Carole Brody Fleet

Carole Brody Fleet

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow, as well as the author and executive producer of her CD entitled "Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?"  She is the founder of Widows Wear Stilettos and www.WidowsWearStilettos.com, the first website of its kind; allowing actual interactivity between its visitors, as well as a place where widows of all ages find support and encouragement, helpful tips, education and resources for themselves and for their children.

Using a fresh approach and putting a unique “twist” on her topics, Ms. Fleet is a popular motivational speaker and coach to those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of widowhood, regardless of age.  With her own inimitable message of “What Now and What Next,” Ms. Fleet educates, motivates, 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.

Ms. Fleet has made guest appearances on national, regional and local television; appears as a regular guest on numerous radio programs in the United States, Canada and Mexico 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 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.

In addition to her messages of hope, optimism and empowerment, Ms. Fleet also educates, motivates and mentors those aspiring to careers in writing as an instructor for The Learning Annex, Online Division, Los Angeles, California.

Widows Wear Stilettos:
A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow

(New Horizon Press, 2009)

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow, as well as the author and executive producer of her CD entitled "Widows Wear Stilettos: What Now?"  She is the founder of Widows Wear Stilettos and www.WidowsWearStilettos.com, the first website of its kind; allowing actual interactivity between its visitors, as well as a place where widows of all ages find support and encouragement, helpful tips, education and resources for themselves and for their children.

Using a fresh approach and putting a unique “twist” on her topics, Ms. Fleet is a popular motivational speaker and coach to those who have been touched by the pain and challenge of widowhood, regardless of age.  With her own inimitable message of “What Now and What Next,” Ms. Fleet educates, motivates, inspires, enlightens and offers practical, emotional and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced loss, tragedy or a challenge in their lives.

Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but becoming a widow in one's forties, thirties, or twenties can be terrifying. Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work. The authors also address practical concerns including financial considerations and personal issues such as health, self-awareness, diet, and exercise. This reassuring book shows how a life that feels at an end can begin anew.

PRAISE FOR
Widows Wear Stilettos
A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow

“Carole Brody Fleet offers advice and humor in the book, Widows Wear Stilettos… to help young widows cope with loss.”
-- The Orange County Register (CA)

“A young widow holds out a helping hand to others who have lost their husbands...”
-- The San Diego Union-Tribune (CA)

“Mourning and depression give way to Widows Wear Stilettos…; a touching and funny memoir.”
-- The Monterey County Herald (CA)

“A young widow reclaims her life through writing - tragedy pushes Carole Brody Fleet to help others dealing with loss.”
-- The Houston Chronicle (TX)

“The title of [Carole Brody Fleet’s] book is catchy, but [the] sentiment is powerful and necessary for those who feel alone.”
-- The L.A. Daily News (Valley Edition)  (CA)

Carole Brody Fleet

Widows Wear Stilettos "Monthly Minute", October, 2010.