Do No Harm - 03-2020- Trauma Conscious Entrepreneur™

Learn how to become a trauma conscious entrepreneur TM and run a trauma-free business that helps your people, your processes and your profits.


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    Whether you know it or not, trauma impacts your business and relationships every day

    Still . . . many business owners, coaches, service providers, and healers never fully unwrap and address their own trauma, and so it shows up in their own businesses.

    You may be thinking, “I don’t really have trauma from my past . . . What happened to me isn’t as bad as . . . ”

    But, in my experience, people who have zero trauma from their pasts are the exception, not the rule. And even “little t” trauma (as we call it) can affect you and your business.

    You might have unchecked trauma running in your business if:

    • You find yourself deferring to others to avoid conflict—despite this being YOUR business—so you struggle to grow in ways that feel in integrity.
    • Things take longer to get done because you don’t trust your employees; you micro-manage or take tasks back because you’re a perfectionist, and so scaling your business and serving more people feels impossible.
    • You have difficulty reaching your revenue goals, or never feel like your revenue is enough.
    • You feel trapped by your business, suffer from constant high-functioning anxiety, and feel like you want to burn it down and start over.
    • You have consistently poor boundaries with staff, your calendar, your customers, and your money, which makes it feel like the business is running you instead of you running it.

    Oh, it hurts my heart to write this list because these are just a few of the ways that trauma can run amok in your business, and when it does, it prevents you from having the business, freedom, and revenue you desire.

    Here's the good news:

    It is absolutely not your fault. Not one bit. Listen, we don't drop our baggage at the door when we start a business. And yet we are never asked to explore our emotional well-being as part of a plan for a successful business.

    The truth is that you have probably already recognized many of these patterns and sought out help for them. You may have tried business coaches, courses, self-help books, productivity tools, and more.

    So why didn't things change?

    The answer is simple . . . You were trying business strategies to fix emotional challenges for your business.

    But there is a solution: When you become trauma-informed, you will see benefits in your own business—through better relationships with your team, smoother processes, and higher profits—as well as benefits for the clients you serve.

    Learn to Do No Harm—to your people, processes, OR profits

    When you become a trauma conscious entrepreneur, many of the challenges that you're experiencing in your business will shift because you'll be looking at them with a new lens.

    When you do the work to understand your trauma responses, you'll be less likely to do harm to your people, your processes, or your profits.

    In fact, once you understand how trauma is at play in your business, you will:

    • Finally, be able to hire and retain a great team and manage them from a place of empowerment and mutual trust.
    • Grow and scale your business because you can finally get the help you need.
    • Develop a better relationship with money that may help you increase your revenue and meet your goals.
    • Establish clear boundaries with yourself, your staff, and customers so that you can have the freedom you crave in your business.
    • Market and serve in your business from a place of integrity and compassion so that you Do No Harm to your clients and customers.
    • Learn to deal with (and ultimately stop attracting) “problem” clients by learning to market, sell, and serve in a trauma-informed way.


    It's my mission to guide you on a journey to explore early childhood trauma and to illuminate its connection to today. This is why I have combined all of my work and research into the Do No Harm Intensive.

    The Do No Harm Intensive was designed to help service-based business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, and leaders learn how to run a trauma-free business that will help your people, your processes, and your profits. You do this by learning about past trauma and its impact, and in doing so, you become empowered to serve the people you're meant to serve in a deeper, more meaningful way and to heal yourself as part of that process.

    You can remove trauma's aftermath from your business structures and lean in to the resilience and strength that trauma led you to develop.

    Here’s what we will cover in the Do No Harm Intensive:

    The intensive is a six-week program. Each week you’ll get a 90-minute training from me and have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback.

    Lesson 1: Trauma and Its Impact on Business

    Learn the difference between small t and big t trauma. This will help you identify if those “suck it up” moments you experienced in your past are actually affecting your present and future. It will also empower you to recognize the patterns trauma can cause and discover how to interrupt them for a new outcome.

    Lesson 2: The Anatomy of a Traumatized Business

    Learn the 5 places in which trauma most often shows up in business. Once you understand these categories, you have a framework for uncovering and disrupting trauma patterns in your business and your clients’.

    Lesson 3: Inner Kiddo to CEO: Who’s REALLY in Charge?

    Identify how experiences from your childhood are influencing how you run your business. I call these your “inner kiddos” and we will learn how to give them a job that’s helpful instead of letting them run the show.

    Lesson 4: Shift From Mean Boss to Supportive Partner

    Recognize that you are in a relationship with your business! And that relationship may be replicating one from your past with a mean boss, an overbearing parent, or a demanding coach. Then you can decide the kind of relationship you want to have with your business and start to develop that.

    Lesson 5: Recognize Trauma with Clients and Proceed with Integrity

    Do you get annoyed with clients who seem to constantly come up against resistance? Discover how to recognize when clients may be dealing with their own internalized trauma, learn how to proceed with integrity and compassion, and understand when to refer a client out to a trauma-informed therapist.

    Lesson 6: Become a Trauma-Conscious Entrepreneur

    Pull all of this information together and see how it can inform how you show up, market yourself, and work with clients to Do No Harm because you understand how to do so without triggering someone else’s trauma response.

    By the end of this intensive, you should be able to recognize your own patterns of trauma that may be showing up in your business, how trauma might be showing up for your clients, and how to market and serve to Do No Harm.

