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If so, then join our one-of-a-kind training program led by experts in the field of Pregnancy and Infant loss and Bereavement.
This 75+ hour certification program will be delivered in a virtual learning environment with both synchronous live sessions and individual-paced asynchronous learning and practice over a three-month period.
You will have the opportunity to experience live instructor-led sessions and participate in discussions and thought-partnering in the community of practice, work independently and benefit from the support of a Mentor Coach. You will be able to identify your personal strengths as a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach, enhancing the development of your own practice.
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We recognize that there are a vast number of parents and families that lack the fundamental support of a coach at a crucial time in their lives.
This training program is designed to create a space for people who are navigating unimaginable loss.
Our commitment to this professional responsibility honors the values of respect and integrity. As a coach, you will create a safe space built on presence, self-work, compassion and witnessing the clients’ journey.
As your coaches, we promise to challenge you to be vulnerable and be real with yourself.
From this space of authenticity, you can offer meaningful and impactful support, guided by the structure of the core competencies that build and guide each conversation.
Students love the program!
“Honestly, the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coaching course was the best coach training I’ve ever taken! Not only will this training help me to provide the best possible service to my future clients, but I also learned a ton about myself as a human and coach. If you want to improve your understanding of grief and loss for yourself and for your clients, then this program is for you!”
“Seeds of Growth is an incredible coaching education program. The program is interactive and explores many key elements that are imperative when working with clients navigating pregnancy and infant loss. The course facilitators are compassionate and empathetic souls who are deeply invested in this work and therefore go above and beyond to teach and support you on this journey. Fellow students who participated in this course are also the most beautiful souls who helped create a supportive and empowering learning environment. I am so grateful I followed my intuition and signed up for this program. It has already transformed my life. Thank you Seeds of Growth. Your knowledge and education will touch the lives of many.”
“The Seeds of Growth training is an exceptional program, they not only teach you the core coaching competencies, they teach you how to coach someone in their hardest time of their life, to walk along side of them, helping them find hope and the skills they need to want to go on living after the unimaginable has happened. This training is a must have for anyone who is working with grieving clients.”
Training to become a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Coach taught me how to think differently about connection through loss. As a bereaved parent I already had experience and this coaching certification taught me how to use my emotion to connect with others during their darkest moments. I am honoured to call myself a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Coach and this training affirmed to me that I have something to offer this community.
It is very hard to find the words for how life changing this training has been for me. Finding the Seeds of Growth Academy after the death of my son and launching myself into Grief Education in this way has been exactly what I needed in my healing journey. I have been able to truly shift my awareness around the depths of my grief and have learned to channel it into serving other people in such a poignant and necessary way. The SOGA Pregnancy and Infant Loss Coaching Training Program is deeply important and needed work on the planet. I’m so happy and grateful for Aditi, Danyelle and Carol’s work to bridge the gap and better support Loss families and all who are affected when a child is lost at any time in the pregnancy journey. Our lost babies matter and our grief matters. WE matter. This training has provided me with the strength and tools to go out into our community and make the impact my heart deeply desires to make – knowing how devastating losing our son has been on my family and life.
“I was terrified to step into this training, yet that fear quickly alchemized into possibility as I began to recognize how completely supported by Aditi, Carol, Danyelle, and classmates I was.
I started to unfold stories in my personal life in a way I did not have the space to before this training and the personal healing I have experienced has been profound. I am claiming aspects of my identity and shifting into alignment with myself in ways I had wanted, yet was uncertain how to do.
I had also been caught up in the “”doing”” of grieving, so when the focus of the training invited us to come deeper into the “”being”” parts of grieving, I was shook. Being still in grief is not fully encouraged in our capitalist, colonial culture. We want to fix it, get out of it, move on and keep it quiet, to ourselves. In my own experience, and in the lives of people around me, I see how when we find space to BE we can gain the healing that we long for.
I came into the training knowing that I wanted to hold that kind of space for other people, allowing all of it, staying there, creating a sacred way through it. Turns out, I had to learn to do that for myself, first. I’m prepared now. I’m still scared, but I now see how if I move just a couple of the letters around in that word “scared” it spells “sacred”. Aditi, Danyelle and Carol have knit the spiritual and sacred into this training. I am so grateful I took the leap and signed up when I did.”
Aditi Loveridge (she/her) is a certified coach with the ICF designation of PCC, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, mindfulness meditation teacher, writer, pregnancy loss advocate, owner of Pregnancy Loss Healing, and Founder of the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre.
Aditi has been coaching individuals and couples through the journey of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss since 2015. In that time she has supported hundreds of families on their reproductive paths. As an expert in the field Aditi has been asked to speak on countless podcasts, radio and television spots and has advocated for systemic change for the loss community at the government level.
Aditi is a trailblazer within the loss community and she is grateful to share her wisdom, experience and heart toward the betterment of others.
