Jonathan Ellerby PhD
Dr. Jonathan Ellerby
Dr. Jonathan Ellerby is a rare talent and deeply experienced senior leader, keynote speaker, healer, and consultant, with an extraordinary understanding of the transformative process and the human return to wholeness.
A two-time bestselling author with Hay House Publishing, Jonathan has spoken at events along with Wayne Dyer PhD, Deepak Chopra MD, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, Alberto Villoldo PhD, Carolyn Myss, Brian Weiss MD, Andrew Weil MD, and many other international icons. From his work with Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated celebrities and multinational millionaire and billionaire CEOs, to his wellness travel groups in remote villages of southern Africa, workshops for Indigenous communities, presentations in the board rooms of corporations like Honda, Kraft, and Pepsico, and innovative leadership for 5-Star health resorts like Canyon Ranch and Miraval, Jonathan's work always proves his professional agility and heart-centered commitment to meet and surpass the expectations of his clients and audiences.
With more than 35 years of study and 25 years of professional experience, Jonathan is known for his lighthearted style, enthusiastic, infectious energy, and compassionate approach, translating his own extraordinary and wildly diverse experiences of holistic healing, spiritual experience, and peak performance into practical and personally relevant lessons for us all.
Jonathan's PhD in comparative religion focused on Indigenous healing traditions and cross-cultural research, and he has experienced countless trainings in a wide range of complementary and alternative fields of healing, integrative medicine, and spiritual growth. Drawing from 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 of 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.
He has been featured in film, radio, print, and in multiple event forms as an expert on mastering change, integrative wellness and resilience, mindfulness, and holistic approaches to spiritual growth. Influenced by more than three decades of ceremony and study with Indigenous traditions, and a deep relationship to Wilderness, his unique perspective has been sought after by and featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Yoga Journal, Larry King Live, the Martha Stewart Radio Show, Readers Digest, Woman's Day, CBS and NBC regional morning shows, and BetterTV to name only a few.
Jonathan has held numerous senior executive positions in a number of organizations internationally. Previously the Spiritual Program Director for the famed Canyon Ranch Resorts and the founding CEO for TAO Inspired Living, Mexico, 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 Andrew Weil Program for Integrative Medicine. Jonathan was recently the Executive Director and Lead Teacher for the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality for seven years. He is presently a full time speaker, teacher, coach, and consultant, specializing in leadership and team culture and development, elevating workplace performance while integrating wellness and relationship strength.
His talent for speaking and working with small groups, large audiences, travel, and online groups remains an important part of his work today.
His passions include time with family and nature, travel, and helping people to recognize and experience the deep interconnection between personal and planetary wellbeing through a mindful embrace of the fully human experience.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Jonathan Ellerby is a masterful storyteller in addition to being a fine scholar, offering us must-read books.”
- Caroline Myss, the best-selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defy Gravity