Why it Matters to Be Trauma-Informed In Business, Leadership, Education & More…

More than ever before, we as a society are beginning to understand not only the impacts of trauma, but also how pervasive it actually really is. We see it everywhere. In the workplace, in our classrooms, on social media, and even in our own homes. On a collective level, we are all currently being impacted by trauma due to our current social and political climate, which in turn has been compounded by the unforeseen ramifications of a global pandemic. Issues related to mental health, suicide, addiction, divorce/separation and violence are all on the rise. Naturally, you can expect these challenges to show up in our everyday lives as we interface with the world around us. Becoming trauma-informed allows you to bring awareness, compassion and a unique skill-set into your everyday experiences in the efforts to reduce harm and facilitate a space for connection and healing—-something we could all benefit from. Trauma-informed leadership ensures an interpersonal landscape of safety so that opportunities for growth and healing become available at all levels. When people feel safe, connected and hopeful, change becomes possible.

Meet Your Trainer,

Star Rose Bond


I did not become an expert in my field specializing in trauma with a successful practice simply by textbooks alone.

My childhood was saturated with adversity and trauma (which ultimately became my gifts). I saw and experienced it all: poverty, addiction, sexual abuse, single parenthood, domestic violence, chronic illness, the whole she-bang.

When I was 12, I was committed into my first mental institution and by age 14, I was facing incarceration for the first of many times. Throughout my entire adolescence into early adulthood, I was shuffled through the system, labeled and medicated. On top of all that, Lymes disease was simultaneously & unknowingly wreaking havoc on my health.

So, if you feel like you’ve been through some crazy stuff– welcome, you’re in good company.

I spent the first half of my life believing that I was broken, crazy and destined for a life of hardship — just to spend the second half of it healing, reclaiming and owning my worth and wisdom.

For the past 20 years, I have committed myself to a path of healing like never before.

I went from being a product of the system and a high school drop-out to graduating from an Ivy League University top of my class and spending the last 12 years in the field as a master’s level social worker working with underserved communities from around the globe.

My career has led me to develop an obsession with neuro-psychology and the incredible connection between science and the sacred and how that relates to human behavior. I am living proof of what it means to overcome trauma and even against all odds, I discovered healing and a life I never thought possible.

In my journey back to self, I was gifted with the knowledge and experience of now being able to help facilitate that process for others.

I am fiercely passionate about helping people break-free from trauma and overcome the limitations holding them back from creating their own personal legacy.

I live in the Sierra foothills of Northern California where I run my private practice out of my home/mini farm and work as the trauma-informed specialist at a local treatment center for low-income families. When I am not working as a therapist + coach – you can catch me being a rebel hearted, loud-mouth New Yorker who loves hip hop, bougie hotels in exotic places, psychedelics, books and dismantling the patriarchy. If you want a non-judgemental kick in the butt to break you out of your BS stories – I’m your woman.

Trauma Can Often Appear Like This In Our Workplaces & Classrooms:

  • Low productivity or lack of engagement
  • Regular tardiness and frequent sick days
  • Confrontation
  • Inability to collaborate
  • Outbursts, anger and avoidance
  • Passive aggressive communication
  • Inability to focus
  • Poor Boundaries
  • People Pleasing
  • Low Morale
  • Self-Harm
  • Addiction or self-medicating with substances
  • Increase of mental health issues (depression, anxiety, irritability, etc)


“Star is amazing. I have had the opportunity to not only see Star in action, working with groups, but also to see the effect her expansive knowledge, personal charisma, and dynamic presentation style has upon the participants of those groups over time, in interviews and individual counseling sessions. People who come into one of Star’s groups cynical and dismissive of the subject matter leave inspired to apply her practical solutions in their lives. The effect is transformational. People who once imagined themselves flawed beyond repair develop skills for building insight and the kind of engagement with others that helps support and develop the self-esteem necessary to sustaining resilience in a traumatic world. I learn something new every time I work with her.”

Ian Livingston, QMHP

“I would highly recommend Star’s program for anyone looking to improve themselves and be the best person they can be. Having been into self improvement for many years, this was By Far the most I’ve learned about myself, my journey and spirituality in such a short period of time. I continue to use the practices Star taught me on a daily basis and have noticed a profound change in person I am now and my outlook on life. Best decision I ever made…nothing short of life altering.”

Jon Demeritt, Business Owner

“Star is an inspiring and warm group facilitator. Her groups are well organized and she creates a safe and intimate space where the women in the group can bond with each other and share deep feelings. She introduced me to many new concepts that have been life changing. She is fully present as a leader and just a very warm, smart lady! I look forward to working with her again.”

