Leadership & Personal Development

We are all leaders in our circles of influence from our personal lives to our professional roles. The following workshops, classes, and retreats are available upon request:

  1. Developing Emotional Intelligence
  2. Spiritual Intelligence – a Kingdom perspective. Transformation from your head (beliefs) to your heart (relationship) to your hands (serving).
  3. Developing Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence;
  4. Mission / Vision/ Values Development and Integration; a culture shift. Purpose Renewal / Development. Transformational Leadership from your head (beliefs) to your heart (passion).
  5. The Importance of Internal Customer Service – the way we treat each other spills over into our customer care!
  6. Caring for Your Soul; Declutter and Recharge. We need to develop from the inside out as our soul overflows into all that we do. Transformational!!
  7. Strengthen Your Self-Advocacy Skills

Creator and Instructor

Lori Ciccarelli Stotko, MPS, earned her Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizations with a concentration in Human Capacity in Organizations; and certification in Spiritual Formation / Direction / Leadership. Lori’s Master’s Degree Capstone Thesis Project was published on “Quiet Hospitals Reduce Patient Recovery Time.” She has been employed with Mammoth Hospital since 1998 in the capacity as Community Relations Director, Patient Experience Manager, Advocate, and Hospital Chaplain. She was honored as Walla Walla University Alumnae of the Year 2011 for her dedication to community, church, and professional service; and awarded Mammoth Hospital Excellence in Management 2010-2014. Lori was the keynote speaker in 2013 for Loma Linda University Medical Center Oasis Leadership Conference (Developing Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence), featured speaker for 2017 San Gabriel Academy alumni weekend (God’s Ripple Effects, connecting our past to our future), featured speaker 2017 Church on the Mountain women’s tea (High Tea in High Places, A Kingdom Perspective), a presenter for Autism Conferences of America in 2010, and has presented to many organizations which includes San Diego State University in 2011. Lori has designed & has taught classes on leadership and customer service since 1999. She is the founder of Transitions Moving Forward and Transforming Lives Advocacy. Lori released a documentary film on advocacy about her son in 2008,  “JJ’s Journey, A Journey about Autism” which is receiving international recognition, featured on NBC and touted by Oprah’s Angel Network as an Ambassador of Hope. Lori held an appointed seat on the Board of Directors, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities; 2011-2015.


I have had the great pleasure of working with and participating in multiple educational sessions presented by Lori. She is an amazing speaker who has the ability to captivate, inspire and encourage the audience to share the passion she has for the topics she presents. She is compassionate, caring, holistic and she brings such a broad spectrum of experiences to her audience. She is a fantastic leader and has many attributes that emerging leaders are drawn to.  – Theresa Dessert, RN, BSN


Lori Ciccarelli has been a colleague for many years, and I have had the awesome opportunity to see her grow in leadership and to watch her spiritual transformation.  She is the foundational teacher for Mammoth Hospital’s Emerging Leader program and her students always walk away with a deeper understanding of self and what leadership truly means.  Lori’s spiritual transformation and growth is so full that it has spilled over into retreats where she brings forth spiritual intelligence to evoke people  to walk deeper.  Lori is always striving to bring the best out of people.  Having the opportunity to attend  Developing Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence has helped me in my growth both professionally and spiritually. Lori Bengochia, HR Generalist


I had the pleasure of having Lori as one of my coaches in the Southern Mono Healthcare District ‘Emerging Leader Program.’ Lori is very passionately engaged in her work and I enjoyed her guidance.  The creative and caring approach in her teaching method is one I will never forget.

– John Graves, Safety / Disaster Preparedness Coordinator


Everyone, regardless of the leadership context, will benefit from Lori’s teaching on emotional and spiritual development of leaders. She has done a master-full job of weaving the best from psychosocial-spiritual academic research with down-to-earth story narratives from her own and others’ redemptive journeys to illustrate just what transformational leadership looks like in our culture today for tomorrow.

Rev. Dr. Russell R. Veenker, BCPC; Co-Founder, Mountain Learning Center Pastor Retreat 


When Lori came to present a day-long workshop for healthcare professionals, we were blessed.  Her intelligent passion for people is grounded in spiritual maturity that has been thoroughly tested by her life’s journey.  Her presentations are interesting, evidence-based, and practical.  Most of all, they are inspiring.

– Gerald R Winslow, PhD, Loma Linda University Health – VP, Mission and Culture; Director, Institute for Health Policy and Leadership


I loved Lori’s workshop. It was very well presented, very informative  and I found the tools she provided to be very useful in everyday life.  Lori is an excellent presenter. Nelida Garcia, Medical Interpreter