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Discover your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful and resilient life.  Learn to listen to the voice of vocation so that you can reconnect your soul and role.

With the practices of the Circle of Trust approach, you’ll  find the clarity and courage to bring your true self to your life’s work.

Explore our online resources and in-person retreats and programs offered by the Center for Courage & Renewal and our global network of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

We create safe space for reflection and meaningful conversations where you learn to trust your own wisdom and align your inner life with your outer work in the world. You’ll learn principles and practices for deeper listening, wholehearted decision-making, exploring your vocation, and building trustworthy relationships (see the Touchstones for an example of counter-cultural ways of being—and doing). You’ll find renewed clarity, commitment, and courage to act with integrity on what matters most to you and your worthy cause.

Our retreats, workshops and customized consulting programs give you a profound, in-person experience of the time-tested Circle of Trust® approach—which is described in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life. Founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, Palmer was named in 2011 an Utne Reader Visionary, one of “25 people who are changing your world.”

See how these people are leading more courageous lives…


You give students an inspiring teacher. You give patients a doctor who truly cares. You create leaders who walk their talk. Your gifts make a difference!

The Center for Courage & Renewal is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization.

Retreats & Programs

Learn more about our various programs:


What is an Undivided Life?  Video with Parker J. Palmer

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