A more connected world is a more joyful world.


What we do

We are a company that is committed to creating more joy in the world. We work with people and institutions so that the principles of joy are threaded into their very fabric. How? By bringing these principles into the coaching we provide, the consulting we offer, the experiences we create, and the stories we tell. Learn more about our services:


about the founder

Sean is the lead coach, consultant, and storyteller with Joy Riders. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.S., Geography) and Georgetown University (M.A., Communications, Culture & Technology). For many years he worked at the National Geographic Society, where he designed online and in-person programs that engaged people in learning about the world we live in. He started a nonprofit (FUEL Youth) that builds schools and supports youth programs in Liberia. He trained as a life & leadership coach with Accomplishment Coaching in New York City where he graduated in 2014.

He is also an ambassador for Soul Camp, and leads trips of high school students around the world with Putney Student Travel. Some things that bring Sean joy are seeing people play music or use their voices, deeply connecting with other people, laughing, having adventures with his nephews, and exploring the natural wonders of the world. 

For a fuller professional history, see Sean’s profile on LinkedIn

For a richer personal connection, follow Joy Riders Media on Instagram


Why joy? 

We believe that what gets in the way of having a planet and society that works for all people and living things is a blind eye towards joy. We believe that it’s because people have lost their way towards joy, and instead are focused on protecting their ego and living into their fears. We believe that we are all connected, and joy can only exist in abundance when we operate from this belief. We believe that they key to cultivating more peace and prosperity for all in this world is through the active cultivation of joy in our lives, our communities, and our institutions.

The more your connections with the wider world are capped, the more your joy is capped.

who do we serve?

  • We serve business people, visionaries, communities and passionate leaders who are willing to do great things in service of creating more connectedness on the planet.
  • We serve individuals who desire to create a life rich with joy in careers, lifestyle, and relationships.

  • We serve the planet and all its inhabitants.