INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GRIEF COACHING
From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program
Grief is the Journey . . . Gratitude is the Destination
From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program
The next class is tentatively scheduled for October 13, 2020.
Our Promise to You . . .
As a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach, you will have the knowledge, skills, resources, and confidence to coach clients through the transformative process of handling the painful emotions of losing a loved one, getting on top of their grief, and moving forward in life with meaning and purpose in the shortest time possible.
"Each of us at some point has been directly or indirectly touched by loss and may unconsciously hold within us blocks of unresolved grief. Imagine being as free as you can be to be able to move beyond this limitation and be more sensitive and tuned fully into your clients." Sheila Paxton, Author and Master Coach
Work through your own grief while learning to help others.
Taking this course has been one of the single most healing things I have done since the 2 most recent losses in my personal life. The skills or tools that I learned have helped me in my personal journey as well as giving me the tools to support others through their journey through the heartache of grief. If you are considering this course, for your own personal healing, to advance you in your current career, or to set you on an entirely different career path, I encourage you to jump in... ALL IN! The results are beyond my wildest dreams.
Jolie Hrominchuk, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
This program gives you the tools to help others move through their grief journey with greater awareness, optimism, fortitude and belief in their ability to find meaning on the other side of loss. Whether you're looking to work with others who have experienced loss or healing from your own, Dora's wise, warm and compassionate presence will make you feel supported and safe...and you just may be amazed by how quickly the wilderness that is grief can bloom with seeds of gratitude and possibility.
Naila F., Philadelphia, PA
Baby boomers are facing the death of their parents. The drug overdose death rate is at epidemic numbers. The suicide rate is increasing with a rise in pre-teen suicides. Gun deaths have risen to the highest level in 20 years. Family members and friends are left to grieve the painful emotions of loss, oftentimes grieving alone in silence and never reaching out for support, or even knowing that help is available. Many are relying on the myth that “It just takes time.” We need to do more. We want to do more. We will do more.
Dora Carpenter, Founder, From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program
The Grief to Gratitude Program is by far a life changer for anyone who is an active coach. The program is energetic, informative and launches the coach into an area of coaching that is evolving. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking to make a difference in someone's life.
Program Graduate and Certified Coach
The From Grief to Gratitude coaching program answered my calling to help others. The program helped me better understand my grief and how I could serve others. This is not a generic coaching program that you can attempt to plug and play into grief coaching. You are getting first hand, professional insight and experience from a woman who started this from scratch. If you ever get the opportunity, I hope you have the pleasure of at the very least, speaking with Dora. You will truly be inspired.
Brian N., Worcester, MA
I never suspected I could feel so hopeful about my own life again...and yet I am feeling alive inside, what an amazing feeling. Not only do I see where I can help others I feel so grateful to have received so much help myself. Thank you Dora!
S. Palmieri, Connecticut
A whole new door opened for me! I finally feel qualified enough to pursue my goal and purpose of helping others finding joy in life again! After two suicides in my immediate family, I am finally ready to help others through their grief process and lead them from grief to gratitude!
Manuela Novotny, Cleveland, Ohio
I researched for quite sometime to find a grief coaching program that would be a good fit for me. It was important that the program be approved by the ICF and honored my personal values. I found this program to be a perfect fit for me. Dora is so compassionate and supportive. She is also very knowledgeable and truly an expert in this field. I couldn’t be happier to be a Certified From Grief to Gratitude Coach!
Rhonda Cornwall, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The magnitude of the ripple effect from this class is immeasurable! Dora has put together such a wonderful program and the amount of people benefitting is enormous. I was in a place in my life when I knew that I wanted to continue helping people through grief but didn't know how to. This class was a godsend. Not only did it help me find a new career but helped me in every aspect of my life. Her encouragement, knowledge, expertise and love will live on in her students and the lives they touch for years to come.
Teisha Casasanta, Atlanta, GA
I was divinely guided to the Grief to Gratitude Certification Coaching Program. With open heart and willing spirit, I received the guidance on how I to incorporate grief coaching, guidance, and services in my ministry. It all began when I said, "Yes!"
