What to Say, What Not to Say—When Someone Is Grieving a COVID Loss

Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points from Dr. Cira on How to Talk to Someone
Who Lost Someone to Covid:

Here’s the thing: it’s hard to see people we love in pain so we do all sorts of things to make OURSELVES feel better when we’re in this situation.  Which makes sense.  

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Get Employees Excited About Returning to the Workplace!

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. 

What Leni Rivera can say in an interview
on Building Enthusiasm for Returning Employees
:

    • Acknowledge apprehension. Coming out of the pandemic is like coming out of a war. Fear and apprehension are not only normal, it’s expected. Instead of fighting against this, companies that are most successful at easing employees back to the workplace, are leaning into it.

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Burnt out? How Purposeful Leadership Is the Solution

Available for Interviews: Nell Derick Debevoise

Nell Derick Debevoise is the Founder & CEO of Inspiring Capital and the author of the new book, Going First: Find the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action is available on Amazon.

What Nell Derick Debevoise can say in an interview on
Burnout & Purposeful Leadership:

        • If you’re not burnt out, someone on your team or in your household is—or is at risk of getting there. A nonprofit, Mental Health America, showed that most employees are burnt out. 60% of leaders report feeling ‘used up’ by the end of the day, and are six times more likely to plan to leave their jobs. So if you’re not worried about burnout, you’re wrong. 

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids: Making the World a Kinder Place

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
About Explaining Protests to kids:

There are several ways that you can increase your child’s emotional intelligence and empathy.

    1. You must have empathy yourself.  The most effective way that kids learn is by watching the way their parents behave.  If YOU, the parent, have and demonstrate empathy, your children will grow up to be empathic.  Give money to homeless folks, check in on friends, family and neighbors who are ill and/or struggling, take your child to a peaceful, family friendly protest, volunteer at a food bank together.  SHOW UP the way you’d like your child to show up someday.

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Assumptions: How to Deal With Their Impact on Our Lives

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Assumptions
:

Assumptions are the conclusions we draw based on the information we are given and our perspective and lived experience. We often think our assumptions are true without solid proof. People tend to make assumptions about so many things and this is natural. It happens as we try to make sense of things happening around us. However, while it is natural to make assumptions, they aren’t always correct. In a lot of cases, they can cause problems as we act based on what we believe is true without having the full context or understanding of the situation.

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How Buckingham Palace Should Respond to Oprah Interview to Restore Peaceful Relations

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes could say in an interview
on the Meghan  Markle & Prince Harry Interview:

    •  When dealing with family matters that become public, emotions and stakes are especially high. This means responses must be both kind and politically corrected in order to preserve both fronts. Consequently, Buckingham Palace should release statements of solidarity and empathy.

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5 Things That Should Be Part of Rebuilding After Coronavirus

Available for Interviews: Dr. David J. Calabro

Dr. Calabro, , DC, CCN, FICPA, CEG, practices Functional Medicine at the Calabro Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Dr. Calabro specializes in functional medicine, clinical nutrition, essential oils, and BrainTap therapy.

 

What Dr. Calabro can say in an interview:

In order to build a sense of wellness we need to:

1)  Create a Culture of Hope. We have to focus not on what is wrong, but what is possible. Hope gives us an amazing foundation to build a new future. It allows us to believe that things could be different, better . . . that we can create an environment of better well-being. Hope is not rooted in what the government is going to give us. It’s created with belief.

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How to Teach Your Children to Be More Inclusive

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Teaching Children to Be More Inclusive

 

1)  Our brains have evolved to be very socially oriented. They also look to naturally locate “people like us” and be suspicious of people who are different.

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