Miriam Njoku, TICC, HNCP Quebec, Canada
Miriam hid in shame for years, blaming herself and hiding who she was. She feared rejection, used her achievements to try to escape her past, hid her feelings and suffered from imposter syndrome. When a therapist told her she was suffering from the after effects of trauma a few years ago, she learnt more about trauma and decided to change career paths and become a Trauma Informed Coach. Miriam is also a Holistic Narrative Career Counsellor.
Miriam lived in different countries and combines her rich life experience and training to help her clients. She can provide coaching in French and English. She has a real passion for helping others through coaching uncover what could be holding them back. She works with people who have been through trauma and who are ready to create a present and future that is more joyful and in alignment with who they truly are.
Chelsea Bennett, TICC Colorado, United States
Chelsea is a Certified Trauma Informed Life Coach and Breathwork Guide offering embodied healing to those ready to reclaim their life after trauma. Her approach to healing trauma is holistic and utilizes a variety of modalities to create deep and personalized support for her clients. She provides space for clients to process their felt experience, make sense of their story, and explore their potential. Together, Chelsea works in partnership with her clients to create tools to live a meaningful life and achieve their goals.
Having worked through her own traumas, Chelsea is passionate about providing support and safe care to her clients. She feels that no one should ever have to feel alone and the path to healing doesn’t have to be defined by grit and struggle, but rather can be one of compassion and support.
Chelsea's training includes:
Emma Maslin, TICC Bucks, United Kingdom
Emma is a financial coach and mentor in the UK and Founder of the multi-award-winning personal finance education website The Money Whisperer.
Emma believes financial health and wellbeing aren't a luxury just for the wealthy; it's a basic need for all of us. The thing is, 80% of feeling good about your financial situation is in the emotional relationship you have with money, and only 20% relates to having the practical know-how around how to manage it. Crucially, very few of us have healthy beliefs around money communicated to us in our formative years, which impacts our relationship with money as adults. We still live in a world where money is a dirty subject!
Childhood traumas - including the death of a parent, parental divorce, loss of a parent's job - were recurring themes that kept showing up with Emma's clients. This prompted her to train as a trauma-informed coach to serve her clients better and facilitate breaking the trans-generational patterns of unwanted money behaviors.
She is passionate about empowering people to take control of their financial situation by helping them master the two symbiotic components of money; the emotional and the practical. She equips them with a deep understanding of their unique relationship with money and teaches them practical guidance and tools to effectively manage and grow their money.
Emma holds the following accreditations:
● Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
● TimeLine Therapy™ Practitioner
● Trauma-Informed Certified Coach (TICC)
● Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner
● Sacred Money Archetypes™ Coach
Antonia Dolhaine, TICC British Columbia, Canada
Antonia is a Multimedia artist, coach & facilitator. As a trauma survivor and former Cirque du Soleil acrobat, She ran away from the circus to help you run towards yourself.
She is a certified trauma informed coach and current BA Psychology major with a double minor in Religion and Art History at Queens University. Professionally, Antonia has the privilege of helping elite athletes and creative industry professionals with histories of trauma improve their relationships and build safety within the home of their bodies.
Antonia takes a holistic approach to work with codependency. Holding compassionate space, she partners with her clients as they tend to each sphere in their lives where attachment wounds interrupt their flow, allowing them to step fully into self-expression.
No dress code, no spiritual bypassing, no bs. In this space, you're invited to show up without judgment as your whole hot mess of a self.
Marisa Delizo, TICC California, USA
Marisa is a trauma-informed life coach with a mission to empower survivors of covert childhood abuse to reclaim their birthright of self-love and compassion. From her own experience with depression, suicidality, and self-healing, Marisa is passionate about mental health and inner child healing, reparenting, and inner critic/perfectionism work. She deeply understands the impact covert abuse (emotional and mental abuse) can have on one’s perceived self-esteem, self-worth, and self-talk and how these things can fuel an overachieving perfectionist mindset. As an inner dialogue coach, Marisa helps her clients shift from hyper self-criticism to an abundance of self-compassion, which becomes compassion for the external world and ripples into a sense of inner peace.
