One Back Zebra was devised by two fathers who dealt with dangers that most parents never have to ponder when they traveled with American children on a service trip to Kenya in 2014.
After witnessing an explosion at a Kenyan marketplace, one of the fathers realized that average American workers are not situationally aware enough to protect themselves or their customers from a random act of workplace violence or, what's worse, a planned one.
Deep in the Maasai Mara our founders watched a zebra warn its herd about the approach of a lion just by using its ears and making quiet sounds. When the lion finally pounced out of the tall grass, the zebras were already running.
Our founders returned to the US with a plan to create a safety seminar company that would bridge the gap between the psychology of violence prevention and modern techniques of emergency response.
All OBZ instructors, consultants and advisors have reached the pinnacle of their respective professions and share a collective desire to preempt workplace violence in their community.
One Back Zebra's methodology was written by top-tier law enforcement officials and clinical and organizational psychologists. All of our trainers are certified by federal or regional law enforcement agencies.