​   INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GRIEF COACHING

  From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program

   Grief is the Journey  . . .  Gratitude is the Destination

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and feel that the pain will never go away, you are not alone. Our certified grief coaches have walked the walk and can help you move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible.

Your grief journey is unique to you, but you don’t have to grieve alone. Lots of useful information is available online to help you cope with your grief, but sometimes you desire more. You desire someone to talk to without telling you what you should or should not do to feel better. You desire someone to listen without trying to fix you or your grief. You desire a non-judgmental, caring person to share your unique concerns in private. You desire someone to chat with by telephone in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You desire to talk to someone other than your family or close friends, who are trying to help but say all the wrong things. You desire a virtual shoulder to cry on and a virtual ear to simply listen. You prefer to meet with someone one-on-one instead of a group support setting. You are looking for another option to professional counseling or therapy. Our compassionate, empathetic certified grief coaches are here to journey with you as you navigate this wilderness of grief. 


Our grief coaches will help you pull from your inner strength with powerful, effective coaching tools and exercises to reduce the grief-related pain, fear, stress, and anxiety and propel you forward to a fulfilled life of meaning and purpose. We won’t try to fix you… You are not broken. We won’t try to heal you… You are not sick. We won’t judge you… You are not to be judged. We won’t tell you what to do… We will help you take forward-moving action. We won’t push or pull you… We will journey beside you. When you work with one of our featured certified grief coaches, you get the best results, the biggest breakthroughs, and the greatest transformations.


Reach out to one of our featured coaches to see if their coaching program is a good fit for you.


Disclaimer:  As grief coaches we do not provide professional counseling, therapy, or mental health services. If you are experiencing serious suicidal thoughts that you cannot control, please telephone 911 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Please note that all coaches operate independently and separate from the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching.


Featured From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches

Staci Hufty

Columbus, Indiana

Murder. It’s sudden. It’s traumatic. It’s devastating. It brings you to unbearable grief. We are not taught about grief. We are not taught how to grieve. We are not equipped to know what to do when sudden traumatic loss enters our life. We are not prepared.

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Patricia Blaino

Bowie, Maryland

He wasn't just my beloved husband of 40 years, but a father, grandfather, and my pastor. Not just surviving many losses, but learning to thrive even after surviving breast cancer a year after losing my dear husband. "Assauge Allay" means "Pain Diminished."

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Shirley Feuerstein

Cary, North Carolina

After the death of my husband from an illness lasting over 18 years, I realized, I no longer knew what my purpose going forward was to be. My journey has allowed me to create new possibilities for myself and light a passion in me to help others .

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Rebecca Tiso, RN, BSN

Roslindale, Massachusetts

As a Registered Nurse, a Holistic Nurse Coach and a Grief Coach I have worked with many individuals and their loved ones during the dying process helping to uphold your wishes and legacy. After the passing I work with those left behind through the grieving phase. 

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Shelle Kindschuh

Pulaski, Wisconsin

I feel like my whole life has been preparing me for the opportunity to help people through coaching. Two significant life experiences leading me in that direction were the death of my mom and unexpected death of my husband. I empower clients who are facing loss.

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Teisha Casasanta

Mableton, Georgia

I specialize in helping men after the death of their significant other. For over 20 years, I have been helping families through the death of a loved one as a Funeral Director. Now I have transitioned to coaching to help you move forward in your grief.

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Rhonda Cornwall

Cayman Islands

I developed Hope’s Dwelling, a life, grief, and crisis coaching business as a result of my own personal grief. After the loss of my father I have been drawn to helping others in their grief recovery journey, knowing personally what it is like to live without someone important to you. 

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Christina Ferguson, MS

Washington, D.C.

Grief is not limited to the loss of a loved one.  As Founder of Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day, I work with women who are experiencing the silent grief of infidelity and divorce. Don't just survive this painful event, but thrive beyond it.  Together we can and together we will.

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From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches

Joke Alao

Aurora, Colorado


Dr. Lina Al-Aswad

Reading, Massachusetts


Valerie Alawiye

Frederick, Maryland


Dejanara Baker

Cibolo, Texas


Cherie Barnes

Chicago, Illinois


Diana King Barnes

Richlands, North Carolina


Evangeline Barrón

San Pedro, California


Doshia Barton

Detroit, Michigan


Patricia Blaino

Bowie, Maryland


Tamara Bogan

Beallsville, Pennsylvania


Taynã Malaspina Bonifácio

São Paulo, BRAZIL


Sandi Boyd

Roanoke, Virginia


Bobbie Rae Boyer

Wesley Chapel, Florida


Alycia Breene

Severna Park, Maryland


Lisa Marie Brewer

Phoenix, Arizona


Pamela Brooks

Bowie, Maryland


Jean Marie Brown

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Karen Camerato

Greenville, South Carolina


Karolyn Carrasco

San Diego, California


Tamu Carter-El

Galloway, New Jersey


Teisha Casasanta

Mableton, Georgia


Dawn Christiansen

Tulare, California


Diane Clark

Saint Augustine, Florida


Gizelle Clemens

Newark, New Jersey


Carmen Coleman

Mineral, Virginia


Carrie Cooper

Ringwood, New Jersey


Lorna Cooper

Barcelona, SPAIN


Rhonda Cornwall

Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS


Natalie Cutayne

North Vancouver, BC, CANADA


Nicolette Davis

Villa Park, Illinois


Patricia Day-McCray

Chicago, Illinois


Jennifer Deinard

Greenwich, Connecticut


Rev. Sindile Dlamini

Washington, District of Columbia


Lauri Osborn Fabry

Muskego, Wisconsin



Rev. Dr. Anthony Farmer

Mount Rainier, Maryland


Christina Ferguson

Washington, District of Columbia


Shirley Feuerstein

Cary, North Carolina


Roy B. Fisher

Dothan, Alabama


Prakash Flagg

Los Angeles, California


Naila Francis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jacqueline Gale