Rev. Dr. Anthony Farmer, Mount Rainier, MD
Dora is truly dedicated and passionate about her work. It's obvious that her knowledge is something she wants to share as a legacy because she was so patient with all our questions and had lots of resources and examples for us. I highly recommend this course if you have suffered a loss personally, or if you want to add it to your existing coaching curriculum or if you want to go into grief specifically. There are so many opportunities. The part I enjoyed the most was that now I actually have tools to comfort people that are suffering from grief. That's empowering.
VS, Denver, CO
I am so grateful to Dora for creating this From Grief to Gratitude program. I loved everything about her and how she ran her intimate, full of love coaching program. I learned so much about how to support and nurture anyone going through grief and I feel confident after working with 2 clients throughout the program to help many more. I appreciated how honest Dora was about her journey in supporting client through grief and all that she learned in her career. Dora is down to earth, genuine, loving and AMAZING! She breathes belief into everyone she meets and you can't help but believe in your success and impact. Thank you for being you Dora! You are loved.
Jen Kerkado, Commit to Explore Coaching
I am so grateful to have found this program. While transitioning from my own grief to gratitude, I was also obtaining the tools and techniques to help others along their grief journeys. This program is packed with information and support and Dora is truly an angel on Earth.
Heidi, Windsor, VT
I cant recommend this programme enough. If you are reading this sign up! As a ICF ACC Life Coach I benefited from further insight and understanding around the ICF core competencies as well as from all the learning, tools and pro bona coaching. I gained heightened awareness around my own grief journey and those of others closest to me. The whole programme was both cathartic and insightful. Grief is a journey and life is for living with no regrets.
Clare Hadley, British expat currently living in Qatar
Why Become a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach?
There is great satisfaction as a coach to get real results for your clients. The unique inclusion of a life coaching element takes your client not only through the grieving process, but extends through embracing a life of joy, fulfillment, and gratitude. Your clients will experience growth through their grief and find gratitude in who they are becoming. You will help them pull from their inner strength with powerful, effective coaching tools and exercises to reduce the grief-related pain, fear, stress, and anxiety and propel them forward to a fulfilled life of meaning and purpose. You won’t try to fix them… They are not broken. You won’t try to heal them… They are not sick. You won’t judge them… They are not to be judged. You won’t tell them what to do… You will help them take forward-moving action. You won’t push them… You will challenge them. Your services as a grief coach will never go unappreciated.
What is the Five-Step From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Model?
Using the From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Model, your clients will:
Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve. Just as each of us was born with our unique DNA, so is the grief experience unique to each of us. There is no Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), rulebook, or one size fits all approach to handling grief. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and no one can tell you how to grieve; however, it is necessary to validate the uniqueness of the grief experience.
Remembering to Honor the Life and Legacy. Recognizing and accepting that the physical body is no longer with us, we now move to focus on the essence of who our loved one was, values instilled, accomplishments gained, lessons learned, gifts shared, memories treasured… the legacy left.
Incorporating New Traditions into Old Traditions. It is essential to your overall well-being to express and release your feelings. Staying stuck in only the past and harboring even a small percentage of unresolved grief can affect every other area of your life. Recognizing the "F" Factor: Fear, Forgiveness, and Faith is essential as you release painful emotions and begin to transition your grief and move into your new reality.
Embracing Meaning and Purpose Going Forward. You have been extended membership in a club that you never asked to join, and your life will never be the same again; however, your life can be meaningful. Seeing change as the natural flow of life and building confidence in handling it paves the way to begin creating your own legacy.
Finding Gratitude in the Gift of Now. You began the program giving yourself permission to grieve and now it is time to give yourself permission to move beyond your grief. This does not mean forgetting that hole in your heart. Treasured memories will always reside there. This should elicit a sense of peace, comfort, and even excitement as you forge ahead with the next chapter of your “new” life going forward.