Welcome to Rose Connections, a heart-centered consulting practice here to “help the helpers” create sustainable, trauma-informed social change for themselves and their communities.
Movements for change always start with individuals who care. Individuals from all walks of life, from every background imaginable. Individuals who find themselves at a crossroads, who have a passion for service and who dare to dream of a more loving, just, sustainable and equitable world.
Rose Connections is here to support these brave light-bringers, change agents, thought leaders, heart-centered service providers, visionary advocates, and community action collaboratives. Never before has the world needed heart-centered activism and change more!
When we are leading with vulnerability we know we have tapped into our ultimate strength.
The Real Talk…
I am an experienced, heart-centered leader with expertise in navigating difficult periods of change, creatively resolving conflict, and building bridges with unlikely allies. I focus my work to build powerful social change through conscious, thoughtful decision-making. As a former lobbyist, attorney & mediator, I was successful by applying a trauma-informed lens to better reach people where they are and create meaningful connections that lead to sustained change.
What makes me different?
Not only am I skilled in trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction techniques, but I apply those principles to interpersonal, community, and policy interactions to maximize the potential for meaningful connection and change. I cultivate and nurture the authentic voice of an individual, organization, or movement to create lasting social change.
Why do I do this?
I believe that humans thrive on meaningful connections in all areas of their lives: work, family, community, etc. Sometimes we get so focused on the outcome, that we neglect to nurture the connections that will help us achieve those goals. Each individual brings something authentic and rich to the larger world. We become stronger when we integrate those authentic experiences and voices into our collective narratives of succeess.
Who Am I?
I am a former social justice attorney, heart-centered advocate, and visionary agent of change. For over 30 years I have worked toward a vision of creating a more compassionate, just, and sustainable world that supports our most vulnerable populations to nurture them into our most valuable leaders. I have been a leader, a helper, a healer, an advocate, a manager, a teacher, and a writer. But my greatest joy is when I can connect exceptional people and big ideas together to better serve humanity.
What Do I Believe In?
My work is guided by the vision of supporting and strengthening our connections to one another so we can better support not just our most vulnerable populations but our most valuable leaders as well.
Bringing a passion and a vision for a more compassionate world, I share my strategic advocacy and leadership skills for individuals and organizations that seek to make a difference.
Recognizing that many of us are wounded healers, I am sex-positive, LGTBQ+, BIPOC, trans and sex worker inclusive, and lifestyle aware. I build bridges between communities in order to nurture greater collaboration and prosperity for a trauma-informed approach to social change.
The “Official Bio”
Janet K. Rose earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. She has served in both the public and private sector in conflict resolution, coalition building and public policy roles. As the former Director of Navigation Services for Bayaud Enterprises, Janet has extensive experience serving some of Colorado’s most vulnerable populations with expertise in public benefit acquisition and regulatory policy. She has been training audiences in trauma-informed care, conflict resolution, and consent best practices since 2013. She is a frequent contributor to the #OneHeartOneEarth Global Summits and is a frequent guest on the Buddhist Biohacker podcast. In 2019 she was a plenary speaker at the End Homelessness Conference in Albuquerque, NM and will be a featured presenter at the (online) Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit in 2020.