JANINE DRIVER, aka The Lyin' Tamer
BLI President & Senior Instructor
JANINE DRIVER is the founder, president, and lead instructor for the Body Language Institute (BLI). BLI is an elite certification program that offers award-winning communications training. We provide executives, sales people, and other professionals the strategies and secrets to having more wins in the game of life!
Janine and her team of the world's most sought after subject matter experts have helped clients become the total leader, which ultimately led them to win millions of dollars in new business contracts. Her elite A-list clients come from a wide variety of industries, such as; Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, AOL, Hard Rock Hotels, Starwoods Resorts and Hotels, Meeting Professionals International, and many more!
Janine is a New York Times Best Selling Author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK, an international communications keynote speaker, and a popular media guest. Janine has made appearances on The Doctor Oz Show, CNN's Nancy Grace, NBC's Today, The Rachael Ray Show, and CNN's Larry King Live. She has also been the lead expert in three documentaries on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel. Janine has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and in magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Psychology Today.
Janine is a retired industry operations investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), where she possessed top-secret clearance for all of her 16-years with the Bureau, including her time on assignment with the FBI. Janine has trained the ATF, CIA, FBI, FAA, DIA, over 5,000 chiefs of police, and more than 20,000 special agents, police officers, lawyers, and judges.
Chris Ulrich – Senior Instructor
CHRISTOPHER ULRICH is a keynote speaker and the body language expert for CNN's Headline News, The Nancy Grace Show, and The Dr. Drew Show. He's also a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute (BLI).
Chris is also an improviser, personal trainer, and business professional who uses a mixture of improvisation, movement, and meditation to slow down and create a sense of awareness in his work and life. He believes we are more creative and centered in our work and play when coming from a place of awareness and ease rather than a place of tension and fear.
Chris spent fifteen years working in the highest levels of politics, the private sector, and with foreign governments. His political background has given him an understanding of the value in staying both aware and focused in high pressure situations. Chris looks forward to playing with you in your upcoming BLI course!
Blanca Cobb – Senior Instructor
Blanca Cobb is a lie detection and body language expert, consultant, speaker and trainer. She is the founder of the North Carolina based TruthBlazer where she offers jury consulting services and teaches courses on detecting deception. Blanca is a Senior Instructor at the Body Language Institute in Washington, DC. Blanca shares her people reading secrets and techniques with law enforcement, lawyers, judges, physicians, CEO's, parents and everyday people who want to separate fact from fiction. Blanca is also a contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine, where she analyzes the body language of celebrities such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Channing Tatum, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
"Successful business owners, law enforcement officers, and Cosmo trusts Blanca as their lie detection and body language expert, shouldn't you?"
Blanca's unconventional path as a lie detection and body language expert began at a young age as a survivor of physical and sexual abuse and the result of bullying. As you might imagine, Blanca developed survivor instincts discerning whom she could trust. Yet, these instincts were limited until she trained with International Body Language Expert Janine Driver, aka "The Lyin' Tamer," and Interview and Interrogation Pros Mark McClish and Stan Walters, who all train multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Blanca has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. You can visit Blanca's business website at www.truthblazer.com.
James J. Newbury – Senior Instructor
Senior Special Agent James J. Newberry
United States Treasury Department (retired)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Co-Founder – The Institute of Analytic Interviewing
JAMES J. NEWBERRY is a retired U.S. Treasury Agent who served 27 years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). He has worked a number of undercover assignments. He gained a reputation as a thorough bomb and arson investigator having perfected a number of high-profile complex investigations where he routinely obtained confessions. His last four years prior to retirement, he was the Intelligence Officer for the ATF San Francisco Field Division, and guest instructor to the ATF National Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
Mr. Newberry is also a retired U.S. Military Intelligence Officer, having served 22 years in the reserve intelligence program. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and served as an instructor for the 6th Army Area Intelligence School.
