Speaking & Workshops

Anne-Marie’s seminars are both empowering and transformative with humor, openness, and honesty. Your audiences will laugh, learn and be inspired.

About me

One of the most difficult things we must deal with in life is grief. As a widow herself, Anne-Marie knows the pain and devastation that accompany grief and loss.  She is living proof that you can go from surviving to thriving.  She serves as an educational catalyst to bring hope and healing through:
  • Individual & group grief recovery programs
  • Educational workshops for communities & organizations
  • Conference & retreat speaking
  • Grief and crisis support and consulting

Through her authentic and humorous approach, Anne-Marie forms deep connections which make for an impact and empowering seminar. There are many powerful moments as she dispels the myths and misinformation about grief and opens the audience’s eyes to what loss really is - and it is so much more than death.

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Count Your Losses To See How They Have Impacted Your Life

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What to expect

A Deep Connection

Anne-Marie’s authenticity and insight into her audience creates an ability to engage and connect.


Anne-Marie is raw and real about who she is and her experiences.


There are many eye opening moments of realization regarding the truths of grief and loss and the profound impact it has on everyone’s life.

Speaking Event Types

Conference & Retreats



Community Organizations

Why Hire Anne-Marie

  • Loss & Grief are something everyone experiences
  • It is the most misunderstood and least talked about subjects
  • Her humorous approach and impactful speaking style makes her seminars both empowering and transformative
  • She speaks from experience
  • She meets individuals where they are at and inspires them to change
  • Her ability to entertain and connect to a diverse room
  • Boost success in their professional and personal lives

Presentation Topics

Custom presentations or workshop can be designed specific to your audience.

Grief 101: Equipping Support Professionals

(therapists, social workers, hospice workers, first responders, teachers, nurses, doctors, coaches, volunteers, and anyone else who would like to learn more about grief)

Everything you need to know about interacting with and understanding grievers. Learn truths and myths about grief and loss, the different life losses that cause grief and how to support with the right words and actions. Go from awkward to confident. Participants leave informed and empowered

The Impact of Loss and Change on Children

(parents, guardians, educators, school counselors, children’s leaders)

To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss. This workshop will introduce concepts to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.

There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined here can make a difference.

When change hurts: How loss impacts our lives

Everything you need to know about interacting with and understanding grievers. Learn truths and myths about grief and loss, the different life losses that cause grief and how to support with the right words and actions. Go from awkward to confident. Participants leave informed and empowered

The hidden cost of grief on your business

(human resources, business owners, managers)

The impact of grief in the workplace costs businesses millions of dollars annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, workplace accidents, health care costs, lack of focus and engagement, and presenteeism (present but not there) To a great degree the costs are unnecessary and avoidable. They could be substantially mitigated by heightened awareness and some simple, practical shifts in communication. This workshop equips your company to recognize, respond and support employees through losses caused by divorce, family crisis, financial loss, death of a loved one, major lifestyle alteration, pet loss, infertility...while increasing employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity. The Grief Index Study: Impact on Business.

According to the American Hospice Foundation, at any given time, 25 percent of the workforce is grieving a loss.The reduced cost of grief can be accomplished without great expense.

For more information visit our Grief In The Workplace page

“Anne-Marie was able to connect with the audience immediately and deeply, she had them crying but also, at times, laughing. Her down-to-earth demeanor and genuine concern along with her educational content had a powerful impact."

Talia Bombola

- Marriage & Family Therapist
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“Anne-Marie is one of the most powerful speakers I’ve met. She is a wealth of information, personable and just an all-around down to earth person.“

RoxAnne Le Sene

Vice President, Internal Empowerment Coaching

“Anne-Marie gave us skills, resources and information that are so valuable and needed today, but most importantly was her loving heart and passion. You will not be disappointed”

Hislena Servin

IPHC Golden West Conference

“Anne-Marie’s presentation was the best part of our 55 hour training. Everyone wanted her to stay and keep talking. We book her every time now.”

Mindy Daffron

Crisis Team Manager, Trauma Intervention Program

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Looking for a dynamic speaker for your upcoming retreat or event? Anne-Marie will deeply connect and inspire your audience with her authentic and humorous approach.

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