HeartSpeak End-of-Life Companioning LLC is an End-of-Life Doula service in the Denver metro area of Colorado. Cindy Kaufman, owner, brings her passion and more than 25 years of experience as a hospice volunteer to her work as a Certified End-of-Life Doula with the International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA).


With a calm and loving presence, Cindy supports and advocates for her client’s choices about end-of-life care. She offers a compassionate space for doing life review, legacy work and vigil planning, as well as home funerals for those who choose this option. Cindy feels being an End-of-Life Doula is her life’s calling and she is privileged to be in this sacred space with her clients. 


Cindy J. Kaufman, MEd, EdS

Certified End-of-Life Doula

Background, Education
and Experience

  • Certified End of Life Doula with the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)

  • President and Co-Founder, Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative

  • Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Respecting Choices

  • Received designation as "NEDA Proficient" with the National End of Life Doula Alliance.

  • Former Teacher for the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death

  • Hospice volunteer since the mid-1990's

  • Two graduate degrees in counselor education, mental health counseling, with a minor in gerontology, specializing in multicultural counseling

  • Bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in sociology

  • Certified nutrition therapy practitioner

  • Ordained interfaith minister with the Alliance of Divine Love

  • Educator, Navigator, Coach, Speaker

  • International Best-Selling Author

Statement of Inclusivity

Cindy has cultural humility when serving in multicultural communities and with persons of color. She honors all individuals and their families, whether by birth or choice, of all ages, abilities, races, ethnicities, nations of birth, religions or spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. All are respected and all are welcome.

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Professional Memberships:

As a member of the Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative, I am a vetted, professionally trained end-of-life doula, legally practicing in Colorado, and supported by a community of professionals in the EOL field.


What is an End-of-Life Doula?