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Inspirational Lectures 

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 in the field and as chief psychologist in the Mossad.

Glenn Cohen shares his personal accounts of flying choppers, evacuating casualties from war zones, search and rescue missions for 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 the  Mossad and see how we can all be greater in every aspect of our lives. 

Lecture topics

Behind the scenes of the Mossad

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 lecture offers a peek behind the scenes and sparks your imagination.  After 30 years in the field and as head of special forces psychology in the Mossad, 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.

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



"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. "

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

Behind the scenes of a hostage negotiator

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.

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"This completely blew me away because I had no idea that someone could be at the epicenter of so many pivotal evnts and in so many different roles."

Marti Cohen, United Synagogue, Hoboken New Jersey 

Hear some of the behind the scenes stories:

"Pushing the envelope"
Secrets of an Ultra 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.


"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."

Major Chagai Yovel, Israel Air Force Excellency Program Director.

Round the world  family journey 

Glenn and his family embarked on a journey of  a lifetime - one year around the world, and survived to tell the tale. What began as a "time out from life" provided the whole family with life-long experiences, discoveries and insights. They tell their story authentically with the highs and lows, while sharing insights and takeaways. This lecture is relevant either for those who wish to continue with their present routine, or for those seeking inspiration to embark on a journey of a lifetime.



Dear Orit and Glenn,

I would like to thank you for the excellent and engaging lecture about your jouney around the world. Not only was the audience mesmerized by your presentation, but also inspired to think about their own life's journey.

Ricky Yair,                                                                

Director of the Ramat Hasharon "Kathedra"

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