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Dora Carpenter, Certified Professional Coach

Recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Professionals and featured in Women of Distinction Magazine, Dora Carpenter is dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals for personal and professional success.  She is known for challenging and motivating clients to take action and move forward in life transitions, grief, and fear.  Her gentle and empathetic approach is articulated in her coaching, writing, speaking, and mentoring.   

Working in the death care industry and assisting hundreds of families with making final arrangements for loved ones birthed her passion for coaching.  Dora says "too many hopes and dreams are buried in the cemetery" and she wants to encourage people to live out their potential in the now.  Hence, her mantra is "Everything in life is temporary, including life itself.  Decide to say Yes! to the gift of now.” 

Since her teen years, Dora has had a passion for learning, leading, and helping. Through coaching, training, and mentoring, she embraces her ability to share her gifts as a ‘helpingpreneur’ to individuals as they navigate the challenges and adversities of life and loss.  Her books provide helpful information in an easy-to-read format, and she has been a guest on podcasts, radio, and television.  

Dora Carpenter is a certified life coach, certified grief coach, certified consumer's funeral consultant, and founder of The ANIYA Group Life Coaching Center. She is also one of a select group personally licensed by internationally known best-selling author and motivational speaker, Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. to teach her Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® work in the United States. 

Community service for Dora Carpenter includes partnering with Skyler’s Gift Foundation to support families who have lost an infant to prematurity, and volunteering with the Women for Change Coaching Community, providing one-on-one coaching to women who are financially challenged and are seeking to make positive life changes. She maintains membership in the International Association of Professional Life Coaches and Women Speakers Association. 

A native Washingtonian, and graduate of Strayer University, Dora has owned and operated several businesses and currently resides in Washington, D.C., although frequently escaping to the relaxing pristine blue waters of the Caribbean.  She is the proud mother of two, Carlton, II and Christina; the mother-in-law of Shantrell; and the affectionate and doting grandmother of Madison Aniya.

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