Anthony Casablanca: Addressing the Emotions of Change Management

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Published Jul 11, 2022, 9:00 AM

On today’s episode Anthony Casablanca shares the importance of understanding the emotional side of change and how to lead your team through times of uncertainty. Listen in as Deborah and Anthony discuss the impact of change on a team, creating a communication strategy to navigate change, understanding the role of grief at work, and how to address emotions before they impact performance.


Anthony Casablanca is an accomplished senior executive, having spent thirty-one years in various leadership roles. Anthony earned his undergraduate degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a master’s degree from Kettering University (formerly GMI).

Anthony spent most of his leadership career working for Batesville Casket Company, a recognized leader in the funeral service industry. There he served as the vice president of human resources and then the vice president of manufacturing and logistics. Anthony is a former Human Resource Executive of the Year in the State of Indiana. Anthony would go on to become the president of another subsidiary of the Hillenbrand family of companies.

Anthony spent his entire career studying the art of leadership with an emphasis on purpose-driven leadership principles. Anthony has spoken at various industry conventions, was a featured speaker at an international sales, service, and operations meeting for Batesville Casket Company, and has led cultural transformations and conducted leadership training classes helping leaders prepare for and navigate change.

Over his career, Anthony successfully led cultural and transformational change initiatives. Through these experiences, Anthony learned that when the foundational leadership and cultural elements he now teaches were in place, change efforts were successful. These experiences also taught him the very real and emotional impact change has on people.

After retiring from Hillenbrand Inc., Anthony began consulting to help organizations and leaders discover their true purpose. In 2019, Anthony and his brother Guy, a dually licensed funeral director, co-authored “The Dying Art of Leadership” and launched their leadership training company, GriefLeadersTM to help organizations Change How Change is Implemented.



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