Dr. Don Eisenhauer, MCC
Dr. Don Eisenhauer, MCC, is the founder of Coaching at End of Life, LLC. He is a pastor and a Master Certified Coach (accredited by the International Coach Federation). He is the author of the books Coaching at End of Life and Coach Yourself Through Grief. Don has a passion to help people live fully until they die. He enjoys teaching and equipping coaches, hospice workers, funeral directors, clergy, friends and family members to better support and care for the dying and grieving in their midst.
Don comes to the field of coaching with a wealth of practical and educational experience in end of life care, including:
• 15 years of pastoral ministry
• 19 years as a hospice chaplain, grief care specialist, and grief support group facilitator
• a doctorate in counseling
• ongoing seminars/presentations on end of life issues
Don serves as an End of Life Coach for a Funeral Home. He is a faculty member for other coaching practices, and he leads trainings and seminars throughout the world. He is also the co-founder of the Bereavement Management Group, providing software to help in the care of the grieving.
Dr. J. Val Hastings, MCC
Dr. J. Val Hastings, MCC, is the Founder and President of Coaching4Clergy, which provides specialized training for pastors, church leaders and coaches. Val hired his first coach while he was pastoring at a local United Methodist church. His progress was noticeable by all, and he began to wonder, “What if I adopted a coaching approach to ministry? What if the larger church adopted a coaching approach to ministry?” In that moment, a vision began to emerge—a global vision of Every Pastor, Ministry Staff and Church Leader a Coach. Val is the author of the books, The Next Great Awakening: How to Empower God’s People with a Coach Approach to Ministry; Professional Coach Training: Developing Ministry Excellence and Effectiveness; Change Your Questions, Change Your Church: How to Lead with Powerful Questions; and the e-books,1 -2-3 Coach: Start Coaching in 60 Minutes; and Coach Your Way through the Scriptures: A Tangible Way to Use Coaching in Ministry. He also compiled the book, Ministry 3.0: How Today’s Church Leaders Are Using Coaching to Tranform Ministry. Val currently holds the designation of Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, its highest coaching designation.
Jill Beverlin, PCC
Jill Beverlin, PCC, began training as a coach in 2013 and has worked with CoachNet Global and Coaching at End of Life to earn her credentials with the International Coach Federation (Associate Certified Coach in 2017; Professional Certified coach in 2019). Jill serves in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has been their national Coordinator of Coaching since 2018. In addition, she served with the Grace Institute for Spiritual Formation from 2015-2019 and recently joined the Coaching at End of Life faculty in 2020.
Coaching has been a true lifeline for Jill and became an invaluable tool for moving forward following the death of her youngest son. She views coaching as a gift that offers a safe space for others to process what life is bringing them, unleashes the healing power of naming things out loud, and ultimately reveals a way forward.
Jill lives in Appleton, WI with her husband Dave and near their adult son, Andy. When she is not coaching, she enjoys being with family and friends and exploring the beautiful outdoors while hiking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing.