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Trauma affects people in different ways. In some cases, trauma breaks survivors, freezes them in place and shatters their lives into a million pieces they are not able to heal. Other times, trauma survivors are able to move through these ordeals, begin their healing, and actually thrive with post-traumatic growth.
What determines who survives and who thrives? In today’s episode, we meet Nichole Myles, an expert companion, who has moved from survivorship to ‘thrivorship’ through her own lived experience.
One important factor is providing education on what trauma is and advocating for trauma-informed support services. Another important factor is helping trauma survivors realize the possibility of post-traumatic growth to foster their own healing and ‘thrivorship’.
Bringing forward more than 20 years of experience in education, nonprofits, and leadership, Nichole Myles weaves together compelling storytelling with experience and expertise to engage listeners in a journey of self-discovery – the ups and downs of growth – and what it takes to come back from trauma. Having gone from a ‘traditional’ upper-middle class life to losing everything, living in domestic violence shelters, and having to rebuild an entire life while raising 3 children – Nichole doesn’t just speak about post-traumatic growth, she’s lived it.
Nichole carries a CAGS in Nonprofit Management, a CFRE (certified fundraising executive) designation, a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Certificate, and 2 levels of professional certifications in Trauma and Resilience. Her master’s in Organizational Psychology with a Coaching and Consulting concentration is expected early 2023. She uses her education to hone poignant personal stories into opportunities for participants to glean critical steps to their own growth – to examine what they’ve overcome, and how to lean into that experience to amplify their futures.
Nichole works as an ‘expert companion’ in the position of speaker, facilitator, consultant, or coach, helping move clients from ‘survivorship’ to ‘thrivorship’.
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