About Elaine Voci, Ph.D.

I am a trained life coach, and for ten years I specialized in career coaching. Then, 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 do that work, and have also chosen to focus on the needs of women aged 55+. This stage of life is challenging, and the issues of loss, grief, death, and dying, are all part of the journey. It is my experience that women need help 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 eight books. The most recent is, The Five Most Harmful Myths About Grief (Dog Ear Publishing, 2019).  My ninth book is a new concept called a “collaborative book” in which I am one of 50 authors, each contributing a chapter, and it is due out in September 2019.

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 grief and loss experiences is one aspect of my 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.

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.

My Career Path

Read more about my journey here.