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How is Peterson Consulting Group different from other coaches & consultants?

There are some really phenomenal business coaches out there and some really knowledgeable trauma-informed business coaches too. If you're looking for a trauma-informed business coach, you've got lots of choices!

So what might make me different from other trauma-informed business coaches? Here are a few major differences you might be interested to know about...

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What Does a Trauma-Sensitive Career Coaching or Business Consulting Relationship Look Like?

If you've experienced other coaches prior to working with me, then our coaching relationship can look a little different. Most of the reason for this is because you and I are unique people. (Plus, I don't do business like everyone else.)


The Coach (or Consultant) Relationship with Emily Ann Peterson:
  • You're in the driver's seat—In our world, everything is client-directed and client-centered. You're the only one with access to your unique resources: economic, relational, emotional, practica…

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8 Themes for Building Organizational Resilience

I found a research gem from the University of Ottawa for my fellow entrepreneurial trauma survivors and wanted to share it with y'all! Enjoy!

~ Emily Ann Peterson

What is Organizational Resilience?

I can't be the only person who's set a goal for herself, made really big plans, and then had those plans get completely thwarted by some unforeseen event, tragedy, diagnosis, crisis, etc. I know I'm not alone in this experience—pandemic anyone?! Our individual ability to recoup, recover, and pull …

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Two Cautionary Tales: Testimonials & Why Entrepreneurs with Trauma NEED Evidence-Based Protocol

Please learn from my mistakes, so you don't make the same ones. In this post, you'll hear two cautionary tales from my mistakes. Both underline the benefit that an entrepreneurial trauma survivor gains from creating evidence-based business protocols. This especially applies to testimonials, referrals, and recommendations.

Understandbly, trauma affects our decision-making skills as business owners. We have more to gain than our trauma-free colleagues from establishing business protocols that are s…

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What's your business coaching philosophy? How did you get started doing this work?

The other day, we took a break to ask our founding director, Emilly Ann Peterson, a couple of questions about her background and philosophy. Her answers were pretty fascinating!

How does your background as a musician make you a better business & career coach for your clients who are trauma survivors?

Great question! In brief, the application of my philosophy is salutogenic, whole-person, and strengths-based. In greater detail, I'll start with some musical background, entrepreneurial beginnings…

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Easier Ways: The Deming Cycle & Kaizen

Trauma-informed coaching with Peterson Resilience Consulting operates from a mutual agreement that martyrdom, sacrificial productivity, and marathon rides on the struggle bus are 100% not worth it. A bonus domino effect from this motto is that doing hard things *can* feel easier.

Yes, we can do hard things.
Yes, hard things might feel uncomfortable, but why make it more difficult?! 

I began my business career as a musician and music teacher. It showed me that the process of optimizing somethi…

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I Kissed Capitalism Goodbye: a Case Study on Commerce—Deconstructing Joshua Harris' Course Launch

"When we know better, we do better." ~ Maya Angelou

If you are Joshua Harris, and all you read is this paragraph, that's understandable. Of course, you may read the full post, but if you leave this page knowing one thing it would be this: You are like so many business owners with religious trauma—you are brave and you are imperfect—you are human. I see so much of my own story in yours. I hope you’ll continue to de-center yourself, listen intently, and learn to apologize sincerely. Please cons…

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There Will Be No Mountain for Mark Driscoll

Many of our clients have their own stories of survival. Decades can pass, but when one of an originating source of trauma pops up in the news or pop culture, this can trigger an upheaval of complicated feelings. It can make the day-to-day of life very challenging—jobs, relationships, and businesses. 

Below is a first-person account of how our founding director, Emily Ann Peterson, reacted when this happened to her.

Unfortunately, Mars Hill was not the only experience that contributed to he…

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How is the Evangelical View of Leisure Harmful to Nature & Women?

Emily Ann Peterson here! At the time of writing this, I'm in grad school getting my Master of Business Administration (expected graduation '22). This post is an adaptation from an Ecofeminism assignment. I found it particularly applicable to the work we do here at Peterson Resilience Consulting and wanted to share.

For those unfamiliar with ecofeminism, it's a pretty vast theory of study and political action and like Evangelicalism, it spans seemingly thousands of opinions and differing applica…

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ACEs Assessment: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The CDC and Kaiser Permanente performed a study from 1995-1997 to study Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being. "An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for …

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