Joe’s Extended Bio
Joe Noonan, aka Joebaby, reflects back to people that this world is already a Heaven on Earth, and that the tools to find joy in the moment are around and within us. He reminds us that harmony is inevitable and that innately we all just love each other and sometimes we forget.
He invites us to experience the beauty in nature, and bring the lessons that nature teaches back into our relationships at work and home. He facilitates a remembrance that life is a dance and that we are all ‘fingers of the same hand’.
He champions the metamorphosis of the masculine into a cooperative, synergistic, gentle and kind way of being. He is here to ignite the playful child in us, to help us see God in all things, including ourselves and each other.
Seventh of eight kids, he grew up on a farm in Southern Maine. When he was fifteen, during a family counseling session over the suicide of his brother, he had a profound shift and realized that we are the masters of our own destiny, and that it is only our unconscious beliefs that limit us.
When he turned 18 he moved to Portland and worked as a carpenter, studied reflexology and acupuncture, and successfully cured himself of spastic colitis. At the age of 22 he moved to Northern Maine, built a log cabin deep in the woods and lived off the grid for a year.Joebaby’s log cabin in the woods
One north Maine winter was enough (!) and after that he moved to the Boston area and joined a Spiritualist church. Over the next decade he had a private healing practice using shiatsu, reflexology and flower essences, and worked as a healer using the laying on of hands in local churches and hospitals.
Realizing that the physical illnesses he was treating had their origins in our thoughts and beliefs, he studied psychosynthesis, the forerunner of the holistic movement, and received training in the Option Process, counseling individuals and rolling around on the floor working with autistic children.
In 1987 he had a full-time private psychotherapy practice. He volunteered in a domestic violence program, counseled male batterers and spoken in prisons to violent offenders.
To deepen his connection to Nature, he also worked as a wilderness guide for several Outward Bound schools around the country.
In 1990 he started his own consulting company that teaches team-building programs to corporations and universities including Harvard, MIT, GE, HP, IBM. He takes executives on leadership retreats around the world, including such adventures as climbing, rafting, sailing and swimming with dolphins and sharks. (www.JoeNoonan.com)
In 1995, Joe had his first swim with a pod of wild dolphins in Hawaii and stepped out of the water a changed man. Since that time, he’s brought groups of executives, CEO’s, the terminally ill, pregnant moms, babies, spiritual groups, families and people from all over the world to swim with the wild dolphins in the Pacific and Atlantic. He’s called the ‘Dolphin Whisperer’ for the way dolphins respond to him.“I love the ocean, she is the embodiment of the Divine Feminine and fully embraces us with her unconditional love”
Combining his love of the ocean and inspired by the work of Dr. Emoto, he began offering Water Ceremonies at different conferences and community events. The water he uses is from sacred springs from around the world and carries the love and blessings of thousands.
In 2008 he was given the name ‘Nimbeesh’, aka ‘Merman’, by a group of Native Elders, recognizing him as the return of the Mer-people, those who bridge land and sea.
His YouTube videos have over a quarter million views.
Through his writing, workshops, seminars and retreats, Joe reminds and awakens our innate love of life. He sees these times as the culmination of a great Planetary Awakening, and invites you to join the celebration with all your love and passion!