Meet Dr. Portia Lockett


Grief can be overwhelming and difficult for employers to manage. It is important to remember that each person has their own unique way of expressing and dealing with grief, which means the same approach will not work for everyone. As a leader, it is essential that you are proactive about protecting your staff’s mental health during this challenging time. Dr. Portia Lockett has spent years helping others through difficult times, building relationships with those marginalized by trauma, and bridging the gap between crisis intervention and long-term emotional stability. Drawing from deeply meaningful stories about losing loved ones as well as decades of professional experience working in this field, she’ll provide insightful strategies for overcoming challenges – both practical tips as well as guidance from her own lived experience. No matter what background you come from or where you are in your journey of healing, let Dr. Portia Lockett give you hope during these trying times. Contact her today to discuss how she may be of support to you or your organization.

Are you feeling lost or overwhelmed after facing a major life event like the death of a loved one, divorce, job loss or other emotional hardship? If so, know that you’re not alone. So many of us are dealing with heavy feelings after suffering such great loss and going through difficult times. Grief is something we all experience, but it often looks different for everybody. It can manifest itself in many forms and there's no right or wrong way to move through this process. Chaplain Dr. Portia Lockett, affectionately known as “The Encourager”, helps provide some comfort during your journey as you navigate your grief - whatever form it may take.


When it comes to surviving in today's chaotic and often stressful work culture, learning how to cope with grief can be an invaluable asset. When teams and their leaders understand the different stages of grief that come with experiencing change or loss, they are better equipped to handle difficult situations and respond effectively to even the toughest challenges. Whether you or one of your team members has recently gone through a merger, re-organization, or just lost a valuable colleague, Dr. Portia Lockett can provide coaching on how best to process their emotions, which is key for creating an environment where both productivity and morale remain high.

Grief is an emotion that can be incredibly hard to grapple with. It can come from a multitude of sources - such as losing a loved one, experiencing heartache following the end of a relationship, or going through the worrisome transition of job change. Understandably, this can leave us feeling overwhelmed and not knowing which direction we need to go.

Fortunately, Grief Recovery Expert and Chaplain Dr. Portia Lockett is passionate about guiding others through this difficult stage of life. Her keynotes aim to provide comfort, insight, and understanding on how to best navigate through grief in order to eventually find peace and serenity.


Are you the leader of a team who's feeling overwhelmed and overworked from operating in a chaotic environment? Or are you a member of a team striving to get ahead but continually thwarted by constantly shifting demands? Or are you a member of a team struggling with challenges around diversity, equity and inclusion? If your answer is yes, then it might be time to hire Dr. Portia Lockett. She can help teams and their leaders recognize how emotions affect behavior as well as create an understanding between members which can lead to better collaboration, improved communication, and overall higher performance. Contact Dr. Portia Lockett today!