Sharyn Glowatz, Technology Recruiter/Animal Rescuer

“I’ve been to many Shrinks and Life Coaches, and Star is really nothing like that. She quickly saw
who I was and what I needed to break free of my Fearful, Mundane, Self medicating life. With
Passion, Support, Knowledge, and Love in her heart, she changed my life forever. If you’re
willing to do the work, she will show you the way to a more amazing, fulfilling life. I cannot
recommend her enough!”

Greg Michna, Computer Engineer

“Star came into my life when I needed a spiritual guide the most. She helped me navigate a very difficult situation with grace and insight. She helped me foster a deep awareness of the beauty, strength, and wisdom that is woven into the fabric of my being, and of every woman. With Star as my facilitator, I danced to the moon. I built an altar. I lay in a circle with my sisters and went on vision quests. I exercised demons. Strove toward and found acceptance. Working with Star helped me find peace at a time when I felt the most destructive sort of pain. She continues to help me now by recommending spiritual and yogic practices, as well as herbal remedies for both me and my fiancé. My fiancé has suffered from acne for decades; after using Star’s herbal prescription of tinctures, he has clear skin for the first time in his life. Star is an old-world-style healer. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants more than a quick-fix, who wants, instead, to change her perspective entirely, and to change her life.”

Anjeanette, Social Worker

“Star is an incredible force of a woman with a gift of healing & intuition. Her combination of compassion and deep strength help her to lead the deepest journey of a weeklong workshop to a simple yoga practice. It is life changing to work with her!”

Lexi Bella, Visual Artist, Blogger, Yoga Instructor

“Star has a wonderful way with her words and such a graceful presence when teaching yoga, you simply feel as if you’re being carried through your practice. Her classes are a thoughtful combination of dance-like flow and insightful wisdom. It’s such a treat taking her class that I didn’t want it to end.”

Kristin Esposito, Writer, Yoga Instructor

“You teach with such conviction because u believe in and truly live by the methods in which u teach! You give women of all walks of life, feelings of empowerment! That we can change or be the amazing women/person that we are meant to be, no matter what we’ve been through or have done in our past. You give us faith and drive to get beyond the nightmares of our past reality and make today a safe, happy and healthy life for ourselves. By far the best teacher of individual growth and recovery I’ve had the pleasure of learning from! Thank u for your personal determination to help others, because it’ll never be the same because now we know too much!”

Gianna Garrett, Mom

“Star’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge shine through as she leads her workshops. Her ability to give each person the safety and support they need for personal growth and insight is remarkable. She helps nourish a sense of community and connectedness which is so rare these days. I personally gained so much from her workshops and look forward to learning with her again.”

Stacey F. MD, Physician

“Star has a depth of wisdom behind her sparkly and playful eyes. She shares from a place of truth and gives many personal experiences. I trust her guidance and her love for Women’s empowerment.”

Syama Masla, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist & Ayurvedic Che

“If you’re ready to cut through your bullshit rapid speed, Star’s your gal. Her neuroscience based approach is refreshing, grounding, & cathartic. It’s very obvious there is a large amount of care & love Star puts into her work. Her level of honesty & support is unmatched! In the short time we worked together, mountains moved for me. I now have the tools to self-regulate and help myself!!! From my perspective, Star is an alchemist of the human condition, and working with her was one of the best decisions I’ve made to date.”

Allison Howard, Cannabis Rep.

“When I first reached out to Star I had been in a toxic relationship for three years and was struggling to either save it or safely exit it. Instead of focusing on my relationship she told me that this is for me. My relationship with self. It wasn’t easy but I leaned so hard into being “selfish “ (what I thought at the time) that I became a higher version of self and ultimately when my toxic relationship did end it ended gracefully and organically and I was safe and excited for what was to come next. I’m so thankful Star popped into my world when she did. Best gift anyone could ever get themselves.”

Betsy Cheslik, Hair Stylist

“I just completed a workshop with Star. Being more of a senior citizen I don’t think I would have been open to the workshop prior to meeting Star. I found her to be so open, authentic, enthusiastic, and passionate about her work, which was contagious, that I felt compelled to give it a try. I looked forward to the evenings of the workshop finding Star well prepared, ready to give of herself, inclusive and informative. Being a retired teacher ,I found Star to possess a natural ability to connect with others , also leading each of us to connect with each other. As a workshop leader I feel she has a great amount of skill, warm, compassion, and wisdom. So young and so alive.”

