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A Grief Informed Workplace


Join us as we discuss this overlooked leadership derailer that affects perhaps one-third of senior executives at one time or another.

“We can’t acknowledge what we can’t talk about.”

Moments such as these define a business, its values and how they will be perceived by their communities. 

Stay tuned for this upcoming virtual workshop.

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Module Two – The Language of Loss

Discusses what grief is and what it is not. Types of grief and six major myths of Grief. Explores our basic human needs for identity, purpose, meaning and territorial belonging. Understanding undelivered communication and unresolved grief as it relates to personal and professional losses.

Module One – Say What You Mean

Discusses a mindful approach to compassionate conversation. Provides a radical transformation to workplace language that disconnects people from their power. Its focus is on leading with presence and coming to conversations with curiosity and care by focusing on what matters. Including is also the art of overcoming distraction and the factors that impede mindful insight.

Module Three - Emotional Intelligence

Explores how to understand, use, and manage our emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.

Module Four – Stress

Explores the concept that stress is the reaction to a situation – not the actual situation. Discusses common workplace stressor and their impacts to the human body. As well as what you can do as an employer and employee, when experiencing stress.

Module Five – Fostering a Resilient Workforce

Explores the importance of workplace bonds. Reviews the concept that grief and resilience are, not mutually exclusive experiences, and one can shape the other. Focuses on four core components of a resilient workforce—connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning.

Module Six – What Can You Do

Discusses the importance of reviewing existing compassionate leave policies/guidelines or create new guidelines to ensure they are fit our current landscape.

Module Seven – Cost of Not Caring

Discusses the challenges to an organization when an employee perceives uncaring, such as demotivation, turnover of staff, recruiting difficulties and the impacts of branding.

Module Eight – The Power of Your Personal Work

Discusses the value taking part in one on one personal loss discovery work

A Grief Informed Workplace
Lisa Bruff

A Grief Informed Workplace

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Lisa Bruff CRM CIP CMC

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Lisa has 20+ years in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry, with experience in client relationship management, operations, and data analytics.


  She is also a CIP Instructor, a Mindfulness Practitioner, and an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.


Bill AuCoin

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Bill has 20+ years in the Emergency Medical Services Industry with experience in education and clinical oversight, operations, human resource management and corporate/legislative policy development.


He is also an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist and Trauma Informed.

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