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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.   

"Each of us at some point has been directly or indirectly touched by loss and may unconsciously hold within us blocks of unresolved grief. Imagine being as free as you can be to be able to move beyond this limitation and be more sensitive and tuned fully into your clients."  Sheila Paxton, Author and Master Coach

"A Premier ICF-Accredited Grief Coach Certification Program"

Classes are held via Zoom on Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. EST.

Class size is limited and spaces are filled on a first-to-register basis.

"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

A recent HBO series “Succession” death led Jeremy Strong’s Kendall Roy to employ a professional grief coach to help him get through it.

A Message from Dora Carpenter

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


There is great satisfaction as a coach to get real results for your clients. The unique inclusion of a life coaching element takes your client not only through the grieving process, but extends through embracing a life of joy, fulfillment, and gratitude. Your clients will experience growth through their grief and find gratitude in who they are becoming. You will help them pull from their inner strength with powerful, effective coaching tools and exercises to reduce the grief-related pain, fear, stress, and anxiety and propel them forward to a fulfilled life of meaning and purpose. You won’t try to fix them… They are not broken. You won’t try to heal them… They are not sick. You won’t judge them… They are not to be judged. You won’t tell them what to do… You will help them take forward-moving action. You won’t push them… You will challenge them.  Your services as a grief coach will never go unappreciated.

The eight-week From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program has eight live interactive training modules where we focus on program-specific content and methodology, International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies, and coaching activities and assignments.  Successful completion of the program awards 22 ICF Continuing Coach Education hours (10 core competencies and 12 resource development).


Week 1 - Foundations of Coaching Someone through Grief


This orientation module focuses on the prerequisites for successfully coaching your clients, understanding the ICF core competencies, the program format, delivery, expectations, and requirements for certification.



Week 2 – Giving Clients Permission to Grieve


You will have the knowledge, skills and resources to coach clients through the grieving process and help them understand and acknowledge their emotions.  Here is part of what we will cover:


  • Recognizing the many faces of grief

  • Knowing the myths and avoiding the pitfalls

  • Validating the uniqueness of the grief experience



Week 3 – Supporting Clients to Remember to Honor the Life and Legacy


This is where you will help your clients to accept the death and begin the transition from focusing on the death to remembering and honoring the life.    Some of the highlights are:


  • Recognizing the “F” Factor: Fear, Forgiveness, and Faith

  • Confronting the reality of the death

  • Creating rituals for remembrance

  • Getting through the first year of grief

  • Integrating loss into life



Week 4 – Guiding Clients to Incorporate New Traditions into Old Traditions


You will coach your clients through creating renewed attitudes, behaviors, and perspectives resulting in transformative awareness and actions.  Key elements include:


  • Creating new routines and activities

  • Taking responsibility for a renewed life

  • Completing the Wheel of Life Project



Week 5 – Encouraging Clients to Embrace Meaning and Purpose Going Forward


Here you will encourage and support clients to embrace a renewed purpose as they complete assignments focusing on “what’s next” activities.  Here are a few of the activities you will help them create:


  • The P.E.T. Project

  • The Create Your Legacy Project

  • The Future You Project



Week 6 – Championing Clients to Find Gratitude in the Gift of Now


Your clients are now ready to forge ahead, and you will coach them through developing the blueprint for a successful journey to a place of fulfillment, happiness, and gratitude.  A few highlights are:


  • Giving yourself permission to move beyond grief

  • Saying Yes! to it all

  • The Personal Power Plan Project

  • Evaluating your support system



Week 7 – Understanding the Impact of Grief in the Workplace


You will be able to understand how the normal, although challenging impacts of grief affect the workplace:


  • The unspoken impact of grief in the workplace

  • The far-reaching spectrum of grief-related losses

  • Myths, stigmas, and judgmental perceptions surrounding grief


Week 8 – Providing Support for the Grieving Employee and Balancing



You will be able to understand and support the significance of loss and how to reduce the impact on productivity:


  • Goals of a Compassionate Bereavement Policy

  • Balancing Compassion and Continued Work Productivity

  • Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

  • Sharing Sensitive Personal Information

  • Grieving Employee Returning to the Workplace


The Intern-While-You-Learn Program gives you the opportunity to build your confidence and competence while working with a pro-bono coaching client.


TIME IS 7:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. EST

Class size is limited. Spaces are filled on a first-to-register basis.



Class Begins July 16, 2024


Program Cost Only $997


Regular Program Cost is $2,497

Need a Payment Plan? Pay in Four Installments of $297 each. Click here.

Military personnel and ICF credentialed coaches (ACC, PCC, and MCC) receive a $200 discount off of the full-pay option. Verification of credential is required.

Once payment is processed in our office, you will receive an email confirming registration and instructions to access your course portal.

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