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HeartSpeak End-of-Life Companioning LLC is an End-of-Life Doula service in the Denver metro area of Colorado. Cindy Kaufman, MEd, EdS, owner, brings her background in Counselor Education and her 30 years of experience as a hospice volunteer to her work as an End-of-Life Doula.


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, End-of-Life Doula

Cindy J. Kaufman, MEd, EdS
End-of-Life Doula

Background, Education
and Experience

  • End-of-Life Doula, trained with International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA)

  • Served 30 years as a Hospice Volunteer

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

  • Certified Grief Educator by David Kessler +

  • Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Respecting Choices®

  • Notary Public for the State of Colorado

  • Member of Congregation Beth Evergreen and serves on the Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Burial Society)

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

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

  • Bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in sociology

  • Certified nutrition therapy practitioner

  • Ordained interfaith minister with the Alliance of Divine Love

  • Death Educator, End-of-Life Navigator, 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.

Colorado End-of-Life Collaborative
Notary Public
Congregation Beth Evergreen

What is an End-of-Life Doula?

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