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A first-of-its-kind Training and Certification program designed to educate you in your journey to becoming a Pregnancy & Infant Loss Coach.

Do you want to...

make a meaningful impact?
be a part of creating safe spaces for pregnancy and infant loss?
build a career doing what fills your soul?
gain the knowledge, tools and skills to build a meaningful practice?
delve deeper into your own self?
connect with others who have a passion to serve?
get your pregnancy and infant loss coach certification?

If so, then join our one-of-a-kind training program led by experts in the field of Pregnancy and Infant loss and Bereavement.

A complete training program...

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.

You will learn...

Core Guiding Principles

the PIL Coaching Model

Diversity & Inclusion training

Trauma Informed Practice

Intentions and Tools to use

Specialized

Bereavement

Training

Supporting Yourself Fully

Build Your Coaching Business

and more!
Next training begins TBD

(See FAQ below for Winter dates)

Applications are currently closed

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Our promise to you...

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!

“This was best training I’ve ever taken…”

“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!”

Jason
“I began to recognize how completely supported I was…”

“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.”

Frances
“A heart centered coach approach for the soul…”

A heart-centered coach approach for the soul. This work is changing the world and is so needed.

Lindsay
“Best decisions I could have made…”

Signing up for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Coaching program was one of the best decisions I could have made. Aditi, Carol and Danyelle went above and beyond to offer their students a resourceful, enriching and life-changing experience. The program helped me grow as a person and provided me with the necessary tools, appropriate coaching model, and confidence to pursue my calling. This program also created a community on which I can lean on and continue to learn from – a beautiful, unexpected and precious gift, in my journey through loss.

Andréanne
“This training is a must have for anyone working with grieving clients…”

“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.”

Syrina
“Mind blown…”

“Mind blown. I did not know what to expect when I signed up for this training and I got so much more than I could have ever thought possible. “

Melissa F
Brought to you by a
proven team of experts
MORe than

1000+ families helped

We are

experts in our own practice

WE HAVE CERTIFIED

25+ PIL coaches so far

we

understand loss intimately

Curious about our accomplishments? Visit our award-winning practice at pilsc.org

We have lived what we teach

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.

Aditi Loveridge

Aditi Loveridge is the Founder and CEO of the registered charity, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. She is also the co-founder of Seeds of Growth, Grief Education Inc., an ICF-accredited coaching program and Board Co-Chair of Skipping Stones Foundation, a registered charity empowering trans and gender-diverse youth and adults.

Through her work, Aditi has supported thousands of families on their reproductive paths. As an expert in the field, Aditi has been asked to speak on countless podcasts, and radio and television spots and has advocated for systemic and social change at the government level.

Aditi’s fierce dedication to intersectional restorative social justice and equality for all has made her a trailblazer within the bereavement community. In 2023 Aditi was given the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of her outstanding service.

Aditi was also recognized as a finalist for the RBC Women Entrepreneur Social Change–National Impact Award, celebrating her as an exceptional leader of a registered charity, dedicated to her unique brand of social change, at a national level.

Carol Vickers

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.

Danyelle Kaluski

Danyelle Kaluski (she/her), co founder/Director of Operations of the registered charity, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre. Danyelle is also the co-founder of Seeds of Growth, Grief Education Inc. Danyelle has over 20 years of non-profit  and charity work.

Through the loss of her second daughter, Emelina in 2012, at 38 weeks, Danyelle has been active in normalizing the journey of loss, grieving and life after loss for the past 12 years. 

Since its foundation in 2018, Danyelle has co-led the Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre’s to continued growth year after year with the most recent year seeing a 210% growth rate. Danyelle has secured $1 million+ in funding efforts and grants with her business partner Aditi Loveridge. In a few short years the charity that Danyelle co-founded has quickly became a leading organization in best practices of equitable bereavement support.

FAQ

Winter 2024 is from February 2024 to June 2024

Monday & Wednesday 5-8 pm (MT)
February 21, 26, 28
March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24,29
May 1, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27
June 12
 
Saturday 10-3 pm (MT)
February 24
*Please note that there is one Saturday 

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
    fees
  • 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 info@sogacademy.com 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.
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