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Susanna Gilbertson, MSW, PCC

Certified Grief Coach, Career Coach & Trauma-Informed Practices Facilitator at Susanna Gilbertson Coaching
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Susanna Gilbertson Coaching
Certified Grief Coach, Career Coach & Trauma-Informed Practices Facilitator
Short Description
I am an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach, a certified Grief to Gratitude coach, trauma-informed practices facilitator, and masters-level social worker.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Size of Organization Staff
1 Person

About Me and My Work

What kinds of projects, tasks, or challenges do you typically partner with nonprofits on?
Grief is a natural reaction to any kind of loss - whether through death, the ending of relationship, retirement or job loss, or other forms of loss.

As a grief coach, I provide grief support to anyone grieving a loss of any kind.
I also coach friends, family, and managers who want to support someone close to them who is grieving.

I also provide education for nonprofit organizations who want to be increase their grief-literacy and responsiveness to staff and community members who may be grieving.

As a leadership coach, I coach mission-driven clients seeking change to enhance their leadership skills, manage complex dynamics at work, and improve their work-life balance. I also support clients who want to make a career or life transition. I have coached clients working in a wide variety of settings and roles including in: the nonprofit sector, higher education, healthcare, government, professional services firms, consulting, computer software, technology, and accounting.

I provide training on trauma-informed practices and facilitation skills for organizations. I offer curriculum and program development services; customized training design and implementation; and meeting and retreat facilitation.
Why would someone choose to work with you?
I am an International Coaching Federation Certified Coach, a certified Grief to Gratitude coach, consultant, facilitator, educator and masters-level social worker. I bring my 20 years of experience as a social worker to my coaching practice.

As a facilitator, I bring 20 years of experience designing and delivering participatory workshops and trainings. My work is grounded in trauma-informed practices, and I strive to create intentionally designed learning spaces where learners can take risks, make mistakes, share feelings, get feedback, and continue to grow.

I work remotely so location is not an issue.

"I felt supported, seen, and encouraged during my time with Susanna."
"Susanna is so easy to talk with; her warmth, presence, curiosity and deep listening were what I needed to shape my aspirations into manageable goals and to experience movement and progress. Susanna asked thought provoking questions, held me gently accountable and provided support and resources in and out of sessions to keep me on track. Susanna is such a skilled and compassionate coach! I am thrilled with the results!”
“Susanna led a beautiful, non-judgmental dialogue for our group each week. She helped us all tap into our individual stories so that we could move forward in our grief while also nurturing common threads so we didn't feel alone. It was such a wonderful, easy process and I feel so connected to the other women in our group!”
Key words and additional details
Training; Facilitation; Meeting facilitation; Retreat facilitation; Trauma-informed practices; Coaching; Education; Consulting; Grief; Grief and Loss; Trauma