John's thirty years' experience in communication as a writer, book editor and facilitator allow him to bring a broad range of experience to bear on the task of building meaning and impact into organizational messages.
The importance of framing vision, mission and strategic messages as compelling narratives has never been more acute. John's depth and breadth of skill and understanding add this crucial dimension to the Heroic Hearts portfolio.
John is also a communications trainer and coach, applying the empathic practices of Nonviolent Communication to interpersonal communications in the workplace, fostering trust, developing presence and making the most of conflict.
John brings to the Heroic Hearts team more than ten years experience designing, producing and presenting TeamEverest events large and small, from intensive experiential executive development interactions for single teams of senior executives to multi-day immersive conference experiences for as many as one thousand participants.
As a principal shareholder of TeamEverest Inc., John has been intensively involved in a major redesign and technical upgrade of the program, partnering with Jim Elzinga and other experienced facilitators to make the TE experience even more powerful and relevant for today's business leaders.
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“I have always sought out the edges, the frontiers and interfaces where we are most alive, most creative and most engaged, whether hitchhiking through the Khyber Pass as a young man, or standing in support while passionately committed individuals find their way, without compromise, from polarized dispute to inspired accord.”