About EPower & Associates, Inc.

Changes in our Organization

In  2020, we consolidated our signature topic areas into The EPower Change Institute, and The Trauma Informed Academy.  We provide people development in the form of training, coaching, consulting and events that help people:

  • Cope with change
  • Foster resilience, and
  • Develop emotionally intelligent, trauma-informed (and -responsive) lives.   


Our signature work blends Emotional Intelligence with Trauma Informed Processes and is evidence informed both from the worlds of quantitative and qualitative research.


We believe in collaboration, cooperative, present-focused, strength-based work. Our values are trust, respect, collaboration, balance, and brilliance.  We do extraordinary work from extraordinary perspectives. Our primary influences are relational-cultural theory, trauma psychology, organizational development, sociology and competency-based human resources development.


The EPower Change Institute

In The EPower Change Institute, we provide talent development and organizational consulting that support emotionally intelligent workplaces from the bottom up.


In the long term, this has a high likelihood of:Increasing pro-social culture

  • Increases engagement
  • Reduces benefits usage
  • Improves morale
  • Increases personal and professional satisfaction. 

The Trauma Informed Academy

In The Trauma Informed Academy, we our work mitigates the impact of traumatic events for the purpose of reducing the time, trauma, and costs of healing for all involved.  This means people who provide skilled helping services of some sort (teachers, counselors, mental health techs, techs, clinicians, clergy, first responders and more) to the people who receive services and those around them who are affected by the process. 


Our talent development program is available to users 24x7, and supported by group calls. Our platform is device agnostic, inclusive, and  directly applicable as restorative of greater health or reduction of the impact of trauma. Modules are supported by quizzes, and a certificate is provided for each module.


We also offer Trauma-Informed Medical Care on behalf of Georgetown University Medical Center, where our founder is an Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry.


We also provide services supporting agency certification by respective agencies as Trauma Informed or as Trauma Responsive, tailoring our packages to the criteria for certification they provide. This includes:

  • Facility review checklists based on trauma informed design and our work in organizational certification in multiple industries,
  • TReSIA. the Trauma Responsive Systems Implementation Advisor. an organizational assessment for Trauma Informed Care based on the five elements in organizational processes.
  • Policy editing to increase alignment with thinking common to trauma-Informed organizations.


In our future? We plan to construct practical micro-learning units for integration in fitness apps, EHRs, and HRIS programs complete with metrics, and loyalty program.  And, we'll continue our Healer series that's available below.


Legacy work

Our work in instructional design is now a smaller part of our work, and while we may take on an occasional course to create, we'd rather help folks master the basics of instructional design. Our self-directed program, Build Winning courses, helps talent development people in private practice or internal to an agency develop serious chops in the classic basics that undergird current development of learning. 




Build Winning Courses

Whether you're an online content creator, entrepreneur, contract instructional designer or working in a talent development department, knowing the basics of ADDIE helps you turn out winning courses that deliver.  Dive in!

Get serious Instructional Systems Design chops in 7 lessons that can take you from one to many hours: you choose what to do with the goldmine this 30 plus year expert offers.   Go slow, repeat often.  Start now!

News You Can Use

Feb 2021--EPower & Associates, Inc published the first of five in Elizabeth Power's new Healer series. Healer: Reducing Crises blends personal and professional development in easy-to-read knowledge and practical every day skills. 

  • Easy to read, practical. Present focused, strength based Trauma-Responsive practices that heal.

  • Virtual groups available. For your organization; coaching for individuals.



Call Center/Telecom

Intulogy (Cellular South, Sprint/Nextel), J.D. Power and Associates, Asurion Insurance Services, Boise Cascade, Call Center University , ATT.


Nissan Motor Manufacturing/TN, GM Saturn, GM Canada, GM Europe, J.D. Power and Associates (Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi, Ford), MK Sweeney (Volvo), Cars.com