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Bring the power of grief sensitivity to your business and show that your organization fosters a culture of care, compassion, and concern . . .

The unpredictable occasion of death will affect every workplace at some point, and no organization, regardless of size, is exempt from its impact. Employees spend the majority of their awake time with coworkers developing personal and professional relationships, and when a death occurs the sympathetic care and concern take on a personal nature with an emotional and financial impact to the business. Training your staff in grief education and coaching support is the one investment that delivers and fosters a grief sensitive and compassionate workplace culture.

Executives - Managers and Supervisors - Human Resources Professionals - Mental Health Practitioners - Federal and Local Governments - Community Organizations - Small Business Owners - Death Care Professionals - Unions - Trade Associations - Healthcare Organizations - Educational Institutions - Churches - Hospice Organizations - Nonprofit Organizations - Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Facilities - Legal and Eldercare Practices - Insurance Agencies - Entrepreneurs - Coaches - Health and Wellness Programs - Correctional Institutions - Barbers and Hair Stylists - Law Enforcement Organizations - Military and Civilian Personnel … and more

Whether managing a traditional, hybrid, or remote work setting, one thing is constant… the effects of grief will directly or indirectly cross the threshold and penetrate employee morale and productivity. Do you know how to respectfully honor an employee’s grief and communicate support in a compassionate and grief friendly manner? Do employees and teams feel supported when grieving a loss? Do you know what is best and worst to say to a grieving employee? Are you aware of the unspoken impact of grief in the workplace? Do you know the grief-related costs to your company’s bottom line?

We applaud the much needed progress in advancing bereavement leave for grieving employees, but Dora Carpenter asks, "Are you comfortable in handling the 'human response' before and after that colleague returns to the office?" Are you aware of the effects of one employee’s grief on the team? Whether a CEO or a blue collar worker, when grieving the loss of a loved one, you are simply a human being with a broken heart, and that broken heart can overtake the heart of your entire organization. Whether three days or three weeks away from work due to a loss, the grief is ever present and can’t be turned off like a light switch when an employee returns and is expected to perform as a fully functioning worker.

  • “It’s insane when you really think about it that we give months off for maternity and paternity leave but not for the death of a family member.” Jack Canfield, Co-Author of the Bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.

Why the need for grief education and peer coaching support in the workplace? Why foster an environment where individuals feel safe, comfortable, and supported when dealing with a loss?

  • “A 2021 survey by EY consulting found that 90% of U.S. workers say that empathetic leadership improves job satisfaction, while 79% say it decreases turnover.” Employee Benefit News. July 28, 2022.

Training your staff member(s) in grief education and coaching support is the one investment that delivers and fosters a grief sensitive and compassionate workplace culture.

  • "Unlike group therapy, peer-led groups are not managed by a mental health professional. Instead, they’re led by people who have faced challenges the group members are also experiencing.” The Washington Post. July 2, 2022.

Grief Coach Certification Program

As a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach, you will have the awareness, knowledge, and skills to navigate through the adverse impact grief has on individual employees, coworkers, managers, teams, and the entire organization to ensure a grief sensitive, grief informed, and compassionate workplace culture.  The From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

  • Increase employee production and morale
  • Reduce grief-related cost to company’s bottom line
  • Create an asset for employee attraction and retention
  • Support the personal and mental wellbeing of staff
  • Improve management and team engagement and communication
  • Expand current wellness, work-life balance, and employee assistance programs
  • Provide peer grief support coaching for teams
  • Implement compassionate partner “grief buddy” programs

Workplace Grief Workshop

The on-demand 90-minute webinar’s aim is to assist organizations in respectfully honoring employee grief and communicating support in a compassionate and grief friendly manner. The webinar covers:

  • Understanding the unspoken impact of grief in the workplace
  • Providing support for grieving employees and balancing productivity
  • Implementing a compassionate and grief informed workplace culture

Grief Support Resources

These quick-read booklets are sample chapters from Dora Carpenter's published works and are available for bulk purchase. Great resource handouts for employees, clients, members, patients, etc.  We can also customize to promote your brand while enhancing your commitment to care, compassion, and concern.

My Grief Coach Employee Benefit Program

For a fraction of the cost of many grief-related benefits, products, and services, you can add the My Grief Coach™ online self-directed coaching program as an additional resource to any current grief support offerings. It is easy to join and requires no setup or installation on your part. See sample online program content here.

Speak with a member of our team to discuss how we can help ensure that your organization exhibits a culture of grief sensitivity.

Email us at [email protected] or submit a contact form here and we will reach out to you.