape & Evasion, a company that offers training courses, products, and online resources on spy skills and safety.

He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, which reveals how to escape kidnappers, prevent identity theft, evade a home invasion, and more. Jason has shared his expertise on numerous TV shows, including The Rachael Ray Show, Today, Dateline, and Shark Tank, where he won a deal with Daymond John. He also created and performed a one-man show in Las Vegas called Spy Escape & Evasion, which showcases real spy tradecraft with humor and intrigue. Jason is a sought-after keynote speaker who delivers engaging and informative presentations on security, survival, and success.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 02:03 – Joining the CIA: Recruitment Secrets
  • 04:30 – CIA Operatives and Business Planning
  • 07:01 – From Spy to Public Figure Challenges
  • 10:46 – CIA to Shark Tank: Pitching for Success
  • 15:39 – Scaling Business Post-Shark Tank
  • 19:29 – CIA Skills for Business Triumph
  • 21:47 – Mastering Sales and Communication
  • 24:05 – Jason’s Personal Growth Strategies
  • 27:13 – Sponsor: The Goal Digger Podcast
  • 27:56 – Balancing Work and Family Life Effectively
  • 35:03 – Teaching the Fun Stuff
  • 36:24 – Unlocking Survivalist Secrets
  • 42:01 – The Art of Detecting Lies
  • 48:26 – Connect with Jason Hanson
  • 48:51 – Overcoming Life’s Greatest Obstacle
  • 52:24 – CIA Career: Would He Do It Again?
  • 53:01 – Defining Success with Jason Hanson

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The podcast is hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he’s learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures, and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas, and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their stories to help pass those lessons on to others through both experiences and tactical strategies for business professionals, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.


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