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"For me, educating and speaking on the sensitive topic of grief is personal!"

Working many years as a death care professional, I felt as though I buried as many hopes and dreams in the cemetery as bodies and cremated remains. Realizing that families needed more support after the services were over and the reality of the death set in, and being denied by my employer to offer grief support to our families, I knew that I had to do more. After working with families, coaching, and training grief coaches, but consistently hearing stories resulting from the lack of education on the sensitive and misunderstood topic of grief, I knew I still had to do more. If never before, it’s time for us to open the dialogue and talk about the elephant in the room.

Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, Interviews Dora Carpenter

“This is really an important topic that most people never receive any education about, yet every one of us is going to have to deal with it probably at multiple times in our life. You are doing important work and you have such an interesting story. I encourage everyone to get a copy of Dora’s book and educate yourself and the people you love.”

Dora Carpenter says, "It is time for our society to engage the dialogue actively and normalize the conversation of loss and grief so we can shift this dark and avoided perspective to one of awareness and education on this sensitive topic without fear, myths, or judgmental perceptions."

Grief Coach Certification

Work through any personal unresolved grief while learning to help others.  The From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Online Courses

In response to the demand for online learning opportunities, Dora Carpenter announces the Online Course Boutique. Complete these self-education courses at your own pace from the comfort of your home. There are no prerequisites to enroll or requirements to complete. These are self-directed courses and not coach certification programs.

Books By Dora

Dora Carpenter, certified life and grief coach and founder of the Institute of Professional Grief Coaching (IOPGC), shares her knowledge, wisdom, and experience with the mission to empower individuals to move beyond life's transitions, grief, and fear.   Her quick-read books and Wisdom Nuggets by Dora Series are available on Amazon.

Work With Dora

Want a butler-style premium coaching experience? How much excess baggage could you unpack spending 21 days with unlimited access to your coach?  

“Coach Dora’s positive mental attitude coaching style and infectious personality make you believe you can do anything. She is a motivational mentoring coach that exhibits tough love, so be prepared for an occasional kick in the butt.”

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