OUR STORY

Al Horner was a U.S. Navy SEAL and learned valuable lessons about personal safety. A friend asked him to share those lessons with his daughter and a group of young women departing for college. The young women and their mothers felt so good about the training that they told other women. Word of mouth growth continued and we have trained over 18,000 class participants, all based on referrals from one caring woman to another

The college girl who started the process was assaulted three weeks after her Not Me! training. Using what she learned in the class, she escaped. Another woman in that initial group was assaulted in the middle of the night by a man with a machete. She escaped also. We receive continuous feedback that what we teach works effectively in the real world. It is unlike any other training that we are aware of and it prevents pain and saves lives. Nothing motivates us more than hearing “Thank you!” from girls and women we have trained who used our training to prevent attacks or escape when the worst was happening.

But there is a limit to how many girls and women we can train via in-person classes. In response to many requests, we created our on-line training program. The segments are packed with information that can keep you safer. Past participants say they learn something new and valuable each time they attend a Not Me! class. We hope you enjoy the training and, based on feedback from past participants, it seems likely that you will want to view each of the segments more than once.

WHO WE ARE

Prevent pain and save lives by getting our information to as many people as possible.

Al Horner

Al Horner

Founder

Al graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received his MBA from the University of Minnesota. He spent five years as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy SEALS and led the first SEAL combat mini-sub unit on the East Coast. He also led the UDT/SEAL Parachute Team and was an Aide to the first Naval Special Warfare Admiral.

After his time in the service, Al brought dysfunctional companies back to life, turning around several businesses. He is the currently CEO and Owner of Aaron Carlson Corporation, an architectural woodworking company based in the Twin Cities.

He authored Not Me! which provides women’s safety and self defense information. Not Me self defense training classes have served over 12,000 girls and women.

Karla Rapp

Karla Rapp

Trainer

Karla attended Southern Illinois University on an athletic scholarship and returned to Minnesota after earning her degree in Journalism. She worked in advertising at Campbell Mithun and Fallon for over a decade as a media planner, print negotiator and operations specialist.

In college she successfully escaped an assault after being drugged.

Karla attended a session of Not Me and changed careers to be a part of it. Her role at Not Me includes Outreach & Development – working with businesses, schools, community programs and private groups to arrange trainings. She is a lead instructor of our classes, helping thousands of girls and women live in a safer world.

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Trainer

Kelly spent the mid 80’s to early 90’s working in commercial real estate and property management for Richard Ellis Inc. After getting married and starting a family, she made a career change into law enforcement and has worked in various administrative roles for the Brooklyn Park Police Department for the past 22 years. Kelly is an avid fitness enthusiast and kickboxer and enjoys coaching at her gym.

Kelly was introduced to Not Me training by attending sessions with her two college-age daughters. The message and influence of the program impressed her tremendously, and inspired her to become part of the Not Me team. Her role at Not Me includes Outreach – working with businesses, schools, community programs and private groups to arrange training sessions.

Linda Schwefel

Linda Schwefel

Trainer

Linda Schwefel has over 20 years of training, keynote speaking, coaching, and professional teaching experience. She has been a Sales Manager, and Top Salesperson with Xerox, where she was the Marketing Representative of the Year Nationwide. She now teaches leadership improvement through improved self-awareness and better communications skills, and she teaches personal defense skills.

Linda’s career evolved to conducting full-time leadership training, and delivering keynote speeches in 1991. Then she founded Keynotes.com, a speaker’s bureau, while also speaking and training leaders and senior executives across the country.

Today she delivers keynotes, teaches and trains using the Insights Discovery System, as well as Al Horner’s “Not Me” program. She teaches from a real world perspective as a business owner herself.

Linda has a BA in Business from the University of San Diego, and multiple sales training certifications. She lives in Excelsior, Minnesota with her husband Scott, and has three children.