Stephen Roach is host of the Makers and Mystics podcast and founder of The Breath & the Clay creative arts movement, an international community of artists and creatives. Stephen travels as a keynote speaker and creative coach, conducting workshops and live events centered on the exploration of creativity and the spiritual life. He is the author of four volumes of poetry, an illustrated children’s book titled Satchel Willoughby & The Realm of Lost Things and his recent guide, Five Creativity Killers and How To Avoid Them. Alongside of speaking and writing, Stephen is a multi-instrumentalist with a background in ethnomusicology and composing for film and television.

His band Songs of Water has toured internationally and contributed music to the works of recording artists Ricky Skaggs, Josh Garrels, Jonathan and Melissa Helser and many others. Songs of Water’s music is now licensed exclusively through Musicbed.