Oct 27, 2020
Best selling author Jessica
Buchanan survived a life altering, harrowing experience.
After being abducted and held for ransom by a group of Somali
pirates, Jessica survived 93 days under deplorable conditions
before being rescued by SEAL Team Six of the United States Navy
Elite Special Forces Unit. Jessica now speaks on resilience
and overcoming impossible odds through the lens of navigating
change. She’s a family support liaison for Hostage US, as
well as a dedicated ambassador for the Navy Seal Foundation which
helps to support families of fallen Navy Seals.
What You WIll Hear in This Episode
- Jessica’s experience living in Somalia and
working with the Danish demining group heading up their education
October 25, 2011 abduction and the life changing 93 days she was
held hostage by somali pirates.
survival meant and the skills she honed that helped her navigate
and even build a strange rapport with her captors.
effects and aftermath of the kidnapping experience on her life
after being rescued
hostage negotiations work.
events of the night in January of 2012 when Jessica and her
co-worker, Paul, were rescued.
fundamental way the experience changed Jessica and dealing with the
- Tapping into your own Badassery
the experience and grief re-routed her life’s journey
- Jessica’s passion for teaching and how she uses
her experience and her story to teach people how to navigate
through change as well as how to identify when things need to
thought that there was only one hero in the story…...I realized,
I’m a hero in this story too.”
weight of trauma doesn’t change, it’s just your ability to
carry it that changes it.”
significant change that thrusts itself upon you is an invitation to
collaborate. You can either fight against it or collaborate
don’t have to worry about the worst thing that could
official, we’ve been kidnapped by the world’s dumbest
- “Really understanding how to navigate change is
fundamental to our mental health, well being and to being
We Should Talk About That
Danish Demining Group