Please join me for a 45 minute introduction to the basics of personal safety and self-defense. This is appropriate for all skill levels and abilities.
Empowerment self-defense skills translate across all areas of our lives. Whether it’s using verbal boundary setting with a coworker or using full force self-defense to escape an assault this intro to self-defense basics will leave you feeling more confident in your everyday life.
In this session we’ll cover:
• how to use our awareness and intuition to assess situations
• how to use our voice and body language to set clear boundaries
• basic self-defense moves when other options are unavailable
No special clothing or equipment is required.
Casey joins us from the Bay Area with a host of relevant startup and accelerator experience. She was one of the original employees of CouchSurfing International, the precursor to AirBnB, where she helped the company raise its $7.9M A-round. She then moved into the capital side of the equation as a lead of the Citrix Startup Accelerator. Most recently, Casey was the head of business operations at Serverless, Inc.
Casey was wooed to Minnesota via the Twin Cities Startup Week Fly-in Program, where she was first introduced to our thriving startup ecosystem. As the Director of Program Management at BETA, Casey oversees the logistics and strategic partnerships for Startup Week. Casey lives in St. Paul with her husband, daughter, and goldendoodle puppy, Bumper. She holds an MBA from Presidio Graduate School.