David Kaar has always been fascinated with how things work: from quantum physics to the human psyche. He has put his knowledge to practical use in new materials research (producing 3 U.S. Patents) and by leading over 100 personal development and leadership trainings. He has created and led successful teams: locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2001 he founded Paeon Partners to bring his inquiry into how life works to the larger community. As the new leadership and empowerment models supplant command-and-control systems, an understanding of how the models work is vital in creating new tools and infrastructure to support them. Emotional Intelligence is essential and teachable. These skill sets are accessible and transferrable, but not in business schools or the academy, at least not yet.
David has led personal development group training and a variety of leadership trainings for the ManKind Project, an international non-profit, for over 25 years. He trains leaders and creates leadership training and facilitation training events. He has founded and led a training center and has served as General Chairman of the ManKind Project. He has three grown children and lives in Minneapolis.
Bill Flynn - In Memoriam
Bill Flynn passed away in 2016 after spending his adulthood as is a life-long innovator and inspirational leader. He began leading team activities at the age of 8 and has been breaking new ground in fields as diverse as chemical research, technical sales, marketing services, and sales and customer service training ever since. He brought his skills and vision to Coaching in 1996, and found the home he had been looking for his whole life.
He is the author of the coaching practice called World View Coaching and founder of the Authentic Coach Workshop.
He also founded Paeon Partners in 2001 to help people deal with life as it happens in the 21st Century. He firmly believed that coaching is going to change the world, especially in the workplace. He believed that as leadership takes over the old power structure in our organizations, coaching will be the new guiding model.
Bill is the father of three adult sons, and was active in business and community organizations. He served on the board of two not-for-profit mentoring organizations, a charitable foundation and a corporation which provides EAP services to national corporations. Bill lived on the Northwest side of Chicago.