Someone recently asked me, "What the heck is a 'Life Transition Specialist?'" I thought that was a pretty good question that demands an answer.
I have been working with people since 1971 - as a youth/family minister; educator; psychotherapist; counselor; speaker, writer, personal coach and consultant. I've had the privilege of working with individuals, families, churches, life insurance companies, funeral homes, school districts, colleges, corporate HR groups, professional associations and non-profit organizations.
I've noticed through the years that crises - both personal and corporate - follow similar paths, contain similar characteristics and require similar interventions. I've learned that crises - both negative and positive in nature - create both realities and perceptions of loss which carry with them associated experiences of grief.
More often than not, when people hear the word "grief" they automatically focus on death losses. While this is true, grief accompanies an amazingly broad range of life experiences. I am convinced that somewhere around 90% or the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and relational issues we face (barring those of genetic, biological or chemical origins) come as a result of some single or multiple loss experiences that are either partially or wholly unreconciled.
As a Life Transition Specialist, I work with individuals, families and larger groups of people (organizations, schools, corporate bodies) to come to terms with those things that have been "lost" and move toward the creation of purposeful outcomes through the process of transition.
I would love to answer questions from any who has them. Shoot me an email or give me a call.
I appreciate the question that prompted me to give this answer.
Take care folks!