​ 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.  I didn’t get to choose how my story began. I was not prepared for this life changing trauma that entered my life when my brother was brutally murdered at the age of 22. Domestic violence takes the innocent and shatters the innocence of life.

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Rhonda Cornwall

Cayman Islands

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. My eyes were also opened to the fact that grief can happen as a result of any type of significant loss, such as a loss of a job or relationship. My professional experience has allowed me to work with a diverse group of clients including counseling at a trauma hospital with those impacted by a medical crisis, including those suffering with cancer.

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Sandi Boyd

Roanoke, Virginia

I am much like you. A woman, mother, professional, sister, daughter and I am no stranger to loss. I have experienced the heartbreaking loss of two children. My 18 year old son Lee died in 2015. Absolutely, nothing prepared me for going into my son’s room to wake him for school and finding that he had died in his sleep. I lost my first pregnancy when I was 20 weeks along, a sweet baby girl Gwen. I have experienced the loss of two marriages, death of a parent, empty nest and more. 

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From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches

Valerie Alawiye

Frederick, Maryland


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


Sandi Boyd

Roanoke, Virginia


Bobbie Rae Boyer

Wesley Chapel, Florida


Alycia Breene

Severna Park, Maryland


Lisa Marie Brewer

Phoenix, Arizona


Pamela Brooks

Bowie, Maryland


Karen Camerato

Greenville, South Carolina


Karolyn Carrasco

San Diego, California


Teisha Casasanta

Mableton, Georgia


Dawn Christiansen

Tulare, California


Diane Clark

Saint Augustine, Florida


Gizelle Clemens

Newark, New Jersey


Carmen Coleman

Mineral, Virginia


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


Roy B. Fisher

Dothan, Alabama


Prakash Flagg

Los Angeles, California


Naila Francis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Jacqueline Gale

Surf City, New Jersey


Cheryl Gatons

Greensburg, Pennsylvania


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


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


Jennifer Kerkado

Sandwich, Massachusetts


Keyona Kline

Charlotte, North Carolina


Ellen Krohne

Okawville, Illinois



Rachael Kroot

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Maria Langston

Richland Hills, Texas


Jennifer LaGuardia

Nashville, Tennessee


Catherine LaPointe

Falmouth, Maine


Tonya Love

Jacksonville, Florida


Debbie Lowe

San Luis Obispo, California


Dr. Edith Mahone

Patttison, Texas


Carletta Andrea Manigat

Charlotte, North Carolina


Patricia McClenon

Washington, District of Columbia


Rochelle McPhaul

Mitchellville, Maryland


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


Brian Newkirk

Worcester, Massachusetts


Alison Nevarez

Redondo Beach, California


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


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


Amanda Smith

Goddard, Kansas


Rose Smith

Central City, Kentucky


Meghan Smith Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio


Donna Spurgeon-Williford

Oracle, Arizona


Rebecca Tiso

Roslindale, Massachusetts


Madeline L. Washington

Hyattsville, Maryland


Brooke Watts

South Jordan, Utah


Bernita White

Elyria, Ohio


Laura Wilcock

Darien, Connecticut


Kimberley Young

Mt. Airy, Maryland