Zoe Clark-Coates BCAh is an author, charity & company founder & CEO, TV host, media commentator, campaigner, writer & international speaker
If you are looking for someone who embraces life, Zoe certainly fits the bill. She is a regular TV and radio commentator for the BBC and ITV, as well as host of her own TV talk show ‘Soul Tears’. She is also a best-selling author, dynamic business leader, a writer for the Huffington Post and other print media, inspirational charity founder and CEO, and passionate campaigner for change. In addition to this, in March 2018 Zoe was appointed by the Secretary of State for Health to co-chair the most important baby loss review in recent years.
Following 15-years establishing and managing companies and assisting charities, Zoe and her husband Andy experienced the devastating loss of five babies. A true believer that ‘everything you go through, good or bad, can be used for the positive’, Zoe decided to use her skills in business, events, marketing and counselling, to try and change the support and care of anyone who suffered ‘baby loss’.
In 2012 Zoe founded a not-for-profit division of their company CCEM. The remit was to hold a large service of remembrance that anyone who had experienced baby loss could attend, to remember and acknowledge their babies. This division quickly became a stand-alone charity called ‘The Mariposa Trust’. Six-years on the charity has now held over 120 ‘Saying Goodbye’ services at Cathedrals and Minsters in 6 countries. Additionally, the charity has also set up six support divisions, which provide global support that reaches over 50,000 people each week. Zoe leads an international team dedicated to breaking the taboo nature of loss, and providing innovative support to anyone in need, which includes the use of social media channels and online portals.
Zoe is an expert in the fields of grief, baby loss and family support. Her skills are used on a daily basis within her work and writing, as well as with the media, her work as an adviser to the Department of Health, and in many other areas. In 2018 her talk show ‘Soul Tears’ launched, with Zoe exploring personal stories and inspirational journeys with celebrities and well-known figures.
Following the success of Zoe’s best-selling debut book ‘Saying Goodbye’, Zoe signed with Orion Springs and her second book ‘The Baby loss Guide’ was released in April 2019. Her next book ‘Beyond Goodbye’ offers vital support to anyone suffering grief of any type, so whether someone has lost a partner, sibling, grandparent or a child, this book will be a compassionate guide to help them through.