In October of 2019, Marisa started an Instagram page @littlebent_notbroken with the sole purpose of helping at least one person feel seen and heard and less alone. She had no idea it would explode into the community it is today nor become the hub of her coaching business. After suffering major burnout and reconciling her relationship between her sense of worth and work, Marisa realized she COULD follow her dreams of making a positive impact in the world and decided to make a career pivot toward life coaching. She received her Trauma-Informed Coaching Certification through Moving the Human Spirit in April 2021 and is currently working toward her ACC ICF accreditation.
She is currently taking on clients for monthly containers or on a per-session basis.
Ronna Hope Warsh, TICC Ontario, Canada
Ronna has worked in non-profit agencies, as well as in both front-line and senior management roles at the municipal and provincial levels of government. She has collaborated effectively with agencies that provide health care, child welfare, employment, social housing, developmental services, early years, and children’s mental health services. Ronna was the Community Development and Health Commissioner for the City of Windsor, where she was responsible for 850 staff and a budget of $250 million. In this role, she successfully secured millions of dollars from senior levels of government which helped to build better communities for people living in Windsor- Essex.
Ronna is an authentic leader who acts with integrity and is passionate about developing effective leaders who build positive cultures in their workplaces. She has mentored and developed many leaders and established strong collaborative teams who worked with her to improve service delivery for vulnerable people.
Ronna was the founding President of the Windsor Family Health Team and served a three-year term as President of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre and Federation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Ontario College of Teachers as a Board member. She understands and appreciates the governance responsibilities of Boards.
Ronna has a coaching certificate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching and has provided coaching to many employees and leaders. Her clients report increased leadership effectiveness, and many attained promotions as a result of working with her. She also provides effective interview coaching with an 85% success rate.
She is certified to administer a 360 Leadership Assessment and a tool to assess organizational culture. Recently, she received a Trauma Informed Certification and is now working with some individuals who are experiencing trauma in the workplace and/or in their lives, helping them to move towards healing and overall well-being.
Ronna loves to express her creativity through art and gardening. When it is safe to do so, Ronna hopes to continue exploring different cultures through travel. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to spend time with them.
Kim Kristenson-Lee, ACC, TICC, Art of Convening™ California, United States
Kim coaches individuals and convene team coaching programs, especially for those navigating change. Why teams? A culture of positive physiology in a team setting (“I feel safe, I feel valued, and I am learning”) builds a self-reinforcing sense of success and healing for all engaged. There is a natural care and concern that happens in teams, especially in times of team disruption, with the right team spirit and intent. In sum, we are more resilient together.
Kim is an ICF-credentialed coach (ACC) and an Art of Convening™ Certified Convening Leader. My practices aim at feedback-informed leadership development, and coaching for post-trauma growth. She owns Labyrinth Leadership Group, LLC, based in the Sonora area of California, and in 2021 assumed the role of Director of Coaching for Center for Purposeful Leadership, in Minneapolis.
In becoming a trauma-informed coach Kim discovered the significant role trauma has played in her life. Losing both of her parents to stress-related illnesses by the time she was 20 created beliefs and patterns that negatively impacted her wellness for many years. Through her work, Kim is excited to see and experience the dramatic change that happens, when we learn that post traumatic growth is not only possible, but indeed, likely with the right support.
Prior to coaching, Kim spent 25 years in the energy industry at Chevron, holding leadership positions in people development, talent management, strategic planning, and human resources. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from University of Minnesota; a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University; and completed management training at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Kim is certified to administer the Hogan Leadership Assessment and the 16 Personality Factor Assessment.
Tess Williams, ACC, BSc, TICC Surrey, United Kingdom
Tess is highly skilled and experienced coach, specializing in wellbeing, confidence, and trauma recovery. She is very down to earth and build positive rapport with clients easily. Working with clients from all cultures and backgrounds, and supporting them to overcome hurdles and move forward with their lives.
Tess has a particular interest in working with those from the social, health and international aid sectors. With 23 years’ experience in humanitarian response, she understands some of the challenges that can arise in these professions; the scope and gravity of the work, the intensity of the environment and experience, and the balance with personal life. She has coached aid workers, teachers and health workers with great success. She tailor's her coaching to the needs of the client, using a range of approaches, drawn from a breadth of study and experience.
She holds the following coaching qualifications and accreditations:
Keybi Guan, TICC Ontario, Canada
Keybi believes wisdom and knowledge come from the daily living experience in life, and the same wisdom and knowledge can be shared that it also can enable people to connect as well as to develop practice to overcome pain, struggle and challenge.
