Book Liz Gleeson for your organization

Hire Liz: Become A Grief-Literate Organisation Today!

Liz can be booked to speak at your conference or event, to deliver Grief Literacy Training for your Organisation, to offer a training on Grief in the workplace or to support your staff following a death in the workplace.

Liz Gleeson award for Shapes of Grief

"Being a grief-literate employer, manager or colleague is a key part of employees feeling valued and supported at work.  Shapes Of Grief can equip managers to be supportive and caring at the workplace, leading to better outcomes for both the employee and the organisation".

Liz has worked with the following organisations, among many others

Grief at work - What our Customers are saying

We invited Liz to eBay to join us as an expert on the topic of grief and change. In a live virtual interview, we talked about how dealing with change is an individual process and can resemble the process of grieving. We looked at different forms and shapes of grief, and how becoming more familiar with grief can support us in our own emotions as well as in the way we connect with others. Liz was a wonderful speaker, she immediately connected with the audience and inspired a great conversation about human connection, empathy and compassion

Lena Kierdelewicz

Our organisation has run a number of Dealing with Grief webinars with Liz. Each occasion has been an incredibly insightful and impactful experience.

Liz approaches this sensitive topic with the utmost compassion, expertise, and professionalism.

Throughout the sessions, Liz demonstrated a profound understanding of the grieving process, offering practical strategies and empathetic support to help participants navigate their own journeys. Her ability to create a safe and inclusive environment encouraged open discussion and allowed attendees to share their experiences and feelings without judgment.

What stood out most was Liz’s genuine empathy and dedication to helping others. She seamlessly blended evidence-based practices with heartfelt personal anecdotes, making the content both relatable and actionable.

I highly recommend Liz for her exceptional ability to handle such a delicate subject with care and expertise.

William Flynn
Health and Safety Authority

From my first conversations with Liz, I was energised and moved by her care for people and broad understanding of the human experience of grief. Her stories and examples of situations illustrated the complexity and very personal nature of grief and the way that her compassion, understanding and connection helped people navigate such a wide variety of situations. I personally was learning so much to apply in my personal and professional life, and saw many connections between her deep expertise and the needs of the corporate world as the magnitude of change people were navigating in their personal and professional lives continues to grow and accelerate. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to share the value I was gaining through my conversations with Liz with a broader audience as part of our leadership development program in eBay and enhance our ability as leaders to connect with and support ourselves and others in the workplace while juggling the complexity of our emotions, experiences and at times, the overwhelm to show up at our best.

Adrienne Pesler


If there is another angle of loss and grief that you wish Liz to cover, please don't hesitate to get in touch

Why Hire Liz?

Liz Gleeson is a passionate and experienced psychotherapist, academic and researcher who is committed to helping individuals and organizations better understand and support those dealing with grief and loss.


With her extensive knowledge and expertise, Liz can offer valuable insights and guidance to help your organisation become more grief-literate and practice grief support with confidence, empathy and integrity.


Through her workshops, trainings and speaking engagements, Liz can provide your team with the tools and resources they need to better navigate the complex landscape of grief and loss.


Her compassionate and authentic approach ensures that participants feel seen, heard and understood, creating a safe and supportive environment for learning and growth.

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Topics That Liz Can Present

Liz can cover a range of topics including

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An Overview of Loss & Grief

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The Science of Grief

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Supporting Grief in the Workplace

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Prolonged Grief Disorder

With her ground-breaking work and unwavering dedication to the field, Liz can help your organization make a meaningful impact and create a more compassionate and supportive culture.

What our Customers are saying

Liz’s Grief Session with our company was informative and practical, helping us to manage all aspects of grief in the workplace. Liz guided us through welcoming staff members back to work after a significant loss & supporting the team on how to approach the difficult subject. Some key takeaways from our group were the Do’s and Don’ts that Liz provided when speaking to someone going through a significant loss in their life.

These tips were not only helpful in the workplace, but also a great guide on how to navigate the difficult topic in day-to-day life. As a result of our session with Liz, we are a more grief literate company. Thanks Liz!

Clanwilliam Health

Hi Liz, I am so sorry for the Friday evening email, but I couldn’t let tonight pass by without thanking you a million times for last night. The resounding response this morning, the conversations in the staffroom with those who were at your talk, but also those who were not there but were listening to our experience of your talk, was amazing. Also….. the stories that emerged this morning of grief from staff members who have never spoken before… we just spoke and talked and wow, the topic used to scare me a little and I honestly feel so much more ready in facing it, but also so aware of how much more I have to and want to learn.

Have a lovely weekend Liz and honestly, thanks so much again.

Secondary School Chaplain

As a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer, I have found this training invaluable and - after 35 years working as a primary teacher and headteacher - I know it will further equip me when I start my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy in September at xxxx.
I am indebted to Liz for sharing her knowledge, skill, compassion and wisdom with us. She has such heart for this work and has inspired me to continue to strive to be the best version of myself, in service of my clients.

Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement
Trainee Psychotherapist


Become grief-literate today!

Shapes of Grief Training Programme

Don't know what to do or say when someone is grieving? Afraid you'll make it worse? Become Grief-Trained today & learn how to deliver effective grief support.