Eighteen years ago in Seattle, Washington, I met an extraordinary consultant named Dr. William E. Bridges, teacher for one of the best training programs I have ever attended. Last week, as I was researching something on Twitter, I stumbled upon this tweet:
Thirty days ago I visited my old friend Bill Bridges, author of Transitions. Susan, his loving wife, just told me he died last Sunday. RIP.
I was shocked and saddened to read this news. If you are familiar with Dr. Bridges’ work, you know of his vast and valuable contributions to transitions, managing the human side of change and his three-phase transition process. If, by chance, you are unfamiliar with his teachings, I would encourage you to read his books to discover his pioneering work. Here are three of my favorites:
I will be forever grateful for all that Dr. Bridges taught me and other class participants on that cold, rainy March day of 1995. May his teachings continue to educate and inspire organizations and individuals around the globe.