Dr. Rebekah Lloyd is an accomplished woman with a unique leadership perspective. She developed an approach to leadership called trauma-informed leadership, which applies principles of the impact of trauma in an organizational setting to affect the workplace culture positively. In addition to being a Doctor of Strategic Leadership, Dr. Lloyd holds a Master of Public Administration and an undergraduate degree in psychology.
Dr. Lloyd's passion for advocacy began during her nearly decade-long service in the U.S. Army, where she honorably served her country in foreign and domestic affairs. Following her decorated military service, she has passionately advocated for the military and veteran communities on the local, state, and national levels in Alabama, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Dr. Lloyd has also started a nonprofit devoted to empowering women veterans through therapeutic narrative storytelling, and she now devotes her advocacy efforts to actively serving the foster and adoptive communities.
Dr. Lloyd's diverse expertise includes over two decades of broad professional experience at varying levels of leadership and followership in law, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public policy, and small businesses. Her unique leadership perspective comes from her understanding of the traumas people of all walks of life endure and the responsibility of leaders to recognize this in those they lead. Dr. Lloyd's passion for helping leaders and organizations care for their people comes from her diverse experiences.
Dr. Lloyd has received multiple honors for her work, including being selected as a 2018 Veterans in Global Leadership Fellow at Georgetown University, Ms. Veteran America 2017, 1st Runner-Up, a 2016 Focus Forward Fellow at the Military Family Research Institute of Purdue University, and a Veterans of Foreign Wars - Student Veterans of America National Legislative Fellow in 2016. She is devoted to her community and has put roots down in Cullman, Alabama, where she resides with her two young sons, dogs, and cats. Rebekah's unique perspective and passion for advocacy make her an exceptional leader, and her work is sure to inspire others to achieve greatness.
Trauma-informed leadership is a cutting-edge approach to leadership grounded in research and designed to address the impact of trauma on individuals. Leaders who adopt this model comprehensively understand trauma and its effects, enabling them to create safe and supportive environments for their team members. By integrating trauma-informed practices into their leadership style, individuals can foster deeper connections with their team members, increasing trust, collaboration, and overall well-being in the workplace.
Leaders who embrace Trauma-Informed Leadership are better positioned to recognize and respond to the unique needs of their team members who may have experienced trauma. This approach emphasizes empathy, active listening, and sensitivity to individual differences, enhancing communication and fostering a culture of psychological safety within the organization. By prioritizing the well-being of their team members and creating a supportive work environment, leaders can boost morale, productivity, and job satisfaction, ultimately reducing turnover and enhancing overall organizational success.
Trauma-Informed Leadership offers a transformative framework for leaders at all levels to cultivate meaningful connections with their team members and create a workplace prioritizing psychological safety and well-being. By integrating trauma-informed practices into their leadership approach, individuals can enhance productivity, reduce turnover, and contribute to a more compassionate and inclusive organizational culture.
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