By Phrantceena Halres
Special to Inside The Pew
Phrantceena Halres is owner and CEO of Total Protection Services Global, is a full-service, privately held company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The company provides a comprehensive scope of high-threat/close proximity safety and security services for the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure including nuclear power, coal and other energy generating plants, new plant construction sites and certain government facilities.
According to Halres, “We’ve been in business for 11 years, and we understand the importance of each component of the security shield – from screening and recruiting to training and deployment. Each component demands thorough understanding, excellent planning and flawless execution by smart people. That’s why we’ve chosen to acquire the skill sets within our organization to match the needs of every aspect of the security equation.
“We do much more than just furnish security personnel – we also train them. The only way to penetrate that business is to hire security professionals. Many of our specialists are from the ranks of the United States military, various law enforcement agencies, the nuclear security industry and government security services.”
Why did you create your business?
“I created TPS because I wanted the freedom to create what my father understood and honored during his life, and that is to help protect this country and our people. I suppose you could say, I am serving my father through this life purpose, and teaching as many people as I can touch the importance of national security and those that work for it and are protected by it.”
What is the one scripture (or two) that you draw strength from?
“Deuteronomy 28 (entire chapter): ‘If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out …
“Psalm 91 (entire chapter): ‘Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
“My gifts will make room for me and bring me before high priest (this one is my daily mantra).”
Share the best advice you can share with an entrepreneur?
“Know who you are!”
Have an interesting tidbit about your business or yourself that you would like to add?
“It’s really a challenge for me to talk about my person. I view myself as a server, and my life as service. Interesting about the business, though, is that I’m the first and only African American woman CEO ever in the world that leads a highly specialized nuclear safety and protection services company.”
Learn more about Total Protection Services Global at http://total-protections.com/.