The Making a Living as a Spiritual Director
A Self-Paced Online Course for Growing Your Practice
You found a calling.
Now make it sustainable.
This Anthology includes the following FOUR SDI Webinar Offerings, packaged as a single Course:
Making a Living as a Spiritual Director 1 (2018)
The one that started it all. These four initial sessions include 7 spiritual directors (and one business expert) who share their recipes for turning spiritual companionship into a financially sustainable career.
Making a Living as a Spiritual Director 2 (2019)
These four sessions are taught by 9 different presenters who have all found creative ways to follow a deep, heart-felt calling and pay the rent. Some offer spiritual companionship to others part-time, some blend services, and some are spiritual entrepreneurs – not only working full-time, but offering other spiritual companions work in their centers of spiritual care.
Making a Living as a Spiritual Director 3 (2022)
This latest series offers four new sessions, and goes one step further — asking 4 successful spiritual directors to show us how they grew their practices into full-time work. All these presenters have found creative ways to follow a deep, heart-felt calling and pay the rent. Some blend services. Some have found particular niches that have brought them a steady stream of directees. Some focus on creating content as marketing. Some rely more on word-of-mouth. All of them make their full-time livings from spiritual direction.
Find Your Niche as a Spiritual Companion (2021)
These two sessions focus on marketing, covering topics such as: offering practical suggestions on how to define your unique practice, identifying clients best suited to work with you, tips on social media, and how to best put together your SDI Profile.
Combined, these four webinars would cost over $200. Access them all in a single Course for only $99.
Most spiritual directors and companions have already discerned that the art of deep listening is their true vocation. But many face a big challenge. They’re not sure how to make their calling sustainable.
SDI wants our members to grow a flourishing practice, achieve financial sustainability, and have confidence that their deep listening work is providing a strong service to the world. Thus, we are happy to offer this anthology course to our community at this discounted price.
This is a recorded course and you can learn at your own pace.
The Benefits of an SDI Course
Session 1 – Discernment is the Key – Sarah Cledwyn and Jocelyn Burkhart
Session 2 – Finding Your Niche – Lisa Van Allen & Cristin Smith
Session 3 – Building a Practice – Anil Singh-Molares and Teresa Blythe.
Session 4 – Toolkit for Working Spiritual Directors – Rev. Ineda Adesanya and Rory Briski
Session 5 – A Tale of Two Questions – “Can I?” vs. “How Can I?” – Debbi Horton and Genjo Marinello Roshi
Session 6 – Building Community Can Build a Livelihood – Imam Jamal Rahman and Amanda Peterson, MDiv
Session 7 – Becoming a Soul Entrepreneur – Hiro Boga and Taya Shere
Session 8 – Doing That Which Makes Your Heart Sing – Karen Erlichman, DMin, LCSW, Langston Kahn, and Jacquelyn Smith-Crooks, Ed.D
Session 9 – Starting and/or Growing a Spiritual Direction Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide – Laura Lies
Session 10– Growing Your Practice Through Mentoring – Teresa Blythe
Session 11 – Serve More People by Limiting Your Audience – Hailey Mitsui
Session 12 – Key Tips on How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice – Dr. Bruce Tallman
Session 13 – Discerning Your Clients, Empathy Maps – Matt Whitney and Larry J Morris III
Session 14 – Tips and Tricks for your SDI Profile – Matt Whitney and Larry J Morris III