About Jeff Long

Jeff is a chaplain, consultant, and certified life coach for his businesses Empowering Life Decisions LLC and Midwest Chaplain Services located in Downers Grove, IL. Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Divinity. As a chaplain, he specializes in providing professional spiritual resources for individuals, families, businesses, healthcare facilities, retirement centers, and organizations. He does this by listening, affirming, providing resources, and offering comfort and meaning, regardless of religion or belief. As a life coach, Jeff guides individuals and groups struggling in their life or facing hard choices to navigate transitions with goal orientated actions in the areas of career, business, relocation, empty nest, retirement, aging parents, spirituality, grief, loss, and end of life.

Jeff has a diverse background which includes: life coaching, business, theology, health care/hospice, criminal justice, and teaching. He has been through many changes professionally and personally and has navigated them by communicating, actively listening, motivating, setting goals, and writing action plans. Personally Jeff has experienced multiple successful careers and relocated several times. There has also been grief, loss, and end of life issues in Jeff’s professional and personal life. He has an excellent understanding of grief and loss as well as the phases of dying and bereavement.