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(Re)Building Trust: A Trauma-informed Approach to Leadership
Have you ever wondered why there are so many books on leadership? Isn't one good one enough?
Leadership will never be fully realized until the underlying trauma affecting many people is addressed.
The key to success is building trust through a trauma-informed approach.
I’ve been intrigued for quite a while about what makes a good leader. Why is it that some people succeed as leaders while others don’t? Why are there thousands of books and articles on leadership? Shouldn’t one good book tell us what we need to know regarding how to be a leader?
According to research, 40% of all new executives fail within 18 months!
While there are many reasons for leadership failure, including issues usually dealing with culture, teamwork, expectations, and political savvy, one thing which isn't usually mentioned is how traumatic events shape a person’s brain in such a way that makes it hard to effectively lead (and follow).
Look, leadership is a lifelong pursuit, not a once-and-done exercise. Does your leadership style promote a safe, stable, and encouraging environment for your employees? Do they feel safe enough to speak up and let their creativity thrive?
Leadership teachings haven't changed in 100 years. Until now!
My mission is to help you create an environment that surrounds both your personal and professional life in a way that enhances success by understanding how trauma disrupts trust, how trauma-informed leadership improves trust, and how the science of hope cultivates trust.
In essence, I teach people that leadership is not about what book you’re reading or what guru you're following, but how your life and the life of your followers are shaped by past event.
Understanding what happened then, can lead to understanding the key to success today.
"Chris Freeze's presentation challenges district leadership to be mindful of adverse childhood experiences that may, when left unchecked, create a hostile educational environment for all involved."
Dr. Phillip BurchfieldExecutive Director, Mississippi Association of School Superintendents
AN ADVOCATE FOR TRAUMA-INFORMED LEADERSHIP
Christopher Freeze is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and leadership consultant with a perspective experienced by only a few people.
During his 20+ years of service as a highly-respected Special Agent with the FBI, he tracked down foreign terrorists, investigated violent extremists, recruited international spies, and arrested corrupt politicians. As a result, he rose to the highest ranks of the FBI and served as the Special Agent in Charge for the State of Mississippi.
Throughout his career, he learned how adverse childhood experiences and trauma contributed to society's challenges. Now he wants to share the lessons he learned from those experiences with you!
He knows that business leaders, non-profit executives, and first responders face challenges that struggle to be addressed with traditional law enforcement philosophies.
Today he consults with leaders in law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, education, businesses, and communities of faith to teach them about (re)building trust through a trauma-informed approach to leadership.
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