Turn Your Sageness into your Business

Launch a small business serving family caregivers with SAGE Giving, our 90-day business development program.

Our 90-day business development program gives you:

  • CCC, CCE and CCF designations;
  • Your marketing plan, which includes the messaging you need to reach your potential clients
  • Turn-key presentations to educate and support family caregivers and health care professionals
  • Access to Denise for ideas, support and insights throughout the program when you're stuck
  • Three one-hour coaching calls with Denise
  • A USB drive that contains the NCC17 and NCC18 session recordings, the best market research you can buy
  • A competitive edge with our proprietary tools and assessments
  • Effective time management skills so you can focus and produce
  • A community of fellow entrepreneurs who understand the challenges and will celebrate your successes
  • Payment plan available
  • Virtual training happens out of the comfort and convenience of your home

Why launch now?

Companies from established multinationals to startups, mass-market firms to niche players, are recognizing a caregiving market  opportunity that’s expected to reach $72  billion in 2020 alone. The cumulative total for 2016-2020 is expected to be $279 billion, with $60 billion of this being caregiver out-of-pocket spending. ~ AARP Caregiving Innovation Frontiers (CIF) study

As a Certified Caregiving Consultant™, you share your wisdom, lessons learned and resources to help those who care for a family member or friend. You also charge individuals and organizations for your services. As a Certified Caregiving Educator™ training, you can present “The Caregiving Years” as a seminar, workshop, webinar or online course. You can present for free or for a fee. As a Certified Caregiving Facilitator™, you can lead effective support groups and small group discussions.

Watch our video during which Denise gives an overview of our training programs.

Denise created the CCC, CCE and CCF programs from her own experiences serving family caregivers since 1990. In 2004, Denise decided she needed to invest in professional training to ensure family caregivers and former family caregivers receive the best support possible. She scraped together $5,000 to enroll in a life coach training program. (The coach training program now costs about $10,000.)

Family caregivers are searching for help. They do want to connect with another who's had a similar experience and who has completed professional training. Meaning, they look for letters after a name. Our CCC, CCE and CCF letters mean an individual has committed to professional development and excellence in service to those who care and cared for a family member.

Scroll down for a comparison of our training programs to help you choose the program right for you. Payment plans available.

Enroll in your training package.

A Head Start on Your Success

Our Certified Caregiving Consultants™ and Certified Caregiving Educators™ have launched successful initiatives after completing our training, including:

~ Fifteen CCCs and CCEs participated in our more recent conference, our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference, in November 2018.


~ Collaborating with each other to create a speakers bureau in their communities. Beth Suereth and Trudy Madden, both based in New Jersey, now bring their message to their communities. Dannelle LeBlanc and Debbie Howard will host our first regional conference in Wimberley, Tex., on April 5, 6 and 7, 2019.


~ Securing paid training opporutnities within their communities. Immediately after completing our CCC and CCE training, Dannelle LeBlanc submitted a proposal with her local Area Agency on Aging to deliver caregiving workshops. She used the information learned during our training to create a winning proposal. She will begin her work as a paid presenter in 2019.


~ Gael Chiarella Alba is launching a Family Caregiver Program for her spiritual community.


~ Working with family caregivers as their paid consultants, offering guidance and support. Toni Gitles recently secured another client because of her page on CareGiving.com. (CCCs have the option of having a free page on CareGiving.com.)


~ Jeff Peterson will co-host a monthly chat with Denise on owning a small business and a caregiving experience.


~ Launching their own podcast like Elizabeth Miller did.

Many of our CCCs joined a special reception the evening before our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference began.

Your Knowledge Base + Our Process + Our Tools = Success for You and Your Client
During our course, we'll teach you the process we know works with stressed-out and overwhelmed family caregivers.

In addition, you receive access to our unique and innovative tools and assessments. You'll receive training on how to use the tools, like the My Life Right-Now Wheel, to engage more effectively with your clients. You'll also receive training on how to turn our tools into packages you market to your clients.

Tools include various wheels (see examples below) which become visual prompts to help your clients focus on what they need and want. We also have a Caregiving Personality Assessment to uncover your client's strengths and a Peace and Comfort at End of Life assessment to help your clients create just the right environment during their caree's last weeks.

As a consultant, you also can join our Caregiving Story Project and lead Care and Share™ moveable support group meetings. With our Story Project and Care and Share™, you have two programs that help you immediately connect with family caregivers and prospective clients.

