Episode 14

Published on:

13th Jul 2021

Madeleine Lankston (grief coach)

This week, Madeleine Lankston, a grief coach, tells us:

  • Whether you can truly understand grief until you've experienced it yourself
  • How you can work with grief without it affecting you
  • Different types of grief one might have to coach
  • The concept of a heart with ears
  • Why she will always wear headphones when coaching people online
  • How laughter might be used in grief coaching
  • ... and much more.

Find out more about Madeleine on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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More about Madeleine

Madeleine is using Coaching to help people with Grief, Loss & Change. Many people still only associate grief with bereavement, however we can experience the feelings of grief from many other losses and changes in life such as divorce, redundancy, changes to career, work, business, our health and from many other life experiences. 

Grief and how we feel with loss and change is unique to us and Madeleine is creating and holding a space that enables people to open up and talk honestly about what has happened and how they are feeling. Within coaching we all know the power of truly feeling listened to and heard! Madeleine works with people to help them move forward with their loss in a way that is right for them. She also helps with grief in the work space as loss, grief and change is felt in all areas of our life and not just experienced at home. 

You can connect with Madeleine on LinkedIn or Twitter. She is updating and frequently creating changes on her website and invites you to regularly check it for help with grief, loss and change. You can also connect with Madeleine in The C Hub, an online meeting and community for people interested in coaching, wellbeing, learning and development.

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The Coach's Backpack
An insight into what coaches consider the most important tools of their trade
The Coach’s Backpack podcast asks a variety of coaches (from sports to comedy) what they consider to be the most important tools of their trade, physically and/or mentally.

They are only allowed to take limited items on a hypothetical new engagement: one book, one tool/technique/approach/framework, one other item of their choice … and a person to accompany them.

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David Lowe

David Lowe is a business coach, mentor, trainer and author.

He has worked with a wide range of clients across many industries, including Ford, Novartis, Ministry of Justice, NET-A-PORTER, NHS, John Lewis, GDS, Naked Wines and Shelter.

David has a post-graduate in Business & Personal Coaching from University of Chester and is currently researching how humour can be used effectively in coaching.

He has written a number of books, including 'The Innovation Revelation: A story about how to satisfy customer needs' and 'The Lemonade Stall: How to test and validate ideas -- a story and workbook'.