Keybi is a certified trauma informed coach with a passion for learning and growth. A lot of the work he does is about education, development, creativity and change. He sees pain, struggle and challenge as a learning opportunity where people can gain a valuable experience to learn about themselves as well as the relationship they have with the world for healing and thriving. Keybi promotes trauma-informed leadership, and he offers empowering encouragement and coaching support to people, who want to have new experiences, see new possibilities, find new discoveries, and accomplish new achievements.
Keybi is currently working toward his ICF accreditation. His coaching support can be conducted in three different languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He appreciates the beauty in the arts and nature, at the same time, he enjoys intellectual and philosophical conversation.
Kimberly Maine, BA, TICC British Columbia, Canada
Kimberly is a compassionate and heart centered Trauma-Informed Coach whose passion is helping people cope, heal and flourish from their traumatic/stressful experiences and create their most purposeful, empowered, and healthy lives through coaching and movement therapy. I help my clients explore the landscape of their own stories and create a healthy relationship with themselves so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
As someone that has experienced and healed from mental health challenges, she understands the importance of creating safety and a strong partnership with her clients. She helps her clients learn how to get clear on their strengths, health, and wellbeing goals, remove negative thought patterns, and establish powerful wellbeing practices and action steps that maximize potential and generate powerful results.
I know that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including Trauma Informed Coaching, Therapeutic Yoga and Movement Therapy. My educational background includes a BA in Health and Recreation Education, 500HR Registered Yoga Teacher (Specializing in Mental Health) and Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer.
Ewa Zielinska, TICC Warsaw, Poland
Ewa’s healing journey started over a decade ago when she realized a need for change after her anxiety neurosis started interfering with the quality of her life.
Searching for help led her to cognitive behavioral and body-centered therapies, shamanic medicine, hypnotherapy, and energy psychology, to name a few. Her journey of self-healing and exploration became a professional interest, leading her to pursue relevant studies and training.
She is passionate about helping people become the person they want to be and create the future they envision for themselves.
Robin Hayley, TICC British Columbia, Canada
Robin is a Trauma-Informed Certified Coach with a passion for helping people overcome unwanted beliefs, thought patterns and PTSD that have developed following trauma and other hurts in our lives.
She brings personal experience combined with a deep love for helping people to her coaching practice and meets her clients with a judgment-free and safe space to explore and step into their true potential. Your life of Freedom and Authenticity awaits!
Ana-Alicia Montano, MA, ACC, TICC Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Ana studied at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) where she earned her Masters degree in East-West Psychology. In addition, she has been certified by the ICF as an Associate Certified Coach and to add to her diverse repertoire, she is currently on route to become a certified Hakomi practitioner.
With Ana’s background, she uses a myriad of techniques that is drawn from multiple disciplines to guide her clients on a journey to embody their best self. She facilitates growth through this deep journey so that her clients can realize her potential, reframe limiting beliefs, align with their values, expand their consciousness, and transform as they reach their goals.
Kathleen Mitchell, TICC, ACC California, United States
Kathleen developed her passion for coaching and diversity while leading multinational technology teams in the corporate world. With the heart of servant-leadership and having seen and experienced personal trauma at home and in the workplace, she has become a trauma informed certified coach to truly empower her clients to be resilient and thrive in today's world. In addition, she holds the credential of Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and serves as a board member with her local ICF chapter.
She specializes in coaching individuals that have experienced trauma and are ready to move past the trauma into joy. She also coaches teams and their leaders to help them build better relationships and thrive in their complex and continuously changing environments.
Amy Tuccio, MS, TICC, CPCC, ACC Pennsylvania, United States
Amy is a heart centered coach whose passion is in empowering people to live their most fulfilled lives. She specializes in resiliency coaching and leadership development. As someone that has experienced and healed from childhood trauma, she understands the importance of creating safety and is on a mission to empower her clients to thrive.
Amy studied organizational leadership (MS) and business and coaches emotional intelligence and leadership trainings. Amy is a certified Co-Active coach and a certified trauma informed coach. She also has 10 years of corporate experience in leadership and program management. You can contact Amy at the following links.
