Our Educators

Cole Imperi

Cole is a dual-certified thanatologist, chaplain, death companion and progressive thinker in the death, dying, grief, loss and bereavement world.

Suzette Martinez Standring

Instructor, Writing: Death & Spirituality

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING writes a spirituality column for The Patriot Ledger (MA), since 2008 and is syndicated nationally through Gannett. Her award winning books, The Art of Opinion Writing (2014) and The Art of Column Writing (2008) are used in journalism courses such as Johns Hopkins University and are published in China. Suzette is a past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Since 2010, she is the host and producer of It’s All Write With Suzette, a cable TV show about writing.

What Our Graduates Said

Our graduates come from 19 countries across 10 timezones.

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Exactly what I didn't know I was looking for!

angel browning

After completing this course, I have such appreciation for the gift that is life, can vividly see the beauty that death can be and bring. I look forward to the ripples of impact that originate from the companion space that I settle into. Thank you...

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After completing this course, I have such appreciation for the gift that is life, can vividly see the beauty that death can be and bring. I look forward to the ripples of impact that originate from the companion space that I settle into. Thank you, Ms. Cole Imperi for the inspiration to add such a meaningful element to my life (and of course always...my eventual death).

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Authentic Community Learning

Shannon Dominguez-Stevens

When signing up for the crash course, I had no idea that what I would get from it would be so much more than an educational space. In a little over 2 weeks time, Cole was able to not only bring together like minded, eager learners but a community ...

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When signing up for the crash course, I had no idea that what I would get from it would be so much more than an educational space. In a little over 2 weeks time, Cole was able to not only bring together like minded, eager learners but a community of folx who will no doubt support one another on the journey ahead of us. This course offers a space to learn, be honest, be stretched and have fun doing it all! The lessons learned about holding space death, dying, grief will be a balm for living, until I die.

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