David Kessler

David Kessler

David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief stages and loss. He is the author of six books, including the new bestselling book Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He co-authored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross and also co-wrote You Can Heal Your Heart with Louise Hay. His first book, The Needs of The Dying, received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his own grief journey. And despite his vast knowledge on grief stages, David’s life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his 21-year-old son. The event inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning.

David Kessler is the founder of www.grief.com which receives over 5 million visits each year from 167 different countries.


Financial: David Kessler maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.

Non-financial: David Kessler has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.