Get in touch with what you want most in life, which is also what God wants for you,
then get to where you really want to be with either coaching or spiritual direction
Background image: Camino de Santiago de Compostela spiritual pilgrimage 2019
Life is too short, and much too precious, to be stalled or stuck
As a Catholic life transition coach, spiritual director and private retreat director, I meet my clients wherever they are at in their life and faith journey. Yet I do so from a Catholic view of reality that sees all people, along with the entire world, as God’s creation and, therefore, as good. I specialize in serving Catholics and mainline Protestants. Yet, if you’re not among that group, please don’t feel left out. I’m privileged to work with people from a variety of faiths. My approach focuses on noticing and being open to the presence of God and is grounded in the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Many of my clients are facing a threshold in their lives. Often it’s a career change due to circumstances beyond their control or because their original career path just isn’t working for them any longer. Although they have enjoyed successes along the way, they do not want to go back to the way things were. Yet they are struggling to find the way forward. They want to do God’s will. At the same time, it’s imperative that they continue to provide for themselves and their family, both for their self-identity and for their financial security, which adds to their concern about being on the downhill slope of their peak earning years. They fear making a mistake with their next career move. They fear that, what they really want, what they most desire, is unobtainable at this midpoint in their lives. They are asking themselves, “Should I just persist or can I really live my dreams?”
Intuitively they know they need experienced help but even that is a source of decision paralysis. Understandably, they want to be confident that coaching or spiritual direction will work before investing their limited time and money. Does this sound anything like you? Let’s talk about what you want most in life, what may be holding you back, and what it will take for you to move ahead with momentum, clarity and confidence. Let’s talk!
In this complimentary, no obligation, exploratory call you’ll learn how coaching or spiritual direction can help you achieve your goals faster and with greater confidence. Before our call, you’ll receive thought-provoking questions that serve as the basis for our conversation. Many find that this alone helps them make significant progress.
By the end of the call you’ll have a good idea if coaching, spiritual direction, or perhaps a privately-directed retreat is right for you. If so, you’ve already taken the first step!
This self-paced, five-step guide will help you navigate through the maze of conflicting desires to make choices that are right for you.
Making Decisions that Matter is my free gift to you!
How do I know if I'm spiritually healthy? How can I identify areas of spiritual health and wellness?
In response to these kinds of questions, I've developed this spiritual self-assessment. If it sounds like something you might be interested in, take a look!
What Clients are Saying
"Being an entrepreneur, I often confront uncertainty. What path should I take? What amount of effort and resources should I expend? I needed a personal coach and decision making methodology to guide me through some tough decisions. I chose Luke, not only because of his experience in professional coaching, but also because of his grounding in Ignatian discernment and spirituality which offers over 450 years of history in leading people to make informed decisions based on their most authentic desires. Luke’s processes and guidance helped me to focus my efforts and gave me great confidence in the choices I made."
Tom McGuigan, Chicago, Illinois
"I needed someone to be objectively invested in my personal and professional development, who understood my values and would hold me accountable to them during a time of transition. Even though I was working diligently on achieving my goals, I didn't have the confidence to attain them on my own. Then a friend suggested that I contact Luke. Immediately I sensed Luke's integrity and spirituality. I knew he could be trusted. When I read his biography, I saw that he also has the professional credentials that are important. Luke truly cares. He helped me to attain my goals and launch a new career that is providing a quality of life I had only dreamed of."
Deborah Keefe, MSW Educator/Speaker/Consultant - Music as a Therapeutic Intervention in Healthcare
"I was trying to discern what I would like to be doing post-retirement, and had somehow managed to turn my retirement into a career crisis. Did I want to directly leverage my corporate career, or try something completely different? How to choose from several possible paths? Weighty stuff, this, and too important to go it alone. I wanted someone to bounce ideas off, and to challenge my thinking.
I really enjoyed the quick rapport I had with Luke. His approachable, empathic personality drew me out, and his questions were both supportive and challenging. I also found that preparing for our calls helped me organize my thinking in ways not possible when I had been trying to do this on my own. As a result of decision coaching I have embarked on a new career, one that affords the opportunity to counsel people one-on-one, which is enormously satisfying at this stage in my life”
Garrett Adie, Independent Financial Advisor, New Hampshire
"It was as the Director of Talent Development Programs for one of the largest Catholic health systems that I came to know and appreciate Luke Larson’s giftedness as a coach. Luke coached dozens of our high potential CEOs, vice presidents and directors across the system, always within the framework of our mission and values. Without exception, they lauded Luke’s remarkable ability to get them to see things from other perspectives. Whether you are seeking coaching or spiritual direction, I highly recommend Luke Larson."
Carolyn Foss - MBA, MCA, ACC
Executive Director at The Physician Leadership Institute™ Center for Transformation and Innovation
"I've been consistently impressed with Luke's gentle and intuitive style, and how he very quickly generates trust in his client relationships. Luke reminds me of a master artist or professional athlete with whom you can watch them at their craft, and it seems so fluid and easy, all the while knowing the discipline and skill behind the practice. As has been Luke's life, he lives a spiritual practice and brings that strength with him in his work, so that lives, spirits, and hearts are touched and emerge far better for having known and worked with him."
Joy Goldman - RN, MS, PCC, CPC
Healthcare Executive and Physician Leadership Coach
"I absolutely loved the Lenten Retreat. I felt that God had guided you to write this retreat specifically for me. It took me into the desert and blessed me with great spiritual growth and insight. I appreciate the extra week (Holy Week), which gave me extra time to “hear” what God wanted to say to me. Thank you, once again, Mr. Larson, for sharing your gifts!"
Retreatant in Missoula, Montana