My Services


Interactive workshops bring education, resources, and opportunities for application. I bring curiosity and a sense of joy to navigating challenging content. Workshops can be customized based on desired outcomes.


Consulting services help organizations understand, address, or resolve specific challenges related to trauma and stress in the workplace and their impact on leaders, employees, relationships, and practices. I take a "diagnosis first, then action" approach that allows problems to be first understood, then followed by recommendations on how to move forward.​


I offer both one-to-one and group coaching that is designed to support the healing and growth of leaders and organizations as they navigate uncertainty for themselves and those they lead. I understand that workplace relationships have tremendous impact, not only on communication but on every aspect of organizational life.


How we talk about what we talk about matters profoundly

We often take talking for granted. Yet, talking is a social practice that is essential to our                         day-to-day functioning, and it can be one of the most dangerous                    or transformative things we do

We are all living under the influence of social trauma, and the impact has created social conditions that break, betray or deny our inherent need for safety, belonging and dignity. With the continued pandemic and the very visible racial and social challenges, many of us are finding ourselves traversing uncharted relational waters, leaving us feeling disconnected and dysregulated. 
We each have a biologically-based need for connection. . . from that perspective, the impact that trauma and stress has had on our professional and personal relationships can be described as a chronic disruption of connectedness (Porges, 2014). This disconnection is experienced both in how we talk about what we talk about with one another.


Our relationships have tremendous impact on communication and nearly every aspect of life. I believe healing is justice and I journey with you to create practices that support transformational change. There are three overarching goals of my work:

Establish safety and learn how to hold space to have difficult conversations;

Increase capacity and develop neuro-resilience or what I call 'neuro-muscle' to name relational injuries and harmful practices, policies and structures; and,

Develop practices that heal relationships and create space to normalize justice-centered dialogue.


Relational Safety

Safety is the foundation of healing and of healthy relationships. Through a neuroscience lens, participants will be introduced to the many ways that safety is compromised by trauma and chronic stress and why we must reimagine our understanding of safety and its fundamental role in relationships, in the workplace, classroom, and in the home. Safety is intrinsic to our being human, and through the lens of neuroscience, we explore a more expansive, nuanced understanding. The basics of embodied safety are introduced, practiced and integrated into every aspect of my work.

Unpacking Trauma & Chronic Stress

Trauma lives in the body and compromises our ability to feel safe in our own skin and safely engage with others. When we do not feel safe, we move into survival mode and can shift into fight/flight and defensiveness or shut down and disconnection. We first define and unpack social trauma and then introduce its physiological and emotional components through the lens of neuroscience.

Living Under the Influence of Trauma

We examine the impact of trauma on professionals who hold the dual role of caring for themselves while caring for others. We identify how trauma creates barriers to connecting with ourselves and one another, often moving us out of connection into fight/flight, anxiety, and rage, or to disconnect and shut down. We explore concepts like trust and its relationship to safety, boundaries, activations and triggers, rupture and repair, self-and co-regulation. We investigate clean and dirty pain, ruptures, repairs and (re)connections, and imposter syndrome as common elements of trauma.

The Cruelty of Racial Trauma

The construct of race is violent in nature and sets the stage for a lifetime of racially traumatic experiences for everyone. NONE of us escape its harm although the impact on individuals and groups is vastly different. We explore multiple aspects of racial trauma, connecting it to structures that are designed to maintain oppression and dominance. Racial trauma lives in our bodies and shapes our lives. It comes with history, extends over and between generations, and is built into our structures. Its hierarchical nature determines who is valued and what matters and who and what doesn’t. Racial trauma impacts our personal and professional relationships. 

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