Mediation with John Kinyon


How does this approach to mediation work? I facilitate people in conflict hearing and being heard in conversation with each other, and moving towards collaboration and creative solutions. My approach is based in empathic communication which focuses on developing empathic understanding and connection, and then working together to search for creative solutions and possibilities that can meet everyone's needs. The approach supports the restoring and building of both personal and professional relationships and resolving disputes over particular situations. Over my over 20 years doing conflict resolution and mediation work, I have come to specialize in working with families — adult children, extended family relations, family businesses — and also business partnerships. My approach is based in the international work of Mediate Your Life training and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). 

I also offer mediation services with my, father Richard Kinyon, who is a highly respected and distinguished California trust and estate attorney for over 50 years. We work with families and family businesses in conflict over financial disputes.

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In addition to these services I provide online courses and other resources to help you navigate communication through conflicts and life's challenges and adversities.