The best coaches take a holistic approach to their work – one that takes the whole person into account. As multi-faceted humans with individual emotional needs and vulnerabilities, it’s important to consider the role of trauma in our behaviors.
When we think of trauma, we often picture war and extreme circumstances. However, many of us experience trauma in everyday life – and this can affect self-confidence, work performance, and relationships.
When a person is traumatized, they can experience a disconnect with themselves and with the people around them. They are aware of their responsibilities and goals but can’t always quite fulfill or achieve them; this is because trauma can interfere with a person’s development and self-image.
In every aspect of life and each interaction, the universality of trauma created by our everyday experiences will play apart. An awareness of this aspect of human engagement through professionally coaching trauma, applied to both individuals and teams, will lead to more positive outcomes.
A trauma-informed approach incorporates an understanding of trauma into the coaching process. While coaches are not therapists – nor do they work with anyone who would be better served by therapy alone – they are sensitive to presentations of trauma. They know how to create an environment that is safe, supportive, and maintains compassionate boundaries. At Blue Ocean Coaching & Consulting, I use this transformative practice in the following ways:
● Coaching: I create real results for clients within a judgment-free space.
● Consulting: I nurture the growth of institutions with a learner-first strategy.
● Training: I help leaders, educators, and teams develop trauma awareness and grow self-confidence.
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