Credentials

Career

  • Founder of the “Master Grief Coach” training program with a certification option which includes comprehensive and advanced grief and healing information. 
  • 30 years of progressive responsibility in healthcare business operations including successful executive roles as a CEO, Consultant, Leadership Coach, and Administrator.

Membership

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling 
  • National Alliance for Grieving Children
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
  • The American Academy of Bereavement (Former Member)
  • Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D. Private Group Membership

Dr. Lipton is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He is the bestselling author of “The Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter, And Miracles” which reveals how new scientific discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of the link between thoughts, emotion, and our physical body. He is the recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree

Arizona State University

  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®

The Grief Recovery Institute, Includes basic grief information and step-by-step emotional release education

  • Certified Life Coach

Instructor Dr. Michael J. Duckett, International Coaching Science Research Institute 

  • Catching Your Breath in Grief: Lessons for the Bereaved, Thinkers, and Caregivers

Instructor Thomas Attig, Ph.D., author and well known international speaker to medical and behavioral providers on death and grief. He taught philosophy at Bowling Green State University for nearly twenty-five years. A past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, he also served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement

  • Certificate of Successful Completion of “On Grief and Grieving” Training for Professionals

Instructor David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. He is the author of five bestselling books, including “You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After Breakup, Divorce or Death” with Louise Hay. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons

  • Transforming Grief and Loss: Strategies to Help Your Clients Through Major Life Transitions

Instructor Ligia M. Hoban, MA, FT, FAAGC, CPC, CHT, Founder of My Meaningful Life, LLC and executive director of The Center for Transforming Lives in Miami, Florida. Ligia is the author of the self-help book “Transform Your Loss,” “Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement,” and “Transforming Grief & Loss Workbook: Activities, Exercises & Skills to Coach Your Client Through Life Transitions.”

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Trauma, PTSD, and Grief

Instructor Charles Jacob, Ph.D., is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania branch of the American Counseling Association and maintains a robust private practice as a licensed psychologist, professional counselor, and family therapist.

  • Person-Centered/Emotion-Focused Approach to Grief including recent innovations in models of grief and trauma

Instructor Dale G. Larson, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, where he directs graduate studies. A clinician and Fulbright Scholar, he is the author of the award-winning book, “The Helper’s Journey: Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness.” He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to end-of-life care and training, including the 2016 Death Educator Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.

  • Understanding Why People Die by Suicide

Instructor Dr. Stumpf-Patton is the surviving spouse of Marine Sgt. Richard Stumpf. She holds an Ed.D. in Education Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Fellow Thanatologist. and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is the Director of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Institute for Hope and Healing Suicide Postvention Programs

  • Mental Health First Aid USA: A national program managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Teaches skills to provide initial help and support to the signs of mental illness, substance use, or crisis.

Instructor, Reverend Karell T. McDaniel, LICDC-CS is a Licensed Chemical Dependency counselor and clinical supervisor with over 30 years experience in the field. He is also a successful author.

  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner Training Course Certificate

Instructor Kain Ramsey, an international best-selling multidisciplinary trainer with specialist knowledge in the disciplines of NLP, CBT, mindfulness, hypnotherapy and life coaching

  • Master Mindfulness Practitioner Training Course Certificate

Instructor Kain Ramsey

  • Mindfulness & Grief: Self-Compassion as Self-Care

Instructor Heather Stang, thanatologist, mindfulness speaker, and author of the grief book Mindfulness & Grief

  • Masters Program – The Science of Self Empowerment: Cellular Consciousness, Heart Intelligence, and The New Human Story

Instructors, Bestselling Author, Scientist & Visionary Gregg Braden, Bestselling Author & Cellular Biologist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., and HeartMath Leaders Howard Martin and Deborah Rozman, Ph.D

  • Doc Childre’s HeartMath Method: Five Steps to Total Calm, Confidence, and Creativity

Instructor Howard Martin, HeartMath Leader

  • Becoming a Teacher of Presence, Integrating guidance into healing work

Instructor Eckhart Tolle, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Power of Now” and the highly acclaimed follow-up “A New Earth” which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time

  • Teaching the Teachers: A course designed to help yoga and meditation teachers, spiritual leaders, life coaches, and therapists become the best they can be. There is no role more honorable, humbling, and vital to society than the role of the teacher. The teacher educates and inspires. The teacher heals and nourishes.

Instructor, Marianne Williamson a New York Times best-selling author, spiritual thought leader, and dynamic public speaker 

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Tapping Pro Practitioner Certificate 

Instructor, Graham Nichols, professional coach, author, and expert in human behavioral patterns

  • Hay House Writer’s Workshop

Instructors include top-selling authors like Deepak Chopra M.D., Doreen Virtue, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden, Kris Carr, Mike Dooley, Lynne McTaggart, Michael Neill, Nick Ortner, Gabrielle Bernstein, and many more

Speaker

  • Experienced speaker on diverse topics including all aspects of grief, leadership, quality improvement, exceptional service, and business success.
  • Returning presenter for The Compassionate Friends and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • Portfolio of consistent positive seminar feedback can be provided on request. 

Loss Experience

  • Biological only child died in a car accident at age 16
  • Stepson, husband’s only child, died from a blood clot at age 29
  • Happily married since 2007 after 3 divorces
  • Estranged from parents and siblings since 1995 after vocalizing in her 30s being abused as a child
  • Loved ones tried to die by suicide and struggled with addiction