Mr. Newberry is the cofounder of the Analytic Interviewing Course, having trained over 10,000 law enforcement and intelligence officers. He is recognized as the best in his field at detecting deception. Tested by Dr. Paul Ekman, University of California Medical School, Behavioral Sciences, Mr. Newberry scored the highest of over 3,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence agents. He is the only person to obtain a near perfect score having only one incorrect observation (answer). Mr. Newberry, and cofounder Carrol Stubbs adapted Dr. Ekman's research material for the Analytic Interviewing course. They used it to train a number of hand-picked students to be instructors. Those instructors now teach Analytic Interviewing throughout the United States, Australia, and the Pacific Rim.
Michele Pollard Patrick - Senior Instructor
MICHELE POLLARD PATRICK is a certified Protocol Officer, professional image coach and has been a business etiquette consultant to corporate clients since 1989. She brings in-depth knowledge to her seminar presentations, and is recognized as an expert in the field of business etiquette and protocol. Michele is the founder of National Protocol, Ltd, a multi-level training organization based in Washington, D.C. Included in her list of private clients are some of Washington's most prominent figures. Michele is a certified teacher, former corporate trainer for Xerox Corporation and published author. For over 20 years, she has effectively coached corporate and government executives on the interpersonal skills that instill confidence and project professionalism. Her programs have been profiled on network and cable television shows as well as featured in national newspapers and magazines. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, international organizations, large law firms and universities have made use of her services. Michele is a graduate of Notre Dame College, the Protocol School of Washington and the Capital Speakers Program. She is a member of the National Speakers Association. She has been elected to Who's Who of Entrepreneurs and the National Association of Professional Women. www.nationalprotocol.com
Aaron Brehove - Senior Instructor
AARON BREHOVE is a television personality, keynote speaker, and fraud investigator. While working at one of the big four accounting firms, Aaron's investigations have included multi-billion dollar ponzi schemes, IRS tax evasions, and whistler blower allegations. Among others, Aaron has been on NBC's Today Show. For TruTV he has analyzed the testimony of a father who allegedly tortured and murdered his daughter. Aaron is also a senior instructor at the Body Language Institute, located in Alexandria, VA. Aaron has been trained in interviewing techniques and detecting deception by current and former government investigators from the ATF, FBI, State Police, among others. Aaron lives and trains in Washington, DC.
Frank Marsh – Senior Instructor
FRANK MARSH is a former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer who served during Desert Storm and rescue operations into Mogadishu, Somalia. After leaving the Marine Corps, he worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration as an Intelligence Analyst at the El Paso Intelligence Center. In 1993, Frank transferred to the National Drug Intelligence Center in Pennsylvania as a trainer for the Department of Justice. As a trainer for NDIC, he has taught the power of effective communication to assistant U.S. attorneys, intelligence analysts, police officers, investigators, and special agents around the world. In addition, he is a certified handwriting analyst who has been called upon by law enforcement as an expert witness. A prominent speaker and facilitator, Frank delivers to corporations, associations, and universities on the Power of Words – Success, Wellness, Attitude, and Teamwork.
Lena Sisco - Senior Instructor
Lena Sisco, founder and President of the Congruency Group LLC, is a former Department of Defense (DoD) certified Military Interrogator and Naval Officer who served in the Global War on Terror. She is the recipient of the Joint Service and the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation and Achievement Medals. Ms Sisco has 14 years experience in the field of Human Intelligence (HUMINT). She has worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency and partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in HUMINT Collection Activities. Ms Sisco has been training DoD personnel in interrogation, tactical questioning/debriefing, site exploitation, elicitation, counter-elicitation, cross cultural communications, HUMINT policy, detecting deception and behavioral congruency for over 10 years. In addition to instructing, Ms Sisco has developed courses and training curriculums and is Instructional Systems Design certified. She has experience in assessing individuals’ personality type preferences according to Jungian personality type concepts using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) tool in order for her to guide students to achieve the maximum learning experience in her classes. She also analyzes handwriting samples to help assess personality preferences. Ms Sisco is certified as a Body Language Institute Train-the-Trainer Instructor and instructs with Janine Driver. In addition, she is Six Sigma certified. Prior to her career in HUMINT, she received her Master’s Degree in Archaeology from Brown University and excavated overseas. She founded The Congruency Group in order to share her skills to DoD and Law Enforcement personnel and the private sector in order for individuals to achieve ultimate success in their personal and professional endeavors, put criminals behind bars and gather intelligence information to save lives.