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Grief Coach Certification


Accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Enroll Now and Pay Later Options Now Available

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Platinum Program

This premium program is Dora Carpenter’s Signature From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Classes are held live via Zoom for eight weeks and program includes an Intern-While-You-Learn Component where you work with a pro-bono coaching client. Class size is limited for each student to receive the greatest benefit from the program. We learn, grow, share, and sometimes cry together.   
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Silver Program

Enroll Now and Pay Later Options Now Available. The original 8-week certification program held live via Zoom is now offered online. The Silver Program includes video, text, and audio content and downloadable workbook and resources/tool kit. You have 365 days access to the portal and there is no specified time to complete the 7 modules and 31 lessons. For certification, you must complete the pre-certification assessment with a score of at least 80%. 

"A Premier ICF-Accredited Grief 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.  Work through your own grief while learning to help others.  If you feel our grief coach certification program is the right fit for you, I would be honored to have you join our team!"  ~ Dora Carpenter, CPC

Want to know more about the grief coaching profession? Download The Guide to Becoming a Successful Grief Coach.

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.

  • Identify and process any personal unresolved grief

  • Achieve emotional and financial rewards while reaching a global audience
  • Promote your expert status with a proven 5-step methodology that gets life-changing results

  • Practical tools and techniques that you can use with your clients immediately

  • Increase client retention and referrals by being the go-to grief coach in your community

  • Broaden your program offerings to serve a unique and underserved market to reduce program interruption and client dropout rate

  • Tap into a niche market with unlimited prospects

  • Enhance your coaching skills utilizing the International Coaching Federation's (ICF) core coaching competencies

  • Associate with a proven, successful, and well-recognized brand



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.


Interested in enrolling, but have additional questions? Schedule a chat with Dora Carpenter or a Member of the Team.

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