Course curriculum

    1. Why Discernment matters

    2. Choosing the Best Discernment Tools for You

    3. Guided Meditation: Listening for God in the Silence--using Scripture

    4. Guided Meditation: Calming the Storms Within--using Scripture

    5. (Optional) Ignatian Discernment Tool

    6. Receiving an Invitation to the New

    7. Private Silent Retreat or Vision Quest

    1. Why You Need Encouraging Voices

    2. Guided Lectio Divina--A New Thing in 2023

    3. Voices of Other Spiritual Directors in Private Practice

    4. (Optional) Voice of Kelly Murphy Mason, New Spiritual Director in Private Practice

    5. (Optional) Voice of Christopher Eaker, Spiritual Companion in Private Practice for a few years

    6. (Optional) Voice of Linnea Baney, Christian Spiritual Director beginning a new Business

    7. (Optional) Voice of Lauren Phelps, Spiritual Director looking to grow her business

    1. Key Take Aways from 3 Expert Guidebooks and SDI Webinar Anthology

    1. What is Authentic Marketing and Why you need to do it

    2. How to Create & Leverage your Website

    3. How to Focus Your Targeted Marketing

    4. How to Partner with Google using your Blog

    5. Best Blogging Tips for Spiritual Direction Websites

    6. How to Leverage your Google Performance Data

    7. Social Media Management Toolbox

    8. How to Create and Leverage Your YouTube Channel

    9. How to Create and Leverage your Facebook Page

    10. What is Email Marketing, Why and When you need to do it, and How

    11. Listing on Dedicated Spiritual Direction Sites

    12. How to Write Your Elevator Pitch

    13. Sample Elevator Pitch

    1. Why you need to Address Small Business Start Up Legal & Financial Issues

    2. Meet Top Tools that are FREE from HubSpot Academy and SCORE

    3. Getting Paid, Keeping Track of Income, and Insurance

About this course

  • $247.00
  • 37 lessons
  • 6 hours of video content

Special Bonus! Additional $85 Value

  • One-On-One Coaching

    Meet with the Instructor on a live video call for a Free, private consultation to further customize your learning experience and accelerate your progress toward launching your own Spiritual Direction business.

Discover your potential, starting today!

Make a living doing what you love. Make a living as a Spiritual Director. Make enough money to leave your job. Enjoy a flexible schedule; more time to travel and enjoy your family. All while making a real difference in the world.


“After taking several courses to learn about online marketing and hiring a marketing team, I was still lost. Then, I took Laura's course. It was exactly what I needed to create an online presence for my spiritual direction business. Laura tells you exactly what to do. I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am. If you are a spiritual director and want to expand or start a business, this is the course to take.”

Gwen Pickering, Past Student & Spiritual Director

“This course has been a great way for me to learn how to grow my own spiritual direction business. I enjoyed working at my own pace and the training was just what I needed to discern my next steps.”

Tracie Tackett, Past Student & Spiritual Director

“I received a wealth of tools, tips, and inspiration from this online course. I was able to proceed at my own pace and review anytime. Laura is committed to mentoring others in their Spiritual Direction practices. This course is a real find for those of us invested in reaching those who seek to connect with the divine together. I highly recommend it. ”

Trudy Foote, Past Student & Spiritual Director

“I love online learning. I heartily recommend this course. Adding to the body of knowledge that people can have beyond their training program. Keep going as the Spirit leads you! ”

Teresa Blythe, Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction Apprentice Training Program

Meet Laura Ann Lies, Spiritual Director & Entrepreneur

Laura Lies

Spiritual Director & Instructor

Seven years ago, Laura launched a new Spiritual Direction practice. Now, supporting a full-time practice of over 35 clients, publishing over 85 blog posts, and welcoming over 40 thousand unique visitors to the website, she shares the steps and resources that have been the most helpful in building her private practice. Laura is a popular instructor with Spiritual Director's International and the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction.


  • When does this course start and how long does it last?

    Begin anytime. Begin implementing right away. Return again and again to take your business to the next level! Work at your own pace. Join our online Community for encouragement and accountability.

  • How long will I have access to the course after purchasing?

    Access this course as long as the internet is around!

  • What is your refund policy?

    Payments and Refunds Policy: All purchases are non-refundable. Not sure if this course is right for you? We provide a lot of Free Preview material. Please take all the time you need to familiarize yourself with our work so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase. Still not sure? Tune in to your own inner knowing. Ask yourself, "If I trusted myself fully, what would I choose to do?"

  • How else can you support me?

    Check out our online Community. Consider working with me for a one-on-one Coaching session. Email us to learn more at [email protected]