The last days MEDIA have gone crazy after the so-called romantic relationship of the famous model Heidi Klum and her bodyguard and the fact if she was dating him while married to Seal or not. Now we are not the ones who will comment anyone’s else personal life but if we see it from our professional perspective we have to see if it’s wrong or not to be romantically connected with your client and why.
Personally and this is my own opinion, dating your client or any of his family members I see it as a very wrong and unprofessional. However it has happened before with many celebrities, some of those relationships ended well with a marriage (ANASTASIA) and some ended with revealing spicy clients details by his/her ex bodyguard to MEDIA after the relationship end.
Remember Kevin Costner in the Bodyguard movie? Oh yes art sometimes copy real life.
It is understood that you may have to spend many hours with the same person, your client, you will be in present in some of very important moment of his/her life and sometimes it is acceptable to get ‘’emotionally’’ connected. They will feel happy, sad, scared and you will be there and see all their emotional scales. Sometimes you would even need to act due to your professional duties to make them feel safer. We can’t judge someone’s heart, but we must make you aware that in a relationship like this someone has the upper hand (control) and someone is in a negative-vulnerable position and that’s the client. The fact that the client relies on you for his/her safety makes them ‘’depended’’ on you. Just imagine it as a relationship doctor-client, tutor-student.
However if you believe you found the love of your life on your client face, then leave it to someone else to take your professional role and you can always protect him/her from another perspective or role. The one of the life partner.
This will not only protect the person you are related too but also you.
It is important in our job to act objectively and not be affected by emotions that can ‘’block’’ our senses to do our job as we suppose to. And we all know very well how unprofessional or non logical ‘’love’’ can make us act sometimes.
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But that’s where the similarities end, because she has made an unlikely career choice – she’s training to be a personal security officer.
Jyoti is one of 16 women hired in the Indian capital, Delhi, by the Vision Security Group.
Once their training is complete, they will be deployed to protect India’s rich and famous women.
At a training session Jyoti wraps her arm around the neck of her trainer – a man almost double her size – throws him to the ground and pins him with her bodyweight.
At times [women clients] feel uncomfortable with a man, but with another woman they feel at ease.
Rajiv Mathur, general manager
Vision Security Group
Jyoti’s convinced she is ideal for this job.
“I’m equipped to guard not just mine, but someone else’s life and possessions too. I’m fully fit – mentally, physically and emotionally,” she says.
The Vision Security Group provides security guards for several multinational corporations, including McDonald’s, as well as for celebrities and business people.
Why are women now entering the arena?
General manager at Vision, Rajiv Mathur, says Delhi’s soaring crime rate has been a deciding factor.
“The clients asked for this kind of service. Most clients who want female security officers are women. At times they feel uncomfortable with a man, but with another woman they feel at ease. And since these women get equal training, they are capable of doing an equal job.”
Even walking in a busy shopping street in the capital can prove dangerous for a big businesswoman or a film star.
“Don’t mess with us…” is the women security officers’ song
If you hire Jyoti or one of her colleagues then for around $400 a month you are buying peace of mind.
Accompanying Jyoti on a training tour around Delhi’s busy Janpath market, it is easy to understand the benefits.
In her smart black cargo pants, jacket and short-cropped hair, she looks like someone you wouldn’t mess with.
Her black belt in martial arts and training in judo and wrestling reinforce that.
She says she enjoys beating up men.
“Yes, I love it. It’s so much fun. But seriously speaking, I’d like to be someone that other women look up to. Like the supercop Kiran Bedi (India’s first and highest-ranking policewoman). She’s my role model.”
As they let their hair down for the day after training, Jyoti and her colleagues sing a Bollywood song that Delhi’s troublemakers would do well to heed.
“We know how to turn defeat into victory. Don’t mess around with us…”