Cole Imperi, CT

My last name?
Say it im-PEAR-ee, not im-PEER-ee.

I teach people, businesses and organizations how to embrace loss, difficult moments and mistakes to turn those into foundations for growth.

Cole Imperi is a dual-certified thanatologist and one of America’s leading experts on death, dying and grief. As a writer and podcast host, she is enthusiastically changing the way we approach loss, death and dying in the United States, and teaches how to live a brighter life by finding the light of loss. Cole is represented by literary agent Sam Hiyate, President of The Rights Factory.

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 and serves on the board of a green burial cemetery—Heritage Acres—in Cincinnati, OH. 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, 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.



Doth is my consulting firm. We work with businesses mostly within deathcare to help them navigate market changes and reach the right audiences. We provide marketing, operations, pricing, packaging and branding support.


We provide mystery phone shopping for the deathcare profession. We'll call your business and provide you with a thorough report that helps you identify areas where your business is excelling, and where it needs to improve.


I regularly teach at conventions, training seminars, and workshops. My public speaking topics range from generational marketing to end-of-life issues and grief/loss. Contact me today to see if my services would be a good fit for your next event.