Management Team

We are a global social collaborative of individuals and communities who share compassion as a common passion. We orchestrate global meditations and prayer events with all faith and wisdom traditions.

Common Passion is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Joseph R. Giove, Executive Director, Founder

Joseph Giove is a technologist, biomedical engineer and clinical hypnotist whose passion is the practical application of consciousness research at both individual and collective levels. He has created and orchestrated hundreds of global meditations through Common Passion and, which he founded in 1998.
Mr. Giove’s professional experience spans many technology areas, from
software development to aerospace and biomedicine. Mr. Giove has been CEO of
Distributed Computing, Inc, a pioneer in web-performance testing using the
distributed computing model; and founder and CEO of Biophor Corporation, a
biomedical research and laser device manufacturing firm. Other tenures
included manufacturing engineering for a two-terawatt laser fusion project
for the British Government via a technology transfer program from Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, and engineering for Kaiser Electronics’ line of aircraft head-up displays.

Mr. Giove is a public speaker, corporate trainer and mind-body wellness
expert ( His favorite topics: Embracing Change: Being
Nimble in Hyper-Time; Winning with Your Team; The High-Performance Mind; and
Thriving under Stress.

Donald J. Simon, CFP, ChFC, CLU

Donald J. Simon, CFP, ChFC, CLU is the founder and owner of Simon Financial Company located in Marietta, GA. He has a B.A, in Business Administration from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga.   He has 20 years of experience advising non-profits how to implement and administer major gift programs.

Don is also the published author of

David Frey

David is incredibly direct, passionate and empathetic. He is both a philosopher and a professional who believes that the world has the potential to be a better place. He understands the incredible, limitless power of co-creation. David is the CEO of PLURCanada, A worldwide decentralized company that he and Gregor Zavcer, started and pour their hearts and souls into daily, David brings his passion and his energy & excitement, to the common passion team

Rachel Frey 

pics and bios to come.

Gregor Žavcer

Pics and bios to come stay tuned!