What is a Certified Master Grief Coach?

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Master Grief Coach

What is a Certified Master Grief Coach?

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I am so excited to announce that I am now a Certified Master Grief Coach through Cathy Cheshire, LLC. Profoundly evolving after extreme suffering following the death of her two sons, Cathy Cheshire left a business career in healthcare to support other grievers. In honor of her sons, she became an author, speaker, grief coach and the founder of the “Master Grief Coach” training program with a certification option. She has diverse education from traditional and progressive professionals with varied grief expertise including the areas of thought, emotion, mindfulness, and resilience. Cathy received her BS degree from Arizona State University. Her book is titled, “Thriving After the Death of a Child.”

Certification as a Master Grief Coach refers to the confirmation of competent skills by online testing and oral assessment. Proficient knowledge of the “Understanding Grief and Healing” and “Master Grief Coaching” training modules are required for certification. Training hours included 7 one-on-one sessions with a Cathy who ensures you have a complete understanding of the program material.


It is natural for even resilient grievers to have trouble focusing, sleeping, eating, and to feel a roller coaster of emotions. Preoccupation with loss, fearing feelings, prolonged isolation, and overindulgence in distractions are signs of someone who may benefit from support. Knowledgeable about grief expert research, a Certified Master Grief Coach empowers others to heal in a way that works best for them. Clients decide their grief goals and as a coach, I can now support a client in achieving them.

Example Grief Goals

Understanding grief and healing

Resolving individual specific grief challenges

Talking with someone who can empathize

Reducing stress and anxiety

Understanding common spiritual experiences


The death of a loved one or major life change can affect every area of our life. The more we focus on what we value, the less negative emotions are triggered. Knowledgeable about best practices for every major area of life, a Certified Master Grief Coach can empower someone to gain control over their life. They decide their life goals and a coach helps them move past limiting beliefs to find hope again.

Major Area Life Goals

Life action planning

Thought, emotion, and mindfulness

Organization and productivity

Life mystery

Critical tasks completed

Physical health

Financial planning

Loving relationships

Fun and pleasure

Career and helping others

Dreams achieved

I will continue to keep you updated as my own Master Grief Coaching Program becomes an official offering!


Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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