Nonfiction and Poetry Writers Talk Podcast

Living with Loss, One Day at a Time.

No one knows better how to embrace life’s challenges than Rachel herself. Overcoming her own adversity of being a child of a divorced family raised by her father, a widow at 31 years old with a 2 year old daughter, and losing a parent, she “wows” audiences with her down to earth, current and relevant presentations – helping attendees to reach their potential by embracing and learning from all of life’s complexities. Having worked in management for Fortune 100 companies, she is fully aware of the see-saw created when personal and professional challenges collide.

Rachel has been speaking passionately to national audiences of all sizes for 16 years, addressing all aspects of change, growth, and acceptance that comes with embracing life challenges – those expected and unexpected. She is sure to inspire, inform and persuade you to be self-aware, take action, and continue to thrive.

As a speaker, author, consultant and coach – her work has been featured in numerous publications, blogs, radio, conferences, company endorsements and Good Morning America.

Her books: Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time, Living with Loss, One Day at a Time and Grief in the Workplace: A comprehensive guide for being prepared are a subset of her views helping her audiences live life to the fullest while embracing the challenge.

Her most popular presentations include:
* Being the CEO of Your Life!
* Taking Charge When a Crisis Occurs
* Embracing Life’s Challenges: The Expected and Unexpected
* Creating Compassionate Workplaces
* Living with Loss, One Day at a Time
* Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time

Rachel lives an active healthy lifestyle in Colorado with her husband running, biking and hiking. She is an avid athlete including a Hawaiian Ironman Finisher.

She looks forward to sharing her insights and talents with you and your organization. Visit her online at

About the Book: Living with Loss, One Day at a Time: Living with Loss offers daily encouragement to individuals and families who have recently lost a loved one. The short entries are easy to read and give realistic, practical advice to guide readers through the day. By providing tools and suggestions that offer hope, optimism, introspection, and self-discovery, this book enables readers to embrace the happy days of life with their loved one and gently guide them through their grief.

Amazon Reviewer: “Living with Loss is an excellent book to help anyone going through grief of any kind. Rachel Kodanaz understands how grief can cause us to lose focus, feel natural emotions of loss, and most importantly how we can manage it. Now she has outdone herself with sharing her thoughts, philosophies, and ideas in this wonderful book.” Read More.

Learn more about Rachel and work on her Website.

Listen to Rachel’s Writers Talk conversation with host Jerry.

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