My name is Emily Ann Peterson (she/her).
I'm a business & career coach for those suffering from the long-term effects of 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!
- Reclamation Collective
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapist (ACT) Directory
- NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) Directory
- Somatic Experiencing (SE) Trauma Institute Directory
- National Association of Social Workers
Therapists & Mental Health Professionals
- Brian Peck, LCSW (ID, online) - religious trauma, religious abuse, spiritual crisis, post-traumatic stress, PTSD, C-PTSD,
- Laura Anderson, LMFT (TN, online) - domestic violence, abuse & trauma resolution, religious trauma, clinical hypnosis
- Eden Hyder, MA, LPC, LCCA (NC & TX, online) - eating disorders, spiritual crisis & development, LGBTQ+, pre-marital, therapy for therapists
Mental Health + Entrepreneurship
The prevalence and co-occurrence of psychiatric conditions among entrepreneurs and their families - "Asymptomatic entrepreneurs (having no mental health issues) with asymptomatic families constituted only 24% of the entrepreneur participants."
Evangelicalism + Business
- “Selling Soap and Salvation’: Billy Graham’s Consumer Rhetoric in Germany and the United States in the 1950s” journal article by by Uta Balbier in American Studies, vol. 59, no. 2, 2014, pp. 137–152
- “The Influence of Religiosity on Consumer Ethical Judgments and Responses Toward Sexual Appeals” journal article by Sanjay Putrevu and Krist Swimberghek in Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 115, no. 2, 2013, pp. 351–365
- “Consumer Responses to Christian Religious Symbols in Advertising" journal article by Valerie A. Taylor, et al. in the Journal of Advertising, vol. 39, no. 2, 2010, pp. 79–92
- “More Titillated Than Thou: How the Amish Conquered the Evangelical Romance Market” journal article by Ann Neumann in The Baffler, no. 28, 2015, pp. 148–157
- “She Works Hard(Er) for the Money: Gender, Fundraising, and Employment in Evangelical Parachurch Organizations” journal article by Samuel L. Perry in Sociology of Religion, vol. 74, no. 3, 2013, pp. 392–415.
- “Narnia as a Site of National Struggle: Marketing, Christianity, and National Purpose in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’" journal article by James Russell Cinema Journal, vol. 48, no. 4, 2009, pp. 59–76
- “‘Christianity Today’, J. Howard Pew, and the Business of Conservative Evangelicalism” journal article byby Darren E. Grem Enterprise & Society, vol. 15, no. 2, 2014, pp. 337–379
- “How to Win Friends and Convert People: Onnie Jay Holy and the Sales Culture of American Evangelicalism” journal article by Michael D. Odom in Flannery O’Connor Review, vol. 11, 2013, pp. 123–135
- “Why Evangelicals Like Wal-Mart: Education, Region, and Religious Group Identity” journal article by Rebekah Peeples Massengill in Sociology of Religion, vol. 72, no. 1, 2011, pp. 50–77
- “Bigger, Better, Louder: The Prosperity Gospel’s Impact on Contemporary Christian Worship” journal article by Kate Bowler and Reagan Wen in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, vol. 24, no. 2, 2014, pp. 186–230.
- “The Influence of Christian Religiosity on Managerial Decisions Concerning the Environment” journal article by Cui, Jinhua, et al. in the Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 132, no. 1, 2015, pp. 203–231.
- Branding as a Response to the ‘Existential Crisis’ of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland book chapter by Katja Valaskivi
Trauma & PTSD
- "Capitalism Exploits The Body's Response To Traumatic Stress" article by Laura K. Kerr, PhD
- “Troping Trauma: Conceiving (of) Experiences of Speechless Terror” journal article by Rosemary (Gates) Winslow in JAC, vol. 24, no. 3, 2004, pp. 607–633
Adverse Religious Experiences (AREs)
- “Why Worry about Evolution? Boundaries, Practices, and Moral Salience in Sunni and Evangelical High Schools” journal article by Jeffrey Guhin in Sociological Theory, vol. 34, no. 2, 2016, pp. 151–174
- “Caste-Sensitive Church Planting: Revisiting the Homogeneous Unit Principle” journal article by Mark Pickett in Transformation, vol. 32, no. 3, 2015, pp. 177–187
- “Diversity, Donations, and Disadvantage: The Implications of Personal Fundraising for Racial Diversity in Evangelical Outreach Ministries” journal article by Samuel L. Perry in Review of Religious Research, vol. 53, no. 4, 2012, pp. 397–418
- “De-Doxifying Miriam” chapter by Alice Bach in A Wise and Discerning Mind: Essays in Honor of Burke O. Long, 2020, pp. 1–10
- “The Politicization of Family Life: How Headship Became Essential to Evangelical Identity in the Late Twentieth Century” journal article by Anneke Stasson in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, vol. 24, no. 1, 2014, pp. 100–138
Adverse Childhood Experiences
(under construction! come back for more soon!)
- An open letter to the former Commune Magazine editor who raped me
- What Really Makes Us Safe
- Taking the First Step: Suggestions to People Called Out for Abusive Behavior
Multi-Level Marketing (Anti-MLM)
- The Federal Trade Commission's Case for and Against MLM's - MLM's Abysmal Numbers - Jon M. Taylor, MBA, PhD - "...MLM as a business model – with its endless chain of recruitment of participants as primary customers – is flawed, unfair, and deceptive. Worldwide feedback suggests it is also extremely viral, predatory and harmful to many participants. This conclusion does not apply just to a specific MLM company, but to the entire MLM industry. It is a systemic problem."
Gender / (Eco)Feminism
- "How do patriarchy and capitalism jointly reinforce the oppression of women?" article by Camille Bruneau
- Advancing Women - career center for women in STEM & C-suite positions
- Committee for the Cancellation of the Third World Debt
- Academic Journals in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Under construction; come back for more soon!
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Apps & Subscriptions for Ease
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- Trello | The easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything.
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- Audiogram | Share audio snippets with your social media followers!
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!”
Mia Rose Lynne
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.”
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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. ”
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