Mediation & Reconciliation


The first step is to set up an information call. See below.

In addition to these mediation services, I provide online courses [link] that help people navigate through the conflicts and difficult conversations of life's challenges and adversities.

How does this approach to mediation and conflict transformation work?

I provide mediation with organizations and families.

In organizations I provide workplace mediation and training with founders, business partnerships and family businesses, leadership teams, and executive coaching.

I help families experiencing conflict with issues such as financial matters, sibling relationships, in-law and extended family relations, and care for parents.

I facilitate a mediation process in which parties in conflict first hear and understand each other empathically, and then move into cooperative problem-solving and agreements. The process starts with a joint Orientation session with all parties involved, then an individual preparation session with each party, followed by a joint Mutual Understanding phase and Problem-Solving phase. The process generally ranges from 8-16 hours over 3-4 weeks, and can be shorter or longer depending on the situation.

My approach is based in a form of empathic communication called Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an international body of work proven over decades around the world to be powerfully effective and transformational. I have been doing conflict transformation and reconciliation work for over 20 years.

My approach to mediation focuses on first developing empathic understanding and connection, and then supporting people to work together towards creative possibilities to meet everyone's needs.

My approach also includes a restorative Reconciliation & Healing Process for unresolved emotional hurt and pain – broken trust and connection, ruptured relationship, perceived harm or damage – when this is the source of the conflict or an aspect of it.

For more information on my work with organizations, click HERE.

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“John Kinyon is one of our trainers of Nonviolent Communication and someone in whom I have a great deal of trust and confidence. John in my experience has a special gift for facilitating empathic understanding and communication between people. I highly endorse John's skills and abilities with Nonviolent Communication, and I strongly recommend him to anyone needing help resolving a conflict situation.”
— Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

“John, I’m so grateful for the work you have done with my staff and me over the past 4 years. I want to thank you for how you helped me turn around the difficulties I was experiencing with my employees and create a new level of success in my business. You have contributed to these things by how you coached me to communicate differently and model the qualities and ways of relating I wanted to see with my staff. You have a great ability to support people being honest and authentic with each other in ways that bring them together. You have helped us communicate and resolve conflicts in a way that everyone felt heard and understood that then led to finding mutually satisfying solutions. Particularly helpful was when you mediated between two employees with long standing and complex problems - it was truly amazing to watch as they found the common ground of understanding and found the basis for being able to work together again with a growing sense of respect and mutuality.”

— Suzan Steinberg, Business Owner

"I highly recommend John Kinyon. In my session with him I had a wonderful healing and gained great relief. John gave me unconditional kindness and empathy. I gained compassion for my former spouse and the pain she suffered since childhood. I also gained compassion for myself, and I was able to become aware of my triggers and my part in the problems in our relationship. After the session, I felt like there had been chains holding me down, and now they were cut and I was free. That shift inside me led me to email my former spouse. She responded to me and we connected for the first time in 45 years! We had some resolution of our issues around our divorce many years ago. That resolution has affected our children and has brought relief and peace to the whole family." – Charles P