Trauma-Informed Business Coaching

for Religious Trauma 

also known as Adverse Religious Experiences (AREs)

or Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) 



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My name is Emily Ann Peterson. (she/her) 

I'm a trauma-informed business & career coach for those suffering from the long-term effects of religious trauma. 

I help my clients dismantle the undue influence of their trauma through the practice of empowered business decisions. I believe your business can become a sustainable economic structure that pays your bills AND supports your practice of intentional trauma resolution for yourself (and your customers/clients too!) 

If any of that resonates with you, I'd love to chat about working together. I'm ready whenever you are!

Please note: I do work with business owners who've experienced all kinds of trauma (big T or little t), however my life experience makes me exceptionally well-suited to help those with religious trauma. 

Why might religious trauma warrant working with a specialized business coach?

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Fear-Based Business = Coping Skills

Bravery-Based Business = Thriving!

Everyday things like finances, strategy, marketing, and self-promotion can feel unanchored, confusing, and scary—especially for a business owner with religious trauma.

This can prompt business decisions to be fueled by fear which keeps everything just "coping along", rather than thriving with bravery. (Self-sabotage, impostor syndrome, avoidance, or financial issues anyone?)

A trauma-informed business coach is equipped to spot when those patterns pop up and can help you get back into "the thriving zone."

Let's replace those systems of oppression with empowerment, freedom, and authenticity!
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Religious trauma can keep your business spinning in old patterns of fears, thoughts, or values that don't reflect who you are today. 

The imprints from oppressive systems have a knack of hanging around for a loooooong time. As you know, they can permeate every corner of life, including work, productivity, and money.

The deconstruction and/or de-conversion process is not just an un-learning of acquired beliefs and/or logical fallacies.

It's re-learning (or learning for the first time ever) who you are, what you value, and how you choose to live it all out.

What are some benefits of working with a (religious) trauma-informed business coach?

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Someone Who Understands

Working with a business coach who's also been through religious trauma can feel like...  <deep breath of relief!>

No need to unearth all the old stories or scratch at old scars. You can save all that energy for the stuff you want!  

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Celebrate Your Badass Self

Working with a trauma-informed business coach YOU are the one who knows your business & career the best. 

No more gurus. No more twisting yourself into pretzels to "succeed" or check all the boxes. No more frameworks of judgement.

Just you being your most badass self and me cheering you on!

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You're in the Driver's Seat

Working with a trauma-informed business coach means that you are the one with the answers, desired destination, and preferred process. 

I won't ask you to conform or twist yourself into pretzels to succeed by someone else's standards.

Our work is centered around your autonomy and direct access to your gut-level wisdom & bravery.

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More Majestic Corgi Leaps Into the Future 

When your business coach understand the implications of and best ways to work with (not around) your trauma, your business stops becoming a minefield of triggers. Instead, your business becomes a vessel of your trauma recovery.

As we work together, you business transforms into your daily practice of thriving after Adverse Religious Experiences.

This means the more you practice thriving through business, the easier it becomes—kinda like majestic corgi leaps!

  • Emily Ann Peterson

    “Working with Emily Ann exceeded my expectations and beyond. She not only improved my project tenfold, but made me excited and confident before the launch. It’s been incredibly helpful to have her expertise, support, and valuable feedback!”

    songwriter & actress

  • Emily Ann Peterson

    “Emily Ann helped me work out the kinks while my business was in its baby stages. We discussed business names, branding, pricing models, and audience strategy. She has a laser-like vision of how to help develop and market your creative works for success.

    author & creator of the Law Thriller series

  • Emily Ann Peterson

    “I joined The School of Bravery after Emily Ann gave me a website audit and I was so excited, inspired and motivated that it was really a no-brainer. Doing brave things is easier now because I can recognize when I'm procrastinating, resisting or just plan scared. ”

    author & educator

  • Emily Ann Peterson

    “Emily Ann Peterson is a rare combination of inspiration and practical execution. Not your typical consultant, coach or singer-songwriter, for sure! She has a gift of seeing things and figuring out systems to see them through. She encouraged me to perform outreach (something I dreaded), and I’m so glad I did.

    brand strategist & coach

  • Emily Ann Peterson

    Emily Ann is a straight-talker with a smile. Finding your voice is not an easy thing. Self-promotion is even stickier. Put the two together and, if you’re like me, you’ve created the perfect storm of overwhelming. Emily Ann has a rock-solid understanding of all things self-promotion, as well as an uncanny ability to break down even the most intimidating hurdles into manageable action items. ”

    singer-songwriter, Etsy shop, maker of felt woodland creatures!