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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Grief Coach | Grief Coach Guide

Losing a loved one can be very painful that impacts severely on someone’s emotional life. Grief coaching helps us to recover emotional balance and happiness in life. This article will lead you to the top 10 reasons to become a grief coach. But before this, we need to understand who is a grief coach and his responsibilities.

What is a Grief Coach?

A grief coach is a specialist who realizes the effects of loss on different areas of your life. The responsibility of a grief coach is to support you by developing a recovery plan. Instead of looking back a coach’s goal is always to push you to move forward. Usually, people confuse grief coaching with grief counseling. Here is a general difference between a grief coach and a grief counselor.

  • Grief Coach

  • Past & Present Focused

  • Deals with Emotions

  • No Formal Education Required

  • Can become a Certified Grief Coach through Global Grief in as few as 6 weeks

  • Grief counselor

  • Future Focused

  • Deals with action

  • Requires formal education, usually a Masters Degree Level

  • Process to become a Grief Counselor takes years and many thousands or tens of thousands of dollars

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Grief Coach

Here are the top 10 reasons that will help you to be a grief coach.

1. Handsome income

  • Highly skilled coaches earn a handsome amount.

  • Create sliding levels to accommodate everybody.

  • Earnings vary between $25-$300 per hour depending on the skill of the coach.

2. Less Fatigue

  • Home-based job

  • No need for expensive equipment

  • No misc. expenses like office rent and tax etc.

3. Self-Reliance

  • Decide timings yourself

  • Charge clients as u want

  • Selection of the desired type of victims

4. Minimal Investment

  • No need to rent workspace

  • No need to buy high-tech gadgets

  • Even the certification is not much expensive unlike other medical fields

5. Highly Rewarding

  • Help community

  • Make an actual difference

  • Personal satisfaction

6. Personal Grooming

  • Personal development

  • You can recover clients by quoting personal experiences

  • Opportunities for self-betterment

7. Appreciation

  • People will appreciate you

  • You will feel a respectful personality

  • Peaceful soul

8. Develop Relations

  • Use your talent to develop relations with surrounding people

  • Grieving people mostly do not know how to survive

  • Many coaches develop friendly with their clients

9. Patience & Providing Support

  • Victims need you

  • Be patient and do not hyper on victims’ behavior

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment to victims

10. Increase creativity

  • Explore a variety of cases by treating different victims

  • Dealing with grief clients will make you a creative person

  • You get a chance to study different behavior

How do You Become a Grief Coach

With the right training, anybody who has a desire to assist others in overcoming their sorrow and moving on to the next phase of their lives may become a grief coach. If you want to be a good grief coach following steps will be very helpful.

1. Explore Your Goals

Examine your personal, financial, and professional goals before choosing whether grief counseling is the best course for you. When making a big decision, such as changing your professional objectives or starting a new business, know what you're striving for.

2. Do Some Research

After deciding your goals, try to search multiple sources that will lead you to the best grief coach. Try to choose the best possible coach.

3. Choose a Program of Study

Choosing the best program for you is the first step in becoming a grief coach. There are several ways you may follow to get recognized as a grief coach, depending on your previous experiences, abilities, and education.

4. Enroll in Your Classes

Different courses are offered throughout the year. Get yourself enrolled in desired course and attend your classes. Keep yourself focused and motivated.

5. Prepare to go into Business

After getting proper education and all the credentials, it’s time to start your own business. You should be very careful while starting your business. You can start the business from home. No need to buy expensive gadgets at early stage. You should develop a proper business plan and study market policies to prevent loss.


Mimi Rothschild

Mimi Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of the Global Grief Institute which provides Certification training programs forGrief Coach, Trauma Coach, End of Life Coach, and Children's Grief Coach. She is a survivor who has buried 3 of her children and her husband of 33 years. She is available for speaking engagements and comments to the press on any issue surrounding thriving after catastrophic loss. MEDIA INQUIRIES:

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