What is Trauma Informed Leadership?

Every wonder why none of your programs are working as well as you hoped?

If your employee engagement, diversity, and leadership programs and other HR practices aren't working as well as you'd hoped at creating the positive outcomes you are striving for, a trauma informed filter might be in order. Watch the video to learn more.

How Trauma Informed Works

One way being trauma informed helps an organization is that it changes the questions we ask when handling conflict in the workplace. 

For example, a trauma informed approach with the problem of a so-called "toxic employee" changes the standard question of "What's wrong with them?" and shifts us to consider instead "What's going on with them?" or similarly, "What happened to them?" 

  • Is this employee having problems at home?

  • Is this employee being triggered or re-traumatized at work?

  • Are our solutions or corrective actions making things better or worse for this person? 

From there, your organization now has different approaches to take to solving your dilemma that could provide more concrete and sustainable results. Why?  Because now you are looking at the actual problem, not the symptoms of that problem. 


"Part of the efforts of raising awareness about the long term & devastating impacts of adverse childhood experiences is to shift thinking away from mental health being a 'personal problem' towards community responsibility. So, if schools and healthcare are doing their parts to provide safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, then what is being done for these children’s parents who go to work every day? This is where transformational business leaders can step up now and do their part."

- Ameé Quiriconi, Founder & Managing Director