Managing Grief in the Workplace

by Linda Trignano

Managing Grief in the Workplace
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 5 Feb 2018
You will be surprised to learn just how much grief and loss impacts the workplace on many different levels. Grief Coach Linda Trignano’s compassionate and poignant conversations with those who have experienced loss and grief explores how the loss personally impacted them and their work and how their companies responded.

Episodes (19)

  • Downsizing Grief Takes Its Toll
    Downsizing Grief Takes Its Toll
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 07:50
    Pat Werscherl talks about how downsizing affected her and her team, which she considered to be like family. During a large corporate merger and subsequent layoffs, Pat and her team experienced many of the emotions associated with grief. She... Read more →
    Pat Werscherl talks about how downsizing affected her and her team, which she considered to be like family. During a large corporate merger and subsequent layoffs, Pat and her team experienced many of the emotions associated with grief. She... Read more →

  • A Nurse with Breast Cancer Faces Her Fear of Dying
    A Nurse with Breast Cancer Faces Her Fear of Dying
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    Published: 9 Oct 2017 Duration: 07:15
    Dale White, breast cancer survivor, discusses her fear surrounding her diagnosis and subsequent treatment while maintaining her work responsibilities as a visiting nurse. She chose to be very open with her work peers about her cancer and tr... Read more →
    Dale White, breast cancer survivor, discusses her fear surrounding her diagnosis and subsequent treatment while maintaining her work responsibilities as a visiting nurse. She chose to be very open with her work peers about her cancer and tr... Read more →

  • A Widow’s Struggle for Privacy After Loss
    A Widow’s Struggle for Privacy After Loss
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    Published: 10 Jul 2017 Duration: 20:03
    Susana Fonticoba, widowed at 42, talks about grieving her husband’s death and her return to work. Sitting among a large group of co-workers, she struggled with balancing her need for privacy and the many inappropriate personal questions and... Read more →
    Susana Fonticoba, widowed at 42, talks about grieving her husband’s death and her return to work. Sitting among a large group of co-workers, she struggled with balancing her need for privacy and the many inappropriate personal questions and... Read more →

  • Balancing Elder Care and Her Business
    Balancing Elder Care and Her Business
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    Published: 3 Feb 2017 Duration: 23:30
    Ilene Green about her elderly Mom’s growing need for care and how that need drained Ilene’s attention from her business and customers. In addition, the decision to put her Mom in assisted living required walking through childhood memories a... Read more →
    Ilene Green about her elderly Mom’s growing need for care and how that need drained Ilene’s attention from her business and customers. In addition, the decision to put her Mom in assisted living required walking through childhood memories a... Read more →

  • An Executive's Unexpected Journey
    An Executive's Unexpected Journey
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    Published: 30 Dec 2016 Duration: 24:10
    Ron Gold about a bike ride that put him on a path he never expected to take and forever changed his life. After being hit and seriously injured by a SUV, Ron's successful 25-year career on Wall Street ended abruptly. He went through five mo... Read more →
    Ron Gold about a bike ride that put him on a path he never expected to take and forever changed his life. After being hit and seriously injured by a SUV, Ron's successful 25-year career on Wall Street ended abruptly. He went through five mo... Read more →

  • From Many Losses to Healing
    From Many Losses to Healing
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    Published: 8 Sep 2016 Duration: 24:56
    Christine Clifton about the many depressing losses she experienced in the space of a year. With the support of her manager, Christine was able to overcome a serious illness, pet loss, divorce, and a residence change. With therapy, she was a... Read more →
    Christine Clifton about the many depressing losses she experienced in the space of a year. With the support of her manager, Christine was able to overcome a serious illness, pet loss, divorce, and a residence change. With therapy, she was a... Read more →

  • A Manager’s Compassionate Support of a Valued Employee
    A Manager’s Compassionate Support of a Valued Employee
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    Published: 24 Jul 2016 Duration: 13:33
    Kim Luthy about her grief journey encompassing her divorce, her 5-year-old son’s yearlong illness and her father’s eldercare needs. Kim talks about how caring and compassionate her manager and team were in supporting her through some of her... Read more →
    Kim Luthy about her grief journey encompassing her divorce, her 5-year-old son’s yearlong illness and her father’s eldercare needs. Kim talks about how caring and compassionate her manager and team were in supporting her through some of her... Read more →

  • The Sudden Loss of a Coworker
    The Sudden Loss of a Coworker
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    Published: 11 Jul 2016 Duration: 17:32
    Shannon DePalma about the tragic loss of her former coworker who committed suicide. They felt the loss deeply and were saddened by the manager’s passive reaction. In a small office where everyone knows each other so well, employees feel esp... Read more →
    Shannon DePalma about the tragic loss of her former coworker who committed suicide. They felt the loss deeply and were saddened by the manager’s passive reaction. In a small office where everyone knows each other so well, employees feel esp... Read more →