Course Testimonials

"The CCC training program provides an incredibly practical and usable framework to help family caregivers move through the stages of caregiving. Both the content and our presenter, Denise Brown, far exceeded my expectations." --Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified Senior Advisor, Senior Move Manager and President, Caregiver Transitions


"The CCC training will allow me to better help my clients in the home health industry by also being able to focus and understand the family caregiver's needs." --Lisa M. Edwards, Assisting Hands Home Care of Plainfield


"The CCC program enhanced my skills big time and increased my knowledge of the variety of challenges family caregivers are facing. The Caregiving Years provides me with the framework I was looking for." --Saskia Jennings, Creating Being Well Caregiver Coaching and Strategies


"I am so thankful that I found you and your program! It is exactly what I needed to give me that push of confidence moving forward in my business. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your guidance and your support!" --Brenda Nesbitt, Coaching for Caregivers Canada

CCC

$1,997 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant
  • Charge individuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five video tutorials to help you use our tools
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills and use of our tools
  • 8 module program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual

CCC & CCE

$2,297 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator
  • Charge individuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time

SAGE Giving

$3,497 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant, Educator and Facilitator
  • Charge indivdiuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • A competitive edge with our proprietary tools and assessments
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • Virtual
  • Turn-key presentations to educate and support family caregivers and health care professionals
  • Four-hour training to hone your facilitation skills
  • Effective time management skills so you can focus and produce
  • Three one-hour coaching sessions with Denise
  • Access to Denise throughout the program for help and support when you're stuck
  • A USB drive that contains the NCC17 and NCC18 session recordings, the best market research you can buy
  • A community of fellow entrepreneurs who understand the challenges and will celebrate your successes

An Investment in You

An investment in our training program is an investment in your career or business. Many of our Certified Caregiving Consultants™ bill about $40 per 30-minute consulting sessions which means you earn back your investment by billing 25 hours of your consulting time with clients. In addition, we work to create opportunities for you, like presenting at our National Caregiving Conference and joining our podcasts and video chats. You may have gone through a caregiving experience alone. With our training program and community of consultants, you've got our support.

Questions about whether or program is the right fit for you? Feel free to Call Denise at 773-343-6341 or send her an email (denise @ caregiving.com). She's happy to connect to talk through the program and whether it's right for you.

"The interactive components like the chat rooms, the worksheets, and just the delivery of the program are fantastic! The course requires thought and reflection during the modules but also afterward."
~ a CCC student

During our 90-day program, you work on your CCC and CCE training during the first month, your marketing and messaging and CCF training during your second month and your time managements skills so you can produce during your third month.


Month One

With your CCC training, you receive:

  • guidance so you can create a Simple Caregiving Solution, which becomes your offering to family caregivers. You leave our program with a certification and a ready-to-go product or service you can begin offering to family caregivers.
  • training on how to create an effective profile and blog on CareGiving.com, which can help you get clients.
  • an intimate, effective classroom experience because we limit the number of students per class. You practice your skills with us so that you feel confident using your skills with your clients.
  • immediate access to our nine modules.
  • our CCC Manual. The manual walks you through the six stages of caregiving. It includes suggested questions to ask family caregivers in each stage of the experience and offers referrals you can make to help family caregivers in each stage of the experience.
  • PDFs of Denise's books -- The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey and After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again.
  • Our research which offers insights into the lives of family caregivers including:
    • our 2017 Annual Family Caregiver Survey Results,
    • our ongoing Family Caregiver Stress Survey Results and
    • our 2017 Working Family Caregiver Survey Results.
    • Use our research to develop your specialty and demonstrate the need for your services.
  • 30-minute sessions with our seven CCC Skills Consultants. Our Skills Consultants are Certified Caregiving Consultants who help you practice listening, questioning and validating -- the core skills of our program. We also have consultants who will help you use our caregiving tools and assessments with your clients, help you with your networking skills, and welcome you into our program.
  • opportunities to practice and gain skills beyond certification by joining our monthly CCC/CCE virtual meetings.
  • a community of others passionate about helping family caregivers and committed to your success.

