About EPower & Associates

EPower and Associates, Inc. provides services in competency-based talent development. The firm's portfolio includes replication manuals for evidence based treatments in mental health, job aids , and instructional materials.  Schooled in Instructional Systems Design and facilitation at GM's innovative Saturn plant, Power is also a degreed professional with a Master's in Education in Human Resources Development from Vanderbilt University.


Her firm's clients include ATT, Call Center University,  GM, the National Center for PTSD, Asurion, Dell, Deloitte, J.D. Power and Associates, the National Child traumatic Stress network and many more .  The firm works in healthcare, manufacturing, customer service, higher education, personal development and technology.  


In 2020, EPower & Associates, Inc. consolidated our signature topic areas into The EPower Change Institute, and The Trauma Informed Academy.  We provide coaching, training, and events focused on helping people cope with change, foster resilience, and develop trauma-informed (and -responsive) lives.  


While we still offer instructional design services, we spend more time coaching people to develop "basic chops" for designing courses, whether online or in person. Nothing beats using sound processes to create great learning, from objectives through evaluation. Check out Build Winning Courses as the start of mastering the principles and practices critical in adult 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.




Apr 2020--The EPower Change Institute offers its evidence-informed program on amplifying resilience using self-care to an online group of 40 with exceptional results.  Based on a researched and adapted schema, Amplifying Resilience Using Self-Care teaches learners how to refocus self-care actions through seven C's to increase the impact.


Nov 2019--The Japanese model using both TI-Med and The Trauma Informed Academy's influence has been published. The cover image, a bowl mended with gold, is symbolic of Kintsugi. Kintsugi  is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.  EPower & Associates operates  The Trauma Informed Academy and focuses on personal and professional development through a trauma-responsive lens.


Oct 2019--The Trauma Informed Academy piloted its new program, The Sacredness of Trauma, in Minneapolis MN. Designed to help faith communities that have a scripture (Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and more). The program reduces the stigma of trauma by helping learners connect their faith history to solid knowledge about the universality of trauma, how it impacts people, and congregational responses. The creation of sacred space to hear and bear witness the stories we all carry in ways that are healing.  


Oct 2018--Elizabeth Power, M.Ed. is in Japan with Pamela Saunders, Ph. D. to teach TI-Med as part of Japan's national effort to become Trauma-Informed. TI-Med is the first research-based program helping PCPs and their staff become trauma-informed. Power and Saunders were part of the research team at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Power served as an SME and consultant in adult learning.


Feb 15, 2011--EPower & Associates, Inc.  is slated to become the sole source provider for King County WA's five year SAMSHA Transformation to Trauma-Informed Care grant, providing  training and technical assistance in the implementation of Risking Connection, Sidran Institute's flagship program.  Risking Connection® is an evidence-informed National Center for Trauma Informed-Care  listed promising practice.

Nov 07,2010--Elizabeth Power, M.Ed. and Bonnie Green, Ph.D. presented a poster representing the NIMH grant involving Risking Connection® with which both have been involved for three years. Power, CEO of EPower & Associates, has provided evidence-based curriculum design for this program, which fosters the development of trauma-informed care for Primary Healthcare Providers.



East Tennessee Technology Access Center, Sidran Institute, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, The Brown Center for Autism,  Ku Aloha Ola Mau,  Hale Kipa, Stairstep Foundation, St. Peters-St. Joseph's Children's Home.


Primus, LMBC, Exult (Bank of America), Deloitte, Martinelli & Cucuy, GM Finance

Healthcare/Mental Health

Premier, Children's Institute, National Child Traumatic Stress Institute, National Center for PTSD, Boys-Girls Village, Austin Children's Shelter, The Queen's Hospital, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Salvus Clinic, NCPACE, MHealth Fairview.

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


UCAr Carbon Technology, Rhone-Pulenc Agricultural Chemical Company, Intulogy (Fluor, Nebraska Public Power District, McJunkin-Redman, Dell. VMWare)

..and many more! 

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