Anna Tsontakis- Mally, Artist

“In February, 2018, I was possibly at the lowest point in my life and heading into tax season which requires 7 days a week of long and exhausting hours. I couldn’t imagine how I was going to get through it; every year seemed to get harder and harder. I saw a newspaper article on Star Bond who sounded like she had an unconventional style of engagement and motivation and decided to give her a call. Over the next 10 or so months of coaching, Star guided my thought processes and habits from rerunning negative and unproductive thought processing to looking forward to and expecting the coming opportunities brought about by adversity. She taught me the purpose of life and has turned pain into challenge and reward. Thank you Star for the new and productive me.”

Deb Patterson, Accountant

“When I started working with Star I was maybe six months out of an intensely violent relationship. I was so overwhelmed with the emotions and guilt of the trauma. At the same time I was trying to find my way as a new young mom. It’s hard for me to put into words my gratitude and deep connection to Star. This woman changed my life. I took 2 off the 12 week courses and they left an invaluable mark on my heart and soul. She opened our eyes to challenge what has been ingrained in us since we were small children. I did weekly one-on-one therapy sessions with her, and this was not a traditional therapy session. I did not sit in her office every week and talk about my trauma. We worked towards the future. What she did for me was way more than therapy. She educated me, she empowered me, she supported me, she informed me, and most importantly she gave me the tools and guided me on a journey to remember what an incredible women, mother and human I have always been. I admire how fierce and bold she is, and in turn that inspired me to become the strong women that I am today. I cherish every conversion. She is a role model, a spiritual life coach, a trusted non-judgmental friend and confidant. If you are someone in this world who feels lost, or if you have had trauma, if you have lost your self esteem, going through a divorce, if you simply want someone to talk to, IF YOU ARE WANTING TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. Then Star is a woman you want to know.”

Candice Ondriezek, Administrative Assistant

“As a nurse and group facilitator for many years I was mesmerized by the simple, gentle way Star guided and assisted new mother’s in their journey of new motherhood. She is able to capture the inner beauty of women and help them see their beauty. It is easy to trust her because her love for humanity is palpable. It was a pleasure to observe her work and grow from working with her.”

Jennifer L. Giordano, RN, BSN, IBCLC

In This Training You Will Have The Opportunity To:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of trauma-informed care and leadership. Most importantly, why it matters and why we all need this more than ever. .
  • Deepen your understanding about the impacts of trauma and how it affects a person’s ability to be in the world.
  • Develop a shared language that encourages safety and inclusivity while simultaneously reducing harm.
  • Feel competent in your role as a coach, mentor, or educator and know the ethical responsibility of staying in your lane.
  • Gain confidence in your field as a trauma-informed leader, educator, and/or coach.
  • Increase your knowledge as well as expand your toolbox in the area of trauma-informed specific interventions that are designed to support the nervous system, restore connection and ultimately encourage healing and transformation in all relationships.
  • Be a part of a vibrant community with other like-minded individuals who are dedicated to serving others and who want to remain at the progressive forefront of ushering in change, healing, hope, and possibility.

What You Get When You Sign Up:

6 Modules on Trauma-Informed Care & Leadership Taught LIVE

I. How Trauma Shapes our Beliefs and Behaviors

II. Why Safety Matters in Leadership Roles

III. Gender Freedom: Trauma-Informed Care for Transgender/Non-Binary Folks *GUEST SPEAKER*

IV. Moving Connection to the Classroom & Workplace

V. Staying in Your Lane: Do’s and Don’ts of Trauma-Informed Care

VI. Trauma-Informed Techniques & Interventions for Coaching and Connection

6 Additional LIVE Q&A Coaching Calls

(Bring your questions, your cases, your personal process– whatever it is, I got you covered!)

Access to a Private Facebook Group

(Where you can receive additional support and be in a community of like-minded peeps!)

Access to 3 Recorded Bonus Classes

I. Why Relationships Matter

II. Trauma & the Brain

III. Being Present for Trauma

Upon Completion, a Certificate for Trauma-Informed Leadership + 9 CEU’s (if applicable)



Register by Aug 15, Get BONUS “Routines to Rituals” Ultimate Self-Care For Your Brain Masterclass

Pay in Full – $1500

+ FREE 60 Min Coaching Session with Star ($250 value)

*if using Venmo, please caption the payment with your email address*


Payment Plan

$250/month for 6 months


Guest Speaker Spotlight

Gender Freedom: Trauma-Informed Care for Transgender/Non-Binary Folks

Rae McDaniel (they/them) is a Licensed Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Transgender Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, coach, educator entrepreneur, and soon to be author of their first book, Gender Magic. Their specialty is helping transgender and non-binary people navigate transition, sex, gender, sexual identity and relationships with resiliency, curiosity and pleasure. Rae is the founder and CEO of Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy practice in Chicago. Their credentials – both academic and professional, have led to a variety of speaking engagements and opportunities to facilitate and lead workshops on transgender equality and inclusion in corporate settings, at school, and within community groups.