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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate and personalized coaching support to individuals navigating the challenging journey of grief and loss by creating a safe and empathetic space where our clients can explore, express, and work towards understanding their grief journey. Our goal is to empower clients with coping strategies, resilience, and a renewed sense of hope as they navigate the complexities of their grief. 

Founded by Yvonne Smith

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Vision Statement

We envision a world where individuals facing grief find solace, strength, and transformative growth. Our vision is to be a beacon of compassion and light fostering a community where the journey through loss becomes an opportunity for profound healing and resilience. Our ultimate hope is to create a ripple effect of healing, compassion, and understanding that extends beyond individuals to impact families, communities, and society.


What Clients Are Saying

“Awesome!!! Dynamic!!! Empathetic!!!


Those are just a few words to describe Yvonne and her ability to be an effective grief coach.

Coaching comes naturally to Yvonne. She has a calming nature which makes it easy to open up

to and share your deep feelings without judgement. Yvonne listens intently and her coaching is

tailored to the individual. You don't feel like you're just a client. She is genuine and she's

passionate about helping others. I can definitely say that through her coaching I'm able to deal

and cope with my grief. I tell anyone I come across that needs help dealing with grief, she is the

best coach there is.”

~Y. Litt

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"We Believe Grief is a Journey"

At the Grief Empowerment Movement, we believe grief is a journey and not a destination. Our approach is focus driven, goal-oriented grief coaching. At the heart of our mission is the belief that every individual's grief is valid, and we are dedicated to walking alongside them on their path to recovery with understanding, support, and unwavering compassion. We understand the often-overwhelming emotions that arise after the loss of a loved one or any significant life changes. Such loss may include but not be limited to:

Domestic Violence
Job Loss/Unemployment
Financial loss
Relationship loss
Dreams deferred
Pet loss

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Coaching Vs. Counseling

It’s important to understand that there is a very clear and concise difference between coaching and counseling.


Coaching focuses on the NOW and FUTURE by looking at performance improvement and goal achievement. With coaching it is important to look at behaviors that challenge our ability to function or perhaps move forward constructively. With grief, individuals often find simple daily tasks become challenging. Things that used to be so easy become complex because the focus has shifted to a constant state of sadness.


Counseling, on the other hand, is more focused on addressing emotional and psychological issues. Counseling often looks at the root causes of issues and aims to improve mental well-being and emotional health. It often involves exploring past experiences, understanding emotions, and resolving personal or interpersonal challenges.

At the G.E.M. we want to help you consciously reconnect with your life by helping you process and work through your grief. Our focus will have a forward-looking orientation, focusing on today’s needs and emphasizing future goals and actions. We want to help our clients live fulfilling lives despite their grief and pain and assist them by identifying strategies to help them prosper in the face of their loss.

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