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