Tools & support for trauma survivors building resilience in business & life.


Welcome! This is a pro-consent, choose-your-own-adventure website! 

Explore in whatever order you'd like. :-) You'll find a lot of *freely* available resources and even a chance to breathe!

 

 

THE BIG IDEA

Empirically-Proven, Value-Based Tools & Methods for confident decisions and sustainable living

OUR MISSION & VALUES

Dismantling the undue influence of past traumas—through strategic decisions, tools & reliable systems. 

We believe the economic structure of your life and business can support your intentional healing and resilience. 

Holistic Growth

benefiting *every* corner of your life & business 

Building Resilience

to transform surviving into thriving

3 Client Types

We provide trauma resilience coaching & consulting for... 

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Business Owners & Entrepreneurs:

  • reliable client & customer acquisition
  • the *perfect* to-do list
  • sustainable growth strategies
  • consistent cash flow
  • customized business tools
  • bespoke spreadsheets

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Career Professionals:

  • career pivots & job promotions
  • improved team dynamics
  • solutions for stress & burnout
  • time management tools
  • resumé consults & editing

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Helpers & Healers:

  • blueprints for ethical marketing
  • safeguards against compassion fatigue
  • harm-reducing business systems
  • optimal client on-boarding 
  • templates for content creation

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Are you a good fit? Ready to build your trauma resilience?

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Common for new clients:
  • impostor syndrome
  • (existential) overwhelm
  • procrastination
  • feast or famine bank accounts
  • people-pleasing 
  • burnout & exhaustion
Popular first projects:
  • resumé rewrites
  • templates for content creation
  • stress & time management tools 
  • non-icky marketing maps 
  • taking the cult out of difficult ;-)
Favorite clients are...
  • anti-racist
  • LGBTQI-friendly
  • pro-sex work & sex-positive
  • body-positive & anti-diet
  • neurodivergent
  • creative
  • heretics and/or misfits
Best results when clients...
  • enjoy throwing spaghetti
  • prefer throwing confetti
  • take time to sleuth it out 
  • regularly see a mental health professional in *addition to* our sessions together

COACH & CONSULTANT

Emily Ann Peterson, MBA, TRLC

Hi! I’m a seasoned business consultant and certified Trauma & Resilience Life Coach (TRLC). I help my clients dismantle the undue influence of their trauma in life, career, and business—and we have fun doing it!

My specialty is assisting folks with adverse experiences from high-control or coercive organizations and relationships. This includes, but is certainly not limited to: cults, gurus, abusive bosses, religions, domestic violence, labor trafficking, multilevel marketing, combat PTSD, military sexual trauma, authoritative parenting, and childhood trauma. 

I have two business degrees: BBA & MBA. My graduate studies focused on marketing psychology, consumer behavior, and the power of (cult) influence. I have a wide range of other certifications and credentials too.

Learn More Here

Ready to Get Started?

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Step 1: Book a Meet-n-Greet Consult

Schedule your appointment upon confirming your email address.

Step 2: Say Hi & Show Up

Let's chat & tailor your next steps to match your unique story & business.

Step 3: Build Your Bravery

Your bravery can begin to feel easier as you intentionally practice it every day!

 

Client Testimonials

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Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-26-of-32--edited A La Carte Sessions

One-off sessions are perfect if you're seeking guidance and insight for a specific or immediate problem, or if you want to reserve and schedule occasional sessions in our calendar. In each session, you'll get 1-on-1 attention with Emily Ann Peterson, collect a bouquet of options, creative solutions for any hiccups, or chaotic feelings that along come with running a business that is uniquely yours.

After paying for your session(s) and agreeing to your rights and responsibilities as a client/student, you'll receive an email with a scheduling link. You'll have 30 days to book your session(s).

