Better Than Before Episode 136: Todd Burke On Situational Awareness


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Todd Burke, Founder of Tactical Specialties, about safety and security.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses the top news with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

02:00 – The Leadership Influence 7-Day Audio Seminar

05:00 – Top News in Research and Business

Segment 2: Todd Burke, Founder of Tactical Specialties, joins us as this week’s featured guest.     

19:00 – Guest Background

21:00 – Technologies Effect on Security

26:30 – Self-Reliance is King

30:00 – Staying Safe this Holiday Season

36:00 – Personal Safety Tips

43:30 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: Managing Your Finances  

48:30 – Lessons from Successful Leaders

50:00 – Balance Lifestyle with Income

52:00 – Setup the Funds of Wealth

55:00 – Danger of Personal Debt

Real change is brought about by gentle pressure, relentlessly applied. Slow down and take your time. #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Todd Burke founded the Tactical Training Specialties in order to bring exceptional emergency response training to those with an open mind and a penchant to learn – and learn correctly. Training opportunities include firearms, defensive tactics, crisis intervention, tactical medical and more. They perform threat assessments, preplanning, and training to help people and organizations see that danger and violence are manageable issues despite how negatively the news may portray our world today. Helping people achieve a greater peace of mind through training and education empowers and prepares us all.

Resources Mentioned

The Leadership Influence 7-Day Audio Seminar
Tactical Specialties Website


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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