Speaker Zander Sprague (BA)
Losing your brother or sister is devastating, as a two time sibling survivor I know. Trying to find your way back can be difficult. When the world does not acknowledge your loss and friends do not ask how you are doing, it can feel very lonely. What if there was person who understands, whose mission is to help you?
I am the GO TO Speaker, Author and Coach for Sibling Loss.
My mission is to help sibling survivors define their loss, choose a positive pathway and fully participate in their life.
I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years. I have worked for such companies as Fidelity Investments and Intel Corporation, as well as various startups. With a compelling and unique background, I have enriched thousands of lives through his inspirational speeches and instruction. My energy and passion for positive living is infectious and I look forward to sharing my experience with you.
Prior to my career as a Speaker, Author and Coach, I graduated from Pitzer College, noted as being the leading liberal arts college for social and behavioral sciences, and a member of the Claremont Colleges. I hold a BA in History as well as a BA in Psychology. I draw on my education, training, and life experience to enrich the lives of the people around me.
I met with a college friend whose brother had recently passed away. It was an offhand remark about not finding any books on sibling loss that sparked the idea and then the internationally acclaimed book, Making Lemonade: Choosing A Positive Pathway After Losing Your Sibling
I have developed the 30 Days to a Positive Pathway™ a self study program that helps people find the richness and fulfillment they seek. Imagine if you are doing what you are truly passionate about.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
There are many things that you think you might be prepared for in your life, losing your sibling is not one of them. In December 1996 my sister was murdered. All of a sudden I found myself thrust into a very unfamiliar world. Even with all the love and support of my friends and family he found that he alone had to choose a positive pathway to healing and recovery.
In the weeks and months after my sister’s murder, many people asked how my parents were. That was a logical question. Few people asked how I was. Was my loss any less significant than my parents? NO, of course not.
I started to have conversations with other sibling survivors who also had the same experience of isolation, guilt over their own grief, and feeling that they were not supporting their parents due to how much they were feeling this loss.
I have always liked helping other people. I think that my vocation in life is to be a teacher. It became clear to me that what I was supposed to be doing is to help other Sibling Survivors, to give a voice to and raise the awareness of sibling survivors and our needs.
Speaker Zander Sprague
Speaker Zander Sprague
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