Dr. Gladys Ato - Embracing Good Goodbyes

Gladys Ato, Psy.D., is a personal growth expert, speaker, author, and strategic mentor to the next generation of thought leaders. After a successful career as a higher education executive leader, psychotherapist, and consultant, she founded Bridging Consciousness, a personal development website that helps you rise above life's challenges and step into the limelight of your life. A recognized Latina leader, she's featured in Hispanic Executive, Profiles in Diversity Journal, NPR, Thrive Global, Harness Magazine, and other publications. 

To receive a free workbook full of psychology-based strategies that help you apply The Good Goodbye approach to your life, visit www.drgladysato.com.

Episode Details:

1:45 - Dr. Gladys' background and the core value that was instilled in her as a child that led her to her current work
4:04 – The one trait we all need to succeed in life, love and work and how we can all tap into it now to thrive in times of change
6:20 – How we can all become more adaptable and come through hard times stronger and happier, without a one size fits all formula
8:24 - Why the Good Goodbye is different from other work around endings and change
9:31 - Dr. Gladys’ personal experience and the big aha moment that led to her realization the Good Goodbye approach
12:23 - The actionable definition of acceptance and how to realize you can do it in this moment regardless of your situation
16:20 - Her research findings on the stories we tell each other about goodbyes and how to deal with change and loss or grief
18:02 - How the way we talk about goodbyes in our culture has influenced the way we avoid and deny a necessary part of the change process
20:10 - The Good Goodbye book approach to change and loss and how it can help us rewrite our collective beliefs around goodbyes for the better
26:40 - How Dr. Gladys got the inspiration to write her book and finally committed to the process
30:12 - The 5 critical steps she took in the book writing process to complete it without losing sight of her audience and the one thing to NOT do if you are self-publishing
36:01 - How a series of personal losses and goodbyes proved that her principles work and could have a massive impact on others.
38:28 - How to connect with Dr. Gladys and get engaged with her community who are changing the meaning of goodbyes in our collective

Other Mentions:
Harlow's monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O60TYAIgC4Women's bodies
Women’s Wisdom author: http://www.drnorthrup.com/