76 episodes

In 2019 at the age of 30, Brooke lost her father to cancer and immediately searched for resources that respected the gravity of emotions in her grieving process that also offered concrete support. The Grief Coach provides a leading new voice on grief covering everything from the practical to the emotional. Interviewing guests such as innovators in funeral arrangements, spiritual leaders, therapists, authors, and grievers themselves, Brooke has created a space she needed but could not find—one that respects profound loss and the practicality of needing to make decisions in heartbreak.

The Grief Coach Brooke James

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 185 Ratings

In 2019 at the age of 30, Brooke lost her father to cancer and immediately searched for resources that respected the gravity of emotions in her grieving process that also offered concrete support. The Grief Coach provides a leading new voice on grief covering everything from the practical to the emotional. Interviewing guests such as innovators in funeral arrangements, spiritual leaders, therapists, authors, and grievers themselves, Brooke has created a space she needed but could not find—one that respects profound loss and the practicality of needing to make decisions in heartbreak.

    77. Meeting people where they are (their phones) with grief coach founder Emma Payne and subscriber Sarah Khatau

    77. Meeting people where they are (their phones) with grief coach founder Emma Payne and subscriber Sarah Khatau

    In this episode, founder of Grief Coach Emma Payne (not affiliated with the podcast) joins host Brooke James to share why she founded a company to support those in need and those who want to help them support them but aren't quite sure how. Grief Coach subscriber Sarah Khatau joins to share how leaning into her grief and having a strong support system made a difference for her.  



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    • 39 min
    76. Grief Monsters: Understanding Anger and Grief with LCSW Shea Wingate

    76. Grief Monsters: Understanding Anger and Grief with LCSW Shea Wingate

    Shea Wingate (@wingatecounseling) joins host @brookeljames to talk about grief monsters; how and why grief manifests as anger, and what you can do about it. 

    wingatecounseling.com
    thegriefcoach.co

    • 42 min
    75. Navigating Compound Grief with LCSW Shea Wingate

    75. Navigating Compound Grief with LCSW Shea Wingate

    Shea Wingate (@wingatecounseling) joins host @brookeljames to share her story of compound loss (expected and unexpected) of her dad, her sister, and her mom over a 13 month period and how she learned to navigate her grief. She shares how her experience has impacted her work as a therapist, how to face life milestones without your people, and how anger and grief interact. 

    wingatecounseling.com

    thegriefcoach.co

    • 52 min
    74. Why a Business Man Wrote a Book on End of Life with Author William Donaldson

    74. Why a Business Man Wrote a Book on End of Life with Author William Donaldson

    Host @BrookeLJames is joined by Businessman and Author @_drdonaldson where he shares his experience in preparing for his parent's end of life and what that taught him. He shares his thoughts on paperwork prep and philosophy on preparing for end of life.

    estimatedtimeofdeparture.com

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    • 30 min
    73. Lessons on Grief from End-of-Life Educator Carol Schoneberg

    73. Lessons on Grief from End-of-Life Educator Carol Schoneberg

    In this episode, host @brookeljames is joined by End-of-life educator & Grief Counselor Carol Schoneberg from Hospice of Southern Maine. Carole shares lessons she's learned in almost 30 years working in grief, strategies for moving through your grieving process, and what to say to support those who are grieving. 

    thegriefcoach.co

    hospiceofsouthernmaine.org

    • 48 min
    72. Love, Loss, and Religion with Priest and Author Al Johnson

    72. Love, Loss, and Religion with Priest and Author Al Johnson

    In this episode, host @BrookeLJames gets into a complex -- and sometimes philosophical discussion -- around loss, what we learn from it, whether we'd give it back, generational differences on dealing with grief, and the relationship between religion and loss. 

    www.thegriefcoach.co

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Big thick nick ,

Lost both parents

Lost both parents ina year and would love to share it with you and your audience,
My mom died of cancer, fighting for 7 years and beyond and my dad ended his life a year to the date .
So I’m reaching out to hear everyone’s feedback!
There’s so much to talk about, so if you have an episode about cancer and or suicide I hope you can reach out to me !
Love, Mimi :) xoxo

annie644 ,

Binging this

Just listened to a bunch of episodes. I am researching grief podcasts and this one is up there with the best. I love the approach and the goals and I think anyone who is grieving will find this informative and comforting.

bloomfountain ,

What I Needed

I wish that I had been into podcasts back in 2016 when my dad died. These are the conversations and the information that we need to share. Thank you so much!

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