Dr. Kathleen Kiernan is the founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings, a company built by practitioners, for practitioners who bring a common-sense approach to the most complex problems confronting society. An educator at heart, Dr. Kiernan believes that the first line of defense is always a prepared individual from the classroom to the boardroom. She has delivered operational and educational capabilities across the globe and developed a methodological based approach to the resiliency cycle at an individual and organizational level. Preparedness Without Paranoia® fosters an educated, engaged, and resilient public. Individuals will gain a heightened situational awareness to: understand today's multidimensional threat environment, recognize telltale signs of an evolving threat, be empowered to take effective action, and understand how to recover and resume one's daily activities in an effective manner.