John Del Signore is an experienced organization development consultant and program facilitator. He consults with non-profit organizations, educational institutions and private corporations.
His specific areas of focus include: helping businesses create and empower their vision; coaching managers in leadership skills; promoting and nurturing teamwork; teaching problem solving and conflict resolution skills and helping organizations cope with the challenges of constant change.
John holds a masters degree in counseling psychology, has studied contextual psychology with Robert Shaw, M.D. and Judith Shaw Ph.D. (The Center For Contextual Study) and contextual management with Bruce Hodes, M.A. (The Contextual Management Institute).
John employs the modern concepts of self-organization and systems dynamics in his consulting work in which identified issues are treated in the context of the whole organization and not as an isolated event or problem. Specific interventions are employed, based on the aspects of self-organization, non-linearity, far-from-equilibrium conditions, attractors, systems boundaries and unpredictability to produce change that is substantial and enduring.
Organizational goals and individual career fulfillment can be realized simultaneously in a work environment that is both savvy in its practices and humanistic in its philosophy. When staff members have a strong sense of meaning and purpose in their careers and personal lives, they function more effectively and ethically and contribute a positive consciousness to the business climate.
The primary goal of the consulting process is to maximize both economic and personal viability in organizations and help them lead the way to a more sustainable humanistic global economics. This disposition helps foster cooperation and collaboration so that all businesses can achieve success and profitability.
Consulting Services Offered
* Assessment of Organizational Functioning
* Visioning and Mission Development
Leadership and Management
* Leadership Style, Methods and Skills Development
* Management Coaching
* Consultation to Management
* Staff Training and Team Building
* Recognizing and Addressing Behavior Problems
* Coping with Resistance to Change
Phone: (360) 599-4708
John is also involved in environmental activism and has just finished writing an eco-psychology book called the Passionate Earth. The Passionate Earth portrays the evolutionary history of our universe and the relationship the human species has maintained with planet Earth. It begins with the great transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural living and follows societal development up to our present disposition of disconnection, discord, exploitation and the possibility of our extinction in the near future.
He has presented in detail, an interdisciplinary understanding of the events and changes that have shaped our relationship with the natural world and how they have led to our present ecological crisis. In the second part of the manuscript, he discusses the urgent issue of living in a sustainable fashion and in what direction we might choose to go to create a state of harmony and connectedness with the biosphere. Another book is in progress now on bio-regionalism and a documentary on the content of the two books is in the planning stages as well.
John's favorite activities include hiking, mountaineering, photography, camping, canoeing, woodworking, writing, singing and playing acoustic and classical guitar.