Trauma Specialist / Trainer, Co-Owner – Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic
Founder/CEO, Trauma Management Group 1994 – 2007 | CEO Arranmore Holdings, Inc. 2011 to present
2012, 2013 and 2014: Named in Top 100 Canadian Women Entrepreneurs (RBC).
2007 Trauma Management Group listed in top 100 Companies by Carleton University Alumni.
2001: Finalist Women of Distinction Awards (2001) Ottawa.
MENTAL HEALTH TRAUMA SPECIALIST. AUTHOR. FEMALE FOUNDER.
Former Founder and CEO (1994 – 2007) of the Trauma Management Group, an industry leading company that dealt with the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, the SARS outbreak and a multitude of community based and organizational critical incidents, catastrophic events and disasters.
Authored one of Canada’s first Critical Incident (Group Crisis) Training Programs (2001), Critical Incident Stress Management: From Theory to Practice, which continues to be widely used for training Mental Health Professionals and First Responder groups.
Contributor to Creating Excellence in Crisis Care: A Guide to Effective Training Programs and Program Design, Dr. LA Hoff, 1995.
I started my career with a Bachelors Degree (Honours) in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. My social work roots and passion to help others led me to create an innovative business where victims and their families did not incur costs for our services. In 2007, the Trauma Management Group was sold and I have continued to specialize in providing mental health services to the Canadian Military, Veterans and First Responders. For decades, I have also been called upon to train Mental Health professionals and First Responder groups as they build their Peer Based Group Crisis Response Programs.
I am also the Founder of Arranmore Holdings, Inc. (2002 – Present), an Ottawa based private portfolio company that invests and gives back.
Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to inspiring girls and women to become social entrepreneurs by sharing my story of how I built an industry leading company.
Mental Health | Trauma Care
CLINICAL | TRAINING | COLLABORATION.
Mental Health Trauma Specialist in the trauma care field for over 20 years. Under my leadership, the Trauma Management Group wrote one of Canada’s first Critical Incident (Group Crisis) Training programs: Critical Incident Stress Management: From Theory to Practice.
This training has been used to train hundreds of groups across Canada.
As a Co-Owner of the Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic, I have continued to specialize in providing mental health services to the Canadian Military, Veterans and First Responders, who have been affected by Operational Stress Injury (OSI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I also design programs and train Mental Health professionals and First Responder groups on Peer Based Group Crisis Response Programs.
Please note, for charitable and not-for-profit groups, training may be provided on a cost-recovery basis.
Confessions of a GirlPreneur
Hilarious and inspiring tales of a successful entrepreneur and single mother.
A remarkable story of how a single mother beat the odds and created an industry-leading start-up in a highly competitive market where many others failed. This engaging book — part business guide, part memoir — traces the unlikely path Fiona Gilligan, MSW, took to found her company, the Trauma Management Group, and shows how she led it to dominate the trauma care industry in Canada over the course of fifteen years.