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THE SAFETY GODMOTHERS is not only the name of the book, but also the identity of its two authors, Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta. THE SAFETY GODMOTHERS have decades of experience in training thousands of women, girls, men and boys in verbal and physical self-defense.

Lisa Gaeta is the founder and CEO of IMPACT Personal Safety of Southern California, and recognized internationally as one of the leading trainers in full-force, adrenaline based self-defense.

Ellen Snortland is the author of “Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior in Women and Girls,” which is deemed a classic in the personal safety field. She has spoken about and taught self-defense all over the world, and been featured on Dateline NBC.

Gavin de Becker, our “Safety Godfather,” is a revered authority in violence prevention worldwide and Oprah’s go-to expert. He is widely regarded as a leader in the prediction and management of violence. He is also the author of several books, including the best-selling “The Gift of Fear.”


Every day, the concerns you have about your personal safety and that of your loved ones increases with each news story about rape on campus, domestic violence, or someone who just “loses it.” What can you do? PREPARE FOR IT, just like you prepare for earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters. You need a plan and some skills… and THE SAFETY GODMOTHERS are here to show you the way!


Learn the basics of physical self-defense literacy.  Contact Ellen Snortland and Lisa Gaeta, “The Safety Godmothers,” to speak at your conference, corporate or educational institution, retreat and more. They’ll show you and your audience simple to use, easy to learn and fun to practice common-sense self-protection skills and practices. Ellen and Lisa are nationally known experts on self-defense and have age and job appropriate tips for business travelers, new college students and their parents, as well as anyone who has had the thought, “I should learn some self-defense.” Ms. Snortland and Ms. Gaeta are funny, wise and a great addition to your meetings or conferences.


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