Grief Coach Dora Carpenter knows how small business operators find it tough to deal with the challenges of offering liberal bereavement leave. She offers a grief coaching wellness program developed specifically for organizations to help them deal with workplace grief.
“Losing a loved one is an incredibly challenging experience, and in an ideal world, every employee would have the support they need during such difficult times,” says Dora Carpenter, drawing from her experiences in dealing with such situations. “Striking a balance between empathy and practicality is crucial for these enterprises.”
The intention behind offering up to 20 days of bereavement leave is undoubtedly compassionate. It is a small step towards making workplace grief more manageable. However, small businesses face unique challenges that make such policies somewhat impractical.
• Resource Constraints: Small businesses typically operate on tight budgets and limited manpower. Unlike larger corporations, they may lack the financial resources needed to cover the costs associated with extended bereavement leave.
• Impact on Workforce Dynamics: Small teams in a business often operate like tight-knit families. When a key member is absent for an extended period, it can disrupt the dynamics and workflow, leading to potential setbacks in project timelines and overall efficiency.
• Long-Term Financial Strain: Small businesses operate with limited financial margins, and providing extended bereavement leave without proper planning can result in long-term financial strain.
The Institute of Professional Grief Coaching offers a premier all-inclusive Grief Wellness Program exclusively for small businesses to help them explore alternative support mechanisms that align with their resources and operational constraints while navigating the complexities of supporting grieving employees.
The program is not based on theory, therapy, or theology and does not provide professional counseling or mental health services. The grief coaching support program can supplement existing EAP, health and wellness, and work-life balance programs. The program’s mission is compassion-led and heart-centered.
The cost-effective grief wellness benefit program’s features include a dedicated online space with coaching resources and support tools for employees, enrollment for one staff member in the ICF-accredited From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program, and quarterly grief education and training webinars for management and supervisory personnel.
For more information, visit www.griefwellnessprogram.com.
About the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching:
The Institute of Professional Grief Coaching was founded by Dora Carpenter, the brains behind the ICF-accredited From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program. The program trains and certifies grief coaches internationally to support individuals experiencing loss. Dora Carpenter serves on the webinar faculty of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
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Name: Dora Carpenter, CPC
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Phone: (202) 617-2570
Address: 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
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Address:5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 440
State: District of Columbia
Country: United States