$200.00
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“Working with Emily Ann exceeded my expectations and beyond. She not only improved my project tenfold, but made me excited and confident before the launch. It’s been incredibly helpful to have her expertise, support, and valuable feedback!”

songwriter & actress

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-5-of-94-edited-edited-edited Recurring Sessions

Build your bravery and resilience one step at a time with regular check-ins and accountability! This option is good for clients working on a longer-term project or those seeking ongoing support from a coach and consultant like Emily Ann Peterson. Each month you'll receive recurring private coaching session(s) via Google Meet and weekly office hours via email. The frequency of sessions is up to you: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly.

$185.00
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“Emily Ann helped me work out the kinks while my business was in its baby stages. We discussed business names, branding, pricing models, and audience strategy. She has a laser-like vision of how to help develop and market your creative works for success.

author & creator of the Law Thriller series

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-5-of-94-edited-edited-edited Recurring Sessions

Build your bravery and resilience one step at a time with regular check-ins and accountability! This option is good for clients working on a longer-term project or those seeking ongoing support from a coach and consultant like Emily Ann Peterson. Each month you'll receive recurring private coaching session(s) via Google Meet and weekly office hours via email. The frequency of sessions is up to you: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly.

$185.00
Heather Hobbs - Testimonial

“Emily Ann gave me a website checkup and I was so excited, inspired, and motivated that it was really a no-brainer. After working with her for several months now, doing brave things is easier now because I can recognize when I'm procrastinating, resisting, or just plain scared. ”

author & educator

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-5-of-94-edited-edited-edited Recurring Sessions

Build your bravery and resilience one step at a time with regular check-ins and accountability! This option is good for clients working on a longer-term project or those seeking ongoing support from a coach and consultant like Emily Ann Peterson. Each month you'll receive recurring private coaching session(s) via Google Meet and weekly office hours via email. The frequency of sessions is up to you: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly.

$185.00
Monicka Clio-Sakki Testimonial

“Emily Ann Peterson is a rare combination of inspiration and practical execution. Not your typical consultant or coach, for sure! She has a gift of seeing things and figuring out systems to see them through. She encouraged me to perform outreach (something I dreaded), and I’m so glad I did.”

brand strategist & coach

photo-1529078848963-beede801cdd1-edited Book Coaching & Production Consulting

If you've always wanted to write a book or somehow the creative muse has magically gifted you with a manuscript idea, then let's talk. Self-publishing is the single most effective way for you to get your book *out there* for the world to see as soon as possible.

Every author's book is different, so working with Emily Ann *starts* with six (6) one-hour sessions to nail down your book summary, ideal audience, outline, title, overall strategy, and next steps.

$1,200.00
Janet Haney - Testimonial

“Sometimes we need help to pull away the covering of fear and find the courage to be brave. Sometimes that help is a person: Emily Ann Peterson can be that one. Bravery begins one step at a time. As it’s given the soil of courage and understanding, bravery blooms inside us and becomes large enough to walk under. I needed help to do that, and if you do too, this is the place to start. Bravery can be learned.

author & business owner

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-26-of-32--edited A La Carte Sessions

One-off sessions are perfect if you're seeking guidance and insight for a specific or immediate problem, or if you want to reserve and schedule occasional sessions in our calendar. In each session, you'll get 1-on-1 attention with Emily Ann Peterson, collect a bouquet of options, creative solutions for any hiccups, or chaotic feelings that along come with running a business that is uniquely yours.

After paying for your session(s) and agreeing to your rights and responsibilities as a client/student, you'll receive an email with a scheduling link. You'll have 30 days to book your session(s).

$200.00
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“Emily Ann is a straight-talker with a smile. I love this. This makes me get to the heart of the matter so much more quickly, whether it’s honing in on the goals of a project or trying hard to see something through to the end. If I need a hand zeroing in on a goal or needing a plan as to how to break down a project into manageable action items, I call Emily Ann.”

singer-songwriter, business owner

Piece_of_Cake_Copy_-_Simplero_product_image Piece Of Cake Writing Session

Got a website that reads a little too boring? Does your artist bio make even your *mom* want to fall asleep? Don't want to re-write the words for that thing? Stuck with a blinking cursor and a blank page?

