LinkedIn Live/Live Podcast: Navigating Change and Loss in the Workplace

In this insightful episode, Kumar Dattatreyan, ICF PCC sits down with Maureen Desmond ACC, a certified grief coach and consultant who specializes in helping individuals and businesses navigate through significant change and loss. Drawing from her personal experiences with tragic losses and her own cancer journey, Maureen shares her expertise on how to compassionately support employees during difficult times.

Throughout the conversation, Maureen emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for when employees face personal losses, much like a fire drill. She provides practical advice on how managers and leaders can respond empathetically, such as acknowledging the person’s presence, validating their feelings, and offering genuine support.

Maureen and Kumar also discuss the complexities of grief, noting that it extends beyond just death and can encompass various forms of loss, including job loss, financial loss, and even the loss of a company’s culture. They explore how the shift towards remote work has impacted the way we connect with our colleagues and the potential for increased feelings of loneliness and isolation.

This episode is a must-watch for anyone looking to cultivate a more compassionate and supportive workplace culture. Maureen’s insights and practical tips will help leaders and employees alike navigate the challenges of change and loss with greater understanding and empathy.

This podcast episode will premier live on LinkedIn May 7th, 2024 at 12:30 EST. Tune in here.

Virtual Session: The ROI of Supporting Employees Through Grief and Loss

Are you ready for the inevitable? Loss is the most common human experience. We are all going to lose someone significant, whether by a death, end of a relationship, or a business decision like downsizing.

Did you know that $100B is lost each year in American business due to grief and loss between factors such as productivity and poor performance? We can show you how to avoid this financial hit in your organization.

In this virtual session, Maureen Desmond ACC, Grief Consultant and Coach and Michelle Arentz, Workforce Development Consultant, will share 5 Essentials for effectively handling these situations in the workplace by building leadership acumen and resilience that create and support a culture that cares.

Interested? Join us on May 14, 2024 from 1:30-2:30 EST!

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