John Kinyon helps individuals, organizations, and communities work together successfully to solve problems and achieve goals. John is co-creator of the Mediate Your Life approach for effectively navigating difficult conversations, conflicts, and breakdowns in collaboration. He provides communication training and facilitation that builds a culture of being able to connect across differences and divides, and work together in highly effective ways to reach new possibilities and solutions.
This approach offers communication skills and mediation "maps" that integrate empathy, mindfulness, and a language of universal human needs. It provides concrete, practical, doable methods for developing emotional intelligence to navigate challenges of working together, and is based in the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg.
Research on compassion based in mindfulness shows it leads to increased mental, emotional, and physical well being and functioning, better relationships, and organizational benefits such as enhanced creativity, performance, productivity, and teamwork.
For research and related information, click on: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), Self-Compassion, Greater Good, The Center for HealthyMinds, The Charter for Compassion, The Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Brene Brown. Other resources on compassion: The Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard, Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, David Whyte.
Within the adversities, challenges, and conflicts in our personal and work lives, there is an energy that can propel us to the next level of growth, fulfillment, and new possibilities. Creating the life and relationships we want, and contributing to the world we envision, happens one conversation at a time.