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Cole Imperi, CT

Cole Imperi is a designer and thanatologist. She is the Owner and Creative Director of Doth. Cole is a Certified Integrative Thanatologist and Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Cole is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She holds a post-graduate Certificate in Typeface Design from the Type@Cooper Condensed Program. She is a Certified Crematory Operator. Cole was appointed by the City of Covington, Kentucky to the Board of Overseers of Historic Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. She is teaching faculty for the ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification program, and a public speaker covering topics ranging from generational marketing, end-of-life issues, design and grief/loss. She is Adjunct Faculty at a mortuary college teaching Thanatology. Cole is Associate Producer of MORTAL, a feature-length documentary film about the human condition. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Art of Dying Institute. Cole is an active hospice volunteer and bereavement support group leader for children as young as 3 to adults.

Cole has worked with clients in the luxury, retail, deathcare, wellness, yoga, automotive, food, pet care, architecture, manufacturing and non-profit markets.

Cole is an award-winning designer and end-of-life professional.

Recent Speaking Engagements

18 July 2017 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "First Call Crash Course" and "The Modern Consumer"  Cincinnati, OH

11 July 2017 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "First Call Crash Course" and "The Modern Consumer"  Dallas, TX

7 June 2017 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "First Call Crash Course" and "The Modern Consumer"  Atlanta, GA

20 May 2017 | The Sensibly Speaking Podcast, Episode 90: Living with Death featuring Cole Imperi http://sensiblyspeaking.com/2017/05/20/sensibly-speaking-podcast-90-living-with-death-ft-cole-imperi/

8 April 2017 | ICCFA Annual Convention, "Anatomy of a First Call" Nashville, TN

5 April 2017 | Tri-State Freethinkers, Keynote: "It's Your Funeral! Death, Dying and What To Expect" Newport, KY

28 February 2017 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "First Call Crash Course" and "The Modern Consumer"  Louisville, KY

10 November 2016 | Symposio Multicultural De Cementerios y Funerarias, "Multi-Generational Families and the Psychology of Sales" Antigua, Guatemala 

11 November 2016 | Symposio Multicultural De Cementerios y Funerarias, "Branding Sells" Antigua, Guatemala

23 September 2016 | Commencement Speech, Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Class of 2016, Louisville, KY

24 August 2016 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Atlanta, GA

21 July 2016 | NewCo Cincinnati: "Bridging the Bridges", Cincinnati, OH

15 June 2016 | 2016 Texas Funeral Directors Annual Convention, Keynote Speaker,  "Generational Marketing and the Psychology of Sales"  Corpus Christie, TX

26 May 2016 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Dallas, TX

19 April 2016 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Atlanta, GA

24 February 2016 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Louisville, KY

18 November 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Columbus, OH

9 September 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Dallas, TX

22 April 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer" Atlanta, GA

17 April 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  North Little Rock Funeral Home, Little Rock, Arkansas

27 March 2015 | TEDxUCincinnati: Rise & Reimagine "Lifted By Little Deaths" Cincinnati, OH • Watch it here.

18 March 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program with Cremation Association of North America "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Fairfax, VA

11 March 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program  "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Dallas, TX

18 February 2015 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program with Cremation Association of North America "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Jeffersonville, IN

4 February 2015 | CANA & NFDA Cremation Symposium: Cremation: Going Beyond the Box. "Pricing Is Not About Price: How to Price and Package to Serve Your Families Better" 90 minutes, Las Vegas, NV

November 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program with Cremation Association of North America "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Phoenix, AZ

October 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program with Ohio Funeral Directors Association "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Columbus, OH

September 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Dallas, TX

June 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program with Cremation Association of North America "Intelligent Marketing" and "The Modern Consumer"  Charlotte, NC

May 2014 | Pet Deathcare Professionals Invitation-Only Think Tank "Modern Consumers, Modern Marketing"

April 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing", "The Modern Consumer" and "The Modern Resume" Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Atlanta, GA

March 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing", "The Modern Consumer" and "The Modern Resume" Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX

