How I got into life coaching

Five years ago, I was miserable. Most days, I’d wake up depressed and anxious and head off to a job I couldn’t stand. I had no energy, no motivation, and felt like I had no real purpose. I literally felt little bits of life drain from me every single day.

I had lost my way forward, which lead me toward finding a life coach of my own. The things I learned about myself and how this experience could help others led me to life coach training and certification.

How I got into grief coaching

We all experience loss sooner or later, and with loss comes grief. Sometimes that grief can be debilitating and keep you from honoring the life you have to live. I’m no exception. Unexpectedly, I lost someone I loved dearly to suicide, and grief hit me like a ton of bricks. Devastation, anger, depression, fear, confusion – all of it pounding me down at the same time.

It took a toll, but I had a great support system of loved ones to help me get through the roughest spots. Being able to openly share in a safe, nonjudgmental environment helped tremendously. I realize not everyone has that support system, which lead me to become a grief coach.

I want to be that safe and supportive “go-to” for anyone experiencing grief, and I want to help you process and heal at a pace and in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

Accredited Certifications

After a year of training, Candice completed her certification in Co-Active Coach training, earning her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) credentials. She earned her grief coaching certificate after four months of training from the From Grief to Gratitude training and recently completed training in Mindfulness Meditation & Compassion at The Path.

Create the life you were meant to live.

I’d love to get to know you. Whether you’ve lost a job, a loved one or just your way in life, I’m ready to help you talk through your goals and grief and coach you toward giving yourself permission to move forward. Contact me for a free 30-minute phone consultation to discuss what you want to achieve.

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Meet My People: Candice Graciano on Running, being a Life Coach and Grief Counselor and Friendship

Candice is my dear friend and business partner. Together we have built a business and an everlasting friendship. In this video we take you on a trail run and talk about how we met, her journey to becoming a life coach & grief counselor, and Ultra Marathons.

— Jess King, Meet My People Host