End of Life Doula
End of Life Support
Transformational | Personal Results Coaching
Hello - my name is Elena Ragonese and I’m happy to connect with you on your search for information, empowerment, and support wherever you are on your personal journey between birth and death. As a trained End-of-Life Doula and accredited Transformational Coach I acknowledge the Dying Persons Bill of Rights and honour all individuals without bias, judgement, or discrimination regardless of age, gender identity, culture, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, or physical abilities.
With a combination of lived experiences in being challenged with a life-limiting diagnosis, experiencing two near-death experiences, overcoming personal and physical challenges to live my best life; learning to advocate for myself and navigate the complexities of the medical, allied health and Government systems from the age of 21 years old – I genuinely understand that even the strongest individuals can feel tired and exhausted at times.. and that seeking a support person to travel with you as you travel your pathway, is a sign of strength and courage, not weakness.
My shared experiences of more than 35 years voluntarily supporting family and friends with life-limiting illness, terminal illness or the sudden death of a loved ones; supporting my mother for 6 ½ years as her primary advocate and family support person in her medical, advance care planning, aged care living and community services to ensure she lived her best life every day whilst being challenged with a life-limiting diagnosis allows me to meet you where you are at in your life’s journey, or that of a loved one.
Together with 35 years+ professional full-time work experience in client service delivery, customer care, corporate administration including negotiation, advocacy and problem solving; of which the past 18 years included specialising in assisting client achieve their personal and academic goals; I have formed ‘Your Pathways Coach (YPC)’ as a sole trader with the aim of providing the following services and support for you:
1: Let’s Start Talking | It’s your Voice: a safe space for you to speak openly and frankly about what death and dying means to you, and explore your meaning of life, values, beliefs, personal wishes and health care preferences. I also assist you in generating authentic death and dying conversations with your loved ones.
2: Let’s Start Planning | It’s Your Life: supporting you LIVE until your last breath. Together we review your advance care planning documentation ensuring your wishes and preferences are recorded and in order; and assist you in answering any questions or concerns your loved one may have. I ensure you receive up-to-date non-professional relevant information including available Government Funded and Community Services support and resources. With all the research done for you – you save time and money
3: Let’s Start Exploring| It’s Your Pathway: together we explore what’s most important to you and bring greater meaning and comfort to this emotionally intense process by supporting you, and/or your family, carer or support person with a wide range of support services, when you need it most.
YPC’s services and packages are personalised and tailored to suit your needs and requirements. They can consist of a minimum 3-hour consultation, up to a combination of one or more consultations and services that may spread across weeks or months.
Doula Certification Date
Nov 22, 2023