TIME: JAN. 27, 2021 - 2 PM - 3:30 PM ET
This will be a virtual grief talk. All are welcome. Cost is free.
NOTE: Zoom Link will be posted on the facebook group - It's My Grief - Linda Marshall. You can join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriefReliefLindaMarshall/
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Linda Marshall is an entrepreneur, published author, certified grief specialist, life coach, trainer, speaker, hypnotherapist, and mental health advocate. She has lived through tragedy and loss in her own life and is now passionate in inspiring others to heal and grow through their own grief. In addition to publicly speak about her own personal grief story, she has volunteered with the Halifax Regional Police, Victim Services, helping victims of sudden death, sexual assault, and domestic violence. She loves inspiring and working directly with her clients, as well as teaching suicide intervention skills (ASIST) to students, first responders, military, health care workers, teachers, and community volunteers.
She lost her first marriage of 13 years due to addictions and became a single parent with two daughters. Years later on February 17, 2011, her spouse Barry lost his battle to mental illness and suicide. This tragedy left her and her family shattered. After this traumatic event in her life, Linda moved back to her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she was suddenly an empty nester. She left her successful career in the corporate world in Toronto for a new life and switched gears to help others in grief. This meant advancing her education in a completely different field at the age of 45.
Linda married her current husband Jon, a retired military veteran on December 31, 2014. She has two married daughters Amanda (Ryan) & Alisha (Rob), one stepson Tyler (Brittany), and three grandchildren (Theresa, Parker & Adeline). Although Nove Scotia will always be considered home, she currently resides near her daughters and grandchildren in Brantford, Ontario.
For more information on her book “It’s My Grief & I’ll Cry If I Want To” or to contact Linda directly please go to www.griefreliefcoaching.ca. Her book is also available through amazon.ca (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1773713698/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_9-H.Fb566MB90) and amazon.com.
Lisa’s diverse career has led her from corporate sales and sales training to a career in the charitable sector including leadership roles with academic and healthcare charities. She is also a Dale Carnegie coach.
As a teen, Lisa experienced the powerful force of grief with the loss of her brother; a journey that shaped her outlook and approach. Several years later at the age of 33, she lost her partner, Jack, following his journey with cancer. When she lost her Dad rather suddenly after a short illness, the lessons learned from these experiences influenced her ability to navigate the anticipation of his death, the grief that followed and the strange mix of gratitude and guilt she felt with the loss of a parent.
Embracing uncertainty, sadness, and self doubt, she defined her direction with the support of friends, mentors, family and a healthy dose of humour and hope. Throughout the challenges, Lisa describes her dance with grief as a gift that she would never have wished for but would not trade.
Today, outside of her 9-5 career, Lisa lives in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia with her partner Ryan and their entertaining fur family. She is a semi- retired runner, an avid gardener, a proud community volunteer.