About Elaine Voci, Ph.D.

I am a life coach and have previously specialized in career coaching for the past ten years. Five years ago, I was trained as a hospice volunteer and, ever since, have found myself drawn to bereavement coaching and providing supportive family services to those who have lost a loved one. I teach workshops on Conscious Aging, and I facilitate Death Cafes in Carmel, IN. I also write a blog and a monthly newsletter and have published six books. The most recent is titled, “Soul Sketches: Crafting Meaningful and Authentic Eulogies.”

What I love most about life coaching is the opportunity to help others see their own beauty and to assist in their personal healing and transformation.  It is a privilege to assist others in a journey of the spirit that they intentionally choose to travel, one that will move them toward healing and inner peace while living an authentic life. Helping people through a grief experience is one of the aspects of life coaching that brings a deep satisfaction to me.

Life Coaching Clients
I enjoy working with men and women from different walks of life who want to grow personally and professionally.  Some of the characteristics they share in common are:

  • being open to learning
  • having a desire to want more from life
  • a passion to live the authentic life that is uniquely theirs

Read more about my approach to coaching.

I am also a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant® trained at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. I find delight in assisting individuals and families in the greater Indianapolis area with personalized and unique ceremonies that mark life’s important milestones. Ceremonies may help you figuratively or literally cross a threshold into a reorientation of life that brings new energy and a new sense of purpose. They may include: a wedding, a new home or business; retirement; divorce; surviving or facing an illness; celebrating an award or personal victory; and creating a funeral that is a unique testimony that respectfully honors a loved one’s life.

Celebrant Services Clients

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with people who:

  • Want to celebrate a remarkable experience and have all the pieces of a vision but don’t know how to weave them together
  • Consider themselves “unaffiliated” with a church and are “spiritual” but not religious and who want a wedding that is tailored, highly personalized and memorable
  • Find traditional funerals cold and impersonal and are looking for a loving and meaningful tribute for their loved one
  • Consider the enjoyment and benefits of participating in rites of passage, rituals and ceremonies to mark the milestones of life

Click here to read my Celebrant Services brochure.

My Career Path

Read more about my journey here.