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Well, we’re on the other side of our move I told you about a few weeks ago.  Those MANY boxes found their way to the Kansas City area of Missouri and are mostly unpacked.  Being an ACTIVATOR, I can’t stand to have things undone for too long, so we got unpacked as quickly as possible. It feels good to be more settled and figuring out our new corner of the world.

Now as we’re gearing up for the holiday break, we have lots of extra sugar (look at the 6yo crazy eyes in this photo – LOL!), we have more stuff to do than regularly planned, not to mention all the extra ways to make a difference in our new community and extended family. We are excited about this new place to live and welcome new experiences!

But not everything is lovely and smelling like peppermint hot cocoa. One thing that hit me with this move is GRIEF.

  • Grieving for best friends that I left behind in Utah.
  • Grieving for the simplicity of knowing where everything is located in town.
  • Grieving for family holiday traditions that we are not participating in because we’re 1100 miles away.
  • And so much more.

It is about grief during the holidays, that I invited Lark Galley to join me on Today’s Top Leaders Live to discuss how leaders can deal with grief and the holidays. If you missed this Live, watch the replay here.

Lark helps companies understand how to deal with supporting personal grief and identifying crisis behaviors. She is a published author, speaker, and trainer. Her goal is to help 100,000 people choose to stay on this planet and step into their greatness.

In our conversation regarding what leaders can do about grief and the holidays, Lark and I covered some pretty raw stuff… including, suicide, family, loss, pain. We got into it because grief is REAL and as leaders, it’s important for us to embrace the realness of grief for ourselves and for our people. We discussed some real solutions to help you as a leader deal with grief. THIS is good stuff, so check it out!

With the ups and downs and through it all, Team Anderson is filled with gratitude and peace. And it is with a grateful heart that I wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas (or whatever holiday your family is celebrating!) and a successful 2022!

Enjoy your holiday break and the opportunity to recharge because you and your people are worth it!


As a leadership coach, I can support you with some of these big decisions for your career or your team. Let’s set up a consultation call and talk about what it can look like to help you get the answers you’re looking for. 

I look forward to hearing from you and wish you much success in your excellent career.