Directory of Certified End of Life Coaches

Professional Certified End of Life Coaches

Alyssa Canann

Working with people in grief and at end of life moves me in myriad ways. Grief and death invite us collectively and as individuals to plumb new depths of feeling, of connectedness, of what it means to be human.

Alyssa’s mother, father and husband died, separately, within the space of nineteen months. She is inspired by those willing to talk openly about death – from aspects mysterious to mundane – and by those who fiercely urge us to accept and honor the reality of grief.  […]

Kathleen M. Sepeda

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.  ~  Lilla Watson 
This quote captures the essence of why I am passionate about teaching CEOL’s course: Bearing Witness to Self and Other. I hold that my participation at every session is for me at least as much as it is for our students.[…]

Associate Certified End of Life Coaches

Pamela Aloia

Pamela AloiaPam Aloia is a certified End of Life/Bereavement Coach, ACC, offering “Good Grief” coaching sessions for those experiencing loss in their lives. Children moving out of the home, relationship changes, and the loss of a job, pet, or loved one can raise significant emotions to the surface. “Good Grief” coaching sessions support individuals as they explore their feelings and find purpose and peace within. Sometimes labeled negative emotions such as anger, sadness, and grief can be productive and useful. […]

Julie Carmichael

Julie Carmichael

Julie Carmichael, ACC, is trained in several areas of coaching.  She currently holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is a member of the ICF, the North Texas Chapter of the ICF, serves area Hospices and on a local health Advisory Council.  Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and has over 11 years experience in the medical industry.  In addition, she was raised in a home where chronic illness, surgeries and hospice was the norm.   […]

Katrina Mikiah

Almost 30 years ago, I had a counselor who, in her quiet presence, deep listening, and unconditional acceptance, gave more to me than did any other helping professional I have ever worked with. This early experience inspired me to study Co-Counseling, Compassionate Communication and, later, life coaching. After working as a life coach for a few years and after experiencing the death of a close friend who did not have adequate support at the end of her life, I felt increasingly drawn to end-of-life issues and became a hospice volunteer and later, a hospice volunteer coordinator and bereavement coordinator.  […]

Jinnie Lee Schmid

Jinnie uses her certifications in End of Life Coaching and The Grief Recovery Method to support people going through all types of change, loss, endings – and in their search for “what’s next.” She specializes in encouraging and equipping women of the “sandwich generation” who juggle the many demands of career, relationships, raising children, and caring for aging loved ones. One of her specialties is helping people manage long-term decline due to illness and aging (their own or loved ones’) including Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. […]

Certified End of Life Coaches

Kevin Bliss

Kevin Bliss is a Certified End of Life Coach from Coaching at End of Life as of May 2016. He is also a Certified Integral Professional Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada Inc. and has been coaching since 2014.  He comes to coaching out of a 30-year career in energy law and policy. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico and an LL.M. from the University of Dundee in Scotland. […]

Carolyn Burrus

My life journey of loss and transitions has led me to End of Life Coaching.  As a hospice chaplain, I have been humbled and honored to journey with many people at the end of life and through the grieving process.  During this sacred time, I have observed people doing amazing end of life work to say goodbye and put their life in order.  I am excited to partner with people through end of life and grief coaching to help each person discover her/his own path.  […]

Dr Naomi Craft

Naomi is an ILM Level 7 Diploma-accredited coach in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching and Associate Membership of the UK Association for Coaching. She has a background in Family Medicine (National Health Service, UK), Higher Education and Inter-professional Development.

Naomi works primarily as a GP, Coach, Supervisor and Trainer. She also offers individual and group supervision. She designs and runs a variety of training workshops focusing on Coaching and Coaching at End of Life. […]

Caron Grossman

I am a Registered Nurse, Transitional Life Coach and Owner of Open Door Coaching. As a nurse, I worked extensively in organ donation, critical care, health coaching and addiction. Somewhere along the way my path shifted, focusing on my early passion of working with people in grief, end of life and other complex life transitions and living losses. As this became more apparent I became certified in End of Life and Grief Coaching.  I was introduced to grief 40+ years ago when my grandmother, mother and dog all died within a 5 month period. […]

