Nicole Daigle
End of Life Doula


My Story

I'm an end of life doula based in Chicago, IL. I'd like to be a part of creating a more death positive culture, which starts with seeing death as part of the life cycle and opening up conversation about death and dying.
I was an elementary school teacher for over a decade before transitioning into doula work. People are sometimes surprised at this, but to me there's a natural connection between the two vocations. As a teacher and as a doula, I'm listening to what someone needs and I'm guiding more than I'm telling anyone what to do. In education, I firmly believe that children should be able to learn about their interests and make organic discoveries. Similarly, as a doula, I am a conduit of information; my job is to help a client explore what a "good death" is for them, not give them answers.
I believe that a doula can be a valuable part of a client's team in addition to nurses, doctors, social workers, and family. A doula can be a holistic caregiver to someone at their end of life transition and be a source of comfort and knowledge for both the client and their family members during a difficult time.


How Can I Help You as an End of Life Doula?


Training and Credentials

International Doula Life Movement
End of Life Doula Certification

-Non-medical end of life care

-Advance life planning paperwork

-Conflict resolution

-Legacy work

-Creating a sacred space

-Funeral/cremation/green burial options

International Doula Life Movement
Certified Life Planning Specialist

Detailed, intensive program designed to give doulas all the tools needed to be experts at helping clients craft a complete life planning package.

National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA)
NEDA Proficiency Badge

The NEDA Proficiency Assessment, for which one earns a Proficiency Badge, is a digital micro-credential that provides evidence of achieving a certain level of knowledge. It is based on a set of core competencies that was developed by end-of life doulas and trainers from a variety of organizations.

Compassion & Choices

-Facilitate ongoing practice group for end of life choices presenters.


"Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it."

Haruki Murakami



My services can be customized; every client's situation is different. I work on a sliding scale in order to best meet the needs of a wide range of clients. Please get in touch for a complimentary consultation. I try to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.


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