Schedule a session with Emily Ann to write some tastiest morsels with you! After paying for your session, you'll fill out your intake form and then leave your scheduled session with the perfect words for whatever your creative project requires!

$300.00
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“Emily Ann Peterson is professional and efficient. Our end result was spot-on for what I needed. We created and installed the copy for my Patreon page, which needed an overhaul. The donation level titles and explanations were creative and upbeat. They balanced my facts with the need for compassion and her call to action *worked!*

It would’ve taken me forever to conceive, format, and input data to my new Patreon page. Even in that case, it still would’ve fallen far short of Emily Ann’s high caliber of work. I am 100% satisfied.”

singer-songwriter

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-5-of-94-edited-edited-edited Recurring Sessions

Build your bravery and resilience one step at a time with regular check-ins and accountability! This option is good for clients working on a longer-term project or those seeking ongoing support from a coach and consultant like Emily Ann Peterson. Each month you'll receive recurring private coaching session(s) via Google Meet and weekly office hours via email. The frequency of sessions is up to you: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly.

$185.00
Vanessa Turk - Testimonial

“Working with Emily Ann was pleasant and fun! Over three months, I gained more clarity in who my ideal client is. What I liked most about our private coaching calls was the questions Emily Ann asked. They helped me get more clear of the direction I'm going.”

online business owner

Emily-Ann-Peterson-photo-by-Rah-Foard-5-of-94-edited-edited-edited Recurring Sessions

Build your bravery and resilience one step at a time with regular check-ins and accountability! This option is good for clients working on a longer-term project or those seeking ongoing support from a coach and consultant like Emily Ann Peterson. Each month you'll receive recurring private coaching session(s) via Google Meet and weekly office hours via email. The frequency of sessions is up to you: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly.

$185.00
Alexandra Harbushka Testimonial

“Emily Ann is a breath of fresh air and is always full of new ideas. She helped me tremendously when it comes to presenting my message in a very clear and concise way that my audience will understand, in a way that they like and they want to come back. I know that my brand would not be consistent throughout all the areas of my business if it was not for Emily Ann’s unique eye. I am grateful for her talents and of course our time together.”

CEO, John Doe Corp

desktop-in-the-jungle-edited Website Checkup

Do you have a website? Do you (secretly) worry that it sucks? Or maybe you know it doesn’t do you and your awesome work justice?

Easy! You'll walk away from your 45-min Website Audit with a tangible list of tiny improvements and the confidence to put yourself out there!

$250.00
Rebecca-Hass-Testimonial-edited

“In just one session, Emily Ann gave me a different perspective on how to view my ideal customer, new ideas about how to approach my people, and presented marketing in a very real, genuine way.”

music teacher & creative coach

desktop-in-the-jungle-edited Website Checkup

Do you have a website? Do you (secretly) worry that it sucks? Or maybe you know it doesn’t do you and your awesome work justice?

Easy! You'll walk away from your 45-min Website Audit with a tangible list of tiny improvements and the confidence to put yourself out there!

$250.00
Susan Axelrod - Testimonial

“Once I pushed through my own resistance to holding on to my precious website copy, I realized the benefit of Emily Ann’s advice for brevity and power-packed content. I was able to quickly adopt and adapt her advice and I love the results! Emily’s style is friendly, warm, personal, and supportive. She’s “been there, done that” and revels along the way.”

author & business owner

desktop-in-the-jungle-edited Website Checkup

Do you have a website? Do you (secretly) worry that it sucks? Or maybe you know it doesn’t do you and your awesome work justice?

Easy! You'll walk away from your 45-min Website Audit with a tangible list of tiny improvements and the confidence to put yourself out there!

$250.00
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“Being in the music/entrepreneurial space myself, it’s sometimes easy to have reservations with coaching sessions. But to sit down with Emily, there’s no need. She has a focused yet graceful way of getting straight to the point, fluff not included. Offering value catered exclusively to me and my personal needs, we deciphered my mission, constructed a plan, and found actionable baby-steps for me to take - all within an hour session. Emily Ann Peterson is the real deal.”

singer-songwriter

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