After enrolling, choose one of the CCC following training dates:

Virtual options:

  • Saturday, June 22 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)
  • Wednesday, June 26 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)
  • Wednesday, July 17 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)
  • Friday, July 26 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 11 a.m. ET, 10 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. PT)
  • Friday, August 9 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 9 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)
  • Friday, August 23 (Trainer: Denise Brown, begins at 11 a.m. ET, 10 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)

With your CCE training, you receive:

  • four 45-minute webinars you watch at your convenience
  • a one-day workshop you attend virtually
  • The Caregiving Years PowerPoint presentation you can personalize with your logo and company information.

During our one-day workshop, you present a 45-minute seminar on one of the following:

  • The Caregiving Years overview,
  • two stages of the concept that you choose;
  • one stage of the concept that you choose.

We provide feedback and provide a real-life audience experience to ensure you feel comfortable and confident presenting the material.

Choose one of the following training dates after enrolling:

  • Thursday, June 27 with Toni Gitles, your trainer. Start time is 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT, 10 a.m. PT).

More training dates coming.


Month Two

With your Marketing Boot Camp, you receive:

  • the insights about your marketing and messaging during a one-day virtual workshop.

Join us for one of the following Boot Camp dates:

  • Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m. ET
  • Monday, August 19 at 9 a.m. ET

With your Certified Caregiving Facilitator training, you receive

  • the skills and insights to lead effective caregiving support groups and conversations.

Join us for one of the following CCF dates:

Virtual

  • Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT, 10 a.m. PT) Trainer: Toni Gitles
  • Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. PT) Trainer: Denise Brown
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT) Trainer: Denise Brown
  • Tuesday, August 6, at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. PT). Trainer: Denise Brown
  • Tuesday, August 27, at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT). Trainer: Denise Brown

Month Three

With your Time Management training, you receive:

  • weekly virtual modules you watch at your convenience
  • weekly virtual chats on Fridays at 1 p.m. ET during your third month

Would you like to join our program but our available dates don't fit in your schedule? Call Denise at 773-343-6341 so she can schedule training dates that work for you.

Payment Plans:

  • CCC Program: Pay $682 each month for three months
  • CCC & CCE Program: $599.25 each month for four months
  • SAGE Giving: $739.40 each month for five months

Select your training program and payment option when you enroll.

CCC CEUs

CCM® Board Certified Case Managers
Our virtual program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 22 CE contact hour(s) when you virtually participate in our program via our weekly or full-day option.  Activity Code: S00036867 Approval #: 190001388

Health, HR and Coaching Professionals
We’ve been approved to provide 22 continuing education hours for the following professionals who attend our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ training program. Continuing education hours are provided by the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner®
    We can provide continuing education credits for Certified Dementia Practitioners® in all 50 states.
  • Certified Senior Advisor®
    We can provide continuing education credits for Certified Senior Advisors® in all 50 states.
  • Nurses
    We can provide continuing education credits for nurses in all 50 states.
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits
    This program is valid for 22 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM in all 50 states.
  • Professional Coaches
    Professional coaches can earn 22 hours for resource development in all 50 states.

We also can provide CEUs for the following Illinois professions:

  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Meet a Trainer: Denise M. Brown

Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996. CareGiving.com was the first website to add online caregiving support groups, daily caregiving chats and blogs written by family caregivers. Through its blogs posts, podcasts and video chats, CareGiving.com holds one of the largest online libraries of caregiving stories.

Next Avenue named Denise a 2017 Influencer in Aging, one of “50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.”

Denise launched the Caregiving Consultant Training™ program in 2016 to create opportunities for former family caregivers to share their wisdom, knowledge basis and encouragement with current family caregivers.

Read more about Denise.

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CCC

$1,997 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant
  • Charge individuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five video tutorials to help you use our tools
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills and use of our tools
  • 8 module program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual

CCC & CCE

$2,297 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator
  • Charge individuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time

SAGE Giving

$3,497 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant, Educator and Facilitator
  • Charge indivdiuals and organizations for your services
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • A competitive edge with our proprietary tools and assessments
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • Virtual
  • Turn-key presentations to educate and support family caregivers and health care professionals
  • Four-hour training to hone your facilitation skills
  • Effective time management skills so you can focus and produce
  • Three one-hour coaching sessions with Denise
  • Access to Denise throughout the program for help and support when you're stuck
  • A USB drive that contains the NCC17 and NCC18 session recordings, the best market research you can buy
  • A community of fellow entrepreneurs who understand the challenges and will celebrate your successes

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