Dr James Alvarez

Hostage Negotiation Expert

Dr James Alvarez is an internationally recognized authority on hostage negotiations, advanced influence, persuasion and change management techniques.

A consultant psychologist and the only consultant ever used by both Scotland Yard and NYPD’s Hostage Negotiation Teams, he has written the definition of Hostage and Crisis Negotiations, the chapter about The Psychological Impact of Kidnap and the course for Broadmoor Hospital Hostage Negotiators.

Dr Alvarez has helped manage the safe resolution of over 24 kidnaps for ransom and ship piracy cases, was European Operations Director of the International Association of Hostage Negotiators for nearly a decade and is an Honorary Police Surgeon of the NYPD. Other clients include FTSE and Fortune 100 companies, military/intelligence agencies and health services of various countries.

His extraordinary depth of experience in negotiations makes him a world expert in corporate behaviour change management. A charismatic, memorable presenter with outstanding teaching and speaking skills gained through many invited international addresses & media appearances, his dynamic style makes it easy for audiences to praise him.

Dr Alvarez offers tailored motivational speaker presentations covering topics such as business strategy, change management, training programme development and delivery and executive coaching.

His dynamic presentations coupled with his own field experience make him a truly unique after dinner speaker who holds a wealth of tense and entertaining anecdotes not to mention insightful personal experiences which he is able to share with his audience.

To book Dr James Alvarez as the motivational speaker for your event contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Business strategy development
  • Change management
  • Business process redesign
  • Organisational culture change
  • Training programme development and delivery
  • Communications
  • Leadership development
  • Executive coaching

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