February 2014 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing: How to Sell More Than Just a Cremation" and "The Modern Consumer" and "The Modern Resume" Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Louisville, KY

November 2013 | ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification Program "Intelligent Marketing: How To Sell More Than Just a Cremation" and "The Modern Consumer"

June 2013 | Pet Deathcare Professionals Invitation-Only Think Tank
"Consumer Buying Habits and Generational Differences"

June 2013 | Pet Deathcare Professionals Invitation-Only Think Tank
"Overcoming Caregiver Burnout and Demystifying Compassion Fatigue" 

May 2013 | Ohio Funeral Director's Association, Annual Convention
"12 Things to Know About Consumer Behavior and the Psychology of Advertising"

April 2013 | Private, 2-Day Seminar. 
"Engaging Content Summit"  
Covered new media, digital publishing, branding & identity, typography and consumer behavior.

November 2012 | Ohio Funeral Director's Association
"15 Things To Know About Advertising, Marketing, Branding and Design"


Associations & Board Memberships

Advisory Board, Art of Dying Institute, 2016–Present

Board of Overseers of Linden Grove Cemetery, 2016–Present

Metropolitan Club Roebling YP Society, Chair, 2016

Make Goebel Great Co-Chair, 2014–Present

MainStrasse Village Foundation Board of Direction, 2014–2017

Dignity & Death Board of Direction, Marketing Chair, 2013-Present

Project Yoga Vice-Chair and Secretary, Marketing Director, 2011-2012

LEAD 2011-2012 Member

Yoga Mosaic | An Association of Jewish Yoga Teachers Member Visit

Society of American Military Engineers Member, Member of Board of Directors and Communications Director, 2007-2010 Visit

B'nai Tikvah Board Member, 2009-2011

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Member, Visit


Type Design & Related Work

The Society of Typographic Aficionados, Font Aid VI: Aster Affects  | Submission of an asterisk included | 2013

Mausoleum | Typeface Developed in the Type@Cooper Condensed Program | 2012

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TRAIN WITH ME

ICCFA Cremation Arranger Certification and Training 
Trainings in 2017 take place in multiple US cities: Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati
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Grief & Bereavement Support Group Techniques
Offered periodically. Please contact me for details.

Cocktails & Calligraphy
Usually offered once a year in the autumn. 


Professional Education

Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2016

Integrative Thanatology Certification, The New York Open Center/Association for Death Education and Counseling, New York City, 2016

Kenton County Government Academy, 2016

Certified Crematory Operator, 2015

Script Lettering, Ken Barber, New York City, 2013

Post-Graduate Typeface Design Certification, The Cooper Union, NYC, 2012

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Alliance Recognized, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2011

BA Journalism (Magazine), Judaic Studies, The University of Cincinnati, Marshall University, 2007

ALTERNATIVE WELLNESS MANAGEMENT TRAININGS | 2006–2015 | Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, Homeopathy, Sanskrit, Tai Chi, Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis, Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis, Jyotish, Marma Point System, Tibetan Medicine, Yoga (Kundalini, Laughter Yoga, Intelligent Sequencing, Yoga for Diabetes, Maternity Yoga, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for PCOS, Yoga for PTSD, Yoga for Trauma, Yoga Nidra, Chanting, Enneagram, Native American Medicine, Shamanism, 200Hour RYT, Yoga Teaching [I teach in the summers still], Meditation, Appalachian Herbalism)
 [I have had more than 300 hours of training and 200+ hours of experience in these areas. For the sake of brevity, I have chosen to list subject-area on this page. I—like many people—went through a very intense period of study of these subjects from 2006–2012.]

