Life is precious and full of wonder. Every moment presents an opportunity for adventure and growth. Working with a spiritual guide can help you live your best life.

You seek an integrated life, one that reflects your values and beliefs. You know that goodness and truth are real and available to you, but sometimes they seem out of reach. You search for answers in books, religion, and politics, but still feel unfulfilled.

You know there is more to life: more joy, more goodness, more alignment between your heart’s desires and the work you do in the world. You seek deeper connection with the Universe (or God), but may feel frustrated by the lack of connection or the need to cultivate it further.

This has been my journey too. I have not arrived, but I have learned that it’s not about arriving – it’s about the journey itself. I hope that wherever you are on your path, you will find something here to nourish and sustain you.

Spiritual companionship is about discovering the wisdom and practices you need to live a full, joyful life.

Through spiritual practice and one-on-one work with a spiritual companion, you can become the joyful, complete person you know you can be. I offer spiritual companionship, guidance, and life coaching to help you on your journey.

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My name is Matt and I walk with people who are exploring what it means to deepen in their own lives. This work, which is variously called spiritual companionship, spiritual direction, guidance, or life coaching, takes the form of a one-to-one listening relationship rooted in curiosity, non-judgement and compassion. My goal is to assist in your own personal growth, see the goodness in your moments, and to learn to walk through life in wonder, joy, and gratitude.

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An authentic, joyful Life is yours to claim

We can all agree that we long for better – for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For all the hand-wringing some do over relativism and moral ambiguity, I believe we all universally yearn to be whole people. Whole within ourselves and with one-another. Anyone can achieve this wholeness – it is your birthright.

In fact, I believe the more we actualize our wholeness, the more we can be of service to others, seeking their own wholeness, which compounds and works towards the healing of the world.

But how do we do it?

  • The fact you are here, and reading this, is an indicator that your ‘Inner Truth’ is pinging you, letting you know there is more to Life.
  • Learning to hear your Inner Truth, and then acting on it, will guide you.
  • How do you know you are hearing your Inner Truth? We receive the wisdom of those who have walked this path before us, and we integrate it.
  • Full Life is a journey. Attuning to your Inner Truth, and responding, takes practice.
  • Receiving wisdom, and integrating practice into our lives, attunes us to our Inner Truth, which reveals to us and helps us creates the extraordinary life we seek!

I am a certified life guide and meditation facilitator. My approach to spiritual companionship is to compassionately hold listening space in a one-on-one session. My goal is to provide safe space for exploration and discovery as you work towards finding wholeness in your life, your career, your family and friends, and within.

Working with a guide can awaken you to new possibilities, new connections and a new sense of meaning and purpose in life. I offer this practice for you! Ready to learn more?

About Matt

I provide one-on-one and group spiritual companionship, guidance and coaching. In my day job I work as the Creative Director for SDI – The Home of Spiritual Companionship.

So, should you be interested in receiving one-on-one life guidance, facilitating a retreat or giving a talk – Please contact me with inquiries. In short, I offer these practices to you, and invite you to consider what it means for you to live a purposeful, awakened life.

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I host one-on-one spiritual guidance sessions occur in person (Seattle-area only), or over zoom. I can also meet you in a public outdoor settings, such as backyards, parks, or walks in a neighborhood.


I work with and welcome people from all walks of life, identities, backgrounds, spiritual orientations, and life circumstances. Anti-racist and LGBTQ+ ally.

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My practice benefits from the land on which I live and work. I acknowledge this land as stewarded and blessed by the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People. I offer gratitude to the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe, and I support their fight for federal recognition and reparations through the Real Rent Duwamish movement.