Coming 2018

Currently looking for Pilot Program Participants.  PPP will receive over 50% discount for your participation.

Have you or your clients experienced difficulty in making effective decisions?

In fact, do you, or some of the people close to you, have a history of making epically poor decisions?

Tired? Frustrated? Ready to head in a new direction? Looking for a new approach?

If So…

The National Association of Christian Journal Writers presents:

Journal Your Way to Smart Decision Making

This is the course that can provide you with a personal framework for making informed, well considered, smart decisions. And that’s not all! Once you know the skills to better decision making, you can teach them to others.

You can become a Certified

Smart Decisions­™Facilitator

This course was originally developed and designed by Kathy Bornarth for a group of United States Marines to help them make well thought out decisions in their personal and professional lives. And now, our curriculum can help you and your clients as well.

You can use these skills to make better decisions in your own life. Or, you can teach them to others who want and need more direction when it comes to making decisions.

Who can teach this course?

  • Coaches who want to add a specialty to their skills
  • Any healthcare provider or counselor
  • Organization and corporate leaders and managers
  • College students who want to help themselves or other students with decision making
  • Anyone who wants to add journaling groups to their existing programs
  • Anyone who wants to make extra money and teach people how to journal

You do not have to be a professional counselor or healthcare provider. You only need to complete the training program and teach your first course to become a certified facilitator.

What you get with our program

  • A self-paced curriculum
  • Facilitators Workbook
  • Marketing handbook with ideas to build your business
  • Free coaching call before or after your first class*
  • Access to all program updates
  • Certificate of Completion as a Smart Decisions  (SD) Facilitator
  • Yearly renewal fee of only $99.00
  • Take up to one year to complete if necessary
  • Payment options available
  • All materials delivered via email
  • Additional coaching calls available

How the Course is Delivered

step1One audio training delivered each week for eight weeks, along with accompanying handouts.

step2At the end of the eighth week, email your completed assignments/ handouts to for feedback.

step3Once you have completed and returned all eight assignments, you will receive your Marketing Handbook and Facilitators Guide.

step4Complete your marketing plan and submit to

step5Teach your first class. Submit a reflection/feedback writing.

step6Receive your official Certificate of Completion as a Smart Decision Making Facilitator.

You are entitled to one coaching call either before or after your first class.

You are now ready to launch your journaling business or augment a current endeavor as a Certified SD Facilitator!

I am certain you will embrace this course and enjoy teaching it to others! Not only will you learn to teach how and why we make the decisions we do, you will learn structured journaling techniques used by professional therapists to promote more effective decision making.

Using journaling as a tool for self-help and self-awareness is a well-documented and researched technique and has never been more accepted by practicing therapists than it is now. More and more professionals in the psychology, health, and spiritual fields are using journaling to help people grow.

In fact, a number of influential figures in church history have kept journals for spiritual and personal development. Today, expressive writing continues to change the lives of those who take advantage of its many gifts.

“Keep a notebook or journal of lessons learned. This is not a diary of events, but a record of what you are learning. Write down the insights and life lessons God teaches you about him, about yourself, about life, relationships, and everything else. Record these so you can review and remember them and pass them on to the next generation. The reason we must relearn lessons is that we forget them. Reviewing your spiritual journal regularly can spare you a lot of unnecessary pain and heartache.”

Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life, p. 222

Are you ready to use journaling to help find answers to many of life’s important questions and make decisions that will enhance your life or the lives of others?

The cost of your certification is $TBD. If you are a member of the National Association of Christian Journal Writers (NACJW), you will receive a 10% discount.  Professional Members receive a 20% discount. 

You can also use our Two-Pay option if it is more convenient for you to spread out the payments. Your first payment is made the day you sign-up and the next payment is due 30 days after that.

Become a Certified
Smart Decisions­™Facilitator Today!

Pilot Program – Full Pay $297.00

Pilot Program – 4 Payments of $87
(billed monthly)