Foundational Curriculum Co-Developer
Over the past 12 years, John has developed and led, with colleague Ike Lasater, international mediation trainings including in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South Korea. John co-founded the training company Mediate Your Life and co-wrote Choosing Peace: New Ways to Communicate to Reduce Stress, Create Connection, and Resolve Conflict. John is a mediator and conflict coach in a wide variety of contexts, including business, personal, family, community, and legal. He co-founded the Bay Area’s Nonviolent Communication organization and has been a trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2000. After earning a BA from the University of San Francisco, where John 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. John lives with his wife and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Click here to learn more about John.