Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, PhD, is associate professor and founding chair of the Department of Integral Theory at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California. A prominent scholar-practitioner in Integral Theory, he is founding executive editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice and founding director of the Integral Research Center. He has published extensively on the applications of the Integral Model in a variety of areas. He is a practitioner within Tibetan Buddhism and the Diamond Approach and lives in Sebastopol, California, on five acres of redwoods with his wife and daughters. Sean is an integral coach and consultant through Rhizome Designs (wwww.rhizomedesigns.org).