SOURCE: Fiore Group Training Inc

October 28, 2015 09:00 ET

Author and Retired Police Officer Shares His Story About His High School Bully and Reveals Time Tested Techniques to Move From Confrontation to Cooperation

Phil Eastwood's New Book "Handcuffs to Handshakes" Provides Practical and Humorous Anecdotes and Real-Life Stories on Bullying, Harassment, Resolving Conflicts and Leadership at Work, School and Home

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - In April of this year, Phil Eastwood, senior partner of Fiore Group Training, Inc., completed a 35 year career in policing. Phil's new book, 'Handcuffs to Handshakes' Leadership lessons from over 30 years of handling humans is packed full of stories reflecting on that journey. From the wild and threatening streets of West London, England to the tangled web of society in New Westminster, BC, Canada, Phil learned one critical and valuable truth that can change our circumstances: Relationships matter! A consultant and trainer in workplace violence prevention and building a Bully Free work, school and online environment, Eastwood offers his readers concrete strategies for building bridges and turning difficult situations into constructive strategies for growth.

Phil became a police officer to escape his high school bully, thinking that working with handcuffs would solve his problem. Surprisingly he learned instead of forced power and constraint is the potency in the power of relationships.

In the new book, Handcuffs to Handshakes, Phil entertains and educates the reader about:

  • The incredible impact they can have on others by demonstrating respect
  • The powerful affect a leader can have by professional mentoring and its lifelong impact
  • The value of continually learning and exercising better communication skills
  • Hope and inspiration for the victims of bullies and how to build a life of personal strength

Phil tells us the intriguing dynamics of rock star sensation Freddie Mercury, how he facilitated someone else's marriage proposal, the gripping fear he experienced as a riot broke out only 2 feet from him, and the amazing story of saving a young Sting fan from a crushing 68 Ton tank carrying the rock band The Police (ironic but true!).

"More than any other accomplishment I have discovered that how we treat the people in our lives ultimately determines our life legacy!" Phil Eastwood

Phil Eastwood's story engages the leader as well as the student. Time tested lessons are told with a British wit and a strong belief in the social code of cooperation, collaboration and respect.

Fiore Group Training, Inc. is a leader in training and development dedicated to creating a happier and healthier work environment. Phil Eastwood, President of FGT, offers keynote presentations, workshops and seminars to organizations looking to build a respectful and violent free workplace. Their new SONAR Leadership program is dedicated to providing rising stars and seasoned leaders those essential skills needed for success.

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  • Contact:
    Karen Menzies
    VP Operations
    Fiore Group Training, Inc.
    P: 604-990-5168