Hello and welcome to Dockleaf Conversations, I’m so pleased you’re here!
In case you’re wondering, ‘I’ am Annette. I’m the person behind Dockleaf Conversations and everything on this website.
If you want to get to know the person behind the page, then you can find the most important things to know about me here. (Spoiler alert: it involves cats, chocolate and YouTube).
And in case you’re wondering how/why I became an End of Life Planning Coach, then I explain why I do this and what my story is here.
End of Life What…?!
End of Life Planning. Something that everyone needs and nobody wants:
The thing you need to know is that you don’t have to be actively nearing the End of Your Life in order to plan for it.
Here are a couple of blogs (including videos) where I talk about End of Life Planning and what I do as an End of Life Planning Coach:
- What is an End of Life Plan & Why Do You Need One?
- What is an End of Life Planning Coach (& What Do They Do?)
If the ‘What’s & Why’s’ are your thing, then you may also be interested in checking out the following:
- What is a Will & Why Do You Need One?
- What is a Lasting Power of Attorney & Why Do You Need One?
- What is an Advance Decision & Why Do You Need One?
- 3 Things You Need to Know About ‘Next of Kin’
- The 1 Thing You Need to Know … About Arranging A Funeral
- 3 Top Tips for Managing Your Accounts
If I had died yesterday…
In a nutshell, End of Life Planning is an answer. Specifically, it answers the question:
“If I had died yesterday, would the people around me have access to all the information they would need today?”
The three main areas to think about when it comes to gathering together all the information they would need can be summed up as ‘Legals’, ‘Practicalities’ and ‘Wishes’.
These three areas combined form the Dockleaf Conversations framework.
Making Your End of Life Plan
I know, it’s a lot. So where do you even begin when it comes to making your End of Life Plan? Here are a few suggestions:
5 Things Guides – a series of information sheets, each focusing on a specific aspect of End of Life Planning. Each sheet signposts you to five resources that will help you learn more about that topic, so that you can feel more informed about what your options are and how to take the next step. These sheets are completely free; no email opt-in, just click and download!
Free Resource Library – If you like ‘tidy’, then this is the place for you! It contains the End of Life Planning videos, the 5 Things Guides and a few extra resources not included elsewhere on this website. This one does require an email address to access it but the resources themselves are completely free.
PDF Peace of Mind Planner – If you’re ready to jump straight to the ‘doing’ part, this is an online PDF document that you can just download immediately and start your End of Life Plan today.
Hardcopy Peace of Mind Planner – Online isn’t for everyone. If you’re more of a pen-and-paper type, then you can order this full-colour, physical planner and start your Plan one page at a time.
You’re Not Alone
I’m so pleased that you are thinking about doing this but I realise that End of Life Planning can be uncomfortable, maybe even a little scary.
It can raise questions that are not always easily answered which is why some people just find it easier to do this with someone else rather than on their own.
So if you just need a little bit of help to take that first step, then I’m here to do that with you.
Book a free 30 minute Clarity Session with me and we’ll talk through how I can help you start pulling your Plan together.
As with most things in life, it starts with a conversation, and I would be really privileged if you would allow me to join you in having this one.