Carol Vickers (she/her) is a coach, partner, mother and grandmother. She is grateful to live, work and play on the unceded land of the Lək̓ʷəŋən people known as the Esquimalt, Songhees and WSÁNEĆ First Nations.
Carol understands the impact of connecting in deep relationships.
Carol has an advanced diploma in HR Management and holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads.
Carol completed professional coach training in 2007, certification as an Appreciative Inquiry Coach in 2015 and holds the designation of MCC with the ICF.
With over 20 years working with non-profits from sports organizations to the United Way, Danyelle Kaluski has a passion to service her community. She spent 9 years working with a National Bank in various roles that included leadership, mentorship and training new recruits.
Through the loss of her second daughter, Emelina in 2012, at 38 weeks, Danyelle has been active in normalizing the journey of pregnancy loss, grieving and pregnancy after loss in her social network.
Danyelle is excited to be part of an organization that will provide the much needed support to the community and advocate for the healing of families.
1000+ families helped
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We know what loss feels like. It’s part of our life story and inspires how we got started on this amazing journey teaching others to become loss coaches.
We recognize that the journey through loss towards healing is as complex as it is individual. This training program was designed to educate you in your journey to become a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach. Knowing that there are gaps for bereaved parents and all members of the family, the intention of this training is to equip you to support and connect with individuals of all identities and backgrounds to provide the unique partnership that coaching can make available.
Winter 2024 is from February 2024 to June 2024
March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24,29
May 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27
Tuition fees are $4500.00. Please note the additional information below:
- Register before October 31st, 2023 and get $1,000 off the tuition fee!
- $500.00 deposit must be made to hold a spot and will be deducted from the total course
- 2/3/6 month payment plans are available. Contact us for more details
Seeds of Growth offers one partial scholarship per cohort which is available to members of the QTBIPOC communities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
Yes, please contact us to set up a plan that can work for you.
The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach Certificate program was developed to provide support for parents and families experiencing unimaginable loss. Through the structure of the International Coaching Federation’s Core Competencies, you will be trained in a simple, powerful coaching model to partner with your clients, using tools and processes, to walk with them through their journey. We take a unique approach, redefining the competencies to address the specific needs of these clients. The results can be life changing.
Having an open heart, a desire to support and an ability to learn/unlearn are the top requirements. We also require that you are able to commit to the entire program, be fully engaged in each online class with minimal interruption and have the time for practice and self-reflection outside of classes. You will need reliable access to the internet, a camera and microphone.
The program is delivered via Zoom in a schedule which includes one to two Saturdays and two days a week between 5-8 pm (MT). Each class will be recorded and available through a secure portal. The classes include demonstrations of coaching and many opportunities for practice and feedback.
At this time, our program is delivered in English only
We will review your application and be in touch to arrange a call with you.
Our program has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Accreditation is given to programs that have been rigorously reviewed and meet the standards of a comprehensive start to finish coach training program. Our program exceeds the standards required.
This program provides you with all the hours you need to apply for an Associate Credentialed Coach (ACC) with the ICF. This training qualifies for the Level 1 or ACSTH Path:
- At least 75+ hours of coach-specific training through a Level 1 or ACSTH program.
- 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application.
- Your Mentor Coach must be an ACC who has completed a full cycle of the credential through renewal, PCC or MCC in good standing.
- A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months* prior to submitting the application for the credential.
- Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
- Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
You will have access to the instructors and support for any technical issues. We understand that this is an intensive training both in scope and in topic, so we will make ourselves available as much as possible for you as a student.
Upon successful completion of the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach training program, you will be qualified to offer coaching to parents and families experiencing loss. You will be coaching confidently and have a solid understanding of the coaching model which can be applied to any situation.
You will be expected to review the recording of the class and provide the instructors with a recap of what you learned and reviewed. Due to the intensive nature of this program, you must attend 85% of the instruction live during the synchronous training.
Carol Vickers(she/her), M.A., MCC
- Carol understands the impact of connecting with others in a deep relationship. She shares a philosophy with her fellow coaches in that we are always learning. We nurture a space for connection beyond languages, ideas and differences.
- Carol has an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University. She received her initial coach training through Core Alignment Coaching in 2007 and certification as an Appreciative Inquiry Coach in 2015.
- She also holds the International Coaching Federation (ICF) designation of MCC.
Aditi Loveridge (she/her), PCC
- Aditi is a certified coach, mindfulness meditation teacher and founder/ceo to the registered charity, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre.
- Aditi has been coaching individuals and couples through the journey of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss since 2015. In that time she has supported hundreds of families navigating the path to parenthood. As an expert in the field Aditi has been asked to speak on countless podcasts, radio and television spots and has advocated for systemic change for the loss community at the government level.
- Aditi is a trailblazer within the loss community and she is grateful to share her wisdom, experience and heart toward the betterment of others.