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#StrategicPANetwork|ONLINE 11/10|Navigating Loss: Building Support & Resilience

11 October @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Strategic PA Network & Jess Goyder for ‘Navigating Loss As An Executive Assistant: Building Support and Resilience in the Workplace.

You are cordially invited to attend the Strategic PA Network’s POWER HOUR ONLINE event on Fri, 11th October 2024 at 12:30pm. ‘Navigating Loss as an EA: Building Support and Resilience in the Workplace’ with Jess Goyder.

Join Strategic PA Network and Jess Goyder , for a meaningful and in-depth discussion, hosted online.

Loss is a universal human experience. Yet we often feel uncomfortable even talking about it, least of all at work. The impact of loss, including bereavement, divorce and chronic illness, isn’t something anyone can simply leave at home.

Compared to the significant personal and financial costs of getting it wrong, from people leaving their roles forever to presenteeism, the benefits of an informed, compassionate response to loss can be tremendous, creating the conditions where leaders and employees can fully show up and give their very best.

How can EAs support themselves and their C-suite team to foster a culture of loss literacy?

In this Power Hour, we’ll delve into a fresh definition of grief and its impact, discover new ways to develop your own capacity to navigate emotional challenges, and learn how to make sure others in your team are fully supported.

You’ll gain:

– An elevated understanding of loss and how it impacts your life and work.

– How to keep building your own resilience in the face of challenges.

– What to say and do, and how to support your team when the worst happens.

We welcome you to note any questions you may have for us upon registration for this event. We like to make our online sessions as interactive as possible!


12:25 pm – Get ‘Online’ – Log on a bit earlier if you can with your lunch and drink of choice ready to settle in for a 12:30pm prompt start!
12:30pm – Welcome from Sarah Howson and Marianne Whitlock
12:40pm – Jess Goyder Presents
1:20pm – Q&A
1:30pm – Finish


Jess Goyder is a licensed Grief Recovery Specialist and bereavement counsellor for a leading UK charity. She has also spent over twenty years coaching executive language skills and communication, working with clients including Adobe, Ogilvy and Deutsche Bank.

She studied attachment theory and unconscious processes at the University of Oxford and later became a certified practitioner in The Grief Recovery Method, an evidence-based approach to grief recovery.

She works with individuals and small groups, carefully guiding people through the action steps that enable them to engage more fully with their lives again, whatever the loss they have experienced.

She speaks regularly about grief, often helping people develop emotional and practical tools to navigate the most challenging moments of their lives, and equipping them to better support others.

You can find out more about Jess and her work here.


Sarah Howson (BBO PA Network & Strategic PA Recruitment)
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