Surf City, New Jersey


Cheryl Gatons

Greensburg, Pennsylvania


Michelle Gilchrist

Weyburn, Saskatchewan CANADA


Candice Graciano

Teaneck, New Jersey


Sylvia Grant

Blythewood, South Carolina


April Groveau

Tinley Park, Illinois


Clare Hadley

Doha, QATAR


Deborah Hadley

Alexandria, Minnesota


Patricia Hagerman

Colts Neck, New Jersey


Cecelia Harkness

Elverson, Pennsylvania


Eudora Heath

Hyattsville, Maryland


Judith Hill

Stone Mountain, Georgia


Sherry Hoffman

Edmonds, Washington


Angela Hohmann

Dubuque, Iowa


Heather D. Horton

Washington, District of Columbia


Jolie Hrominchuk

Winnipeg, CANADA


Staci Hufty

Columbus, Indiana


Suzanne Isaacs

Jefferson, Maryland


Yasmine Johnson

New Church, Virginia


Holly-Jo Jones

Durham, North Carolina


Willetta Jones

Cornelius, North Carolina


Karie Karpes

Temple, Arizona


Jennifer Kerkado

Sandwich, Massachusetts


Keyona Kline

Charlotte, North Carolina


Ellen Krohne

Okawville, Illinois



Rachael Kroot

Milwaukee, Wisc


Jennifer LaGuardia

Nashville, Tennessee


Lyela Lambert

Lake Charles, Louisiana


Maria Langston

Richland Hills, Texas


Catherine LaPointe

Falmouth, Maine


LaToya Latham

Detroit, Michigan


Tonya Love

Jacksonville, Florida


Debbie Lowe

San Luis Obispo, California


Dr. Edith Mahone

Patttison, Texas


Carletta Andrea Manigat

Charlotte, North Carolina


Pastor Mike Marino

Pueblo, Colorado


Patricia McClenon

Washington, District of Columbia


Rochelle McPhaul

Mitchellville, Maryland


Cheryl Mefferd

Hollister, Missouri


Diane Michael

Port Orange, Florida


Genevieve Migala

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota


Natalie Miles

Heyburn, Idaho


Heidi Miller

Windsor, Vermont


Angelica Montgomery

Apple Valley, California


Victoria Moore

Dale City, Virginia


Latisa B. Muhammad

Houston, Texas


Brenda Nelson

Shakopee, Minnesota


Alison Nevarez

Redondo Beach, California


Brian Newkirk

Worcester, Massachusetts


Manuela Novotny

Cleveland, Ohio


Megan OBrien

El Cerrito, California


Deboranne O'Connor

Clarksburg, Maryland


Barbara Owens

Washington, District of Columbia


Suzena Palmieri

Fairfield, Connecticut


Corinth Parker

Gibsonton, Florida


Jennifer Pepper

Arvada, Colorado


Dolly Peterson

Gainesville, Virginia



Celeste Pinckney

Owings Mill, Maryland


Shelle Ponfil

Pulaski, Wisconsin


Alexandra Privilovics

Baltimore, Maryland


Angela Rice

Fayetteville, Georgia


Kristina Risinger

Jacksonville, Florida


Michelle Roderick

New Bedford, Massachusetts


Dorothy "Dot" Robinson

St. Johnsbury, Vermont


Denise Rose

Davis, California


Anne Rosenfeld

Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Jessica Russell

Missoula, Montana


Laura Robbins Ryan

Groveland, Florida


Mel Santos

San Francisco, California


Sandra Schmidt

Upper Marlboro, Maryland


Meta Scott

Sanford, Florida


Vibeke Seymour

Denver, Colorado


Stephanie Shealey

DeSoto, Texas


Emily Shutt

Downingtown, Pennsylvania


Tanya Shymko

Quesnel, BC, CANADA


Amanda Smith

Goddard, Kansas


Rose Smith

Central City, Kentucky


Meghan Smith Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio


Carol Speight

Indianapolis, Indiana


Tarita Spencer

Brandywine, Maryland


Alexis Williams

Del Mar, California


Donna Spurgeon-Williford

Oracle, Arizona


LaToya Thomas-Latham

Detroit, Michigan


Susan Tilsch

Charlotte, North Carolina


Rebecca Tiso

Roslindale, Massachusetts


Madeline L. Washington

Hyattsville, Maryland


Brooke Watts

South Jordan, Utah


Bernita White

Elyria, Ohio


Laura Wilcock

Darien, Connecticut


Alexis Williams

Del Mar, California


EvaMarie Young

Worcester, Massachusetts


Kimberley Young

Mt. Airy, Maryland