Listen to My Life Virtual Coaching Workshop


Level 1 Facilitator Certification

Become Equipped and Confident to Lead Others Through 'Listen to My Life'

2-1/2 day, In-Person Workshop November 18-20, 2019 • NW Suburban Chicago (South Barrington, IL)

Registration Closes Thursday, November 14 at Midnight CST.


Early Action Bonuses Expire Friday, September 20, 2019

We’re gathering men and women who have a desire to use the 'Listen to My Life' materials with others and become qualified as a Certified Life Maps Facilitator.

If you know that your next season of life includes helping others to grow, heal, recognize and respond to God one-on-one, in groups, classes or retreat settings, this experience is designed for you. Become certified to help others:  

  • CLARIFY their desires
  • DISCERN how their life story impacts the way they live today and their choices for tomorrow
  • FIND HEALING from previous hurts, releasing them to more readily respond to God than their past
  • UNDERSTAND themselves and their part in God’s larger story 
  • DECIDE what they might do to live a life that is a fuller expression of who God created them to be 

Our facilitators often fit one of these descriptions, or aspire to become a:

  • Small Group Leader
  • Coach
  • Counselor
  • Spiritual Director
  • Retreat Leaders
  • Church Professional
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Prison Minister
  • Grief Counselor 
  • Social Worker
  • Missionary 'Member Care Specialist'
  • Staff Developer
  • Independant Consultant or Trainer
  • Volunteer in a other setting where 'Listen to My Life' may be a useful tool 

To access more information on these types of professionals using Listen to My Life, choose a button below:


You may be interested in using the 'Listen to My Life' materials in any of these settings, or one we have yet to encounter:

  • Classes in Churches
  • Pre-marital Classes or Counseling
  • Counseling Situations
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Retreats & Workshops
  • Internships
  • Coaching Curriculum
  • Leadership Development & Team Building
  • Career Counseling
  • Listening Worshops
  • Young Adult and College Groups
  • Empty Nest or Grandparenting Groups  
  • Pastoral Care
  • Mentoring Ministries
  • Women's & Men's Group
  • College Classes
  • Prison Ministry
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Missionary Care
  • Connections Ministries


Will you join in for the:

  • EQUIPPING to skillfully help others navigate mapping their life stories for the purpose of spiritual growth and meaningful action?
  • COMMUNITY of diverse, yet like-minded humans who love to dive deep, grow, and get a front row seat to the life-change in others?
  • PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT that comes from sharpening your facilitation skills and engaging more deeply in the life-mapping process and spiritual practices yourself, so you can lead others with authenticity and grace?
  • SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE of taking action on what God is inviting you to do to assist others in recognizing and responding to God's voice of love?

After engaging in this certification course, AND completing your registration for the Facilitator Circle Membership, you will receive the designation of Life Maps Certified Facilitator, Level 1. 

We are provisionally planning to continue Level 2 Certification in 2019 to take a deeper dive into spiritual formation topics, group facilitation skills and one-on-one engagement with clients. Details to come.

What can you expect from the


Facilitator Certification Experience?

In-Person Workshop begins Monday, November 18 @ 9:30 AM - November 20, 2018 @ Noon CST

67 East Algonquin Road • South Barrington, IL (NW Chicago Suburb, 30 Minutes from O'Hare Airport)

In-Person Workshop Gathering

Experience and practice key facilitation skills, build community with other facilitators, and engage with the authors and key team members of ‘Listen to My Life.’ 

This gathering will be hosted at: 67 E. Algonquin Road South Barrington, IL  

Monday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. - 12 *times subject to change, and a community dinner will likely be added on Tuesday night. You must stay for the entire workshop to be certified.

Equipping Center Access

Through your membership in the *Facilitator Circle Membership, containing video, audio recordings, and articles, workshop handouts, and facilitation plans for various delivery formats.

(These resources are a part of the required $40 a month Facilitator Circle Membership for as long as you remain certified, for a minimum of one year. Membership registration must be completed prior to the end of the In-Person Workshop in order to obtain your official certification. You will get an email with the link to register in October.) 

