Many managers and business owners are not sure when or if they should bring in a coach to address workplace trauma issues. I have answered a few of the common questions that clients frequently ask about coaching around workplace trauma.
Coach Linda Trignano
Trauma is defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing that causes major disruption in the workplace.
The work environment is a lot more complex than ever before. Employees want to feel that you care for them, that you will give them understanding and empathy surrounding their feelings of loss. Many issues affect your employees today. Everything from death in the family or a co-worker, downsizing, job loss, retirement, serious illness either themselves, a family member or a co-worker impacts them at home and travels with them to the office. Workshops and training sessions are designed to work in conjunction with your managers as an additional resource to your Human Resources department or staff. All too often your managers are not trained or even trusted to discuss issues of this nature.
Trauma/grief coaching is not therapy or a replacement for your company’s Employee Assistance Program. It is also not a replacement for psychotherapy or counseling from a mental health professional if your employee exhibits such a need. If such psychological or medical attention is needed by the affected employee or those he or she works with they are referred to their own doctor to see further professional assistance.
Everyone experiences grief in their own way and time. We offer some unique assistance that combines Coach Linda Trignano’s training in coaching, grief facilitation, and human resources. The combination of those skills can be offered in one-on-one support and care for the manager, team or company experiencing the grief or loss. A focus is on the effect that the loss is having on productivity and how to handle ongoing work with sensitivity balanced with the company’s need to do the work at hand.
Additionally, grief coaching provides the tools and guidance to foster understanding as the team and company work through the loss and manages the business with compassion. Your employee(s) will be grateful for your sensitivity.
For some, the holiday season brings a heightened sense of sadness as well as the stress of changed traditions. The holidays can be an especially difficult time for people grieving the death of a loved one or in the middle of a life-altering transition such as job loss or divorce. Family and friends often want to help but don’t know how.
How can I assist you?
I offer online webinars and training sessions designed to address your company’s need to offer the guidance surrounding the often difficult topic of navigating teams through workplace grief and loss. Your managers and Human Resources staff will greatly benefit from your efforts to support them before the need arises. Call 1-551-800-1127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I offer on-site workshops, lunch & learn hours, as well as breakout sessions all designed to help your staff members and company leaders know how to speak about workplace grief. Your staff will leave with an understanding of how grief impacts them, their team, your company’s workplace productivity, and company
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