About Us


Our mission at Beating Disaster is to increase your level of safety.  We do this by looking at your perspective on safety and self defense, pointing out what you already bring to the table, assisting in developing a personalized safety plan, introducing effective tools and techniques, and increasing confidence through practice.  We empower women, children and families to take control of their own safety through prevention and preparedness. All of our training and coaching services are...



We meet our clients exactly where they are and without judgment. We can and do accommodate any person with a desire to be more safe - no matter any physical limitations, disabilities or personal concerns.  Classes and training are sensitive to clients with PTSD and/or other special needs, and we often work with victims of various forms of violence.

​Any tool a person is unwilling to use is a useless tool. So we ask questions to find your perspective, thoughts, feelings and values in order to arm you with tools that are appropriate for your personal needs.

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Our training focuses on legitimate and actual threats. Though we do address the concern of strangers wearing a black hoodie in a dark alley, more often threats to women and children are actually at the hands of those we often know their first name and even in the light of day.

​Tips, tools and techniques provided include those we have found to be fitting to use on a drunk uncle or a too friendly service provider. We cover identifying possible danger, setting and upholding boundaries, avoiding potential harm and, of course, defending ourselves should things still go wrong.

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You won't hear us quote statistics or attempt to instill fear as we trust our clients are coming to us for good reason. Even children are able to demonstrate awareness and discretion when presented with positive, solution oriented and empowering information. So we stick just with that - because it works.

 We also expect our clients to be average "Joes and Janes".  It's not necessary to be in or maintain peak physical condition for the tools and techniques provided to be effective or useful. Come as you are and allow us to introduce you to the power you already have and what you can do with it.

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