Owen Kinser - owen@fwcompassion.org
J Kendel Johnson - j@fwcompassion.org
Connie Cox -

About Owen Kinser

Owen Kinser has been involved as a student and supporter of the Center of Nonviolent Communication since Fall 2005. His introduction to the process began at the 2005 National Convention to create a U.S. Department of Peace in Washington D.C. Since then, he has attended training and workshops with local facilitator Judith Stuart-Coale, Certified Trainer Kelly Bryson, and NVC developer Marshall Rosenberg.

In the Fall of 2006, Owen and fellow facilitator J Kendel Johnson led a 12-week study group of Marshall's book, "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life", at the Dallas Peace Center. Since then, Owen has facilitated workshops and intro talks at various organizations including churches. Using various methods from a 10-week book study/practice to weekend intensive programs.

Owen is passionate and excited about how Compassionate Communication has transformed lives, including his own, and it's ability to foster and heal connections between people. In 2007, he established the Fort Worth Center for Compassionate Communication, whose purpose is to facilitate study/practice groups and spread awareness of Compassionate Communication based on work by Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication in the DFW area. Owen has completed the 9 Day NVC International Intensive Training led by Marshall Rosenberg, John Kinyon and Gregg Kendrick. He has attended several trainings with John Kinyon, including John's recent workshop in Dallas in June 2011. For two summers, Owen partnered with Devie Richards and her group Sustainable Global Leadership Alliance (SGLA) leading a Compassionate Communication Training for 17 - 24 year old aspiring young leaders.

About J Kendel Johnson

J has been studying, practicing and supporting the growth of Nonviolent Communication (NVC, Compassionate Communication) since the spring of 2004.

In the fall of 2008, J collaborated in teaching a combined art-and-Compassionate Communication pilot program for Meadowbrook Middle School in Fort Worth, and in 2009, he led an Introduction to Compassionate Communication in-service training for all Fort Worth ISD elementary school art teachers.

He has studied directly with of Nonviolent Communication founder Marshall Rosenberg in Texas and New Mexico, as well as a number of other trainers from the U.S. and Europe, including Center for Nonviolent Communication training team leader John Kinyon, and he assists in the yearlong Heartland NVC Mediation program in Kansas City, as well as other trainings.

J has facilitated numerous NVC classes, workshops and practice groups in schools, churches, homes and wellness facilities for adults, teachers and students, and he also offers NVC mediation to individuals and groups seeking compassionate resolution to conflict.

About Connie Cox

Connie Cox has practiced Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication for seven years. She has received extensive training, including a 9-day intensive, as well as two years of intensive training in mediation (Mediate Your Life). She has facilitated classes in several locations, including 5 1/2 years at the Tarrant County Correction Center in their Re-entry program