Calling all Smart and Caring Coaches!

Are you a....

  • Life coach

  • ​Relationship Coach

  • ​Health or Wellness Coach

  • ​Executive or Leadership Coach

  • ​Business, Job or Career Coach

  • ​Divorce Coach

What is the one thing your clients are
often struggling to overcome?

Learn the evidence based program to effectively help people walk through
grief and loss.

Whether it is a job loss, a change of direction in life or work, the end of a relationship, an estrangement in a relationship, a divorce, health changes, loss of trust, loss of safety, not getting a promotion, not meeting your business goals, not meeting your financial goals, a loss of dreams or a broken dream, or a death of someone that impacts you.....emotionally, everyone struggles with loss. And so they grieve.  


We have trained thousands of coaches. Here's what some of them have to say...

To see the full-length versions of these testimonial videos, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Sandi Derby - Opening the Heart

"Reading the Grief Recovery Method Handbook, I found this amazing opportunity to learn and grow. As a Life and Holistic Coach, I discovered this method is the key piece I was looking for in my career as a Coach and Spiritual Teacher. Now I feel my purpose is more structured and supported by this amazing team, and I am so proud of being a part of this compassionate community to continue helping others with their incomplete losses."

Vicki Hagadorn - Considering the GRM Certification?

"The Grief Recovery Method ranks up there with "all the things we should have learned in school but didn't." Every person will encounter grief in their life, and this process should be required learning in life. The only thing better than applying its wisdom and value to your own life is becoming a Grief Recovery Method Specialist and passing that healing forward to others."

Tami Dowd - Humbling Certification Training Experience

"Excellent training - which has made me feel that I have the right tools to work with loss in all its forms in my role as a coach. Invariably loss will come into many coaching conversations. The Grief Recovery Method has provided me with the confidence to know that if a client chooses to work on this, that I am able to effectively support them at an incredibly difficult time."

"I have been a full time Health & Life Coach for the last 2 1/2 years, I work with an amazing team of coaches part time at the Health Coach Institute and have always been surrounded with the top 1% in the industries I have worked in. I am a born leader and have fallen in love with the world of coaching. I appreciated that we were asked not to take notes, drink alcohol (after class each evening) and had homework. It forced us all, in the most humbling way, to be present, during class and after, and feel what it feels like to be grieving & dig even deeper after class with the assignments. I learned so much. I loved meeting the amazing 7 human beings in my class and appreciated how intimate the group setting was. I am used to conferences with 1,000+ people so this was special. Sitting in a room for 8+ hours a day can be overwhelming, exhausting, and to be honest, boring at times. This class was none of the above. I am honored to be able to offer this life cleansing, rejuvenating work in my community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Lois. I aspire to impact others the way you have impacted me."

Sandi Derby - A Coach's Dream Tool

"I think that every person should go through the Grief Recovery Training as a person because it will just change who you are. It changes the way you look at the world, and people, and their stories and pain. The training is incredible, my four day experience was phenomenal , and I would do it all over again."

Hannah Wachter - Seeing the World Differently Now

Tami Dowd - Impact on the Bottom Line

"The Grief Recovery Method Certification Training has changed the focus of my coaching practice. To be able to help people move beyond their loss and heal their hearts with this simple and effective method is exciting and I can't wait to share this with everyone I know!"

"Well, yes: The training was so rich and giving that I'm actually thinking about shifting my business from mainly coaching to mainly grief work."

Hannah Wachter - Helping Clients Address Issues

Vicki Hagadorn - Breakthrough during Certification Training

Grief isn't just about death and divorce.

People can grieve over anything or anyone they’ve lost. And, how they cope with these mental and emotional changes impacts every choice they make...

  • Is a client still hurting from losing a job? Disappointment and anger make it hard to muster the energy to look for a new job or consider a new career.

  • Is a client struggling to turn around a once profitable business? Worrying over recent performance and fear of further losses can be debilitating.

  • Is a client broken-hearted from the end of a romantic relationship? Fear from the past keeps people from opening to new love.

  • Is a client afraid to try new things because of past failure? Regret holds people back from exploring new possibilities.

  • Is a client struggling with sudden or chronic health issues? Frustration and fear make it hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

10 Ways to use TGRM with your clients

Benefits of using the Grief Recovery Method (GRM)
in your coaching practice


There are multitudes of coaches out there with offerings. Having a grief certification by the Grief Recovery Method provides an invaluable service that is different and
highly effective.

A more effective
coaching practice

Since unresolved grief is a block to reaching goals, having the right tools to navigate grief allows for more effective coaching and better outcomes.

Evidence based

The coaching profession is not regulated, which can be a deterrent for potential clients. Providing the Grief Recovery Method, a program backed by research, is an advantage.

Networking for referrals

There can, at times, be division between coaches and mental health professionals. The GRM can provide coaches a bridge to build referral networks with mental
health providers.

Client referrals

Historically, more than 50% of people who have gone through the Grief Recovery Method have been referred by others who had life changing outcomes themselves. This is because the GRM often solves problems other offerings do not address.

Grief Recovery Institute

The GRI has been established for more than 40 years and has a recognizable brand and exceptional reputation. By completing our grief certification training, you are associated with a wealth of experience
and resources.

Using the Grief Recovery Method (GRM) as a tool in your practice

By going through our 4-day Foundational Grief Certification Training, you will get access to lead five different Grief Recovery Method formats in-person with your clients which include:  

7-session Grief Recovery Method One-on-One Format

8-session Grief Recovery Method group format

4-session Grief Recovery Method alumni format

(to work on additional losses)

6-session Pet Loss format

4-week Helping Children with Loss format

Going through our additional Online Capabilities Training will allow you to work online with your clients using the same formats. 

Hear from coaches who have made the Grief Recovery Method an integral part of their practice

Here are four full-length testimonial videos for you to view.

Sandi Derby
Life & Professional Development Coach

Hannah Wachter
Confidence Coach

Vicki Hagadorn
Life Coach

Tami Dowd
Career, Leadership, Grief & Loss Coach