StillnessSpeaks Launches Joint Venture
Chris Hebard of StillnessSpeaks.com (www.stillnessspeaks.com) and John Raatz and David Langer of The Visioneering Group (www.thevisioneeringgroup.com ) and the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment (GATE) (www.gatecommunity.org) are creating a new company, as yet unnamed, that will offer a variety of management, marketing and other support services to benefit the community of “nondual teachers.”
According to Raatz, “As more people discover the wisdom of nonduality, there is increasing demand for the teachers’ teachings and creative output. We believe this new venture will be a unique resource for the teachers themselves to access a constellation of services to support their professional lives as well as a larger public platform for interested individuals to explore nondual teachings.”
“A new, revitalized, in-development Stillness Speaks website will vastly expand the availability of nondual wisdom worldwide,” notes Hebard, “by offering the output of many of the world’s most renowned nondual teachers and by taking advantage of the latest presentation and distribution technologies. At the same time, we feel a profound need to help safeguard the business interests of our client teachers, especially given that many of them are not as engaged with worldly and career matters as might be beneficial for them.”
“We’ll be working with those teachers who want to proactively move this knowledge more into the world for everyone’s benefit,” says Raatz. So far, the company’s services include the following key areas:
• Event Production – Creating events and helping teachers stage their content
• Intellectual property and copyright management – Ensuring that teachers own their creative output and/or receive favorable deals
• Personal Management – Professional guidance and support pertaining to business matters
• Customer and Database Development – Growing a teacher’s customer base, facilitating communications and creating new opportunities
• Mergers and Acquisitions – Expanding business opportunities for teachers and growing the infrastructure
• Marketing – Traditional and Online marketing and public relations and social media marketing
“Regardless of your particular perspective about nonduality,” Hebard advises teachers, “if you’re a teacher with an infrastructure – or want one – you need to be able to support it financially, to get it out into the world. And that’s the support we’re offering.”
A Board of Directors and Advisory Board for the new enterprise are in development and will be announced soon.
JOHN RAATZ is the Founder and Principal of the pioneering “transformational” marketing & PR firm, The Visioneering Group, whose mission is “Linking Spirit, Vision & Progressive Values with Compassionate Communication to Promote a Positive and Sustainable Future™”. Established in 1987, Visioneering exclusively serves the Cultural Creatives (body/mind/spirit) market and was the first such firm to do so.
Through Visioneering, John has represented hundreds of clients including many of the foremost authors/books, musical projects, and films in the transformational milieu, such as authors Eckhart Tolle, Fritjof Capra, Peter Russell, Chellis Glendinning, Deepak Chopra; recording artists Dead Can Dance, Madonna, Donovan, Kitaro, Kenny Loggins; and such films as Mindwalk, Baraka, A Brief History of Time, The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Illusion (Kirk Douglas), This Island Earth, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, Ripple Effect, Peaceful Warrior, The 11th Hour, Youth Without Youth, Darshan: The Embrace, Saint Ralph, Unknown White Male, Two Weeks, Toward The Within, A Human Search: The Life of Father Bede Griffiths, Ecological Design: Inventing The Future, Side Effects, America: Freedom to Fascism, and others.
A pioneering leader in the growing transformational entertainment/media genre, John founded, along with actor/activist Jim Carrey and author/spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, GATE – the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment – and became its Board Chairman. GATE is a nonprofit organization (501c6 pending) dedicated to supporting entertainment and media professionals, who want to express their own transformational values though the content they write, produce, perform in, or otherwise contribute to. Recently, John founded the Transformational Entertainment Networks as an alternative distribution company and will release the Lexi Alexander film, “Lifted” in 2011.
John’s radio show, “Inside Entertainment: Conversations with the Hearts of Hollywood” will begin airing during first quarter 2011. He is also writing a book, “Transforming the World by Transforming Entertainment and Media.”
For a more detailed bio, please visit: http://gatecommunity.org/gatespace/blog/?page_id=2