Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of the critically praised national bestseller, “Widows Wear Stilettos…”, and “Happily EVEN After: A Guide to Getting Through (and Beyond!) the Grief of Widowhood” ; as well as the author and executive producer of the best selling CD, entitled, “Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?”. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc., where the widowed of all ages find support and encouragement; helpful tips, education and resources. Widows Wear Stilettos is proud to welcome the widowed community in its entirety; regardless of age, gender, technical marital status, sexual orientation or the circumstances that surround the loss of a spouse.
Widely recognized as a leader and expert in grief and loss recovery, Ms. Fleet is also a weekly contributor to The Huffington Post. Ms. Fleet makes regular guest appearances on national and regional television; frequently appears as a regular guest expert on numerous radio programs in the United States and Canada and is a featured expert in many well-known international and national magazines, newspapers and websites in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. She addresses a wide variety of topics; including, but not limited to: caregiving, illness and loss / post-loss issues; as well as matters relating to financial transition after loss or divorce; raising children who have lost a parent; re-entering the world of dating and love; issues facing the LGBT community, fashion, beauty, diet and exercise and most importantly, making a return to a fulfilling and abundant life after the loss of a spouse; as well as after any kind of loss, tragedy, challenge or life difficulty.
Using a fresh approach and putting a unique twist on her topics, Ms. Fleet is a popular motivational speaker to those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of loss; regardless of age; as well as to those in the industries who serve both the bereaved and those who may be facing bereavement. With her inimitable message of “What Now and What Next”, Ms. Fleet educates, inspires, enlightens and offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced loss, tragedy or a challenge in their lives. Ms. Fleet also speaks to general audiences of all ages; addressing such issues as goal-setting and achievement; overcoming obstacles; time management; stress management; work and life balance; “leadership” or “leaner-ship”; giving back / effecting change and finding the powerful voice within – and does so in an uplifting, witty manner.
Additionally, Ms. Fleet and Widows Wear Stilettos, Inc., have formed the Widows Wear Stilettos’ “First Month” Foundation; a non-profit foundation that will endeavor to offer financial assistance to the widowed community immediately post-loss and assist with the purchase of grave markers / headstones for those who cannot afford to do so; as well as offer “camperships” to the annual Camp Widow International Conferences sponsored by the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.