Effects of Poverty Trauma on Leadership with Nikki Yardy

This episode is going to be a little longer that usual because we’ve got a big topic to unpack. We’re going to talk about developmental trauma broadly and child poverty trauma specifically, and the impact it has on leaders.

You may find this episode speaks directly to your own experience but even if you don’t relate to growing up poor or having experienced any childhood trauma, chances are someone on your team has. And while other peoples’ experiences and their journeys are their own, having more information on this topic could give you insights on how to be a better leader to them.

Let me tell you about my partner for this episode. This a woman in my network who is my go-to resource for understanding trauma and the impacts it has on women.

Meet Nikki Yardy

Nikki Yardy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She’s been working in the mental health field since 2009 serving women and high-risk youth in a variety of settings. She is a certified EMDR provider and is skilled in treating single incident, complex, and developmental trauma, focusing her private practice on treating women with complex trauma histories. She is the founder and owner of Virago Wellness, a women’s counseling center in Southern Maine. Nikki is in long term recovery from complex trauma and open about her own path to healing and hopes that by sharing her story others will feel less alone.

This is Nikki’s second appearance on the Women Taking the Lead podcast. You can also find her in episode “104: Nikki Wetherell on Releasing Trauma to Tap into Strength.”

In this episode on Poverty Trauma Nikki and I:

  • Discuss manners, etiquette, and class levels in society
  • Explore the concept of poverty trauma and its impacts on identity and self-worth
  • Define developmental and complex trauma and its influence on Imposter syndrome in the workplace
  • Underscore power of EMDR and its impact on trauma recovery

Resources mentioned in this episode

Glennon Doyle’s We Can Do Hard Things Podcast episode discussing etiquette vs. manners.

Classy Podcast with Jonathan Menjivar

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Free Webinar: Understanding Trauma happening on October 12, 2023

Where to find Nikki:

Email: nikki@viragowellness.com

Website: https://www.nikkiyardy.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiyardy/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkiwetherell/


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