Laura Ashley Purslow, TICC, Addiction Recovery Facilitator Ontario, Canada
Laura has worked as a healthcare professional for over 12 years. She has won awards for her commitment to impacting her community, providing education and awareness around bullying to adolescents and youth. She facilitates online peer support groups for individuals in recovery and works with clients one on one offering a coaching partnership supporting those who are in trauma or addiction recovery.
In addition to certification as a Trauma-Informed Coach, she is passionate about showing others how to live their best life physically, emotionally, and mentally by making healthier choices. Her passion is in providing a safe and trusting space for her clients allowing healing and creating breakthroughs in transforming their lives.
You can contact Laura to set up a FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION to discover if this coaching partnership is a good fit for you or your company!
Wendy Fortune, MA, ACPC, PCC, TICC Ontario, Canada
Wendy earned a BA from Brock University in Psychology, completed a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science and Business from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, became a Certified Professional Coach through Adler International Learning and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Wendy further specialized in Trauma Informed Coaching with Moving the Human Spirit and the ICF. She is a registered Consultant in the Birkman Personality Assessment (www.Birkman.com) and formerly a Certification Examiner with Adler International Learning.
With a background in Vocational Guidance, Executive Search, Counselling, HR Consulting and Coaching, Wendy has the ability to offer a broad range of services to her clients. Wendy’s renowned reputation and success in working specifically with both trauma clients and youth makes her a frequent choice of survivors, therapists, legal professionals and parents. In 2013 Wendy’s work with PACT, an organization dedicated to empowering marginalized youth, was honoured through the International Coaching Federation’s prestigious Prism Award.
It’s not all about where you got your training or what your credentials are. It’s also about who the coach is when they are with their clients. Wendy brings not only her experience and knowledge to the coaching process but her easily perceptible, genuine caring about what really matters to her clients. She is targeted but supportive, focused but transparent. She will challenge, question and uphold commitment and accountability, while maintaining a strength-based focus. Wendy offers her clients a range of services and expertise to meet their individual needs. It is within this trusting, supportive and non-judgmental environment that her clients are empowered to bring about the change they most desire.
Anshu Stephen, BBSc, TICC Alberta, Canada
Anshu (pronounced “Unshu”) means “ray of light” in Hindi. She/Her. I grew up in India, Malaysia, Cambodia and here in Canada and carry a strong passion for people and communities to truly flourish in an intentional diverse village. I have been working in the coaching professional since 2012. I believe every story is relevant and powerful. I have worked from this foundational perspective in my nine years of human services work in various different programs and non- profit organizations contributing towards self-sufficient and consistently thriving individuals.
I founded Fill your Jar coaching to continue learning and understanding your story: then together building consistent Resilience, Purpose, Freedom and Success in all Psychosocial, Emotional, Spiritual, and Cultural being of a person.
My Approaches: Strength-based and Solution-focused.
My Services: Trauma-informed Coaching, Cultural identity Coaching and Attachment Coaching.
My Mission: A whole, empowered, connected and healthy person.
Wendy Jans, MEd., TICC Washington, United States
Wendy has a background in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Development. She has spent the last 20 years supporting families, early childhood and infant mental health professionals as a coach, mentor, and consultant. Wendy currently teaches at the University of Washington (UW), in the UW Certificate in Practice-Based Coaching. She has extensive experience in coaching clients to develop collaborative goals and action plans that lead to achievement of personal and professional goals.
Wendy recently completed the ICF accredited - Trauma Informed Coaching Certification with MTHS. Her passion is in supporting clients who have experienced trauma by offering a coaching partnership that provides a safe space for exploration and healing. You can contact Wendy via e-mail to set up the first session to see if there is a good fit for a coaching partnership to begin.
Judy York IMC, PCC, TICC Maryland, United States
Judy York, combines her experience as a former Inc. 500 CEO with one of the most advanced maps of transformation ever created to help entrepreneurs and executives of growing companies transform themselves into better leaders. As a leadership coach, she helps clients name and transcend their reactive tendencies and limiting belief systems, often rooted in traumas, that keep them from fully embodying their leadership potential. Grounded in Integral Theory, she works from a holistic model of how change occurs – considering not only her clients and the unique way they move in the world, but also who and what supports them in the ever-changing landscape they operate in.
In her coaching programs, Judy works with clients to develop a clearer understanding of where they are and a vision of where they long to be while co-creating a path to build the muscles they need to embody this new vision. In addition to certification as a Trauma-Informed Coach, Judy is certified as an Integral Master Coach™, through Integral Coaching Canada, and as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), through the International Coach Federation. She is also a certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle Profile™ and Collective Leadership Assessment™.
