Trauma is being talked about a lot these days. This is a step in the right direction. However, “trauma” is still widely misunderstood, and its impact on our lives and workplaces widely underestimated.

“Trauma” is simply “too much, too fast”. It can also be “too much, too soon” or “too much for too long”. It’s also “not enough for too long.” Basically, trauma is what happens inside of us when what happens to us overwhelms our ability to adapt or cope.

Trauma doesn’t just come from one horrible incident in the past. It also comes from ongoing stressors like inhumane workplace cultures, impossible societal expectations, income inequality, climate anxiety and eco-grief, racism, and global pandemics. Trauma is widespread, common, and deep — including at the top levels of our most well-known global organizations.

Being a trauma-informed coach isn’t a nice-to-have. It’s necessary to fully serve all clients today.

Trauma-informed coaching is better coaching. I can help you build your knowledge, awareness and skills to get there.

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Trauma-Informed Coaching Webinar Series

In this practical, engaging 3-week workshop*, you will learn:

Week 1: What to Know (90 minute live webinar)

  • What is trauma, really? Who suffers from it?
  • What are the 8 different human responses to stress?
  • What are some of the relevant scientific models and recent discoveries?

Week 2: What to Notice (90 minute live webinar)

  • How does trauma show up in coaching clients’ lives?
  • How does trauma show up during coaching sessions?
  • What does it mean to be a trauma-informed coach?

Week 3: What to Do (90 minute live webinar)

  • How do I apply the 6 principles of trauma-informed care?
  • When should I decline to work with a client?
  • What must I do differently, or better?

In all sessions, you will have the opportunity for reflection, discussion, application, and personal action planning.

Each session will include the teaching of one practice to help you settle your own nervous system, and there will be short optional assignments between sessions.

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This course offers 4.5 CCEs

(3 in Core Competencies).

** As part of our commitment

to equity and reparations,

scholarships are available

to BIPOC coaches.

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Trauma-Informed Coaching Learning Community (TIC-LC)

The TIC-LC is a unique opportunity to work closely with me in a small group over six months. It’s a great way to apply new knowledge about trauma-informed coaching and take your learning to the next level!

While participation in a previous webinar or completion of my 3-week Trauma-Informed Coaching series is helpful, no prior experience is required to join.

The TIC-LC involves:

  • Small group (max of 5)
  • 6-month commitment
  • One 90-minute group call per month, which includes:
    • Teaching of self-regulation practices (Resilience Toolkit)
    • Additional learning about trauma and trauma-informed coaching
    • Coaching case review/supervision
  • Approximately 5 CCEs available in Core Competencies (for coaching supervision)

Next cohort: Spring 2022!

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Susana is warm, awake, concise and on-point, compassionate, and great at offering information in an easy-to-understand format. It was easy, comfortable, and enjoyable. I have worked with lots of teachers and facilitators, and being good at your profession doesn't make someone a good teacher.

Sabrina MarieWhole Soul Facilitator and Body Therapist

The best part about this workshop was gaining a greater understanding of trauma and how it shows up. It helped me expand my perspectives about different behaviors - my own and others - that might be related to trauma. Susana consistently modeled the behaviors she recommended to us as coaches and in service to others. She delivered exactly what was promised.

Belinda Madrid TeitelCoach, Founder - Madrid Teitel Associates

The techniques Susana taught us had a profound effect on the calming of my nervous system. In her course I learned how to recognize the triggers and how to self regulate. The information was well delivered, explained clearly and her teaching style is organized, structured and really user-friendly.

Barbara PellegrinoCEO and Founder - Creative Living Seminars LLC

This was my first workshop with Susana and I thought the material and style were spot-on. I very much appreciated Susana's style of communication with the team. The material was very informative and helpful and was presented in a way that generated good conversation within the group.

Deb Mohesky, MBA, MS, ACPEC, BCC, FACHECEO - HealthStar Partners, LLC

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