  • I Love You Dad – Always Will
    I Love You Dad – Always Will
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    Published: 27 May 2016 Duration: 17:44
    Lynn McFarland about her father’s death. He was a vibrant 80-year-old man, active in his community and a role model head of their household throughout his life. Lynn reflects on her deep loss and her employer’s understanding and compassion... Read more →
    Lynn McFarland about her father’s death. He was a vibrant 80-year-old man, active in his community and a role model head of their household throughout his life. Lynn reflects on her deep loss and her employer’s understanding and compassion... Read more →

  • A Caregivers Grief Journey
    A Caregivers Grief Journey
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    Published: 11 Feb 2016 Duration: 17:34
    Carol Kelly about her 10-year journey caring for her mother, her father and her uncle and how the experience changed her and made her more compassionate. During that extraordinarily difficult period, Carol decided it was necessary to close ... Read more →
    Carol Kelly about her 10-year journey caring for her mother, her father and her uncle and how the experience changed her and made her more compassionate. During that extraordinarily difficult period, Carol decided it was necessary to close ... Read more →

  • A Teacher's Sudden Loss
    A Teacher's Sudden Loss
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    Published: 3 Feb 2016 Duration: 22:02
    Teresa Bitner about the devastating loss of her husband in a motorcycle accident and how her school district rallied around her and her family.
    Teresa Bitner about the devastating loss of her husband in a motorcycle accident and how her school district rallied around her and her family.

  • Loss of A Team Member
    Loss of A Team Member
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    Published: 8 Dec 2015 Duration: 22:02
    Teresa Bitner about her experience as a new IT manager when her team member was killed on their way home after a long work shift and her inexperience navigating through minimal company support.
    Teresa Bitner about her experience as a new IT manager when her team member was killed on their way home after a long work shift and her inexperience navigating through minimal company support.

  • A New Employee’s Serious Illness Dilemma
    A New Employee’s Serious Illness Dilemma
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    Published: 2 Oct 2015 Duration: 16:21
    Cheryl Corin-Bonder who, as a new employee at a small company discovered she had a serious blood disorder, which resulted in the need for extended days off and a stem cell transplant. Cheryl was devastated by the lack of support, compassio... Read more →
    Cheryl Corin-Bonder who, as a new employee at a small company discovered she had a serious blood disorder, which resulted in the need for extended days off and a stem cell transplant. Cheryl was devastated by the lack of support, compassio... Read more →

  • Loss of a Nephew Who Was Like a Son
    Loss of a Nephew Who Was Like a Son
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    Published: 28 Sep 2015 Duration: 23:37
    Carla Capizzi about the tragic accident and death of her nephew during a bike race. Carla talks about her employer Rutgers University’s compassionate support and how much it meant to her during her bereavement and how highly valued she felt... Read more →
    Carla Capizzi about the tragic accident and death of her nephew during a bike race. Carla talks about her employer Rutgers University’s compassionate support and how much it meant to her during her bereavement and how highly valued she felt... Read more →

  • Double Grief – a Beloved Pet and a Cherished Grandmother
    Double Grief – a Beloved Pet and a Cherished Grandmother
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    Published: 27 Sep 2015 Duration: 19:54
    Pamela Putman about the lack of understanding and support two different companies showed during two different losses in her life and how each company could have handled the employee’s need for understanding and leave time in a more compassi... Read more →
    Pamela Putman about the lack of understanding and support two different companies showed during two different losses in her life and how each company could have handled the employee’s need for understanding and leave time in a more compassi... Read more →

  • The Sudden Loss of a Husband
    The Sudden Loss of a Husband
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    Published: 19 Sep 2015 Duration: 17:20
    Grief Coach Linda Trignano talks with April Ford about the sudden loss of her husband who also worked in the same department at Intel. April discusses how having an advocate at her company helped her navigate through corporate policy.
    Grief Coach Linda Trignano talks with April Ford about the sudden loss of her husband who also worked in the same department at Intel. April discusses how having an advocate at her company helped her navigate through corporate policy.

  • A Mother's Loving Care
    A Mother's Loving Care
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    Published: 31 Aug 2015 Duration: 32:21
    Kaitlin Kurdyla and discusses her loving care of her infant daughter living with cancer and how she balanced work responsibilities and her daughter's numerous surgeries.
    Kaitlin Kurdyla and discusses her loving care of her infant daughter living with cancer and how she balanced work responsibilities and her daughter's numerous surgeries.

  • Living and Working with Breast Cancer
    Living and Working with Breast Cancer
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    Published: 30 Aug 2015 Duration: 18:39
    Yvonne Richards about her journey with breast cancer and her manager's supportive response.
    Yvonne Richards about her journey with breast cancer and her manager's supportive response.

  • A Mother's Grief
    A Mother's Grief
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    Published: 25 Aug 2015 Duration: 28:16
    Listen to the suggestions offered by Janet StraightArrow from an employee's perspective for improving an employer’s response to loss,serious illness and grief. Also discussed are tips on how to better manage grief from a personal perspectiv... Read more →
    Listen to the suggestions offered by Janet StraightArrow from an employee's perspective for improving an employer’s response to loss,serious illness and grief. Also discussed are tips on how to better manage grief from a personal perspectiv... Read more →

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