Amy Florian combines her personal experience and the best of neuroscience and psychology with a good dose of humor in teaching people about how to prepare for, cope with, and support their loved ones through all the losses and transitions of life. She holds a Master’s Degree and is a Fellow in Thanatology (the highest level of certification in the field of grief studies from the Association for Death Education and Counseling). She taught a graduate class at Loyola University of Chicago for almost 10 years, and she has worked with over 2,000 grieving people in the past 30 years. In 2008, Amy founded Corgenius, a company that specializes in training professionals about death, loss, aging, and transition, and she educates audiences around the globe. She has published over 150 articles, and is a repeat award-winning author. Her latest book, which won a 2017 International Book Award and was the gold medal winner of the Indies Award in the category of Grief and Grieving, is titled “A Friend Indeed: Help Those You Love When They Grieve.” Amy was honored to be a 2017 recipient of the Chicago Business Journal’s Women of Influence award. It is her passion to help people heal, and make a difference in their lives. She also makes fabulous homemade cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies!