After going through one of the most difficult grief periods in my life, I began my own journey of healing and renewal. I was working at a large corporation with a full load of responsibilities as well as a single mom raising two children. And I was on my own to sink or swim when it came to keeping up with my job and balancing my personal life.
I received little or no support from the company, and it made me realize that most managers I worked with did not have the tools or training to understand the grief journey I was on. If I was feeling this way, others who were going through a similar loss or difficult life event were also experiencing the same lack of understanding and support.
I decided that the best way to fill this void in the workplace was to focus on training human resources professionals and managers to help them offer better support for their employees going through grief and loss.
For more than 24 years I have worked facilitating grief recovery support groups, training grief facilitators, as well as working with individuals who are in the process of recovering from grief and loss. I have worked with individuals experiencing a divorce or death (The Beginning Experience), children who have lost a parent, relative or close friend to death or divorce (Rainbows For All God’s Children) as well as training for a unique Rainbows program to work with the children of 9/11 victims. I am a certified facilitator through the Newark, NJ Diocese to create and run grief support groups. I have been trained by Hospice to work with terminally ill patients, and I 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.
All of this combined with over 18 years of corporate management roles with extensive experience in Employee Development Planning, Team Dynamics, Change/Transition Management and HR Quality Process Management has given me the unique skills to be highly effective at training managers to be compassionate.
Advantages of working with me
Certified Grief Coach
Linda offers professional Grief Coaching from early stages to late stages of grief, loss or transition. Her process is compassionate and in-depth. After initial consultation she prepares a tailored program based on your specific needs. Coaching encompasses one-to-one manager or staff member training or the entire team or company.
Human Resources Training
Linda’s 16 year career with ATT, many within the Human Resources department has given 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 as well as management training and staff management experience that keeps her focus on productivity.
Speaker on Grief Topic
Linda has spoken to many different audiences on the topic of Grief in the Workplace. She covers the many aspects of grief to help managers and individuals understand grief’s impact and how to ensure that you and your team remain compassionate while continuing to focus on productivity during times of grief, stress or transition.