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A survivor shines

The motivating story of how good life can become when you heal your past and claim your true worthiness.
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From a young age, Eleanor learnt that survival meant avoiding pain and proving they were worthy of care and attention.
In their early teenage years, this feeling deepened as they experienced household dysfunction, divorce, debilitating illness, trouble at school and, in their first romantic relationship, sexual coercion and rape.
In the following decades, as they clung to a successful corporate and teaching career, Eleanor experienced depression, self-harm, disordered eating and suicidal ideation as the effects of these traumatic childhood events finally took hold.
But then a series of unexpected, spiritual events opened their eyes to the joy and beauty of life. Eleanor recognised that despite traumatic beginnings, the purpose of their existence was not to avoid suffering, but to enjoy life and seek awesomeness.
What followed was a professional and personal journey into transforming the effects of trauma by exploring the many different pathways you can take out of pain and into joy - including claiming Eleanor's true identity as a non-binary person.
But living life by your own rules is not easy.

Old habits die hard, and Eleanor's experience in the years following those unexpected events taught them it's not enough to just go through the motions you think will change your life;
you must truly live as if your life were already changed.
Now, as an inspiring speaker and extra-ordinary facilitator, Eleanor shares their story and toolkit with organisations to help them become better places for trauma survivors, and with individuals wanting to create a life they truly love.
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In their previous career, Eleanor worked on communications projects for national and international brands such as NatWest, TalkTalk, Marks and Spencer and Unilever, eventually leaving the marketing industry to embark on a 10-year academic career teaching and researching effective, compassionate communication strategies.

Since then they have published work with CPD provider Bookboon, were hired as the soft skills expert for international e-learning company Netex, consulted for Indeed on gender inclusion in the workplace, and became a trustee for environmental charity Change Agents UK (plus travelling in Europe and being a monk for a bit).
If 2024 is the year you want to create a life you love and a more trauma-aware, psychologically safer organisation, email to book Eleanor for your next away day, leadership conference, or training programme.
Trained in:
Trauma-informed coaching, with Dr Susanna Petche's Trauma-Sense Programme
Bio-energetics, with Jennifer Surch, Founder of AOMT
Somatic facilitation, with Desi Monique, Creator of Sensual Somatics
Women's holistic leadership, with One of Many
Journal therapy and life coaching, with the Centre of Excellence
Foundational Nonviolent Communication, with Liz Kingsnorth of CNVC
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Eleanor Snare

Book Eleanor's inspiring perspective for your next event, away day or conference.
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