Lena Sisco

Ex DoD interrogator & Naval intel officer
Expert on interviewing, deception, leadership, change management, entertainment
Fee: Please inquire
"Lena was extremely engaging. I can see so many applications for her skill set in what we do, particularly as it relates to business development. Bring her back!"
Justin Stenberg
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Areas of Expertise

Lena is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Avoiding bias, diversity
  • Crime, investigation
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Aerospace, military
  • Performance improvement, sales
Lena's Background

Lena Sisco is a former Department of Defense (DoD) certified military interrogator and Naval Intelligence officer who served in the Global War on Terror. Lena has been training DoD and federal and state law enforcement agencies in interviewing and interrogation techniques, which includes in-depth deception analysis, body language and elicitation.  

Lena is also certified in Organizational Change Management, and Discovery Learning Institute’s Change Style Indicator and Change Navigator, as well as Power + Systems Organizational Workshop. In 2013, Lena started her own company, The Congruency Group.

In 2015 Lena gave a TEDx talk titled, My Secret to Breaking Terrorists: Detecting Deception & Rapport. She is also the author of You're Lying! Secrets From an Expert Military Interrogator to Spot the Lies and Get to the Truth, as well as Marine Scout Snipers: True Stories from Marine Corps Snipers. Her third book, Honest Answers: Interviewing and Negotiation Skills to Get the Truth, will be published by HarperCollins in early 2022.

Presentation Examples
  • Body Language and the Butterfly Effect
  • Detecting Deception: How to Spot Lies and Get the Truth
  • Awareness: Self, Situational, and Inattentional Blindness
  • Advanced Communication Strategies for Influential Leaders
Partnership Examples
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Virginia Homicide Investigators Association
  • Virginia Crime Analysis
  • Texas Crime Stoppers
  • The Collaborative Rehab Council
  • Alliance Safety Council
  • Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
Listen to Lena featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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Expert on interviewing, deception, leadership, change management, entertainment
Gina Bennett
Ex CIA senior analyst & advisor
Expert on cognitive bias, gender equality, intelligence
Darrell Blocker
Ex CIA officer & training lead
Expert on security, risk, crisis management, diversity & inclusion, entertainment
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Expert on cybersecurity, threat analysis, insider threat programs, parenting
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Ex KGB sleeper agent
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Ex DIA clandestine ops officer
Expert on cybersecurity, insider threat program development, surveillance, investigation
Nic McKinley
Ex CIA officer & USAF pararescueman
Expert on leadership, intelligence, conflict resolution, human trafficking
Michele Rigby Assad
Ex CIA undercover officer
Expert on terrorism, sales, vetting, and inspiring audiences
Avner Avraham
Ex Mossad lieutenant colonel
Expert on Mossad operations, Israeli law enforcement, entertainment
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Ex CIA senior officer & station chief
Expert on leadership, cybersecurity, intelligence, security
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