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The Trauma-Informed Entrepreneur: Resourcing Yourself to Serve Your Clients

January 18 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Location: Online.

About this event:

This webinar will provide you with information on the role trauma (such as living through a pandemic!) can play in entrepreneurship. Learn about how trauma can manifest in your business and how you can take steps to identify and manage triggers. This presentation will help you understand how trauma may be affecting your entrepreneurial journey; how it can impact your relationship with your clients & customers; and how it can get in the way of decision-making and creativity. Most importantly, you will learn practical tips and practices to help you increase your “window of tolerance” so that you can access your entrepreneurial brain and better serve your customers.

What you will learn:

  • What trauma is
  • How trauma shows up with entrepreneurs
  • How trauma impacts the brain and business thinking
  • How to help your customers/clients who might be facing trauma
  • How to meet the six key human needs
  • Somatic practices to use when you feel triggered

Join us to learn about trauma-informed entrepreneurship and what resources are available to help you manage your trauma while building your business.

Speaker Bio:

Jen Lawrence, MBA, is Managing Director of Process Design Consultants Inc. Jen draws on 30 years of experience in corporate training, investment banking, coaching, and management consulting to help organizations develop critical thinking, change management, and talent management skills with a trauma-informed lens. She’s a Certified Career and Business Coach, Trauma of Money Facilitator, and a member of International Coach Federation. Her work has been featured in several international publications, including US News & World Report, Canadian Family Offices, The Globe and Mail, CTV Your Morning, Inc., Thrive Global, and HuffPost. As a member of the National Task Force for Women’s Economic Justice through the Canadian Center for Women’s Empowerment and her pro bono work with Tastakel, Jen is passionate about advancing the rights and economic status of women. She’s a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto in the area of trauma-informed thinking, and has authored three books, including Engage the Fox: A Business Fable About Thinking Critically and Motivating Your Team.

Explore the free seminars and workshops offered through Small Business Centres Ontario. Small Business Centres Ontario is the larger association supporting all 54 Small Business Centres across Ontario providing entrepreneurs with a full range of support services needed to start and successfully grow their small businesses.

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