I've learned a thing or two about grief along the way, and I'm grateful for that learning. Grief and loss have given me focus and clarity and perspective, which are all powerful tools for making life meaningful. And fun. You'd be amazed at how much fun grief and loss people are. I think it's because we're all living our lives in the present, fully aware that things change in an instant.
I run a company called Grief Coach, PBC, which I consider to be my life's work. Grief Coach lets me exist squarely in the middle of my own personal Venn diagram, as it pulls together my decades of experience in mobile & online community building and my 15+ years' experience as a volunteer & occasional consultant in grief and loss. Grief Coach delivers personalized tips and reminders via text message, to people who are grieving, and the friends and family who want to support them, but often just don't know how.
You can listen to a 30-minute audio piece about part one of my grief journey here. Part two is coming soon, but in the meantime this podcast interview with Grief Dialogues sums it up pretty well.
“Emma’s greatest ability lies in being able to gather up the diverse threads of our business and tie them together into a cohesive narrative and strategy that pushed us towards our objectives. A committed, ambitious, and creative leader, Emma has been the foundation of our team from the start.“ -------------------------------------------------- “Emma is the kind of strategic leader that can transform businesses and, for that matter, lives. She is intellectually gifted, creatively genius and entrepreneurially minded. It's a very rare thing to find someone like Emma who can see a clear path from the operational to the strategic and lead a diverse team each step of the way.