A Journey of Transformation ~ living with intention. 

Professional & Personal Development.


~ Transformative Leadership Development

~ Interpersonal Skills & Emotional Intelligence Development

~ Compassion Fatigue – Restorative Soul Care/ Self Care

~ Advocacy ~ Self Advocacy ~ Spiritual Advocacy


Mission: Hope – healing – restoration.

To accompany; to come alongside; to navigate; to advocate.

Values: Head – Heart – Hands: To Encourage, Inspire, Empower.


Live Life with Purpose!! Does your soul thirst for more? Are you craving to find purpose and meaning? As a certified Spiritual Director, Lori Ciccarelli Stotko, MPS, will guide you on a “soul care” journey of transformation from your head (beliefs) to your heart (passion) to your hands (purpose). What feeds your soul? She will provide spiritual guidance, self-advocacy resources and emotional intelligence tools to live with intention, tapping into your inner strengths providing clarity, peace of mind, joy and wholeness.  A process of discovery for hope, healing and restoration.

Lori is also passionate about intimacy with Christ and helps others who desire a deeper spiritual walk by enriching relationship with God through Bible-based faith formation life-skills and servant leadership development of mission / values integration. Her ministry is an interfaith ministry meeting you where you are, helping you navigate by attuning to the presence of God.

Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism; a master’s degree in leadership with a concentration in human capacity in organizations; certification in spiritual direction with concentration in faith formation and spiritual development; and specialties in grief recovery and pastoral crisis intervention.

Lori is a conference speaker, retreat facilitator, instructor and published writer focused on topics of leadership, advocacy and spiritual direction. She is the Founder, CEO and Spiritual Director for Transforming Lives Advocacy. MSMR cover photo Check out her recently published workbook in which she takes you through her 4-step process on how to self-advocate effectively; Myself, My Responsibility – tools to self-advocate. Enjoy our video book reveal.  She is also employed full time as a patient advocate in the role of  Patient Experience Manager and Spiritual Care Chaplain for Mammoth Hospital and is a member of Spiritual Directors International. Lori served an appointed seat on the Board of Directors, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities advocating for her community at the state level.  Lori’s passion for advocacy comes from raising a child with special needs. Visit JJ’s Journey to learn more.

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“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man abides in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing,” John 15:5