Dr. Michelle Peticolas is a national speaker and expert on the topics of grief and loss. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and Psychology from Indiana University where she received a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship. Producer of the award-winning 3-part documentary series, Secrets of Life and Death, and she has been asked to present at professional organizations throughout the country, including UCSF, JFK University, UC Berkeley, John Muir, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and The Commonwealth Club. She was awarded 3 grants from the Lloyd Symington Foundation to bring her films and workshops to the cancer community. Through her unique program, Transform Your Grief and Thrive, she empowers professional women to effectively navigate the challenges of grief and loss to find peace of mind, closure and a life worth living. Her forthcoming book, The Grief Gateway to Growth, Gratitude and Greatness will be released in 2017.