Linda Marshall is an entrepreneur, author, grief & life coach, trainer, speaker, mental health advocate, and hypnotherapist. She has lived through tragedy and loss in her own life and is now passionate in helping others heal and grow through their grief. After beginning her new studies in late 2011 focused on grief and recovery, she volunteered with the Halifax Regional Police, victim services, helping victims of domestic violence, sudden death, and sexual assault. She currently loves teaching suicide intervention skills (ASIST, Livingworks) to students, first responders, military, health care workers, teachers, and community volunteers. She is currently releasing her first book, It’s My Grief & I’ll Cry If I Want To.
She lost her first marriage of 13 years and became a single parent with two daughters. Years later on February 17, 2011, she suddenly lost her spouse Barry to 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 on her own and an empty nester. She left her successful career in the corporate world for a new life and switched gears to help others. This meant advancing her education in a completely different field at the age of 45.
Linda married her current husband Jon on December 31, 2014. Jon is a retired military veteran with 24 years in the Canadian Navy. They currently reside in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, where Linda continues to help others in her private practice through writing, speaking, teaching, coaching and hypnotherapy. She has two married daughters, Amanda (Ryan) and Alisha (Rob), one married stepson Tyler (Brittany), and three grandchildren Theresa (5 yrs.), Parker (3 yrs.), and Adeline (4 months).