Alison Pena

Alison Pena, aka Bad Widow, is a  grief coach, global speaker on 100 podcasts, radio shows and summits, and bestselling author. After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer in 2016, Alison found new ways to thrive again when she could not find the support she needed.

 Her 5-step roadmap coaches grieving clients to move forward on their unique grief journey and 1) reconnect with themselves, 2) re-engage in the world, 3) reinvent their identities, 4) rebuild their networks and 5) reset their paths forward. She offers grief support at different levels from personalized 1-on-1 coaching, to a monthly membership group called Heartbreak to Hope Haven to her #1 Amazon bestseller, The Bad Widow Guide to Life After Loss: Moving Through Grief to Live and Love Again, which supports people grieving and those who love them but don’t know what to do or say to help.

What was the biggest ongoing breakdown you faced after your husband died?

(Answer: loss of trust in myself (mind and body), my relationships and my future possibilities in the works)