Ep 91 - Grief and the workplace with Lizzie Pickering

Uncategorized Apr 11, 2022


Grief can be felt for many reasons – death, loss of identity, the end of a relationship, a diagnosis or the loss of a job – and will affect everyone in their working life. However, it’s often still a taboo topic in the workplace. Lizzie Pickering is encouraging organisations to open the conversation and offer thoughtful grief support for their employees. 

Lizzie is a grief investigator, consultant and author and guides people in not only surviving grief, but also how to live the best possible life with grief.

We discuss:

  • Lizzie’s own experience of grief and her journey to become a grief investigator
  • How we can shift our perspective of grief, stay open to it and embrace a life with it
  • A best practice guide for organisations offering grief support to their employees
  • Things you can do and say as a manager or colleague supporting a grieving team member



Lizzie Pickering is a grief investigator, speaker, consultant and film and podcast producer. She works with companies on the wellbeing of staff through all types of loss, whether resulting from death, divorce, diagnosis or workplace change. 

With 21 years of experience investigating her own grief and the grief of others, she now consults on Grief Guidelines, deliver talks on grief and offers 1:1 Grief Support Sessions. 

Lizzie has recently written a grief memoir When Grief Equals Love which includes 23 interviews with people who have survived different forms of life-changing grief. 



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