Prepare, Prevent, Protect


Welcome to the Stiletto Agency! Thank you for stopping by. 

Join us as we discuss, plan and prepare (mentally, emotionally and physically) to make sure we are in control of our own safety. Here you’ll find resources and programs to take control of your personal safety in everyday situations and crisis scenarios. 

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Shelley Klingerman is a successful entrepreneur, marketing professional and documentary film producer. She is a graduate of Indiana State University and the mother of three beautiful children who were her inspiration for producing the documentary film Terror in American Schools: Are Your Kids Safe? The film outlines current threats to our schools, and what can be done to increase school security.

During her research for the film, and from her two decades of experience working for a large global firm, Klingerman began to understand the need to be vigilant and aware of her surroundings. This sparked a passion to help others learn what they should be aware of when traveling, walking alone, etc., and how they can prepare and protect themselves. She compiled her insights into Vigilance: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Personal Safety, Self-Protection Measures, and Countermeasures (Niche Pressworks, 2019).

Klingerman is currently the executive director of Launch Terre Haute, a nonprofit business incubator that helps entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. She  resides in Terre Haute, Ind., with her family.

She is available for speaking engagements, workshops and experiential learning programs (where she partners with law enforcement and military trainers to deliver an immersive experience in her Prepare-Prevent-Protect philosophy of personal safety).


Vigilance: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Personal Safety, Self-Protection Measures, and Countermeasures empowers women to develop the situational awareness and warrior mindset to avoid being victimized – and urges them to model safe behavior and pass it along to loved ones. It unpacks the emotional, mental and physical preparation critical to dissuading predators, and offers self-defense strategies to fend them off should they attack.

You’ll learn how to layer your self-protection measures and apply them to everyday situations, from air travel to riding in an Uber, from choosing a seat in a restaurant to checking into a hotel. You’ll discover practical safety tips on walking with purpose and confidence, visualizing and rehearsing a crisis response well before a crisis occurs and, yes, understanding how to be a hostage who makes it out alive.

Your guides include many top law-enforcement, self-defense and counter-terrorism officials who shared their experience and expertise with me to help you along this journey to Prepare, Prevent and Protect.

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