Authentic Transformation




The 2022–2023 dates are to be determined


Saturday and Sunday: 8:30–7:00


Testimonial from a recent Participant

The Authentic Transformation 2-year program changed the course of my life! It provided a safe, inspiring, non-judgmental, yet utterly irresistible atmosphere for change. It was like a caterpillar instinctively entering the chrysalis, such that I could not help but grow huge wings that I could never have imagined.


We created a family that was an essential support system, and in that atmosphere I faced fears that I had buried for a lifetime. Each session, my classmates acknowledged and validated my courage to show up and face the struggle. Experiencing their faith in my worth, within this circle of trust, jumpstarted my self-doubt into confidence!


That was the turning point! I had the courage to be authentic in my life outside of class and it revolutionized my relationships and my experience. Where before I had felt weak and silent, now I feel strong and I have found my voice. I finally had the courage to face my resistance to diving into my life’s calling. I plunged forward into living a life that I love!!


Learning to listen was essential in learning to love. I witnessed the power of listening in such a way that replaces giving advice with providing space for the other person’s inner teacher to guide them into powerful breakthroughs!


We opened up our hearts in ways I never thought possible, and learned to deeply appreciate Life in all its forms. This shifted my experience of spirituality from a purely intellectual standpoint to one where I felt alive with Spirit, and tangibly felt the presence of Love for the first time!


Without this class I likely would have continued on a downward spiral. Instead, I was lifted up by Grace. I am forever grateful for this course, its leaders and participants, for changing my life, helping me to appreciate my worth, listen to others with non-judgmental transformative love, and revitalizing and renewing my experience of the Divine!

Laurie Burgdorff Frederick: Boothbay, Maine


Recent Authentic Transformation Graduates!

Course Goal

To provide a learning community dedicated to helping you:

1) Take a deep dive into awakening to your unlimited nature:
your authentic Self.

2) Learn to listen and interact with others from your authentic Self,
so that you experience the freedom of living from
the space of Presence; and so that they might experience
someone who is completely available without an agenda,
practicing unconditional acceptance.

Course Structure

We will be using an “unlearning process” to help you become aware of that which is interfering with your ability to live from the innate freedom of Oneness and wholeness. Unlearning helps you let go of beliefs, concepts, opinions and stories that create limiting self-images, views of others, and worldviews. As you unlearn, or break the habit of whatever reinforces your belief in separation, Truth naturally shines forth in radiant brightness and clarity.

In this course you will develop your capacity to listen and communicate more authentically in every aspect/area of your life: work, family, friends, teaching, volunteering, etc.

This is a two-year commitment, to meet once a quarter for a weekend, with the same group of 12 people. You may also have an optional individual coaching session with Sandy Wilder between each session.

This is the eleventh time we have offered this class. It simply does not leave you where it finds you because of the individual and collective devotion to this Circle of Trust and community of learners. The testimonials at the bottom of this document will give you a feel for what the program has meant to the lives of participants!

Listening/Mentoring Application

In between each class you will be paired with a fellow participant and decide how you can best support each other during the 12 weeks.  In each space between classes you will be paired with a different participant.  You will set up your own learning goals, roles, accountabilities, and how often you want to communicate. Typically it involves a one-hour conversation each week. The focus is on supporting each other’s awakening to the wholeness that is within each of us.


None. All we ask for is a genuine desire to face your own transformation and a willingness to listen non-judgmentally with others throughout the process. Think of it as a devotion to yourself and to your classmates as we all work to face authentic “hit the street” transformation.


Please click on the register button below or fill in the Contact Us form if you have any questions or are interested in the class.  Either way we will send you questions to respond to, to help you see if this is a right next step for you. This will be followed by a conversation about your responses.

The class is capped at 12 participants. 

The Educare Unlearning Institute has a discounted sliding scale for all our offerings in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what he/she feels is appropriate.

The fee for the eight sessions of  Authentic Transformation is:


The location of the 2020–2021 class is to be determined.

When you sign up for this program, you are committing to attending and paying for all eight classes over the two years.  The fee includes the training, all course materials, continental breakfasts, and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

The fee for the entire program may be paid upfront, or quarterly at each class or monthly over two years. Please do not pay when you register. Registering says you want to attend, and thus we will send you some questions to respond to so we can have a conversation about the course.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one month before the first program date, your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel two—four weeks from the program date, 50% of the first weekend program fee will be refunded unless your space is filled by another. In this case your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.

If you cancel within two weeks of the first weekend program, the first weekend program fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable to another program, unless your space is filled by another.  In this case your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.

If after the first session you decide the class is not a good fit for you, you will be excused without further obligation. If you need to miss a session during the two years, the fee is still due. If you drop out during the two years, the entire fee is still due.


“My experience with this class was incredible!  I appreciated the intense focus on deep, humble listening–to others, to God, to ourselves.  I saw how listening is a selfless gift we can give others, and is also the key to discerning our own next steps.  Not only do I feel better equipped to support others, but I felt total support from others in the group.

The energy, humility, and unconditional love expressed were unwavering and palpable.  It was a deeply, moving space. The weekly coaching calls served to reinforce and continue the lessons learned and the precious, supportive environment we had during the quarterly gatherings.  There was no way to not live on purpose–and that’s what it’s all about!” ~ Janessa Gans Wilder

“It is hard to explain how beneficial this course has been in my life. Meeting every quarter with the same group of people allowed for such a deep and sacred learning space to develop. My ability to more deeply live on purpose in my personal and interpersonal relationships has been life-changing. I now truly understand what it means to listen and communicate in a way that brings about healing and transformation.” ~ Travis Thomas

“Four years ago during Leading with Mastery, I had a coaching session with Sandy. During the short hour we spent together, I felt accepted and listened to in a way that I had never felt before.  The way he saw me, without the story I’d been telling myself, helped me find freedom from it.  I knew then that more than anything, I wanted to be able to give that gift to others.

This course is about learning how to notice and go beyond the obstacles that stand in the way of your gift.  Whether you’re considering a career in life or spiritual coaching or you just want deeper, more meaningful relationships with your family, co-workers or people in general, Authentic Transformation will be invaluable.

This is the kind of program that can transform your life and the lives of those around you. As you learn how to use every daily interaction as a means of expressing the love and peace that are your inheritance, it’s inevitable that you will bless everyone you meet.” ~ Aileen Cheatham

“For me, this program has created a real spiritual community.  Imagine growing to love people who are honestly trying to figure out some of the same stuff you are, working with them each quarter, coaching in between workshops, and all in an environment that’s simultaneously nurturing and tough (and even with donuts). Don’t sign up for this on a whim, though; your peers will depend on you to bring your all, and to do so reliably.” ~ Dean Furbush

“As someone who spends most of her time working in the corporate world I wasn’t sure how this class would relate.  All I knew was that it was calling to me, so I committed to the journey.

Each weekend we have met has been beyond expectations, completely powerful, totally graceful and has met each of us exactly where we are in our journey – showing us that as separate as our journey’s feel, there is a sense of oneness that is guiding us all, linking us to the divine.  I have felt this at my place of work as well and often smile as I watch the lessons that we practice during our weekends in St. Louis translate into conversations and interactions at work.

This program has brought a sense of surrender into my daily life and continues to show me that within all things in life, there is a greater sense of oneness that is much more powerful than anything human nature could ever conceive.”
~Whitney Conner Clapper