Thom Bond Bio
As a conflict resolution and communication consultant and trainer, Thom brings 27 years of human potential, organizational development and training experience to his work.
Thom began his career in the 80's, working with trade and technology companies, planning and managing the shift into emerging energy efficiency and alternate energy markets, particularly, computerized building management systems. with highly effective strategic planning, quality Thom was instrumental in some of the largest energy projects in North America, including projects in The World Trade Center, The Jacob Javitts Center, CUNY Manhattan and Columbia University.
During the 90's Thom shifted his focus from buildings to people. Working with larger corporations (see clients), he delivered and managed custom designed technology and management training initiatives. In initiatives for as many as 9,000 executives, he was instrumental in helping clients improve productivity, efficiency and profits through the increased utilization of information technologies and sound management practices.
As the millennium passed, in pursuit of his own personal development and effectiveness in contributing to the personal development of others, Thom extensively studied, sought out and worked personally with pioneers such as Albert Ellis and Marshall Rosenberg. It was his relationship with these innovators that fashioned the content and direction of Thom’s career as a peacemaker and teacher over the last decade.
In 2002, he founded the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication, which is a registered United Nations Civil Society Organization and whose mission is to share, locally and abroad, the skills of peacemaking. Today, through his writing, teaching, speaking, mediating, consulting and coaching, Thom contributes to tens of thousands. His work spans from individuals and couples to corporations and universities to religious institutions, government bodies and United Nations NGOs.
Today, he is the Executive Director of the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication, a member of the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations and a member of the Educational Services Team at the International Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Since 2002, Thom has personally funded and delivered “First Mondays” a free community introduction and workshop in Manhattan (on the first Monday of every month) where thousands of people have learned about peacemaking skills.
Other contributions include:
1) Founder of "The Empathy Cafe," www.empathycafe.org
20 Author “64 Days for Peace” - Free basic Peace Training on the Internet for anyone.
3) Author “Safe at Home For the Holidays”.
4) Author www.theexercise.org - an online compassion exercise (over 50,000 paticipants).
5) Author, “The Compassion Map – a map and directions from conflict to connection”.
6) Author and Leader of "The Compassion Course Online" Over 3,850 participants in 55 countries since 2011.