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Business & Entrepreneurship Spiritual Director Training Cohort

This is a one year learning group for experienced spiritual directors who desire to become more familiar with the unique spiritual pilgrimage experience of those whose vocation is in business.

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Business & Entrepreneurship Spiritual Director Training Cohort
Business & Entrepreneurship Spiritual Director Training Cohort

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2022, 1:30 PM – May 19, 2023, 3:00 PM

Online via Zoom



Many with vocational callings in the business world feel unsure of how they fit into the broader redemptive story of Christ. Most have at times, received messages ranging from business is evil to your business exists to fund mission projects. We believe there is a far more holistic, redemptive and dynamic calling for those in business. The journey of the business person, when lived in the Spirit, proves to be a transformative experience for the individual, for colleagues, and all others touched by the business ecosystem. For this reason, spiritual directors best serve this demographic when exposed to and aware of this particular pilgrimage. This cohort equips directors with some of the basic foundations of this pilgrimage: introducing them to key business vocabulary and concepts, helping them connect the dots between contemporary models of business leadership formation, as well as utilizing classical models of spiritual formation.


  • One 1.5 hour monthly Zoom meeting for instruction and supervision (dates and times listed below)
  • One practice directee (either you can provide directee or we can help you find)
  • Additional supervision opportunities available if needed
  • Required reading (roughly one book per month)

Supervision and Instruction Meeting Dates for 2022/2023 Cohort

Fridays from 1:30-3pm PT


September 23

October 28

November 18

December 9


January 27

February 24

March 24

April 28

May 19


$2600 that can be paid in one annual payment or split into two semester payments

About the Instructor

Julie Barrios

Spiritual direction is my primary craft.  I hold an MA from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology and a certificate in Ignatian Spiritual Formation from the Loyola Institute (the spiritual director training affiliated with Loyola Marymount University).  In 2006 I began a year long supervisors apprenticeship with the Institute for Spiritual Formation and trained directors there until I moved to San Francisco in 2013 to take the role as Minister of Spiritual Formation at Reality SF.  There I built and oversaw our lay pastoral care ministry, designed with an emphasis in the spiritual direction modality.  I currently specialize in spiritual direction and consulting with founders and C-suite executives.  I love supporting businesses in creating ecosytems of flourishing. 

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