Grief is the journey . . .

  Gratitude is the destination

  From Grief to Gratitude

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You will experience growth through your grief and find gratitude in who you are becoming.  We will 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 you… We will challenge you.

Request a Complimentary Conversation with One of Our Coaches

There is lots of useful information 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.

Our compassionate, empathetic team of From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches is here to journey with you as you navigate this wilderness of grief.  When you work with one of our coaches, you get the best results, the biggest breakthroughs, and the greatest transformations.   Request a complimentary conversation with the coach of your choice.  


Need a Speaker?  If your organization or group is hosting an event, why not include a grief-related presentation for your attendees?  It's a topic that no one wants to discuss but EVERYONE needs to hear.  Contact us for more information.


Our Featured Certified Grief Coaches

Schedule a complimentary chat with one of our featured certified grief coaches.

Sindile Dlamini

Washington, District of Columbia

Rev. Sindile Dlamini is based in Washington, DC. She is a certified Grief to Gratitude Coach, focusing on using a client-Dapproach to assist clients to live beyond grief with hope, peace, and purpose. Professionally, as a Chaplain at Howard University Hospital, she provides pastoral care and counseling support to patients and the D.M.V. community. She is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and serves as an Associate Minister at Michigan Park Christian Church.

Rachael Kroot

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rachael Kroot was 27 when her mom passed away from lung cancer. Ten months later, her father’s heart burst. Each loss resulted in a unique grief experience, and Rachael knows healing takes more than just time.  Now she is hoping to help other millennials such as herself work through loss at an age when few peers may be able to relate.

Christina R. Ferguson

Washington, DC

Christina found her passion to help other women when she experienced infidelity in her marriage which resulted in divorce. As author, speaker, and coach, she works with women living through the pains of infidelity and divorce and is founder of Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day. Challenging her clients to give themselves permission to grieve, she journeys with them through her Bounce Back Recipe. Christina has a master’s degree in psychology and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree.

Rose Smith

Central City, Kentucky

Rose Smith is passionate about using her training as a grief coach to journey alongside her clients to overcome grief. Her life experiences allow her to have compassion and love to help in the greatest way possible. Known as “Sunshine” by many, her magnetic personality, zest for life, and tenacious attitude are exhibited in her coaching style as she creates a personalized roadmap to help her clients move blocks and move forward. 

Brian Newkirk

Worcester, Massachusetts

Brian graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  After a 10-year courtship he married his college sweetheart.  Unfortunately, his wife passed shortly after giving birth to their second child.  After many years of grieving, Brian has found purpose in his wife's passing by helping others through their grief journey as a From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coach.

Heather D. Horton

Washington, District of Columbia

Heather D. Horton, Esq. is the CEO/Founder of The H-Squared Group, LLC based in Washington, DC.  She is a Certified Grief Coach, Certified Professional Diversity Coach, Speaker, Author and Wellness Advocate.  She provides grief coaching and support to professional women who are ready to find purpose in their pain.  In 2017, 12 years after her traumatic loss in May 2005, Heather stepped out on faith, resigned from her Federal career after 18+ years and committed her life to empowering communities and changing the world by sharing her story of courage and resilience.    


From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches


Patricia Blaino

Bowie, Maryland

Gizelle Clemens

Newark, New Jersey

Rhonda Cornwall


Patricia Day-McCray

Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Deinard

Greenwich, Connecticut

Sindile Dlamini

Washington, District of Columbia

Christina R. Ferguson

Washington, District of Columbia

Roy B. Fisher

Biloxi, Mississippi

Clare Hadley


Cecelia Harkness

Elverson, Pennsylvania

Eudora Heath

Hyattsville, Maryland

Angela Hohmann

Dubuque, Iowa

Heather D. Horton

Washington, District of Columbia

Yasmine Johnson

New Church, Virginia

Willetta Jones

Cornelius, North Carolina

Ellen Krohne

Okawville, Illinois

Rachael Kroot

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Carletta Andrea Manigat

Charlotte, North Carolina

Patricia McClenon

Washington, District of Columbia

Rochelle McPhaul

Mitchellville, Maryland

Natalie Miles

Pflugerville, TX

Victoria Moore

Dale City, Virginia

Brian Newkirk

Worcester, Massachusetts

Manuela Novotny

Cleveland, Ohio

Barbara Owens

Washington, District of Columbia

Suzena Palmieri

Fairfield, Connecticut

Michelle Roderick

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Dorothy "Dot" Robinson

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Emily Shutt
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Rose Smith

Central City, Kentucky

Madeline L. Washington

Hyattsville, Maryland

Laura Wilcock

Darien, Connecticut