Scholarships to Attend the Retreat

Scholarships to Attend the Retreat

Passion Spark Retreats:  Program Overview

Our Retreats are now Online!

We invite you to join us in a unique group of your peers:

  • Those in mid-career who now find a lack of passion in their work and would love to have some.  

  • College Alumni who have not yet found a career or an internship that they are passionate about.

  • College Students who have not yet found a college major focused on a career they are passionate about.

  • High School Students who would love to connect with a passion that lives within them and match it to a career.


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.


Continue 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 job applications. 

Knowing your passion guides you to decide which colleges, which majors, which career jobs, which vocations, and which education paths 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.  It's not a course with a grade to worry about. It’s time just for your own personal self-discovery.  It's time you set aside just for you, with caring support, to look inside at these big ideas.  When will you ever get to do that again?

To Schedule a Phone Conversation  

email us with your preferred time(s) or call (510) 244-3884

This 8-Gathering 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, college alumni, and those in mid-career who are ready for a new challenge, 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 30, in small discussion groups, and in moments of individual reflection. Each Retreat takes place over eight gatherings, each two-plus hours.

To see a video of past Retreat participants, experts in the field, and testimonials, please click here


You’ll be very glad you looked closely at this important option to consider a new life trajectory.  

"Intelligently matching passion to career"