St. Ignatius“There are very few people who realize what God would make of them….
In calling me to live my special qualities and characteristics, God planted deep in myself an original purpose….
what my concrete self adds up to and to live out.” – St. Ignatius of Loyola

LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey

Life is about facing and managing change—career, personal, family, spiritual. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on your life and your faith, exploring avenues for new opportunities. You will engage practical career transition content, poetry, and prayer which will allow you to begin clarifying vocational needs and goals.
We all need a vision for our gifts—and language to describe our career/life objectives to ourselves and others. LifeSHIFT will include a variety of activities including discussion, personal writing, film, music, reflective solitude, using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and one to one consultation. Each participant will set goals, develop resources for change while experiencing imaginative ways to know God’s presence on the journey.

Start Your Life Changing Journey With Us

Event Name: LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey

Date: October 26-28, 2018

Friday at 4:00 pm till Sunday at 1:00 pm

Location: Jesuit Retreat Center

300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022

2 nights, 6 meals, materials, assessments and individual consultation.

Registration Fees:
$310 Single Person

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The LifeSHIFT retreat is ideal for adults addressing, contemplating or in the midst of career or work transition. Perhaps you feel like you’re in a dead-end job with no opportunity for advancement and long for career change. Or maybe you’ve put off pursuing your passion in order to deal with family and financial obligations. The program can be valuable for those planning for meaningful work or activity in retirement, or for those who desire to look at their spirituality as part of work planning.
Read participant quotes from LifeSHIFT recaps and testimonials.
This is an opportunity to gain clarity on your life/work direction and explore what’s holding you back from achieving your goals, finding the professional, personal and spiritual balance you may be seeking.

Retreat Leaders

Tom's materials, program and style helped me connect to my faith in a new way.Tom Bachhuber, Ed.D. is President of the Board for The Center for Life Transitions. Dr. Bachhuber was Director of the Career Development Center at both the University of Wisconsin-
and the University of Maryland-College Park. He has provided consultation services for several Fortune 500 companies and over 150 universities. Tom has served on the Board for KAIROS: School of Spiritual Formation at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Wernersville, PA. He is also on the Leadership Team for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps-Milwaukee. His Masters and Doctorate are from the University of Virginia. Tom has published five books including Directions: A Guide to Career Planning (Houghton-Mifflin) and The Best Graduate Business Schools (Simon and Schuster), A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Children Plan for College and Career (Abbey Press) and his latest, TRANSPIRATIONS: Guidance for the Head & Heart through Career and Beyond (Caritas). Tom and Leslie have been married for 46 years. They have three adult children and one grandchild.

Jim Briggs is the recently retired Executive Director of the School of Applied Theology and former Executive Assistant to the President and Vice President of Student Services at Santa Clara University. Prior to his five years at SAT and his 22 years at SCU, Jim was Director of Career Planning and Placement at the University of California Berkeley and Georgetown University. He has a background in higher education, theology, and career development.
Jim’s current work involves workshops, retreats, and coaching around life transitions, especially those related to conscious and contemplative aging. Jim is married and has four daughters and 12 grandchildren.