Evy Poumpouras served as a Secret Service Special Agent for twelve years and was part of the protective details for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as former Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George H. Bush. She worked complex criminal investigations and undercover operations, executed search and arrest warrants, and investigated both violent and financial crimes. Additionally, Evy was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit and trained by the Department of Defense in the art and science of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. She is a former New York City Police Academy recruit, and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Secret Service Academy, and the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute. Evy is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly. Evy is also the recipient of the Secret Service Medal of Valor Award for her heroism on September 11th.
After leaving the Secret Service Evy Poumpouras became a journalist, author and co-host of Bravo TV’s competition series Spy Games. Evy’s best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly was released in 2020; it has a 5-star rating on Amazon with over 2,400 reviews. In this talk Evy shares lessons learned from protecting presidents as well as insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world. She talks about becoming mentally bulletproof by developing mental armor and resilience to prepare for stressful situations and the unexpected. Become bulletproof and live fearlessly.