On the loss of Michael Lillibridge, a good friend, colleague and ILCT faculty member.
I just heard the news of my dear friend and longtime teacher and coach, Dr. Michael Lillibridge’s passing. What a great friend, mentor, and buddy he was to me. Mike was both a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist, a Board Certified Coach, and Founder and President of the PeopleMap Company. I am sure many who read this took his People Map training and Executive Coaching classes at ILCT, one of the most generous learning opportunities you could have.
I have special memories of plotting how to “save the world” at his beach house on Anna Maria Island, Florida, golfing and more. If you did not know Mike, you should learn from his legacy, which will, in part, continue with the PeopleMap assessment he developed for coaches.
This has been a year of loss for me, and with that, we all know that newness comes as well. I share this especially for those who are nursing your own wounded hearts, and to the people who love you. This holiday season, share your “naked truth” about your grief, loss or disappointment. Invite your friends to love and support you.
If you are celebrating the holidays with a full, happy heart, reach out to those who could use a kind word and a reminder of how important they are in your life. You will both come away from those conversation feeling heard, understood and loved.
Loss at Holiday time is especially hard, but Mike’s love and devotion to his family, students, trainers and many friends will live on! Our thoughts go out to all of them at this difficult time.
Mike …I’ll sip a single malt in your honor tonight.