If you didn't wake up loving life, why not?


When you have a personal coach who is being paid to see you and your potential in a way that you may not even see or believe yourself, it’s more than just the cost, the time, and the wo

rk.  It’s an investment in your life… an investment that has no price tag. 

  How did you wake up this morning? 


"Inspiring Positive Shifts for Personal and Professional Development"

Dora Carpenter says, "After working in the death care industry for over ten years assisting hundreds of families with making final arrangements, and hearing countless stories of unfulfilled hopes and dreams being buried in the cemetery, I knew that I had to do more.  How can there be more cherished memories at the end of life and less guilt and regret?  This question birthed my passion for coaching.  To go beyond that, how can individuals be inspired and encouraged to find happiness, fulfillment, and satisfaction in the precious gift of now?  Love and gratitude to the many families and clients who have allowed me to become a part of their lives." 


Newest Book Release


Don’t bury your dreams and potential in the cemetery is the foundation for this powerful, thought-provoking, and inspiring recipe for achieving personal and professional fulfillment.  Dora Carpenter speaks with immense passion and conviction in her message, evoking an energizing and engaging response from her audience.  She challenges participants to take responsibility and awaken their undernourished power and potential.  Emphasizing the fragility of life, she leaves attendees feeling enthusiastic and ready to take inspired action. 

"Dora's magnetic personality and energetic and engaging presentation motivates and inspires individuals to 'Decide to Say Yes!' and look at life and situations from a positive perspective."

"Your presentation appears to have left a lasting imprint upon my sense of being as I continue to practice techniques gained.  I appreciate the time and professional dedication you put into your workshop."

"I really enjoyed your presentation and you inspired me to begin putting plans into action to live my vision.  Thank you."

"I have been talking about you since the day we met!  I can't thank you enough for your contribution to this world.  You are a light!"


  Don't  hire a coach because you want a coach.  Hire a coach because you want results.  Then, hire a coach who wants results for you.

When you have a personal coach who is being paid to see you and your potential in a way that you may not even see or believe yourself, it’s more than just the cost, the time, and the work.  It’s an investment in your life… an investment that has no price tag. 

Basic Coaching Experience.  Experiencing positive transformational change is a process and requires consistent work.  The three-month Basic Coaching Experience is designed for those who are ready to commit to themselves and are willing to be held accountable to achieving long-term positive change and success in their lives.  You receive three one-hour telephone coaching sessions per month and limited email support between calls.

Butler-Style Coaching Experience.  The Butler-Style Coaching Experience is designed for those who wish a premium and laser-focused "all-inclusive" coaching experience with greater access to your coach.  You briefly chat with your coach via telephone and/or email each day for 21 consecutive days.  No long-term commitment is required and monthly renewal is at the discretion and availability of your coach.

In order to provide the quality service and commitment that you deserve, I accept a limited number of coaching clients.  Schedule a complimentary telephone chat to determine if my coaching program is a good fit for you. 



Feel the Fear Training.  Dora Carpenter says, "I am humbled and honored to have been personally licensed by the late Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. to teach her work, and to be among a select group of licensed Feel the Fear® trainers in the United States."

Fear will always be a part of all of our lives in one form or another.  This applies to people everywhere.  No matter who we are, no matter where we live, no matter what we are experiencing in life, we all feel fear; but, fear doesn't need to hold us back from living a rich and beautiful life.  We can learn to push through our fears with a sense of power, excitement, and love.   In Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers shows how to become powerful in the face of your fears and enjoy the elation of living a more creative, joyous, and loving life.  More information here.

From Grief to Gratitude.  This online grief support coaching program is now offered complimentary through your local funeral home, cemetery, or death care professional.  No matter what the cause of death, it is still always unexpected and every day following the death can be a challenge.  You may feel as though you are lost in the wilderness - winding roads, crooked paths, wrong turns, dead ends, seemingly no way out.  There is no specific road map or time frame to follow; however, unless action steps are taken, unresolved grief can have a devastating impact on many areas of your life.  More information here.


Dora Carpenter has been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Professionals and featured in Women of Distinction Magazine.   She has appeared in various media outlets.

"I am pleased to share how impactful the two sessions on grief conducted by Dora Carpenter were. Our class was held inside of the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.  The participants were grieving various losses, from children to parents, etc.  We were all tremendously blessed and encouraged by the insight and wisdom we received from Ms. Carpenter.  She not only encouraged us to move forth, but she also challenged us to live our lives to the fullest, while providing practical steps we could take to do so.  I highly recommend this for anyone who is in the grieving process, as well as anyone who wants to help someone who is.  In addition, I was pleasantly surprised to discover her counsel also included ways to make preparation for that day when we all must face dealing with the death of a loved one."

"Dora, No words can express how much this 'Decide To Say Yes!' Boot Camp changed my life.  The tools and techniques have been life changing and the relationships that I've made will be forever.  You are a God send!  I appreciate all that you have done.  I have decided to say YES!" 

One client has labeled Dora "The Angel of Comfort."

"Yes, we have to have you on for another podcast! You are actually an authority on grief whether you know it or not. I'd like to focus on the helpful things a person can say to someone who is grieving and the supportive actions family and friends can use to support a grieving individual. Dora, it's not just that you know what you're talking about - it's clear that you've walked your talk AND are embodying. That doesn't mean that any of this stuff is easy - exactly the opposite, for that appears to be the definition of mastery: you've put in the blood, sweat, and tears and now from the "outside" it all looks like it's a breeze :)"

"The day was transformational!  I see a path forward through a challenging situation.  Dora is an engaging, inspiring coach.  The exercises in the workshop were extremely helpful." 

"I enjoyed every aspect of the workshop.  I received much more than I anticipated and look forward to future workshops that provide me the opportunity for personal growth as well as to reach out to share and encourage others."

"I marked off my bucket list living on the beach in Florida (even if it was only 4 ½ months… lol), seeing Cali and Florida Keys, becoming a Victim Advocate for Domestic Violence, and writing on my book.  I met Dora in February; she changed my life, and believed in me… I am so blessed to have experienced what I have so far.  2015 will be the best ever… I’m reaching higher than ever… Thank you God.  Life is so GOOD!!"

"Terrific workshop and hugely rewarding.  I would recommend this to everyone!  Dora brings wisdom and deep compassion to the course and helps each attendee push through the wall of fear." 

“My coaching experience was absolutely wonderful.  It was the best week of my life because my coach tailored my instructions to fit me which encouraged me to see them in a different light and most importantly my coach listened to me."   

"Dora, I have to tell you I think of you and your programs often -- It's a stellar program and you have such a great way of conveying the information." 

The authors have done a wonderful public service by releasing this holiday grief coping book right before the holiday season. The book is a touching testament to their levels of expertise since they have been able to elegantly and simply discuss the difficult topic of death, dying and grieving. A particularly helpful section is their discussion of the need to speak to your children about the death of a closed loved one. This is an all too often overlooked aspect of the grieving process that unfortunately leaves many people scarred as adults since deaths of close loved ones which occurred during their childhood, were never fully discussed within the family context or were discussed in hushed tones with subtle nuances unintelligible to a young child. This can often lead to hidden levels of Existential grief; the source of which-years later-may be hard to identify, deal with, and resolve.

"Very informative and highly energetic!  Dora and Christina both are such wonderful people.  A blessing for so many people.  They have both done so much for me to progress forward in life.  I love you both.  Keep moving forward and keep shining that bright light." 

"Thank you for your heartfelt presentation of Susan's Work.  You are an amazing presenter.  I want you as my coach (and life-long friend). "