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Why This Paradigm?

Trauma-Responsive Methods Yield Sustainable Results:

Lodestar's trauma-informed approach to executive coaching, leadership development, facilitation, and hospital and corporate consulting dramatically improves the efficacy and sustainability of the work. Lodestar programs provide hope and clarity by recognizing and addressing the ongoing impact of toxic stress and providing meaningful, actionable, sustainable skill development and tools to disrupt stress, mitigate harm, and rebuild cultures.

Although trauma-informed principles have been taught and successfully implemented in leading-edge institutions for nearly two decades, the locus of that teaching has been external-facing.  What happens now that those in need of this awareness are, in fact, the professionals who staff these very institutions?  Absent a trauma-sensitive lens and tools that expand leadership skills, the impact on professionals within our organizations is costly and profound.  

Lodestar Faculty facilitate, train, and coach in a manner which includes the best of traditional methods overlayed with a rich, nuanced approach designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of this moment in history.  

How Do Exhaustion and Trauma Manifest?

At this moment in time, burnout, toxic stress, and harm is nearly ubiquitous. Regardless of source, the primary, secondary, and vicarious trauma has bled into - and is frequently caused or amplified by - the workplace. 


How do burnout, exhaustion or trauma manifest?  


Individual clients report:

- Omnipresent mental exhaustion

- Fatigue

- Generalized anxiety

- Brittleness and impatience

- Acute stress

- Inability to "turn-off"

- Dissociation


Organizational clients report:


- High and rising levels of attrition

- Early retirements with leadership and professionals opting out of the workforce

- Unexpected retirements

- Increased unplanned resignations

- Recruitment difficulties

- Apathy and rising professional dissatisfaction 

- Distrust and detachment at every level

- Increased workplace incivility

- Decreased productivity

- Decreased worker engagement, especially amongst previously high-performing staff

- Work avoidance

- Apathy and career dissatisfaction from previously highly-engaged professionals 

Professionals Are Often Reluctant to Seek Help

After decades of schooling and intense - and sometimes brutal - training, most professionals are programmed with a survivalist mentality, committed to the mission or the work above all else.  ​


Great professional coaching is appealing specifically because it is goal oriented, solutions-seeking, and proactive. 

For many, it also is the first time someone has truly leaned in, held space, and listened.

Connection Mitigates Trauma™