Our Featured Coaches
Mission Viejo, California
As a 60-something woman, married for more than 40 years, with two children and three grandchildren, my journey with grief began more than forty years ago with the sudden death of my mother. After a lifetime of complicated grief, my passion is to help women transition as easily as possible from overwhelming grief to a purposeful present and to develop a hopeful vision for moving forward.
Living in a grief-avoidant society, our family members, friends and co-workers often don't know what to say or do when we suffer the loss of a loved one or are grieving any other life circumstance. With a grief coach certification, a life coach credential from the International Coach Federation and a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership, I will partner with you to provide support, guidance and encouragement as you navigate the painful and often confusing process of grief. Your journey with grief does not have to take a lifetime as it did for me. With our collaboration and a simple 5-step plan, you can again be excited for the future!
MUrgel – Partnering to Navigate Life Transitions
MUrgel – Partnering to Navigate Life Transitions
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Michelle Gilchrist of MUrgel is an authentic and courageous trust partner – for those experiencing personal loss and grief; and for organizations that value people first through a culture of caring and compassion when death and unexpected events find their way into the workplace.
Personal lived experiences to navigate the twists and turns of grief through profound loss ignites Michelle to use these learnings in service to others. Professional accreditations and daily practice as a certified Grief Coach (International Coach Federation) and certified Sacred Passage End of Life Doula (Conscious Dying Institute), enables Michelle to take a comforting approach for clients to become engaged, enlightened and emboldened to move themselves forward in ways they never thought possible. Michelle is a champion for holding her clients capable to heal from within.
In the corporate environment, Michelle has experienced firsthand the complexities that leaders and organizations face when unexpected events, like death, impact people and productivity.
Compiled in a library of professional expertise is dual credentialing as a Certified Executive Coach and a Workplace Grief Coach (International Coach Federation), acumen in strategic planning, human resources and leadership development applied across a professional inventory that spans healthcare, financial services, various legal disciplines, federal and regional government, insurance and media, as well as entrepreneurial sole proprietorship and non-profit community based organizations.
MUrgel will partner with you to dig deep, stretch beyond traditional ways of thinking and being, to move beyond a corporate desire to do better towards actioning we will do better. Together we would create and implement a compassionate and caring strategy that aligns your corporate values with leading practice policies, Workplace Grief training and supports for formal leaders, teams and individuals.
If you seek caring, compassion and competence, contact Michelle at MUrgel for a complimentary consultation. Join our global virtual community, where no borders exist.
For more than 30 years this impeccable leader has been cultivating initiatives to empower those faced with grief and end of life care. As a hospice CEO for more than 27 years as well as an international speaker, Demetress has made a major impact the lives of others through her compassionate spirit and unselfish attributes. This Certified Grief Coach has multiple accolades from the distinguished Athena Award to the End of Life Champions Award yet her humbling persona remains amazing.
Demetress serves on many Board, Committees and platforms here are a few of those: National Hospice and Palliative Care CEO steering committee, Texas New Mexico Hospice Board, Texas Non-Profit Alliance Board, Rotary District Governor Nominee Catholic Health Initiatives Hospital Board of Directors and the Texas Association of Homecare Diversity, Equity and Inclusion taskforce, just to name a few of her vast commitments. Demetress has also written several books on grief much of which are devoted to children’s grief. Demetress is a remarkable individual and hopes you will make an investment in helping your workplace through her Coaching profession.
The Day After Grief Coaching Services
I am a single parent to one daughter, Nannie to two granddaughters and GiGi to two great grandchildren. I am an Ordained Chaplain, Evangelist and Sunday School Teacher.
I have experienced all the feelings that accompany the loss of a loved one and I learned to navigate the road of grief to gratitude. The Day After grief ministry was created to help you navigate through the heartache of grief and into the laughter of life.