Winning Mind Training exists to serve the courageous men and women of the law enforcement profession through our seminars and workshops.
Law enforcement is one of the most important, most complex, most demanding, most challenging and most rewarding professions in society today. It is a profession of courageous men and women who are committed to serving their communities at the highest level and want to be great at what they do.
The ancient Greeks believed that every person has it within them to be a hero. They defined a hero as a protector; someone who has the ability to not only look after himself or herself, but also to look after someone else. They have the physical abilities, the knowledge, and the desire to serve. The core strengths of the hero are compassion, love and a commitment to something bigger than themselves. Law enforcement is a profession of heroes and Winning Mind Training’s mission is to serve those heroes through practical, engaging and life changing seminars and workshops.
At Winning Mind Training we work with:
- Law enforcement leaders who are willing to Dare to Be Great in order to most effectively serve and lead the people in their organization.
- Law enforcement officers who are committed to training their mind, body and spirit in order to become the best law enforcement professional and best person their can be.
- Law enforcement trainers who want to be great at what they do in order to create the best possible learning environment for their officers and instill in them the highest possible level of competence and confidence.
- To achieve excellence and create a Legacy of Excellence it is critical to understand and focus on Life’s Most Powerful Question: What’s Important Now? (W.I.N.)
- Leadership, like greatness, is a choice and a process.
- Excellence in the field is a result of Excellence in Training.
- Strive for Excellence not Perfection.
- Excellence in Training is a shared responsibility.
- Your legacy is something you create every day through the way you live.
To that end Winning Mind Training offers:
Innovative, practical, engaging, thought provoking presentations and training programs designed to enhance competence and confidence through knowledge and understanding. These presentations and programs include Dare to Be Great: The Leadership Challenge, The Heroes path to Excellence in Law Enforcement and Excellence in Training. We also provide customized presentations for conferences and events.
Watch Brian Willis’ TEDx Naperville talk The Most Dangerous Weapon in Law Enforcement.
Meet the Winning Mind Team:
“Brian Willis – President and C.E.O. (Chief Excellence officer) “]Brian is an acclaimed thought leader, training innovation specialist, catalyst for change in the law enforcement profession, speaker, author and trainer. Brian is committed to leading the fight against mediocrity and helping law enforcement officers, trainers and leaders create a Legacy of Excellence through Life’s Most Powerful Question – What’s Important Now? (W.I.N.)
Brian is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution and commitment to Officer Safety in Canada, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the law enforcement profession and in 2011 Brian was named as the Law Officer Trainer of the Year.
Brian is the editor, publisher and contributing writer for the acclaimed books W.I.N.: Critical Issues in Training and Leading Warriors, W.I.N. 2: Insights Into Training and Leading Warriors, If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the Street, If I Knew Then 2: Warrior Reflections, am I that man? How Heroes Role Models and Mentors Can Shape Your Life and a contributing writer for Warriors: On Living with Courage, Discipline and Honor.
Brian serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers association (ILEETA). He is the past editor of the ILEETA Review, writes the W.I.N. Column for the ILEETA Journal and has had numerous articles published in law enforcement periodicals.
Brian began his law enforcement career with the Calgary Police Service in 1979 and over the next 25 years he worked as a patrol officer, tactical officer, patrol supervisor and trainer. From 1995 to 2004 he was the head use of force trainer for the Calgary Police Service (an agency of 1950 officers). In that role he was responsible for researching, developing, instructing and overseeing the Officer Safety, Subject Control Tactics, Crowd Management, Incident Command and Emergency Vehicle Operations programs. Brian also served on the Crowd Control Unit for 19 years as a constable, supervisor in charge of training and development, Platoon Commander and Deputy Commander. He served in integral roles during the World Petroleum Congress and G8 Summit in Calgary.
Brian served as a member of the National Advisory Board for Police Marksman Magazine from 2000 to 2007 and is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association, the Illinois Tactical Officers Association, the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
In addition to numerous law enforcement certifications Brian holds a Certificate in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. He has given presentations on mental preparation and conditioning at numerous international conferences and is sought after as a speaker across North America for his presentations Excellence in Training, Harnessing The Winning Mind and Warrior Spirit, The Pursuit of Personal Excellence and am I that man?.
Brian has trained law enforcement trainers from the FBI, DEA, RCMP, as well as trainers from state/provincial and municipal agencies from across Canada and the United States in his cutting edge Excellence in Training program.
He has also worked with martial artists, competitive shooters, athletes and coaches from a variety of sports including hockey, volleyball, bull riding, figure skating, running, biathlon, skeleton, and golf on harnessing the power of the mind and enhancing performance through harnessing the power of the mind and the use of Performance Enhancement Imagery
Brian worked as a volunteer mental preparation coach with Canadian amateur boxing champions in four weight classes, a 2004 Olympic Boxing Team member and four gold medal winners from the prestigious Ringside Boxing Tournament held in Kansas City. Brian also worked with the 2003/2004 Medicine Hat Tigers following their regular season as well as working with the team at the 2004 Memorial Cup in Kelowna, B.C.
Kevin Duchnycz currently works for the Alberta Justice & Solicitor General’s Staff College as a Training Sergeant. He has been a full time instructor in Control Tactics and Security Skills for both Alberta Correctional Peace Officers and Sheriff recruits for over 6 years. Kevin has also been involved with the Community Peace Officer induction training at the Staff College. Previously, he’s worked at the Edmonton Remand Centre where he was a member of the provincial tactical team. In working for the Solicitor General, he has been afforded the opportunity and privilege to train with Winning Mind for many years, other law enforcement agencies and municipalities throughout Alberta.
Kevin teaches the PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course and the Winning Mind Ground Fighting and A.C.E. Edged Weapons Instructor Course for Winning Mind Training.
Sean Carter is a former training and leader for the Alberta Justice & Solicitor General’s Staff College. He has been a full time instructor in Control Tactics and Security Skills for both Alberta Correctional Peace Officers and Sheriff recruits for over 7 years. Sean has also been involved in the building and running of the Community Peace Officer induction training at the Staff College. Previously, he’s worked at the Fort Saskatchewan correctional centre where he was a Tactical Team Leader, and the Edmonton Remand correctional centre where he was a member of the provincial tactical team and became the Provincial Instructor. In working for the Solicitor General for a total of 25 years, he has been afforded the opportunity and privilege to train with Winning Mind for many years, other law enforcement agencies and municipalities throughout Alberta.
Sean Carter has been studying and competing in Karate for over 27 years. He is a fifth degree Black Belt (Godan) in Shotokan Karate.
His competitive accomplishments include Western Canadian Champion for seven years; three appearances at the Pan American Games, including a gold medal in 1999; placing in the medals for thirteen years out of seventeen in the Nationals; gold medalist in the World Police & Fire Games & Law Enforcement Games; went to Japan and competed in the World Championships (Shoto-Cup); and medalist at many N.K.A and international regional events.
Sean teaches the PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course and the Winning Mind Ground Fighting and A.C.E. Edged Weapons Instructor Course for Winning Mind Training.