The IDEA Team

Kerry Mensior

“Calm an Angry Person in Seconds.”  It sounds like an audacious goal, yet when you De-Escalate using science, not speculation, you’re able to do that!

A 30-year Law Enforcement veteran, Kerry Mensior is the face of change in how First Responders and K-12 Educators communicate with the people they serve.  He shows you a revolutionary set of tools that allow you to quickly develop rapport, effectively communicate, De-Escalate and negotiate with people in all situations, including people in emotional crisis.

The Communication Mastery skills you'll learn will refine your leadership skills, helps ensure Procedural Justice, and positively impacts both resiliency and retention.  After Kerry’s training, you’ll know how to quickly bring calm to volatile situations and, oftentimes, calm the fire when it’s just a spark. 

A retired Sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, for 30 years he served as a highly decorated Police Officer, Detective and Sergeant receiving over 150 informal commendations, 12 Commanding Officer Citations, an Exceptional Performance Citation and two Life Saving Awards, one for rescuing three people from a burning building... (more)...

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Diane Halfman

It was never Diane's plan to walk the streets and become a prostitute, yet alone get involved with vicious gangs and narcotics, but her life choices put her in grave circumstances. 

Diane worked Patrol and Undercover for the San Diego Police Department in Gangs and Vice.

Diane understands fear and survival instincts—she lived them and knows what it takes to find your grit, perseverance and power to push through any challenge.  

After being medically retired from the police department as a result of a training accident, Diane took her years of experience, along with her Masters in Human Resources Management and Certification as a Life Coach, to pioneer the creation of her own company.

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Tamarie Tigh

Tamarie has spent nearly 30 years in the field of Alternative & Business Education…

  • Creating and administrating award-winning programs for all ages, preschool thru senior citizens
  • Developing educational content, courses, and resources for various subjects, from literacy to marketing
  • Leading training, classes, and workshops nationally and internationally, both in-person and virtually

She has provided these services for the City of National City, Public Libraries, School Districts, the San Diego County Office of Education, ABDO Publishing, and some of today’s Leading Business Entrepreneurs.

Tamarie is excited to share her experience and expertise to benefit the International De-Escalation Association’s Community.

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