I’m Laurie Ayers, Managing Director of Concealed Statements. I am an analyst, consultant, and speaker focused on the subject of deception, specifically forensic statement analysis.
I am the author of Drive-Thru Deception: Clues to Detect Deceit. I’m also an active contributor on the subjects of deception awareness, content analysis, exposing lies through written and verbal statements, behavioral clues to credibility, deception detection, nonverbal communication and personal safety.
Some of my credentials include certification in Statement Analysis Interviewing Techniques. Statement Analysis® is the most accurate way of determining if a person is lying in a verbal or written statement.
Also, as a practitioner in nonverbal communication, body language and deception awareness, I am a certified delegate of the Paul Ekman Institute in Evaluating Truth and Credibility, Emotional Skills and Competencies and Train the Trainer.
Further training includes: Behavioral Clues to Deceit, Situational Awareness, Intuition Studies, Criminal Profiles, Crime Avoidance, Risk Management Development, Managing Victim Fear and Violence in the Workplace, Homeland Security, Terrorism, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Contingency Planning, Supply-Chain Security, Bomb Threat Assessment.
I hold a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and am the former owner of LA Self Defense, Ayers on the Side of Caution, and co-founder of Defensive Countermeasures Institute.
My academic achievements include a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, in addition to graduate studies with Michigan State University Criminal Justice Homeland Security program. I am also a Landmark Education graduate.
Before becoming a deception analyst / consultant I was employed with the Department of Homeland Security. I am the proud mother of two young adults … where my knowledge, skills and abilities in deception detection have come in handy over the years!
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said. – Peter F. Drucker
If your default is to trust, to take people at their word, even though we all know that anyone can make nearly anything up, you will be happier and probably live longer. … You can avoid that unpleasant outcome by being distrustful and suspicious of everyone. You will be less happy, your life may be a bit shorter, and you take a different risk… you risk disbelieving a truthful person. – Dr. Paul Ekman
Mediocrity bores and angers me. – Anna Wintour