John Kinyon


John Kinyon is co-founder, along with Ike Lasater, of Mediate Your Life, a training company that helps people build better lives by changing how they respond to conflict. In 1998 John began studying and working closely with NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg, eventually becoming an NVC leader in his own right. He co-founded the Bay Area's NVC organization and has been a trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2000.

Over the years, John has mediated conflicts in a wide variety of contexts, including business, personal, family, community, business, and legal. He has worked with numerous small and family businesses and with families who are in conflict over inheritance issues. He has performed community and workplace mediations, including one for the entire graduate faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles. John has also worked with individuals and groups in need of conflict coaching and communication training support.

John's background is in psychology. After earning a BA from the University of San Francisco, where he studied psychology and philosophy, he went on to earn a degree in clinical psychology from Penn State University. During his five years of doctoral training, he worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups and as a research assistant at the Penn State Stress and Anxiety Disorders Institute. After graduate school, John helped launch and develop a small commercial business before embracing full-time communication and conflict resolution work.

John lives with his wife and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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From Conflict To Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations Into Peaceful Resolutions
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 93,470. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015 by Ike Lasater. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
What if you could have difficult conversations with ease? Learn a way of being in relationship that creates new possibilities out of discord and disagreements. The concrete, practical tools and maps for all stages of interpersonal communication will help you stay connected to yourself, be able to hear the other person and express what you’d like to say, and find resolutions that work for everyone.
Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Ike Lasater. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Negotiating, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
If you’ve ever reacted in unsatisfying or damaging ways to people or situations, Choosing Peace is for you. Concrete tools will help you choose your responses instead of continuing habits and patterns that intensify conflict in your life and the world. Learn how to create a deeper quality of interaction, build stronger relationships, and make better decisions in daily life.

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