Charon Collier, Death Doula
- End-of-Life Doula
- Death Doula Educator
- Life Development Coach
- End-of-Life Grief Support
- Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner
- Member of National End-of-Life Doula Alliance
- Member of International End-of-Life Doula Association
- University of Vermont, Death Doula Professional Certification
- Manager, Board Member, Florida End-of-Life Doula Association
Charon Collier is the Founder of The Good Death Experience, an End-of-Life Consulting and Education Firm. With a diverse range of roles, she serves as an End-of-Life Consultant, Death Doula, and Death Educator. Charon obtained her Death Doula Professional Certification from the University of Vermont, demonstrating her dedication to acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge in the field. In addition, she holds a license as a Massage Therapist, having completed her education at the National Holistic Institute in Sacramento, California. Seeking further growth and expertise, Charon sought out coaching from Irene Smith, at Everflowing in San Francisco, California a pioneer in the field of Touch Massage in Hospice.
Charon is a highly regarded leader in the field of end-of-life care who is spearheading a paradigm shift in how we approach and navigate the end-of-life journey. In addition to her role as a Death Doula, Charon plays a vital role in advancing the field of end-of-life care as a Managing Member of the Florida End-of-Life Doula Association (FEOLDA). This organization serves as a platform for end-of-life doula members across the state to connect, seek support, and access education. Through her multifaceted background and continuous pursuit of knowledge, Charon brings a wealth of experience to her work, ensuring compassionate and well-rounded support for individuals navigating the end-of-life journey.
Charon’s own journey in end-of-life care began as a Hospice Volunteer, where she dedicated over a decade to offering companionship, grief support, and therapeutic massage to patients and their families. These profound experiences shaped her perspective and fueled her advocacy for the importance of striving for a good death experience for every individual. Through her soon-to-be-published memoir, “The Good Death Experience” Charon shares personal stories and experiences that inspire and guide others on their own journeys.
Drawing on her unique Good Death Experience philosophy, Charon believes that everyone should experience the end of life on their own terms. This philosophy centers around the belief that individuals should have the autonomy and agency to shape their end-of-life journey according to their values, wishes, and personal circumstances. By embracing this philosophy, Charon strives to empower individuals to make informed decisions, engage in open conversations, and actively participate in the creation of a personalized end-of-life experience. She firmly believes that by honoring individual preferences and providing compassionate support, we can transform the way we approach and navigate the end of life, ensuring that each person’s journey is respected.
As a Death Doula Coach, Charon aka Coach Chara is passionate about empowering doulas to become catalysts of compassion, architects of exceptional brands, and embodiments of excellence in end-of-life care as doulas. Her expertise lies in assisting doulas in crafting unique brand identities that authentically reflect their values, expertise, and the transformative care they provide. Through her certification programs, a Death Doula Certificate, Death Doula Coach Certificate, and Business Mentorship Program, Charon guides and certifies knowledgeable and confident death doulas who embody the principles of the Good Death Experience.
Driven by her commitment to shifting the narrative around death, Charon inspires individuals to approach this inevitable phase of life with compassion, dignity, and a profound sense of purpose. By challenging societal taboos, misconceptions, fears, and stigmas, she encourages open and honest conversations about death and dying, while emphasizing the importance of having a plan for a “Good Death.”
Charon, a visionary and trailblazer in her field, invites others to join her on this transformative journey. Her aim is to create a cultural shift—one that embraces death as a natural part of life. Through her tireless efforts, she paves the way for more meaningful end-of-life experiences. Charon’s vision is shared by her community, envisioning a world where a “Good Death Experience” is our final gift to our loved ones.
The Good Death Experience
“Journey from Hospice Volunteer to Death Doula”
“Death Doula work was an intuitive decision for me after volunteering for hospice for nearly a decade. Once I truly understood the concept of “Doula,” I realized that it is and has always been an inherent part of who I am, which I incorporate into all aspects of my existence daily without realizing it. I am naturally drawn to serving others in a way that makes a significant difference in their lives—aiming to be present, open-minded, understanding, and compassionate to alleviate distress for those along my journey. My journey from hospice volunteer to death doula was essential in helping me reconnect with my true self and life path. I have always been a doula at heart.”
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