Rachel Kodanaz
Instructor Rachel Kodanaz
Product Id 601598
Duration 60 Minutes  
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Original Price $295
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Compassionate Workplace: A sad Employee is Often Perceived as a Bad Employee


Whether we are expecting it or not, life will throw a monkey wrench at all of us, derailing the perfectly laid plans of our future. When an employee is suffering a setback due to a significant health, family or financial loss, the demeanor of the employee will change while s/he is addressing the challenge.

Why should you attend : Great managers provide encouragement and support for their employees knowing their well-being has direct correlation to the work they perform – they are the same person they were before the setback occurred. Providing the right support for the employee will allow them to recover and re-engage at the same level or with greater productivity then they were prior to the setback.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Discover how creating a caring environment has direct correlation to employee satisfaction and commitment to their employer
  • Discuss what types of emotional set-backs will have long-term impact on the employee’s performance
  • Understanding the emotional behaviors of an employee experiencing a personal loss
  • Discover ways to support the employee while maintaining ‘business as usual’
  • Explore options for co-workers to provide support without “crossing the line” of personal versus professional
  • Learn how to change the perception of the label placed on the sad employee
Who Will Benefit:
  • Executive Leadership
  • Business owners
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Employee Assistant Program professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Management Trainers
  • Benefits Managers
  • Co-workers

Speaker Profile
Rachel Kodanaz founder of Grief in the Workplace, is a national speaker, facilitator and author on all aspects of grief, specifically supporting the workplace. Rachel entered the grief world when her husband suddenly passed away leaving her with a 2-year-old daughter. Her experience as a manager in large corporations led her to publish Grief in the Workplace Program to support the workplace when dealing with a grieving employee or workgroup, with emphasis in educating Human Resources,

Since 1996, Rachel speaks nationally on grief subjects, is a columnist for Living with Loss magazine, supports local and national community programs, including Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation and HeartLight Center. In addition, Rachel has published numerous articles and participated in a grief segment on Good Morning America.

Rachel recently published the book, Living with Loss, One Day at a Time. The daily lessons provide hope, optimism, coaching, introspection, self-discovery and renewal using practical ideas and solutions that are doable for all ages and any type of loss.

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