Interview Questions:

Q: How would you describe our society’s attitude toward death?

Q: Why do you think so many people don’t want to face death, or even discuss it?

Q: What do you think is the hardest aspect of death that people have to deal with?

Q: What do you think are the main misconceptions people have about death?

Q: What motivated you to want to be an end-of-life coach?

Q: What is the problem that you are trying to solve for people?

Q: What are some prompts that can help us open the subject of an end-of-life plan with ourselves or a loved one?

Q: For people who are dying, in your observation, what is their typical attitude toward death? (e.g., Scared? Hopeful? Regretful?)

Q: What are some of the regrets people have (as they are making their transition)?

Q: How are the regrets of women different from men?

Q: What does a healthy grieving process look like?

Q: How do you think people need to see death? (e.g., more hopeful, more positive, etc.)

Q: You’ve spent your entire career around death and the dying, how did you develop such a positive and hopeful outlook?

Q: Are there any cultures that we can learn from that have a more hopeful perspective on death, what are their attitudes toward death?

Q: Why is it important for us to prepare for death?

Q: What are some of the biggest mistakes families make when faced with a medical

crisis (like COVID), or an unexpected death?

Q: What are some of the reasons folks misstep in this way?

Q: What role does fear play in all of this? What stories do you hear again and again that keep folks burying their heads in the sand, instead of taking the bull by the horns and getting wishes in writing?

Q: Families can be filled with conflict. What are some ways that people can get their wishes known and heard, and have the family unite in honoring those wishes?

Q: Because death is unpredictable, at what age do you think it’s appropriate to start thinking about end-of-life planning?

Q: How do you define “Getting Our Affairs in Order”? What are all the things we need to consider? What needs to be on our checklist?

Q: Why do you think people put off “Getting Affairs in Order”?

Q: What consequences have you seen from individuals and families that were unprepared for death?

Q: What are the benefits of having a good end of life plan?

Q: What is the value of having someone like you coach them through the preparation process?

Q: Our time at doctor’s appointments can be very limited. Why is it Important to share your wishes with them? 

Q:  Does insurance pay for appointments to discuss end-of-life planning with your doctor? If so, how does one go about scheduling this?

Q: What should I have asked you Maureen that would make this interview even more valuable?

Q:  Knowing that viewers will want to learn more from you, Maureen, what is the single best next step they can take, starting right now, to become part of your world?