Becky Sansbury, M.Div., has spent thirty years working with individuals and organizations focused on crisis care. Serving for fourteen years as head chaplain for Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions LifeCare), she provided hands-on support for patients and families at end-of-life. Becky followed that career with leadership in The Avadon Group, specialists in career crisis, working with displaced professionals during the recession. She now delivers a message of practical hope to businesses, nonprofits, and women’s organizations.
Throughout her career, Becky has seen hope and resilience in situations where others might see sorrow and despair. She translated the inspiring attitudes and actions of more than a thousand individuals into seven common elements of resilience.
Identifying the underlying principles of crisis response, stabilization, and resilience within multiple areas of disruption, Becky developed the After the Shock™ model to guide individuals and organizations from a reactionary response to crisis, on to stabilization, and eventually to resilience. Her clients include global organizations like Ronald McDonald House Charities® and the Fisher House Foundation, plus specialized firms like E4E Relief, a boutique firm determining employee benefits in dire circumstances. Whether delivering a keynote, training organizational leaders, or coaching executives, Becky provides fresh perspectives and new tools that restore normality to abnormal times.
Becky has been quoted on BBC Mundo, appeared as a guest commentator on WRAL and WTVD TV, as well as being the featured guest on radio broadcasts including Courage Cocktail, That Cancer Show, and Business Confidential. The News and Observer has featured her in multiple articles. In August, 2016 Bizwomen.com published an interview with Becky regarding resilience in the workplace following a crisis.
Becky’s book, After the Shock: Getting You Back On The Road To Resilience When Crisis Hits You Head On, was published in paperback and digital versions in 2015.
Active in the National Speakers Association, Becky is the President-elect for the North and South Carolina chapter.
Becky is the proud mother of two grown daughters, and the adoring grandma of two-year-old Max, who reminds her how to play.