Your Right Livelihood Class

with Kathryn Lorenzen & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

"There is no passion to be found playing small—

in settling for a life that is less than the one you

are capable of living." ~Nelson Mandela

Your work—whether it’s in the arts, business, community service, healing arts, entrepreneurship, or education—can bring you greater purpose and joy. Your work can also help others find and amplify the voices and visions so needed for our local and global communities.

Your Right Livelihood offers both an 8-week class and a weekend retreat to meet you where you are and help you map out your individualized path. Mentored by experienced teachers and inspired by peers as committed as you are, you can discover and develop best practices for meaningful work, art, and service. 


Whether you're just beginning, changing careers, retooling your current work, or revisioning your life after retirement, this training guides you toward your clearest constellation of work now and when the path meanders.

The Art of the Pivot in a Time of Change


The world is changing quickly in this time of uncertainty, and many of us need to shift course and learn new ways to connect with communities, clients, and collaborators. Your Right Livelihood educational opportunities focus on the art of the pivot: learning how and when to shift our work to more readily and fully embark upon the path ahead. We'll explore nuts and bolts as well as how to grow greater resilience, capacity, and clarity.

The Experience

"This training gave me the clarity and strength to hear the sounds of others along this journey like echoes in the cave I am exploring. I am not alone.” 

~ Brenda Magnetti, Head of strategic planning, 9Roots Marketing, Chicago

"'Keep doing. Keep doing. Keep doing.' This is one of the most important work that world needs now more than at any other time." ​

~ Mukan Mataal, engineer and mindfulness and resilience coach and educator, Toronto

"It's a journey that is worth every ounce of your investment -- time, energy, financial, emotionally."

~ Jade Eby, entrepreneur, consultant, and author, Minnesota

"The training gave me the tools to wade through all the possibilities, identify those that best expressed my values, and make a plan for my future.” 

~ Diane Glass, former newspaper editor, current poet and writer, Des Moines

Your Right Livelihood Class
January 23 - March 19, 2022


This interactive class can be done from anywhere since all components of it are online or on Zoom. The 8-week class includes:

  • Weekly Zoom sessions Sunday evenings for discussions, group work, featured guest teachers, and in-depth learning, all happening June 23 - March 12 at 6:30-8:30 CST/ 7:30-9:30 EST/ 5:30-7:30 MST/ 4:30-6:30 PST.

  • Individualized portfolios you create, in concert with Caryn and Kathryn, of what you need to launch your new work in balance with your life.

  • Online private website featuring weekly discussions, reflections, podcasts, links, resources, and a forum for sharing what we're discovering along the way.

  • One-on-one coaching session every two weeks for a total of four sessions, two with Kathryn, and two with Caryn.

  • Beyond-the Beyond support to help you succeed (see below)

  • All participants who successfully finish the class receive a certificate of completion.

What You Can Create and Accomplish


By the end of the class, you will have a clearer understanding of your path to Right Livelihood in your work, art, or service. The class is tailored to you and what you need to craft, plan, and dream up at this time in your life. You will have opportunities to create:

  • A deeper understanding of your gifts and strengths, with a developed concept for your service, product, art, or pursuit.

  • A personal vision and plan for your livelihood or pursuit, from formulating clear objectives to crafting and pursuing an action plan that makes sense for you and your situation.

  • Clarity of your message, your brand, and your best ways of reaching your audience, collaborators, or community.

  • An effective and authentic elevator speech.

  • ​An individually-tailored portfolio with communications elements for your outreach – for use in proposals, on a website, in social media, or other channels aligned with your venture.

  • ​A journal full of writing and other arts for greater exploration of your work, art, or service.

  • ​An inspiring community and effective mentors as you continue down the path of your callings and vocations.

Your Right Livelihood Topics


Over eight weeks, we will explore a variety of topics and themes, with information, resources, ideas, and guides – organized in these modules:

  • Our Callings, Our Work, Our Gifts: Values and Meaning


  • Getting Started: From Imagining to Planning


  • My Work Story: The Journey to a Mission Statement


  • The Art of My Work: The Path to My Brand


  • The Science of My Work: The Road to My Structure


  • The Connection of My Work: Identifying My Client and My Audience


  • The Attraction of My Work: Creating My Messaging and Communications 

  • The Community of My Work and the Way Forward

Beyond the Beyond Support

Living your right livelihood is an ongoing journey, so we offer you support that goes beyond the class. 


You will be part of an ongoing private online group where you can share triumphs and trials, ask for help, and find companionship.


You'll also receive ample resources, including a tool kit of inexpensive sources for DIY websites, printing and promotional material, plus discounted coaching packages with Caryn and Kathryn.



The whole class -- including eight weekly Zoom sessions, online community, activities and resources, and four sessions of coaching (with Caryn or Kathryn) -- is $1,850 for super early bird (register by 11/15/21); $1,950 early bird (register by 1/15/22); and $2,200 after 1/15/22. If you pay in full at the time of registration, you get an additional pay-in-full discount of $20 off the full price.


We have two small scholarships -- contact us for details. We also offer a payment plan of two or three installments with the final payment due before the start of the class 1/23/22.

Partnership with the TLA Network

We are grateful to the Transformative Language Arts Network (TLAN), which housed Your Right Livelihood for its first two sessions, for helping us develop and grow this training, which was founded in 2018. Thanks to a partnership agreement between Your Right Livelihood (YRL) and the TLA Network (TLAN), TLA Network members receive a $50 discount on the YRL class as well as a $50 discount on the Right Livelihood Retreat. Additionally, graduates of our training receive a $50 discount on TLAN's Power of Words annual conference and a one-time $20 discount on a TLAN class. Find out more about the TLA Network herePlease contact us to find out more.