Pauline Melnyk CMP, CPHR, PCC, TICC Alberta, Canada
Highly influential coach and change advisor, with success developing as an Accredited Trauma Informed Coach (T.I.C.C.), Positive Psychology and Enhanced Narrative Coach Practitioner. Pauline is a Change Management Specialist and Action Learning Coach, Accredited Trainer and Certifier of Change Management, Experience Workplace Fairness Analyst and Workplace Restoration, Organizational Learning and Leadership Development (Workplace Competency Assessment, TheoryU & System Thinking Practitioner and Sustainable Leadership Development) and an Enhanced Practitioner of Positive Psychology and Narrative Coaching.
As a certified coach Pauline enjoys working with with individuals, corporate leaders, physicians and other professionals who want to be at their best so they can enhance their performance create balance, wellness and a path forward. As a member or associate of nearly a dozen professional organizations; change and human behaviour are a constant focus in her business and personal pursuits. As Coach and Director and Accredited Trainer for Melnyk Consultancy Ltd she utilizes tools and approaches in coaching formed from positive psychology, trauma-informed and action learning. Pauline is also a Certified Workplace Fairness Analyst who restores wellness in the capacity of teams and leaders overcoming resistance to change with a focus on engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion. She is a Leader and Practitioner of Group Coaching in Change, Career and Education Navigation, Trilotherapy, Mindfulness, Regenerative Leadership and Action Learning. It all starts with an understanding that our resilience, happiness and well-being fuel our positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement for performance and success.
Isabelle St-Jean RSW, PCC, RTC, TICC British Columbia, Canada
Isabelle St-Jean, is a Registered Social Worker, Professional Certified Coach with International Coach Federation accreditation (since 2014), a Certified Retirement Coach, and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. She is also the author of Living Forward Giving Back: A Practical Guide to Fulfilment in Midlife and Beyond. Since 2009, she has led seminars coast to coast and internationally for professional communities and has provided consulting, counselling, coaching, and mentoring to numerous individuals and executives helping them with their workplace or personal challenges and career development. She is the initiator and co-author of two award-winning anthologies: Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination and Excellence in the Workplace and Audacious Aging. As former member of the BC Human Resources Management Association, Isabelle has, for 7 years, contributed her knowledge to HR professionals, consultants, and coaches through the publication of numerous articles in the PeopleTalk magazine.
Joanne Williams MA, ECPC, Energy Intuitive, TICC North Carolina, United States
Transmuting loss and grief is my earth assignment. When I radiate the message, "you can move through this", it comes from a deep place in me. Collaboratively, we uncover Soul perspectives that nurture clarity, peace, and confidence for moving into your Now moment.
Shereen Hirbod BCHN, CHHC, TICC California, United States
I am a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, BCHN ™, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and now Trauma Informed Coach. There are many ways in which trauma can manifest and one of those is through ill health.
I believe the root causes of many health problems often lie in the somatic retention of trauma. I work with people to get to the bottom of these root causes. Through support from a holistic perspective including mind, body and spirit I help clients regain their best health. Optimal health stems from the equilibrium of the human state.
Casey Gransden HR, TICC Ontario, Canada
I am a Human Resource Manager with the Legacy of Hope Foundation. I stand on a platform strong community and social services. My work has been primarily in Nonprofit Organizations, Charity Work, Role Modeling, and Self-management. I have completed Trauma Informed Coach Training and have received my certification. My vision is for equality and kindness in human interaction.
Tina Kirschner B.The., Grief Recovery Specialist®, TICC Alberta, Canada
Tina Kirschner is first a wife, and second a mother to five beautiful children. Growing up in a very unsafe environment, she experienced profound and persistent loss early on, and because of that childhood trauma, she has a heart to journey with people who have also lost. To this end, she has found herself either helping or learning how to help others, in countries such as the United States, Mexico, and Uganda, in addition to home here in Canada. She has helped deliver guest content at the University of Winnipeg on Trauma and Recovery. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® with the Grief Recovery Institute, Certified Trauma Informed Coach and currently certifying in Marriage coaching. She comes with a willingness to be honest, approachable, and to share with you what she has been given.