Joran Slane Oppelt is an international speaker, author and consultant with certifications in coaching, storytelling and virtual facilitation.
He is the former Director of Creativity and Innovation at RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group), a corporate innovation consultancy specializing in visual solutions and change management. He is a master facilitator, having led game-changing meetings for high-level clients; and has trained a team of skilled facilitators to drive transformation and deliver “great reckonings in small rooms.”
Joran is the author of Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities, Sentences and The Mountain and The Snow. He is co-author of The Visual Meetings Field Guide (with Michelle Royal) and contributing author of The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives (edited by Dr. Eric Maisel) Order of the Sacred Earth (with Matthew Fox), Transform Your Life: Expert Advice, Practical Tools and Personal Stories. His upcoming book, Spiritual Edge: Exploring the Boundaries and Future of Religion is due out in 2021. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The Interfaith Observer, and on Progressing Spirit.
He is an acclaimed producer and singer/songwriter, winning over 10 “Best of the Bay” awards between 1998 and 2008 for his musical projects, podcasts, compilation albums and involvement in the Tampa Bay music scene.
Joran is the founder of the Metta Center of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Interfaith Week as well as the Integral Church — an interfaith organization committed to community service, religious literacy and personal transformative practice. Joran is an interfaith minister, holding certificates in Religious Literacy from Harvard Online and Sacred Storytelling from the Multifaith Storytelling Institute. He is the former president of Interfaith Tampa Bay, chaplain emeritus at Unity Spiritual Campus in St. Petersburg and has served as Ambassador of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions.
He has shared the stage with Matthew Fox, Otto Scharmer, Lynne McTaggart, Jane Goodall, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ken Wilber, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Stan Grof, Michael Beckwith, Howard Rheingold and Gary Vaynerchuck and has spoken about topics ranging from marketing to spirituality to the innovation of religion at campuses and conferences around the world, including Building the New World Conference in Radford, VA; South by Southwest in Austin, TX, Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, UT; Embrace Festival in Portland, OR and Integral European Conference in Siofok, Hungary.
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