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Webinar ConniePutnam

'In Conversation with' Connie Putnam: Donation – Gifts & Grievances

20-04-2021 11:00 am -11:45 am
San Francisco, CA

Join us for this special event, where we will be chatting with Connie Putnam LIVE from the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association (NDFDA) convention.

Connie serves as a Regional Donor Development Manager for Dakota Lions Sight and Health. She formerly served as a Recovery Technician. Connie will share with us a bit about the donation process, the difference that a donation makes to the recipient, how funeral homes can honor donors, as well as how they can better work with their local eye and tissue organization.

About Connie

Connie began with Dakota Lions Sight and Health in September 2012 as an on-call Recovery Technician. This position has allowed her to have the continued opportunity to recover the gifts of sight and health to be shared with those in need.

As Regional Donor Development Manager, she is able to share information about donation opportunities, roles in donation, the organization she works for and how they contribute to this process by way of hospital in-services, promoting referral opportunities from Law Enforcement, EMS and Medical Examiner/Coroner team education and credit hours. She also consults with Funeral Directors in her service area to assist in meeting the needs of the families her organization serves, and to maintain positive relationships.

She is honored to be able to work with all types of situations and personalities, and her past experiences have enabled her to feel comfortable presenting/discussing donation and carrying out the mission of Dakota Lions Sight and Health. She is a Donor Family and truly shares a deeper sense of what donation means and how donation can help impact the lives of countless recipients, their families, our partners, and all of our communities. Let’s help each other as we really are all in this together!

Please note this webinar is Central US Time.

‘In Conversation with’ Dr. Don Eisenhauer: End Of Life Coaching

‘In Conversation with’ Dr. Don Eisenhauer: End Of Life Coaching

19-05-2021 11:00 am -11:45 am
San Francisco, CA

We are honored to be joined by Dr. Eisenhauer for this special session.

During this webinar, we will explore End of Life Coaching. Dr. Eisenhauer will share the principles of end of life coaching and the benefits it provides to the dying, as well as to the loved ones they will ultimately leave behind. We will also discuss how funeral directors can better serve families and their communities through the use of these techniques.

Dr. Eisenhauer will also share how his Bereavement Management System can support Funeral Directors in establishing and providing aftercare to the families they serve.

About Dr. Eisenhauer

Don Eisenhauer is a Master Certified Coach, accredited by the International Coach Federation. He is the founder and president of Coaching at End of Life, LLC (coachingatendoflife.com), providing end of life training, resources, and coach certification. Currently Don serves as an End of Life Coach for a Funeral Home. In addition to doing end of life coaching and leading grief support groups, Don served for 19 years as a Hospice Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for a Hospice in Pennsylvania, USA. Don is author of the book, “Coach Yourself Through Grief.” Other publications include the eBook, “Life Lessons from Dragonflies: Helping us face the inevitable end of life issues,” and the text book, “Coaching at End of Life: A Coach Approach to Ministering to the Dying and the Grieving,” coauthored with J. Val Hastings, MCC. Don has a passion to help people live fully until they die, and to help equip individuals to be with the dying and the grieving.

Both within his hospice agency and the community he is called to respond to crisis situations. These include death notifications, workplace and/or school losses, debriefing following the death of a coworker or resident, grief counseling and leading grief support groups. He is a consultant to the local funeral homes and is regularly called upon to speak and teach on end of life issues. Don is a part of the Chapel of Four Chaplains Crisis Response Team in Philadelphia. He has worked with this organization at “Ground Zero” in New York City.

Prior to his current position, he served as a corporate chaplain, ministering to all the employees in various workplace settings. This on-site EAP included death notifications, written communications on behalf of the corporate president, counseling, and crisis intervention within the workplace and in the employees’ homes. Prior to the chaplaincy, he served for 15 years in pastoral ministry. He has also worked as a Bible teacher, corporate consultant, team-building facilitator, pastoral counselor, college lecturer, and seminar presenter. Don enjoys helping people grow in their relationship with God. He has co-led seminars, presentations, and conducts funerals for many individuals. He is also technologically proficient, and typically uses technology to aid in his teaching, training, and crisis support. Don co-founded the Bereavement Management Group, an organization whose mission is to provide software and other resources to aid hospices, pastors, corporate offices and other organizations in caring for the bereaved. You can learn more about this program at www.bereavementmanagement.com.

An Eastern Pennsylvania native, he holds both a Doctorate of Ministry and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA and a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College in Reading, PA. He is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, the Evangelical Teacher Training Association, and Clinical Pastoral Education. He is an ordained minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, as well as The Church of the Nazarene, with chaplaincy credentials in both denominations. Dr. Eisenhauer currently lives in Montgomery Country, Pennsylvania, USA.

Webinar NeilAmrhein

'In Conversation With' Neil Amrhein: Lawn Care Re-engineered

17-06-2021 11:00 am -11:45 am
San Francisco, CA

Join us for this special event where we will be chatting with Neil Amrhein, CEO of My Goat, a technology based mowing solution.

Neil will be sharing with us the history of My Goat, the technology behind it, and how utilizing My Goat will revolutionize your cemetery lawn care!

About Neil

With a deep knowledge of labor challenges and technology advantages, Neil founded My Goat in 2018.

In his first entrepreneurial venture, Neil started a luxury non- medical home healthcare company, “All About Care”, that has employed nearly 4,800 Caregivers and provided over 1,000,000 hours of care for families across 2 states. Combining this experience with his previous 10 year career in technology, where he was responsible for revenue generating roles in hardware, software and professional services for customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 institutions, the idea of My Goat was born.

My Goat is a software company that improves labor productivity, reduces cost and positively impacts the environment. It’s easiest described as “Roomba meets Netflix” for commercial lawn mowing. Specifically developed for commercial owners and managers, My Goat has thrived in the cemetery industry. My Goat is currently installed across 4 states, 11 cemeteries with 3 Goatopias(every acre of a property now grazed by a My Goat).

On a personal note, Neil Amrhein is a father to Olivia(14), Davis(13) and Sophie(11). He enjoys golf, tennis, and hiking. Neil serves his community and is active with the Rotary Club of Nashville, enjoys helping seniors as a board member of Fifty Forward, and is an active member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization(EO). He has participated in other business and non-profit organizations over the last 10 years.

Neil looks forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in re-engineering lawn care with My Goat.