Kevin is a certified instructor and retreat facilitator for the Boundless Compassion Program from the Institute of Compassionate Presence in Omaha, Nebraska. This program was developed and facilitated by Joyce Rupp, an internationally known writer, conference speaker, and retreat leader.
A Note from Kevin on Compassion
“I am committed to bringing awareness, understanding and action of what it is to have a compassionate presence in our workplaces and communities. A compassionate presence is deep listening, recognizing the dignity and worth of every person, being nonjudgmental, being aware of suffering and doing what is possible to diminish it, and mindfulness to stem our reactionary emotions. This promotes a vibrant and respectful workplace environment that supports an organization’s values, and builds and nurtures a wholesome and respectful community.”
Comments from bank managers who attended a workshop on Self-Compassion facilitated by Kevin:
- “I think this is something that affects us all personally and professionally. I think we could really evolve professionally and as a business with more training in self-compassion.”
- “Everyone tends to think they are the only one who makes a mistake or error or has a problem. It’s not true, we all have issues. It is up to us on how we respond.”
Kevin teaches leaders, organizations and individuals what about mindfulness is and how to integrate mindfulness practices into one’s work and life. His clients learn to be better decision makers by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion.
“I’ve been practicing mindfulness for several years. I have integrated mindfulness practices into my life and work. I have become more focused, more attentive in listening to others, less reactive, and more productive. I pause to intentionally respond to situations.
I rarely have that feeling that I don’t have a moment to breathe. And just as important, I feel fully engaged in my work and in my life. I bring these practices to my clients because of the benefits I’ve seen in my own business and in my own life.”