Trauma Informed Businesses with Andy Maurer and Brandon Clarke and Kate Stephensen Rogers
Andy Maurer is an associate level licensed therapist at The Phoenix Counseling Collective, which is a group of counselors and consultants who are rooted in the city of Phoenix and committed to walking alongside others to know their story, come face to face with their humanity, and grow as persons. Their hope is that as therapists and clients work together that individuals will live life more deeply, experience greater freedom, and make choices that authentically connect with how they were made. To do this, this practice helps individuals uncover the connections between where they have been and today’s struggles, unpack the impact of the past and current relationships, and explore their engagement with the divine.
Andy speaks to and trains founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, equipping and educating them on the issue of trauma and its impact on their work and relationships.
Deeply integrated into the startup and entrepreneur community, Andy is working to create a movement where mental health issues, and especially trauma, is talked about and addressed so that founders and CEOs, as well as the individuals they lead, can receive the resources and support they need, in order to heal and transform their stories, relationships, and companies.
As a licensed trauma therapist he works primarily with founders, CEO’s, business leaders, adults, and couples who have experienced trauma or abuse. Having previously been a college professor, he taught courses on marriage, family, and sport psychology. He earned both a Master of Divinity in Professional Counseling from Phoenix Seminary and a Masters in Marital Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Connect with Andy on LinkedIn.
StartupAZ exists to inspire connectivity and generosity among Arizona’s most innovative young companies; helping them grow and give back.
Brandon Clarke is a founder, mentor and community builder, having spent nearly 15 years starting companies and advising entrepreneurs. In 2015, Brandon co-founded the StartupAZ Foundation; a nonprofit collaborative fund that exists to inspire connectivity and generosity among Arizona’s most innovative young companies; helping them grow and give back. In 2016 Brandon launched CRADL, a research and design lab that evaluates and develops products, media, and services that impact the lives and learning of children.
Brandon is a native Phoenician living in north-central Phoenix with his wife and three children.
CoVibe partners with Founders, Co-Founders and CEO’s to build their companies with a people-first mindset. She prides herself in building and shaping businesses through culture, developing and enhancing programs that empower people, building authentic teams and coaching new managers/founders as their businesses scale and grow. We focus on building companies people love.
Kate Stephenson Rogers is passionate about people, building companies & communities and inspiring others to harness their unique strengths and potential, both in and out of the office. She has been working with startups since 2005 and has served as the Head of Talent and People for companies based in Silicon Valey, Boston, Austin, Denver, New York and Phoenix. Kate lends her time and talent to supporting many local nonprofit and community organizations or entrepreneurs. She is proud to be Co-Lead of PHX Startup Week for 2019.
Outside of her work, she is also the proud mother of a 5-year-old who is a constant reminder of the importance of inspiring the next generations of future leaders and innovators and celebrating the daily joys of life. She’s known for her approachability, authenticity, enthusiasm and natural ability to bring out “the fun” in groups she is leading.
With our special guest Co-Host, Mike Jones
It’s Mike Jones‘ mission to see brands grow and succeed – to reach their full potential. He believes every brand, like every person, has DNA that’s remarkable, but not every brand knows how to act like it (and communicate it to the world). It’s not about what’s trendy, whatever consumers are demanding, or whatever will turn the fastest profit. It’s about the long game – building real relationships with your customers and your community.