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Jumpstarting Your Spiritual Guidance Practice

Jumpstarting Your Spiritual Guidance Practice

So you’ve been trained as a spiritual guide…now what? While remaining grounded in the contemplative posture of spiritual guidance, this program offers a step-by-step process for planning and running a “Retreat in Daily Life” to jumpstart, or re-energize, your practice.

This virtual program includes weekly sessions on the “how-to” of planning, marketing, and enrolling people into your retreat, as well as providing a community of support and accountability along the way. This program is designed for those ready to build momentum and take action! It is expected that you will plan and offer a retreat in daily life either independently or in collaboration with others enrolled in this program prior to our final session in late April.

This program will have six modules held weekly in January and February 2023.  Each week, we will gather on a 2-hour Zoom call that will provide content, next-steps, and coaching so that you can engage more personally and deeply with this process. There will then be a break in our weekly content and gatherings while you offer your retreat in daily life. A final wrap-up session will be held in April after everyone has completed their retreats.

The cost of the retreat includes one 30-minute individual coaching call with one of the facilitators. Additional coaching sessions are available for purchase.

DATES: Tuesdays, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, and April 18

TIME: Group sessions will take place 12 pm - 2 pm CT. Each session will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

COST: $497 includes a $75 non-refundable deposit.

You can register and pay online by clicking the register button on the right, by calling the front desk at 262-898-2590 with a credit card number, or by mailing a check made out to "Siena Retreat Center". Payment must be received to complete registration.

Please register by Monday, January 2. By registering early, you assist us in providing quality organization and administration of our retreats and programs. We want to be fully prepared with adequate staffing and supplies. We make every effort to avoid canceling retreats and programs. However, most of these events require a minimum enrollment to move forward. Registering early can help assure that the retreats and programming you look forward to participating in can happen.

Colleen McGeady-Ambrose is an experienced spiritual director with a private practice as well as retreat and workshop facilitator. She serves on Siena Retreat Center’s Spiritual Guidance Training Program as Program Director and team member. Colleen has an MA in Theology from Catholic Theological Union with a concentration in Spirituality and Biblical Studies as well as an MBA in Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She has also studied the science of Positive Psychology for over 20 years and completed multiple evidenced-based coaching programs.

Nicki Steinmetz Nelson is the Director of Spiritual Guidance Initiatives at the Siena Retreat Center. With a BA in business and an MA in theology, Nicki has a unique set of skills that have been put to use both in the development of her own private practice of spiritual guidance as well as in the start-up and scaling of other spiritually innovative organizations.

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