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Behind the scenes of Israel's elite forces


Behind the Scenes of the Elite units

The airforce pilot and operative nicknamed the "Iceman", has finally come in from the cold, after 30 years of being at the epicenter of many pivotal events as a field operative and chief psychologist of Israel's elite intelligence units.

Glenn Cohen shares his riveting accounts of flying choppers, evacuating soldiers and civilians in war zones, search and rescue of M.I.A.'s, training elite units for POW survival, treating wounded warriors, hostage negotiating and racing ultra ironman competitions for charity. Hear the secrets of how we can all go beyond, and be greater in every aspect of our lives. Glenn speaks at events and communities around the world, sharing stages with global leaders,  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Dr. Phil and other celebrities.


Choose from the speaking topics listed below and contact us to reserve a speaking engagement for your community or team. 


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These talks are suitable for:

Communities, Organizations and Corporations worldwide.

Tours or missions to Israel.

Cracking the Code of the Mossad

Cracking the code of Mossad 101  

What is the "right stuff" for Israel's most elite intelligence units? How do they achieve peak performance and how can we apply this in our lives? This intriguing lecture offers a peek behind the scenes and sparks your imagination.  After 30 years in the field and as head of special forces psychology, Glenn Cohen has cracked the code and pioneered the "E.L.I.T.E." model which details the core elements which enable leaders and teams to perform like an elite unit.

Glenn shares from his unique experience, and reveals what makes the elite operatives tick, how they achieve the seemingly impossible, and how you can too.

Behind the scenes of a Hostage Negotiator and POW Expert

Behind the scenes of a Hostage Negotiator and POW  Expert

Some of Glenn's lessons as an IDF hostage negotiator  have recently been covered  by the Wall Street Journal. In this captivating lecture, he takes you even deeper behind the scenes as a hostage negotiator, clinical psychologist and POW expert, sharing  from his personal and professional experience in POW survival training, combat trauma treatment, as well as first hand involvement in the search for downed IDF airman Ron Arad,  and operation "Brother's Keeper", searching for Israeli teenagers kidnapped by Hamas. He shares the lessons learnt from his meetings with Gilad Shalit and survival tips useful not only for POWs but also for our day to day life struggles.

The talk topic is closely connected to Biblical values such as redemption of captives and the sanctity of life.

Secrets of the Ironman

Secrets of the Ironman

How do endurance athletes push the envelope without tearing it?  How far do you want to push yourself?

Glenn Cohen only started running at the age of 40, but soon found himself running 80 mile races, completing ironman competitions, and leading the Israeli adventure racing team on a 500km race across Africa while raising funds for charities. Glenn reveals the secrets of ultra marathon runners and ironman athletes, showing how it's not about the physical endurance. It's about daring to dream, believing in ourselves, and discovering that we're all capable of overcoming obstacles and accomplishing much more than we imagine. 

You will walk away from this talk feeling inspired and with a new belief regarding what is possible for you and others.

-David Abramson, President, Beis Gavriel Synagogue, London,U.K

"Glenn and his story are truly engaging and powerful. He is a living example of a can do attitude. His talk and workshop  inspired our entire community that change and going beyond your limits is achievable. "

-Max Singer ,Co-founder and Senior Fellow of Hudson Institute, Washinton D.C.

"Glenn has spoken at our groups annual event for the past 15 years and has always led us on a moving, inspirational journey, leaving a lasting impact on the audience. Only meeting and hearing Glenn can do justice to the power of his life story."

-James Lassner, President of Orach Chaim congregation, Manhattan, NY

"Glenn’s story is inspiring, compelling, emotional, stimulating and uplifting for all ages. His warm, kind demeanor and positive message will make you proud."

-Rabbi Dovid Zirkind, Assistant Rabbi, The Jewish Center, Manhattan ,NY.

.Glenn's work is really the pride of our community and knowing that graduates from our schools are serving the Jewish people with distinction the way he does is quite uplifting. It was an honor to meet Glenn and hear him speak, and I truly hope he will speak at our congregation again."

-Major Chagai Yovel, Israel Air Force Excellency Program Director.

"After hearing Glenn speak today to 400 soldiers and officers, I can say that his presentation only gets better from year to year.  Many commented to me afterwards that his talk led them to overcome mental hurdles which had seemed insurmountable to them."

-Rabbi Rob Scheinberg, United Synagogue, Hoboken, N.J.  

"Glenn is an amazing story teller. His story and message are fitting for all age groups, across the spectrum. I would recommend him very highly!"




I just wanted to tell you how much our group enjoyed the time we spent with you at your house today. Your warmth, honesty, content & messaging were all spot on!! 

Thanks again and look forward to hosting you in our community.

Rabbi Yehuda Kantor 

Westport Chabad

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