What if you could do what you love

and also earn a good living?

Call us any time for a complimentary consultation

to answer any questions at (510) 244-3884

Video of Retreat Participants and Career Experts

During Passion Spark Retreats, a caring environment emerges among participants which is almost magical as those attending support each other in the process of discovery.  


The balance between doing what we love and what earns us a living is a lifelong activity.  Passion Spark guides its participants to answer it now, and offers a way to do so throughout life.  Participants love the unfolding as they see more of themselves.


Begin life’s journey by getting clear on what you really want.  After this Retreat, you'll be able to demonstrate in your applications for schools and careers what those judging want most:  Applicants who know what they want, now, and are passionate about achieving it.  What you take away from this Retreat adventure will support you to stand out competitively in your college and career applications. 

Knowing your passion guides you to decide which college, which major, which vocation, and which education path are best for you. If you want a career that you like so much that, when you are working it’s not “work” at all, then this Retreat is for you. You are invited to live the dream Confucius described 3000 years ago when he said: “Do what you love and never work a day in your life.”

This retreat adventure may be the chance of a lifetime that few people will ever experience.  There’s no grade to worry about. It’s time just for your own personal self-discovery.  It's time set aside just for you, with caring support, to look inside at these big ideas.  When will you ever get to do that again?


This 2-day Retreat

is designed for people who really want to be there. We aren’t for everyone, but we may be for you!  High school and college students, and alumni, may apply.

It’s a chance to get off the train of life for a few days, hit the pause button, and have time to reflect about what in life brings you joy –– and then match it to a satisfying career and a start on the path to it.

The team at Passion Spark have been helping young men and women become exceptional versions of themselves. The workshops and resources they provide to students help my students transform before my eyes.  Really, it’s a blessing to observe.

Marissa Carroll, Director of College Counseling
Villanova Preparatory School [read full letter]


Reduce college cost – and your time. When you are more clear on where you are going, you can graduate in four years, and not five or six years.  This saves you $10 to $85,000 for each extra year that is not required.


Caring coaches will engage you and guide you in thoughtful, deliberate, and gentle ways. Retreats occur in council circles of up to 25, in small discussion groups, and in moments of individual reflection. Each Retreat takes place over two days on one weekend.

Click on the video above left to see and hear past participants, and experts in the field.  Click menu items at top of page for student and parent testimonials, and other useful information.  You’ll be very glad you looked closely at this key life option.  


Passion Spark Retreat Workshops

Berkeley • Santa Barbara • Ventura​

Tel: 510-244-3884​


"Intelligently matching passion to career"