I've worked with John for more than 10 years. He has an uncanny ability to make individuals and groups feel comfortable, to speak honestly, and to work collaboratively until they arrive at solutions on their own.He allows people to be human and articulates fundamental issues, but he doesn't stop there. He guides people toward concrete actions.
-Brian Peterson Director of Communications, World Vision
John is an experienced professional focused on providing top value to his client. He listens deeply and compassionately with a practical and thorough approach, while providing high quality results. The cultural transformation process John provides has given me valuable insight into not only my life but the life of our
organization. I value his ability to ask the tough questions, while offering gentle guidance toward practical solutions.
- Dr Kenn Gordon Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living
John DePalma has done important work for Centers of Spiritual Living in leading us through the Barrett Values Assessment. He was hired as a consultant in order to support the evolution of a truly integrated and cohesive organizational culture following the joining of International and United Centers for Spiritual Living in 2012. John's great passion for this work was evident throughout his service to us and we received the benefit of his caring, expertise, skill and consciousness. We are not the easiest clients given the deep traditions and strong and various points of view we have. Yet the work that was done is guiding us to stand
together in shared values that are now known and articulated rather than merely assumed. A new foundation has been created and we will be experiencing the good of this through time.
- Dr Kathy Hearn, Dean, School of Spiritual Leadership, San Diego Campus
John DePalma has a passion for cultural transformation through values awareness. His ability to clearly articulate the results of our survey in an easy to integrate way has given our organization powerful insights about how to develop into the organization we want to be. He helped us use our newly discovered values to point out our blind spots and set us on the path to develop behaviors for improved performance.
- Dr Edward Viljoen, Senior Minister, Centers for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa