About Elaine Voci, Ph.D.

I am a trained life coach, and for ten years I specialized in career coaching. After being trained as a hospice volunteer, I was drawn to bereavement coaching and providing supportive services for those who have lost a loved one. I continue to offer those services, and in recent years, I have also chosen to focus on the needs of women aged 55+. These services are referred to as ” Hearts On Our Sleeves” and include blogs, group presentations on Zoom, and coaching offered by phone and by Zoom.  The second half of life is challenging, and the issues of loss, grief, empowerment, coping with ageism in society, are all part of the journey. It is my experience that women need support navigating this time in their life, and they benefit from group coaching and the companionship of other women.

I teach workshops on Conscious Aging, and I write a blog, a monthly newsletter, and have published nine books. The most recent is, Voices of the 21st Century: Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Women Who Make a Difference, and it is a new concept called a “collaborative book” in which I am one of 50 authors, each contributing a chapter. Voices of the 21st Century was released in September 2019 and I have been engaged in book signings around the area ever since. These will continue into 2020. The book is available for purchase on my website.

What I love most about being a writer and a presenter are the opportunities to assist others in making significant life transitions. 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 life transitions is work that brings me a deep sense of satisfaction.

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.  During the pandemic, I officiate in person at services that follow CDC guidelines, or by Zoom.

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 or a Celebration of Life that is tailored, highly personalized, and memorable.
  • Find traditional funerals cold and impersonal and are looking for a personalized, 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.

My Career Path

Read more about my journey here.