LIFECYCLE RELATED STUDY | 2009–Present | Tibetan Perspectives on Death and Dying, Buddhist Perspectives on Death and Dying, Jewish Perspectives on Death and Dying, Abrahamic Faith (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) Perspectives on Death and Dying, Consciousness, Hospice Issues, Palliative Care Issues, The Clash of Religion and Hospice Volunteers, Vigil Doula/Death Doula/Death Midwife Trainings, Cadaver Lab (8 Hours), Secular Perspectives on Death and Dying, Appalachian Cultural Viewpoints on Lifecycle Milestones, Professional Shadowing at Funeral Homes/Cemeteries/Crematories/Suppliers, Hospice Training. 
[For the sake of brevity and to share some of my subject-matter knowledge, I have listed a variety of my studies above. Much of the above comes through direct, one-on-one study and discussion with teachers, authors, educators, speakers, trainings, workshops and practitioners.]


ADDITIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION

Working with the Dying: Doula Tools and Techniques
with Henry Fersko Weiss LCSW

WEBINAR: The Call to Hospice and Palliative Care
with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Psycho-Spiritual and Existential Distress at the End of Life
with Anthony Bossis, PhD; NYU School of Medicine

Death, Bereavement and Spirituality: Walking the Mourner’s Path
with Simcha Raphael, PhD

Introduction to the Energetics of Living and Dying
with Jeanne Denney

Mapping the Journey: Re-envisioning Decisions About the End of Life | Transforming Medical Education and Patient Care
with Leslie Blackhall, MD

The Inspired Funeral
with Amy Cunningham

Presence to Self/Presence to Other While Working with the Dying
with Jeanne Denney

Opening to the Mystery: Psycho-Spiritual Transformation in Death and Dying
with Frank Ostaseski, founder, Metta Institute & Zen Hospice Project
 


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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

July 2015 | Legacy Leadership, Next Generation Leadership Award, Finalist in Entrepreneurship Category

April 2015 | American Funeral Director Magazine, 2015 Mover & Shaker

November 2014 | Center for Great Neighborhoods, Community Leader Award | Covington, KY

23 October–17 November 2012 | The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Types We Can Make 

January 2010 | Society of American Military Engineers, Cincinnati Post, Tudor Medal

January 2010 | Society of American Military Engineers, Cincinnati Post, National SAME Tudor Medal Nominee

August 2009 | Business Courier of Cincinnati Forty Under 40 Finalist, Class of 2009

July 2009 | Business Courier of Cincinnati Forty Under 40 Nominee, Class of 2009

May 2009 | Society of American Military Engineers, Regional Vice President’s Coin

August 2008 | Society of American Military Engineers, Regional Vice President’s Medal

March 2006 | National Broadcasting Society, Grand Prize, Audio Comedy  Program or Segment, Robot Dad

March 2005 | National Broadcasting Society, Grand Prize, Audio Comedy  Program or Segment, EPT: The Evil Perceiving Test

March 2005 | National Broadcasting Society, Honorable Mention, Audio Music Variety SpecialProgram or Segment, Word Up

March 2004 | National Broadcasting Society, Honorable Mention, Audio Comedy Program or Segment, Everybody Loves Nigel

March 2004 | National Broadcasting Society, Honorable Mention, Audio Comedy Program or Segment, Unsolved Mysteries

March 2004 | National Broadcasting Society, Honorable Mention, Audio Music Variety Special Program or Segment, The  Rat and the Duck


Press and Published Articles

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2012

2011

2010: QUOTED As AN Expert Source

2010: PRESS About Cole

  • Friday Girl TV | Shoe Queen - Cole Imperi 8 October 2010, Atlanta, GA
  • Cincinnati Re-Adventure | Yoga with Cole 4 August 2010
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer | Beagle Keeps Yoga Fun 12 June 2010
  • Indian Hill Journal | Beagle Keeps Yoga Fun 10 June 2010
  • Forest Hills Journal | Beagle Keeps Yoga Fun 9 June 2010
  • Eastern Hills Journal | Beagle Keeps yoga Fun 9 June 2010
  • Cincinnati.com | Beagle Keeps Yoga Fun May 2010
  • CommunityPress.com | Beagle Keeps Yoga Fun May 2010
  • Business Courier of Cincinnati | Q&A With Young Leader

2010: Published Articles

2009: Quoted as an Expert Source

2009: PRESS About Cole

2009: Published Articles + Guest Blogging