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 Glendenning, 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, Kenny Loggins: Outside From The Redwoods, A Human Search: The Life of Father Bede Griffiths, Ecological Design: Inventing The Future, Side Effects, America: Freedom to Fascism, and others.
John is a pioneer in the growing transformational entertainment/media genre. He 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” this coming Fall.