This venture came about while co-founders Sue Densley and Kate Carr were walking in The Peak District and Sue was sharing her experiences of bereavement and working.
Encouraged by Kate, who has provided the technical support, website design and further research, Sue is now following her passion to support other people through these difficult times.
A Bit About Sue Densley
I have managed people over a span of 30 years and struggled with my own grief whilst trying to work full time after the death of my mother. I decided to set up The Bereavement Coach to share my experience and help people, especially line managers, to understand what it’s like to cope with bereavement whilst continuing to work.
As well as being an experienced manager, I have undertaken intensive coaching training with a private coaching organisation and have delivered executive management development coaching as a consultant. I have worked in the private and public sectors and been a trustee of various charities.
I was fortunate to be able to access management coaching when I was grieving and this helped me tremendously, but wasn’t focused on maintaining performance while coping with grief. Having managed those who had experienced bereavement and gone through my own grieving process, I realised that there was a need for a specialised service and much more to do to raise awareness about how grief affects people in the workplace.
I am very pleased to be working with Julia Fell, who I know is an excellent coach, and Siobhan Clarke. We hope, ultimately, that our services will provide some comfort to those of you who have lost loved ones, and provide an insight into the impact of grief for those of you who have friends, colleagues, partners or relatives that are bereaved.
If you want to share your story with us and help others cope, please get in touch.