End Of Life
Planning Team

End Of Life Planning Training Team

Providing support for you and your family
In 1997 our Director, Beth O’Brien was introduced to the work of a “death doula” and “death midwife” through international scholars. Beth is the Director and Senior Trainer of her own Registered Training Organisation, Australian Celebrations Training, commencing in 2001, a niche marriage and funeral celebrancy training organisation. With years of experience in training in the fields of ritual and ceremony, coupled with knowledge in grief and bereavement and pastoral care, the attraction for investigating this interesting journey of end of life planning began. You can read about Beth’s extensive work as a Thanatologist in her profile.
Some people will attend class and want to know everything about one topic, some will want a little of each topic, so we have consulted widely in our network to bring together the warmest, kindest, cleverest people that can help.

Meet Our End Of Life Consultancy Team

Beth O'Brien
Beth O'Brien

Thanatologist: Death Doula: Death Educator: Grief Educator: Humanist Spiritual Carer: Dignity Therapist: Funeral Celebrant

Beth is trained in the kind art of supporting people and their families and friends through the seasons of death and dying through soulful and meaningful conversations, rites and ceremonies. Beth is an unusual blend of the intimacies of these personal journeys and the healing potential, coupled with a business background that understands the funeral industry and brings a diverse set of skills and knowledge to this loving endeavour.

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Lisa Potter
Lisa Potter

Trainer, End of Life Consultant

Lisa Potter is a Gold Coast local, with over a decade of applied experience in providing heart entered support, service, care and advocacy for families and individuals at end of life. She has also committed 25+ years to personal and professional development, research and industry relevant study.

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Kate Kunzelmann
Kate Kunzelmann

Palliative Care Nursing

Kate Kunzelmann is a Registered Nurse and has had senior positions in nursing and nursing education, with a Masters degree in health administration, and education and management qualifications.

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Alex Chuc
Alex Chuc

Spiritual care/Chaplain (at QCH); End of life companion (at Karuna); Teacher/Educator

Throughout her entire career, Alex has enjoyed working closely with colleagues and is an advocate for the essential need to ‘caring for the carers’. She is deeply fulfilled when providing support, education and awareness to those experiencing the end of life journey and feels this is her life’s calling.

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Neil Davis
Neil Davis

Location Manager Simplicity Funerals, Buranda

Like the old Bob Dylan song, The Times They Are A-Changin Neil Davis has experienced first-hand changes to how Australians view and commemorate the end of life. For more than 25 years he has worked as a funeral director for Simplicity funerals.

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What Our Attendees Have to Say

We are blessed to have so many wonderful people come through our  programs, below is some of the experiences our attendees have had with End of Life Planning ™

The course was on a whole, was so inspiring and educating and gave me such a steep learning curve that I am excited to begin my next chapter. The attendees were a diverse group with varying knowledge and experience, and I am sure, as we said on the last day, we all brought something unique to the table. I am eternally grateful that I was one of the very lucky pilot course attendees; I admire your vision and dedicate to learning.

Amanda Medill, Townsville
Amanda Medill, Townsville
End of Life Consultant ™

Beth is an inspirational teacher and a truly impressive woman. Her training is comprehensive, calm, respectful, warm and it is clear that she really knows her craft.
I learned so much about the journey to death and left feeling much more confident and prepared for my own experiences of death, both in my past and yet to come. Beth’s teachings made me question what death means to my family and to review and reclaim my own core values. The topic of death has become lighter in my conversations with friends and family and I am not afraid to ask questions about what they really want in their own journeys to death..

I believe the course I attended is relevant to the general community as well as to those who may wish to become end of life consultants.

Lisa Kerr
Lisa Kerr
End of Life Consultant ™

This course provided useful information in a caring and supportive environment. While doing this course I felt listened to and my questions were answered.  As a layperson I gained a lot of knowledge and support.

Jill Garred
Jill Garred
End of Life Consultant ™

I was initially introduced to Beth when I attended class with Australian Celebrations to become a marriage and funeral celebrant. The training material, support and process made my training both an enjoyable and educational experience, I personally found the blend of online and face to face training provided the perfect balance to stay engaged and motivated throughout my studies. Beth’s training style is engaging, thorough and personal, her vast knowledge and experience in all aspects of both life and death stands her apart from her peers.

Gary Rigg
Gary Rigg
“Precious Memories”
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