Joran is a former marketing professional (Creative Loafing, Straz Center for the Performing Arts) with 20 years of community-building, media and event experience. Joran is the author of The Mountain and The Snow and co-author of Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories and Integral Church: An Interfaith Handbook of Ceremonies and Rituals. He is an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter (The Gita, Auditorium), and has served on the board of various Tampa Bay Area non-profits, including the arts incubator Tempus Projects and his own Integral Church -- an interfaith organization committed to community service, religious literacy and personal transformative practice. Joran is also a chaplain at Unity Campus in St. Petersburg, a member of the St. Petersburg Interfaith Association and an Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Joran has served as a teacher and retreat facilitator and spoken about topics ranging from marketing to spirituality at many campuses and conferences including Creative Pinellas’ “Academy,” International Academy of Design and Technology, and South by Southwest in Austin, TX.