Linda Trignano

Professional Speaker

After going through my own journey of healing and renewal I have dedicated my self to helping others heal as they move through their own grief and life altering transitions. That grief is the result of the death of a spouse, family member, co-worker, working through a serious or terminal illness, caring for ill or elderly parents and relatives, the pain of divorce, pet loss and other losses.

An area of particular focus in my coaching practice is providing Grief In the Workplace training, guidance, and coaching/consulting to managers, teams, and individuals to help the manager, grieving employee and team maintain productivity while balancing the needs of all with compassion and understanding on their grief journey.

I bring a wealth of knowledge from my 20 plus years of corporate life along with more than 24 years facilitating grief recovery support groups, serving both as a facilitator as well as a trainer instruction peers working through their own grief process how to help others move through grief to healing. I have worked with individuals who are in the process of recovering from grief, working extensively with separated, divorced and widowed adults (The Beginning Experience); and children who have lost a parent, relative or close friend to death or divorce (Rainbows For All God’s Children); including training for a special Rainbows program to work with the children of 9/11 victims.

I hold numerous certifications in the grieving process, training in guiding others through the needs of managers and individuals in the area of death and dying and consider ongoing education a large of of addressing this sensitive area in the workplace. I am a certified facilitator (Newark, NJ Diocese) to create and run grief support groups. Additionally, I have been trained by Hospice to work with terminally ill patients, served as a facilitator for the support group Rachel’s Vineyard and ministered to men and women who have experienced an abortion and the resulting pain of that decision.

Approximately 1 in 4 employees is grieving a loss at any given time

Balancing productivity & compassion

Balancing productivity and compassion can be a difficult challenge for managers and most manager do not have the experience, tools or training needed. Coach Linda can assist you in putting a plan in place that will prepare your managers to know what to say and do during times of loss and grief.

Human Resources Training

Linda’s HR career & experience with AT&T gives her the insight and knowledge to develop and implement a grief training program that encompasses standard HR practices, insight and compassion needed in the workplace today.

Experienced Speaker on Grief Topic

Linda has spoken in front of many different audiences on the topic of Grief and Grief in the Workplace. She helps individual and managers understand the impact of grief and how to ensure that you and your team are doing and saying the right thing at the right time during times of grief, stress or transition.

 Speaking Topics and Workshops

Ways to Work with Us



Customized 2-hour workshop(s)
Lunch & Learns 
1-1 Manager Training 
HR Policy Update Consulting 
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Crisis Consulting


Assess manager & team 
1-1 Coaching 
Instructions on what to say 
Assist/plan memorial 
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Keynote Speaker

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Topics tailored to company needs 
"Impact of grief in the workplace" 
"I Just Called to Say I'm Sorry" 
"The Light at the End of the Tunnel" 
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