Joe Mandarino is a Certified Shadow Work® Facilitator and a Certified Shadow Work® Coach. Unlike many other facilitators who came to Shadow Work® with a background either in the healing professions or in the ManKind Project, Joe had very little prior experience to prepare him for Shadow Work®. He was a small business entrepreneur with three other partners for 20 years until 2008, when his business was successfully sold. He continues to work as a computer applications developer, specializing in data analysis and business intelligence tools and applications. Previously, he was a college professor in Business Finance and Statistics; a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program; a middle-school basketball coach; and a referee for high school and college soccer for many years.
Joe first experienced Shadow Work® in 2005 and immediately recognized it as an avenue into a new world of inner development. Pursuing it with the same energy he applies to his other avocations, Joe started training with Cliff Barry within a few months and subsequently completed all of the trainings to become both a facilitator and a coach of Shadow Work®. Since then, Joe has facilitated many groups in the Fairfield, Iowa, area, where he enjoys working with his wife and the other local facilitators. Joe and Julie also are Certified Shadow Work® Couples Coaches and are currently developing materials and training for using Shadow Work® tools to help couples improve their relationship.
In another arena, Joe worked with Cliff Barry to develop the Shadow Types survey, a method of typing internal and system dynamics to help establish healing pathways. Joe is also a trainer of the Shadow Types knowledge.
Additionally, Joe is part of a team with Cliff Barry that focuses on bringing Shadow Work® to business. Specifically, the team has developed a system called the APRO Pathways, which adapts Shadow Work® from working with individuals to producing change within collectives, from small groups to multinational organizations.
Joe is also an avid musician (saxophone), a free-lance Libertarian, and the father of a 30-something daughter. Joe can be reached by phone at (641) 472-4512 or by email at email@example.com.