Congrats to These Certified Caregiving Consultants!


Congrats to These Certified Caregiving Consultants!

Congratulations to the next round of students who have successfully completed our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ training program. The following graduates are now, officially, Certified Caregiving Consultants™:

LeslieLeslie Cottrell Simonds
Leslie brings a variety of experiences to her work with family caregivers, including producing events for up to 20,000 people for a nationwide events company and managing boutique hotels. She also was an EMT. Leslie has trained as a death doula and has extensive experience as a family caregiver, including currently caring for her mother. She is certified with the American Alzheimer’s Association and is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and memorials. Leslie currently manages our closed Facebook group for our CCC students and grads.

Watch Leslie's webinar, An Introduction to Death Vigils and read her blog on You can learn more about Leslie's work, including how to hire her as your consultant, at her website,

You can send a note of congratulations to Leslie via her profile page: @leslie.

AndrewKochAndrew Koch
Andrew has been a CNA (Certified Nursing Aide) for five years. He has three years of research, development and course instruction for in-home care organization. During the past five years, he has volunteered for a number of organizations including Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, Harbor Light Hospice, and Unity Hospice. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University in 2014.

Watch Andrew's webinar, Mindfulness Based Dementia Care, and read his blog on

You can send a note of congratulations through Andrew's profile page: @alzandrew.

Best wishes to Leslie and Andrew as they begin their work to make the lives of family caregivers better.

Our next session of our Certified Caregiving Consultants™ training program begins Monday! I’d love for you to join us. Learn more and enroll in our Certified Caregiving Consultants™ training program, which helps you turn your personal caregiving experience into a profession.

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Clap, clap, clap! Congrats Leslie and Andrew!! I wish you all my very best, Sb : - )