March 19, 2023

#212 What Not to Say to a Person with Cancer - Kim Hamer

#212 What Not to Say to a Person with Cancer - Kim Hamer

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About my Guest:

On April 16, 2009, Kim Hamer watched her 44-yr-old husband take his last breath. During his illness and after his death, she was amazed by the helpful ways their coworkers, bosses, friends, and family supported them. Kim started calling their kind actions "acts of love". After the death of her husband, Kim, an HR leader, noticed how little guidance leaders received when navigating cancer, health crisis, or death on their team. She knew their lack of knowledge negatively affected morale, employee engagement, and productivity. She set out to change that. Combining her personal experience with her professional knowledge and leadership skills, Kim launched her business to support leaders and coworkers when cancer (or any health crisis) affects a team member. Kim Hamer is the author of 100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend through Cancer or Loss, an easy-to-read book filled with 100 practical, quick, and effective ways to support a friend or coworker. She’s also an HR leader and speaker who lives in Los Angeles where she tries not to bother her relatively well-behaved college-aged children.

What we Discussed:

- The Health Insurance that gave her husband 3 more years

- Reasonable accommodations from the Employers

- The Health Sickness Industry

- Alternative Treatments

- Things Never to Say

- How they told their 3 young children about their fathers cancer

- Kids realising the milestones only at the time

and more

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