Discussions of Foundational Books 

To help us gather wisdom and insight from respected authors that speak to the intersection of life story and spiritual formation.

  (This will be a part of your *Sibyl’s Book Club membership that is included in your Facilitator Circle Membership.)

We’ll guide you through the maps in the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story’ materials on these levels:

  • PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT IN SELECTED VISUAL MAPS, reflecting on past work you have completed on the maps and making current additions, or repeating portions that will be beneficial to you. We’ll ask you to complete a new ‘My Life Now’ map, update your ‘My Life Story’ map and review your ‘Peak Experience’ map prior to the live workshop. 
  • FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE that supports each map, so you can ‘own’ the material in a way that allows you to draw on the depths of your experience as you teach and facilitate. We’ll give you key teachings that you can incorporate into your unique design for your specific setting and audience. There are also recordings in the Equipping Center that are a part of your required Facilitator Circle Membership available for your review at any time. 
  • FACILITATION SKILLS that allow you to move a group gracefully and skillfully into the process, being a guardian of safe spaces that allow souls to come out of hiding. 
  • DESIGNING EXPERIENCES based on your own setting, audience and experience - and helping you work through ideas to gather groups. 
  • NEW YEAR’S 'FOLLOWING FORWARD' RETREAT - You’ll be coached through the process of offering a New Year’s Following Forward Retreat in your area, with your unique follow-up offers to help you invite more people into the 'Listen to My Life' adventure.  

If you desire to get a front row seat to the life-change God orchestrates as people learn to recognize and respond to Him in their stories and learning the skills to be equipped and confident in leading others through the 'Listen to My Life' process is for you.  

Upon completion of this workshop and registering for the required Facilitator Circle Membership, you’ll be listed as a Certified Life Map Facilitator, Level 1 on our website, celebrated on social media, receive a physical certificate and a digital ‘badge’ for your promotional use. 

There are TWO parts to the financial investment in this certification:

  • In-Person Workshop Gathering Registration is $480 with payment options including full pay or four monthly payments of $120. This is the portion you will pay when you check out today.
  • The Facilitator Circle Membership that gives you access to all of our on-line resources. These resources will assist you in your continuous learning and will require a monthly investment of $40 for as long as you choose to remain certified. You’ll get access to everything in our archive and receive a few emails a month with featured resources and special on-line events. A membership to Sibyl’s Book Club is included in your membership so you can join in on key book discussions at the intersection of life story and spiritual formation. You must register for this Facilitator Circle Membership BEFORE receiving your physical certification, the digital badge for your website, listing on our website, or have us promote your events on our website. 

* If you are a very experienced facilitator of 'Listen to My Life' curriculum and have attended 2 or more Facilitator Gatherings with us, and you are wondering if you need to participate in this class, please contact us at Joan or Sharon will respond. We’d love to have you join us, since we know who you are and the wisdom you have gained will benefit others as well as your own professional development. We promise it will be worthy of your time and investments - or we’ll make it right.

Help Others Map Their Life • Recognize God’s Guidance • Respond with Purposeful Action

The Early Action Bonuses are available until Midnight Friday, March 22. They include:  

  • Three Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story portfolios to encourage you to get started sharing the experience with others.
  • The Enneagram: 9 Views into Life Story Virtual Course with Sibyl Towner.

 Registration Closes Midnight November 14, 11:59 PM CST



Workshop Registration

 Early Action Bonus of 3 portfolios will be mailed to you if registered prior to September 20 at Midnight CST

Choose 4 payments of $120 or 1 payment of $480 on the checkout page.


An additional purchase of the Facilitator Circle Membership is required and will be completed in October, prior to the workshop. You'll get an email to prompt this purchase, which is a recurring payment of $40 per month.

Refund Policy:

You may cancel your registration for the in-person workshop up to 30 days prior for a full refund. Before two weeks of any event, a 50% refund is available, and no refund is available within two weeks.


You can trust us! Your information goes straight to our credit card processor, and we never see it or store it.

