Miguel DeCoste, Founder, Coast Executive Services, Podcaster

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Making people feel safe and secure

We’re not just bouncersMiguel DeCoste, Podcaster, Founder, Coast Executive Services

Miguel DeCoste, CPP, has worked in the field of security for over 25 years. He is the founder of Coast Executive Services. His background includes domestic and international Executive Protection, Security Consulting, and Event Security assignments in the private sector – including working in coordination with the USSS and State and Local law enforcement to provide client protection and site security during the 2012/2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

In addition to his 15 years of Public Events Management for the University of California, he is also the host of The Tao of the Velvet Rope, a podcast examining the myths, truths, and guiding principles of Nightclub Security.

Our conversation covered a wide range of topics to get a civilian’s view of the realm of security professionals. We talked about specific events in the news and his take on them, and how situational awareness is one of the most important skills you can have.

I love his explanation of how he works a room when auditing the security at a nightclub, paying attention to things none of us ever consider. I’m glad that he has a podcast that other professionals can listen to and up their game, and keep us safe.