In episode #4 Rachel is joined by Gretchen Schmelzer, to discuss ways being an effective leader in times of crisis.
Every week Rachel Happe chats for 30 minutes with a new guest – no script, no rules.
Working from home is one thing, managing from home is another. How do you know you are being an effective leader when you can only see your team through a screen? What does this new (for some) model take to work for both you, and your team?
Rachel Happe and Gretchen Schmelzer chat about leading compassionately – and effectively – during a crisis.
About Gretchen Schmelzer:
Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD is a licensed psychologist, trained as a Harvard Medical School Fellow. She is a trauma survivor, who has worked for twenty-five years with the complex issues of trauma, integration and behavior change across every level of system from individuals, to groups, to large systems and countries, including her role as the expert consultant for documentary film The Silence which aired on April 19, 2011 on Frontline regarding priest sexual abuse in a Native Alaskan Village to ensure adequate resources for viewers and for proper follow on support for trauma survivors.
She has worked with individuals and groups in large clinics, and clinics in housing projects, in residential treatment facilities, on psychiatric units and medical hospital units, and in private practice. Her work includes over a decade of working with traumatized children and adolescents in residential treatment and psychiatric units.
Since October 2014 she is the founder and editor of The Trail Guide, a web-mag featured on www.gretchenschmelzer.com (formerly www.emotionalgeographic.com) dedicated to healing repeated trauma. Her book Journey Through Trauma was published in February 2018 through Penguin Random House.