Workshop Pre-Work and Special Notes:

  • Read (or re-read) the Introduction Booklet.
  • Engage in a new 'My Life Now' map and refresh your personal 'My Life Story' and 'Peak Experiences' maps prior to the live workshop.
  • Read all eight map booklets in the ‘Listen to My Life’ portfolio to re-familiarize yourself with the content. Mark what stands out to you and note questions you may have as you imagine yourself facilitating others through the process.
  • If you need lodging, we have arranged a special rate that includes breakfast and a shuttle to and from the workshop location at The Hilton Garden Inn, 2425 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 • (847) 277-7889 and mention the 'Listen to My Life' Facilitator Certification Workshop or code LTML to get a special rate that includes breakfast. There is a shuttle that will take to to and from the hotel to the workshop location each morning and evening. You may book online using this link:
  • For your information, there is an open invitation for you to join in on an alternative contemplative service on Sunday at 6:00 PM in the Willow Creek Chapel at 67 East Algoinquin Road, South Barrington, IL. Find out more at
  • We will provide, cofee, tea, water and light snacks durring the workshop. We will serve pizza and salad on Monday. As a group, we will plan to go out to dinner together at a nearby restaurant, and pay on your own. On Tuesday, we will walk up to Harvest Food Court at the church and you will be on your own to pay for your lunch. It will be Taco Tuesday, and a salad bar is always available.

*Facilitator Circle Membership $40 per month or $480 per year  

Skill-building and thought provoking content to assist in personal spiritual growth and professional growth in designing Listen to My Life experiences and facilitating individuals or groups, in various settings including churches, small groups, retreats, workshops, mentoring, coaching, spiritual direction or counseling. You will have access to the 'Experience Listen to My Life' Supplemental Video Series resources, and First-Time Facilitator and Facilitator Circle Membership resources.  

This level is for facilitators who may choose to facilitate Listen to My Life experiences more than once and may potentially move toward becoming Certified Life Maps Facilitators.  

Membership includes:  

All resources available to First-Time Facilitators, plus:  

  • Sibyl’s Book Club membership and past conversation recordings
  • Permission to use ‘Experience Listen to My Life’ videos in groups
  • Customizable facilitation plan samples to help you craft your workshop, retreat or class for your specific audience utilizing your unique giftedness
  • Facilitator Equipping Call recordings from our archives
  • Book and music recommendations along with a curated selection of articles useful for your development
  • Downloadable handouts with permission to reproduce for your groups

Due to the nature of our electronic resources, you are committing to at least a one year membership and your credit card will be charged automatically on a monthly or yearly recurring basis, whichever you choose.

This membership requires a separate transaction on a separate website due to the location of our on-line resources connecte with our main website. You can make this transaction now, if you like by clicking here.

*Sibyl's Book Club  

If you love reading books on the topics of spiritual formation and life story, join in on monthly Sibyl’s Book Club conversations. Sibyl Towner selects books that will inspire, inform and challenge us to grow in learning to recognize and respond to God in our stories. This monthly membership is included as a part of our Facilitator Circle Membership and Affirmed Facilitator Membership, since many of these books are foundational to assisting others in their spiritual development through life story.

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Every decision made as a result of participation in this workshop, or any materials provided by oneLife Maps is the made by the participant alone, and not the responsibility of oneLife Maps, any staff or volunteers of the organization. By registering in this course, you agree that you are solely responsible for the results of any action you may choose to take or not take, and will not attempt to hold oneLife maps or any of its agents responsible in any way for outcomes. You are in control of your own story, what to share or not to share, what to act on and what not to act on. Our prayer is that you will recognize and respond to the God who made you and loves you.

oneLife Maps, its agents and volunteers are not responsible for obtaining clients or registrations in events hosted by certified facilitators. We provide equipping to allow facilitators to skillfully work with others using the 'Listen to My Life' materials. All marketing efforts are the sole resonsibility of the facilitator, although we may provide templates for marketing materials that one may choose to use.

oneLife maps is not responsible for the actions of its certified facilitaors, or any advice they may give. Anyone using the 'Listen to My LIfe' materials or any of the resources provided by oneLIfe Maps is the sole responsibility of the participant.