    What's Included:

    • A six-week live teaching intensive with weekly 90-Minute instructional lessons and Q + A.
    • Lifetime access to the recordings.
    • Bonus Q+A sessions available throughout the series
    • Self-assessments to keep you from letting trauma continue to impact your people, your processes, and your profits.

    You will learn how to start Doing No Harm in your business starting with yourself; then you will be able to recognize the effects of trauma on your clients and guide them to a trauma-free business as well.


    Why I’m so passionate about trauma and its impact on business

    I’m a business therapist and mindset coach who works with entrepreneurs to create and nurture healthy relationships with their businesses. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work and a rich experience of working as a therapist. Though I speak and guest regularly to talk about mental health and small t trauma, my most satisfying work is helping business owners like you create emotionally sustainable, financially stable businesses. It’s transformational and I love it.

    During my 18 years as a therapist, I supported clients through the process of recognizing how trauma was impacting their businesses and their leadership. Add to that, my own experience and healing as a trauma survivor, and, more recently, my 5+ years helping business owners do no harm to their people, their processes, and their profits through my coaching and group programs. This is my calling. Guiding people like you through the process is exactly what I’m meant to do.

    We all know that perfection does not exist and we all hold the desire to do no harm. We also know that a pain-free world does not exist, but that doesn't mean you cannot make it your goal. We should all aspire to do no harm.

    I am going to share with you my expertise and what I have found in my research so you can shift into being a trauma-conscious entrepreneur and start to do less harm in your business, to yourself, and the world around you.

    This is for you if:

    • You’re frustrated with the patterns in your business that you suspect are connected to your emotional well-being. And you’re willing to entertain the idea that it might not be a problem with your business strategy.
    • You don’t have an HR department in your business, but you are managing other people in some way (even if that only extends to a virtual assistant or contractors).
    • You are working with people’s emotions in some way in your business—either as a coach, a wellness practitioner or even as a business service professional.
    • You have worked with mindset coaches, read personal development books, and/or taken courses and still feel like there is a missing link for you.
    • You are willing to be curious about what it takes to build a business you love that loves you back.
    • You are tired of feeling like your business is running you and you are ready to get free from the self-imposed grind.
    • You have high integrity and aspire to do no harm in your business and in your community because you value uplifting those around you.
    • You are ready to dig in and look at your business in a whole new way.

    This is NOT for you if:

    • You are in the "suck it up" club and think that blaming your childhood is just an excuse.
    • You hope that this will be a substitute for therapy and ongoing personal discovery.
    • You are not willing to honestly look at how trauma patterns could be impacting your business and how you treat the people associated with your business.
    • You believe that making your audience cry when you give a talk is your goal because you want them to have a breakthrough—but then they are on their own.
    • You have started a group program solely to leverage your time and money and are not interested in exploring how group dynamics and trauma can impact that system.
    • Blaming others has been your go-to coping pattern and you are not interested in taking personal responsibility.
    • You have no interest in learning how to have more compassion for yourself in your business.

    If you coach people, work in the wellness space, or work with other business owners (in services like copywriting, graphic design, and project management) you’ve almost certainly come across a client who had poor boundaries, was indecisive, struggled to delegate, or faced a lot of resistance when working with you.

    What if, instead of getting frustrated and eventually firing that client, you could recognize the trauma patterns that were showing up for them, approach the situation with kindness and integrity, and even know when to refer them to a trauma specialist?

    What if you could market, sell, and deliver your services in a way that won’t trigger someone’s trauma—so you could help avoid difficult situations in the first place (and avoid doing harm unintentionally)?

    And what if you could apply those same frameworks and teachings to your own business, to help you unclog bottlenecks, overcome roadblocks, and start building the business you always wanted to have?

    The Do No Harm Intensive was designed to help you do all of that and more.

    Traditional “business coaching” would have you believe that every problem in your business can be solved with the right strategy, tactic, or tool.

    I say that you first have to understand your relationship with your business and that once you do, you will 10x the effectiveness of those strategies and tactics because you will finally be able to get free of your old patterns and trauma responses.

    Your Instructor

    Nicole Lewis-Keeber
    Nicole Lewis-Keeber

    I’m a business therapist and mindset coach who works with entrepreneurs to create and nurture healthy relationships with their businesses. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work and a rich experience of working as a therapist. Though I speak and guest regularly to talk about mental health and small t trauma, my most satisfying work is helping business owners like you create emotionally sustainable, financially stable businesses. It’s transformational and I love it.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the intensive start?
    The next Do No Harm Intensive begins January 20, 2021. We will meet every Wednesday from January 20th until March 3rd from 12-1:30 pm EST.
    Are the sessions live or recorded?
    The sessions will be held live AND they will be recorded. You will NOT miss out on content if you cannot attend live. This also gives you the opportunity to replay the sessions as often as you'd like.
    Is there an opportunity to work with you privately?
    Yes, there may be an option to work with me privately while attending class. That would require a conversation to map out. Please email me at [email protected] to let me know if this is something you are interested in.
    Are there payment plans available?
    Yes! At checkout you will have the option to choose between two options: Pay in full for $1200 OR pay a $400 deposit and 2 installments of $ 400 each. If you have any technical issues at checkout, please send an email to [email protected] and we'll resolve it quickly for you!
    How long do I have access to the lessons?
    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you'll have unlimited access to the lessons for the lifetime of the curriculum - across any and all devices you own.
    What if my business is not in a place to pay $1200?
    If money has been a challenge in your business due to current circumstances and you know that this intensive is important to the growth of your business please email me at [email protected].