Rural Flag after the Snow
In February of 2012, I joined Katie in “Flag” (as the locals call it) having, with Katie, chosen it over “San D” (as I call it). Katie works as a Physical Therapist specializing in treating vestibular disorders and neurological issues at Core Balance Therapy. In the Fall of 2012, I entered the Sustainable Communities MA Program at Northern Arizona considering a new focus to my life: helping communities become more sustainable. I completed my coursework in the Spring of 2014. I spent the Summer and Fall completing my Thesis and I graduated on December 12, 2014. My thesis was on the Compassionate Communication process. I interviewed nine people before and after sharing 6 hours of training. Here’s the link to all 152 pages 🙂
I took a sort of “gap year” in 2015 to coordinate my Father’s move to a retirement home and the sale of his house in addition to taking on more responsibility in my role as Board President of Friends of Flagstaff’s Future.
In March of 2016, After a good deal of soul-searching, dialogue, journaling, and thought around the question of how I want to focus my energy to change our world, I decided to move back into communication-skills training/consulting work. I spent the last 9 months of the year building my business. With support from the Small Business Development Center, I completed the paperwork to register my LLC, get a trade name, and set up the systems needed to do the work I wanted to do. I created a business organizational chart for the business that split the organization into two sides: Organizational Sustainability and Growth and Changing the World.
I have been active in changing the world by working with individuals and organizations and growing the business!
I’m excited to be offering my gifts of time, energy, and expertise to make the world a more compassionate place. I invite you to journey with me to a world where everyone is skilled at communicating with heart.
David R. McCain
Flagstaff, AZ, July 2018