John Kinyon provides communication training and facilitation that helps individuals and organizations navigate difficult conversations, conflicts, and breakdowns in collaboration to connect and work together in a way that creates highly effective teamwork, creativity, and success in achieving goals.
John's work offers communication skills and "maps" that integrate empathy, mindfulness, and a language of universal human needs. The approach provides concrete, practical, doable methods for navigating challenges by connecting with shared humanity and creating compassion and collaboration that leads to new possibilities and solutions.
John has developed this body of work over the past 15 years, and it 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. Spirituality and compassion: The Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard, Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh. Poetry, compassion, and organizations: 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.