Kate Hamilton

Over the years I have experienced immense grief as a result of losing many family, friends and animals. The dark days of grief were compounded living and working through “the troubles” in N. Ireland, in an area of high Political unrest within the Community/Voluntary Sector working for a Charitable organizations.  The loss of our father and representing him at numerous wakes and funerals inspired my mother, sisters and I to revive the old tradition of wearing a symbol to identify family members […]

Kyong Hee Kim

Kyong Hee Kim is a Korean, born in South Korea. She received M. Div. from Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ in 1996. Ordained as an Elder in New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2000. Endorsed chaplain by General Board of Higher Education & Ministry of The United Methodist Church in 2003.  Kyong Hee is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, in 2003  […]

Lauren Kramer

Lauren KramerLauren Kramer, graduate psychology student and healthcare professional, coaches groups and individuals in academic, medical, and personal settings. She is certified in End of Life Coaching and volunteers with the National Students of AMF, to support online college students in grief. In addition, her two bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology assisted her development as a coach, especially in working with the aging and dying.  […]

Patrick Long

Patrick has worked with end of life issues for many years. He was with End of Life Washington, where he helped clients explore and in some case use Washington State’s Death With Dignity Law for terminally ill patients. He volunteers with the palliative care service in local hospitals and is an advocate for advance planning for medical treatment. As an End of Life Coach, Patrick works with clients and families in the normal work of honoring and enhancing our quality of life, not just the quantity of life.  […]

Tara Lynch

Hello: my name is Tara Lynch. I grew up in a very small northern B.C community called Hudson’s Hope. A beautiful town not far from where I currently live now. As long as I can remember I have always found great pleasure seeing happy people thriving in their own lives. Growing up I was always the “big sister”, the one who looked after everyone. Something that I still currently do to this day. I’m humbled to be able to help people through all areas of their lives.  […]

Leonard T. Makoni

Leonard MakoniTrained Lay Counsellor serving with the Counselling Centre for six years. Guest on a weekly radio programme -“On The Couch”. Associate Workplace Staff Wellness programmes with Transformation Team (Pvt). International Faculty with Haggai Institute, training life-style evangelists in the majority world. Married to Fiona with 2 boys.  […]

Wendy Martin

Wendy MartinMy interest in coaching at the end of life began at a time when I didn’t know what my own future held. Throughout my treatment, for a highly aggressive form of breast cancer, I struggled with questions regarding my own life, including how I had lived it, the future of my loved ones, and what I believed waited on the other side of this world.  […]

Justice Marwisa

Justice is an End of Life Coach accredited with Coaching at End of Life, a USA based organization. He is also a Counsellor with the Harare Christian Counselling Centre with over 5 years of counselling experience. At the Counselling Centre he is also a facilitator for seminars, workshops and the Basic Counselling Course. Justice is a director with Transformation Team P/L, a company that offers life coaching, mentoring and counselling programs for company executives, management and employees. […]


Julianne M. Miranda

Julianne has maintained an independent coaching practice since 2005. As a Certified End of Life Coach, she is called to support the dying and those who love and care for them. She is present to hear the story, support the discovery of the answers that lie within, and be a sustained presence through transition. She also creates a safe space for grieving, whether an experienced death or an impending death, change in jobs or relationship, loss of a pet, missing out on something expected or some other way of experiencing absence. […]

Dr Sue Morrison

Sue is ILM Level 7 Diploma-accredited Executive and Leadership Coach (EMCC Senior Practitioner Level) and an accredited coaching supervisor. She was previously a family physician. She facilitates training programmes and supervision in Coaching, Coaching for Health and Coaching for Grief, Bereavement and End of Life. Her work is largely in the British NHS, but she has an eclectic practice, working with a wide range of clients who are negotiating transitions in their personal and professional lives. […]

Janet Nicholson

Throughout my life, I have been drawn to creating deeper connections through personal, spiritual and religious education and personal experience. I graduated from UVA with a BA in Religious Studies and completed a two year Spiritual Nurting Program. For more than a decade, I had the privilege of teaching and exploring spiritual and religious experiences with elementary and high school students in Quaker schools in eastern Pennsylvania. […]

Jeff Smith

Jeff SmithJeff is a coach and pastor who has a heart for people in times of crisis. He has served as a local church pastor in the United Methodist Church for more than 30 years, and he continues to serve his church while coaching. In those many years of ministry, he has had the opportunity to walk with people through their dying and through their grieving. He has shared with them the full spectrum of emotions (including the laughter, the anger and the tears) that confront us as we experience death. […]