Jim Donovan M.Ed., Faculty member at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives.
As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.
He is the author of the book “Drum
Circle Leadership” and regularly offers trainings to organizations that
teach people how to facilitate creative group music-making as a way to
enhance wellness and social connection. These trainings include
specialized, evidence-based programs for people who work with
individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in the
addiction and recovery environment.