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Cortney Lantigua is an inspiring motivational speaker, trauma-informed life coach and determined advocate, helping people heal from their past so they can reach their full potential.


She’s a sought-after speaker and professional development trainer at high schools and college campuses across the country, including Purdue University and The University of Maryland, as well as major corporations and organizations. With an inspiring message rooted in her own experiences of long-term childhood trauma, Cortney guides audiences through topics like navigating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), stress management, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, creating mental and emotional wellness, overcoming adversity and developing resilience. She leads trauma-informed programs and workshops for personal and professional development.


Her philanthropic and advocacy work for youth and adult survivors of childhood trauma earned her a nomination as one of Nashville’s “Top 30 Under 30.” As a trauma-informed life coach, Cortney also works with highly resilient and ambitious women to help them design a life they love, regardless of their life experiences.  


Using a combination of powerful storytelling and trauma-informed resources and tools for building a better foundation for living, Cortney empowers audiences and individuals to understand and befriend their nervous system. She’s here to help people thrive.

Trainings & Qualifications:

Cortney is a trauma-informed and trained practitioner.  She is trained in Somatic Experiencing through Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing Institute. She is Polyvagal-informed and trained by Deb Dana, LCSW. Cortney is also trained in Internal Family Systems and Attachment Theory. 

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