Jonathan is based in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Executive Director of the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality. He speaking and consluting work takes him throughout North America.
Jonathan's consulting work shines in the areas of innovation, leadership development, change management & wellness, and a wide range of topics relating to health and healing. Publically he has been celebrated as a guide to mastering change and transformation; and as an expert on the topics of holistic health, cross-cultural healing and modern spirituality in films, print, television, and radio. Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of the international best-sellers "Return to the Sacred," and “Inspiration Deficit Disorder.”
The co-founder and former CEO of Tao Inspired Living, an event centre and wellness-focused residential community in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, Jonathan has over 20 years of experience as an educator, coach and executive in the fields leadership development, organizational wellness, holistic healing, spiritual counselling, cross-cultural dynamics and integrative medicine. His most recent book is "The Promise of Paradise."
Drawing from a PhD in comparative religion and travels to meet and study with healers and teachers from more than forty cultures around the world Jonathan has been sought after as an executive coach, event keynote, and workshop facilitator by some the world’s most notable companies including Pepsico, Kraft, Nissan, Honda, the U.S.Navy, the U.S. Forest Service, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the Canadian Correctional system and many more.
Previously the Spiritual Program Director for the famed Canyon Ranch Resorts, Jonathan was a coach and counsel for leading CEOs and award winning celebrities. His unique perspective has been sought after by numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Yoga Journal, Larry King Live, the Martha Stewart Radio Show, and BetterTV to name only a few.
Jonathan has also been a university lecturer and adjunct instructor at five universities, including the University of Arizona, where he was a regular guest instructor with the Adrew Weil Program for Integrative Medicine. His talent for speaking and working with large audiences remains an important part of his work today.