Coaching & Facilitation

Be prepared for the difficult decisions you might have to make.

“I had no idea how much I didn’t know.”    Maggie C.

If you can’t speak for yourself who would you trust to speak for you?

Joanna listening as participants reflect.Many people have a hard time talking about end-of-life issues, it’s far easier to plan for births, graduations, weddings, and vacations.  It can be hard to talk about end-of-life yet death is sure to come at some point; it has been shown that when people discuss this part of life with their loved ones, it is an easier journey for everyone involved.

End-of-life conversations include learning what choices anyone might have to face, talking about your thoughts and wishes, documenting them, and choosing who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself.

This is not just about old age! A medical emergency or a life threatening illness at any time can leave you unable to make decisions and express your wishes.

  Here are the steps to take

  • Step 1: Begin the conversation
  • Step 2: Learn about your options
  • Step 3: Figure out what you want
  • Step 4: Put your wishes in writing
  • Step 5: Choose who will speak for you
  • Step 6: Make sure your loved ones and medical team know your wishes
  • Step 7: Talk with friends and family, so that they become comfortable with the whole idea of being prepared as much as possible for something that WILL happen at some point- one way or another.

Sustainable Aging can help at any point in the process  with a variety of group sizes and settings.
Please call me to discuss what best fit your needs:

  • Individual / Personal Conversations

    • Begin the conversation –  If your haven’t started thinking about this and or have gotten stuck mid-way, meet with me to explore where you are in the process and map out your next steps.
    • Checkup and Review – Together we’ll use this time to review the directive worksheets and ensure everything is completed properly.
    • Start to Finish – I’ll be on hand from start to finish. You’ll walk away with a completed directive, filed and distributed,  that honors all your wishes.
  • Small groups – Family & Friends (Up to 6 participants)

    • Begin the conversation –  With your group or family start thinking and talking about this topic with me. Together we can explore where each of your are in the process and map out your next steps.
    • Process Checkup and Review – Together we’ll use this time to review your directive worksheets and ensure everything is completed properly.
  • For larger groups there are trainings and workshops.


Please call or email with any questions – I would happily help.