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Why use a Trauma-Responsive Paradigm for Professionals?

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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.  The past three years of social and cultural upheaval have only compounded these tendencies.  At this moment in time, burnout, toxic stress, and harm is nearly ubiquitous


Regardless of the source, the primary, secondary, and vicarious toxic stress and - for many, the trauma - has both bled into or even been caused and amplified by the workplace.  

Our approach - whether in 1:1 TIPC executive coaching, Trauma Responsive Leadership or BRAVE Leadership development, facilitation, or All Of Us training - dramatically improves the efficacy and sustainability of the work.  Because we have been there ourselves, we recognize and can address the ongoing impact of toxic stress, providing meaningful, actionable, sustainable skill development to disrupt the cycle, mitigate past harm, and rebuild workplace cultures.

Trauma-Responsive Methods Yield
Sustainable Results

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?

Individual clients report:

- Omnipresent mental exhaustion

- Fatigue

- Generalized anxiety

- Brittleness and impatience

- Acute stress

- Inability to "turn-off"

- Dissociation

- Work Avoidance

- Apathy and career dissatisfaction


Organizational clients report:


- High and rising levels of attrition

- Unexpected early retirements

- Increased resignations

- Recruitment difficulties

- Distrust and detachment at every level

- Increased workplace incivility

- Decreased productivity

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

- Work avoidance

- Noticeable apathy and career dissatisfaction

Unmitigated stress leads to toxic stress.  Unrecognized and unaddressed, unrelenting toxic stress leads to burnout and increased attrition.  Our clients are professionals; doctors, attorneys, clinicians, government leadership - in a uniquely difficult position over the past few years.  

What are we seeing?  

Our Clients

Business Meeting

Corporate Leadership + Executives

Performing Surgery

Physicians + Hospital Leadership


Attorneys + Law Firm Management

Government Building

State + Federal Government

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