Cole Imperi, Certified Thanatologist


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. 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 in Cincinnati, OH. She has served as teaching faculty for an international deathcare association for 6 years. She has taught at mortuary colleges teaching Thanatology and has designed and developed curriculum specific to the fields of Thanatology and Death Companioning. 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 has been a hospice volunteer and bereavement support group leader for children as young as 3 to adults.