Facilitator | Consultant
Jonny is a Brooklyn based coach and consultant who is passionate about liberatory education and systems change through policy and practice reformation. Jonny believes that organizational advancement and achievement begins first with understanding the self, and reflecting and focusing on ways in which we can grow as individuals to better impact the collective. He focuses on cultivating relationships and honoring our wholeness. He is a husband and father to a beautiful little boy.
When do you feel connected to something greater than yourself?
“I’m deeply passionate about conservation and the environment and the inequitable impact on marginalized communities. I feel a lot of purpose when working in this space, and find deep healing when I am able to be in nature. I love the challenge and beauty of being outdoors and feel excited when I am able to help others identify and move beyond barriers that hinder access to our natural world. I love being able to bring this sense of belonging and healing I find in relationship to nature into my work as a consultant and facilitator.”
“I feel like you gave me a new framework for HOW we work. I typically like to get work done quickly and often subscribe to the urgency of the job, but have learned that we can slow down and find joy in what we’re doing, too.”
School based Coachee
“Jonny, I very much appreciated your making the space available for us to share and learn from each other and the skill you exhibited in guiding the conversation. Personally, I learned some things I didn’t know before and I came away with some new perspectives on issues that I have thought and cared about for years but that sometimes need the kind of fresh look that this evening’s session provided for me.”
President NYC Outward Bound Schools
Facilitation: Utilizes the skills learned from working as a SEL (social and emotional learning) school coach and facilitator engaging both educational professionals and students to reimagine how school and education can occur.
Coaching: A relationship first model allows individuals to create spaces in which authentic dialogue can occur, and creates the conditions for participants to show up as their whole self.
Educator Training: Trains non-profit staff and middle and highschool teachers in numerous disciplines. Including client/student engagement, DEI initiatives and advancement, and experiential learning.
Systems impact model: Guides participants to understand the interplay of systems and institutions in our society, and how that interplay impacts all people. This approach also allows participants to reflect on how their individual cultures impact their relationships with these systems and with each other.
Environment and Outdoor Professional: Intimate knowledge of inequitable policies and institutional practices that disproportionately impact marginalized people groups in relation to the natural environment and outdoor industry.