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June 8, 2022

That Thing About Heaven's Bell- Death, Grief & What Lies Beyond


In this episode, we are going to have a conversation with the author of a new children’s book, that can help kids and families deal with death and grief in an open and honest way; encourage the sharing of memories of loved ones, and how to have those difficult conversations about losing someone. Heaven’s Bell takes us on a journey of two Best Friends that must face the reality of death and the possibility of what’s beyond that. This book offers a way for people to talk about death and grief and has a special way to share memories and keep them alive; it was written for teens but enjoyed by people of all ages. I’m your host Michael Herst Welcome to One More Thing Before You Go: That Thing About Heaven’s Bell.

My guest in this episode is Sherrie Barch, who is the CEO of two Forbes' ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the 'altMBA" program designed and led by leadership guru, Seth Godin.  But Sherrie's passion for storytelling and making room for serious and "heavy" conversations is what brought her to One More Thing Before You Go. This passion was a strong motivation for her to write her children's book, Heaven's Bell, based on a story of the same name she penned several years prior. The story focuses on 11-year-old best friends Cody and Ashley, and what happens when their once-in-a-lifetime friendship is threatened by personal tragedy. We’re going to have a conversation about creating a safe space for families to have a conversation about death and dying in a natural and productive way. Find out more and how to find Sherrie and get your copy of Heavens Bell at https://beforeyougopodcast.com.

Find her book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Heavens-Bell-Sherrie-Barch/dp/1736263803

or on her website: https://www.heavensbell.com/

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Sherrie Barch

Author

Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the ‘altMBA” program designed and led by leadership guru Seth Godin. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Sherrie earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from Western Illinois University.

Sherrie is married with three sons. As a mom, she describes herself as a part-time pancreas for her two youngest sons who were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year. Playing this role for the last 11 years, she is relentless about creating open and honest communication with her family about this chronic and life-threatening condition.

Sherrie’s passion for storytelling and making room for serious and “heavy” conversations was a strong motivation for her to write her children’s book Heaven’s Bell based on a story of the same name she penned several years prior. The story focuses on 11-year-old best friends Cody and Ashley, and what happens when their once-in-a-lifetime friendship is threatened by personal tragedy. One of her goals for Heaven’s Bell is to create and inspire a safe space for families to have a conversation about death and dying in a natural and productive way.