From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program

   Grief is the Journey  . . .  Gratitude is the Destination

"Pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible."

From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program

Being a member of the From Grief to Gratitude Community means being part of a professional group of passionate, empowering, and successful team members.  Complete a pre-enrollment application to begin the enrollment process. If selected, you will be contacted to schedule a pre-enrollment interview to determine if the program is the right fit for you. I would be honored to have you join our team!  

Dora Carpenter, Founder and Program Director

Work through your own grief while learning to help others.

Our Graduates


Special Savings Now Through December 31, 2020

Be accepted into the program and register before December 31, 2020 and take $300 off the $2,197 program cost (payment options available). Pay a one-time, non-refundable training fee of $1,897 and monthly license fee of $59. During the period in which monthly license fees are kept current, your licensing agreement grants you permission to use the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC) intellectual property to coach, teach, and train the From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program; a profile headshot and email and/or website link as a featured coach on our website; and, access to Dora Carpenter's monthly office hours.



Question: Is this program only for coaches?

Answer: Although coaches benefit by adding this expertise to their current service offerings and can use the ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units towards their ICF credential renewal requirements, the program is open to educators, health care professionals, death care professionals, clergy and lay persons, and anyone who wants to answer the compassionate call and help those grieving the loss of loved ones. Maybe you might have some personal unresolved grief that hasn’t been addressed. How would it feel to finally work through these blocks, and then be fully tuned in and present to help others? Becoming a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach offers emotional and financial rewards, and your services will never go unappreciated.

Question: Do you offer payment plans for the program cost?

Answer: Yes, we do offer payment options as we want to make sure that you are able to comfortably make this investment in your future. The program can be paid in full at $2,197.00 or three (3) payments of $799.00 each. ICF-credentialed coaches receive a $200 discount. If your organization is interested in offering this program to a group, please contact us to receive more information.

Question:  Are there additional costs?

Answer:  An optional licensing agreement grants you permission to use the IOPGC intellectual property to coach, teach, and train the From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program; a profile headshot and email and/or website link as a featured coach; and, access to Dora Carpenter's monthly office hours.  The licensing fee subscription is $47 per month.

Question: Can I complete the program online or do I have to physically attend classes?

Answer: This is a distance learning program and can be completed wherever you have access to the internet as live weekly class sessions are conducted online via Zoom. Your Intern-While-You-Learn sessions with your pro-bono client can be conducted via telephone, online, or in person.

Question: What is the class schedule and time commitment?

Answer: You should be able to commit at least three hours weekly for the 8-week period to successfully complete the program. The online class meets weekly for two hours on Tuesdays. Choose the morning class (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST) or the evening class (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST). In addition to your class, you are required to work with a pro-bono client for five (5) hours.

Question: Will my class materials be provided in hard copy or digital?

Answer: All class materials are in digital format and are delivered via your online coaching portal and/or via email.

Question: Will I receive a certificate upon completion of the program?

Answer: Yes. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you will receive a certificate documenting completion of the program and 22 International Coach Federation Continuing Coach Education (CCE) hours in the areas of Core Competencies (10 hours) and Resource Development (12 hours).