Jacques-Pierre has had a 25-year career in service to the community and people. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Army National Guard as a medic. He was a police officer in Kansas City, Missouri, and has built several non-profits serving youth, those who are residence-challenged, and mental health communities. In 2012, he was ordained as a Zen Buddhist Monk and these days leads meditation and mindfulness retreats as well as working with corporations such as Lululemon, Rancho La Puerta, and Cetera Financial to develop mindful leadership programs. This year he was honored to speak for TEDx about mindfulness. He is passionate about helping people achieve higher levels of listening and communication with each other. He feels his diverse background helps him connect with everyone. He is well-traveled, has lived in 15 states, and three countries, and now calls San Diego his home. He is excited to be a trainer with NCRC and is looking forward to supporting you and your team.
Education & Professional Affiliations
- Buddhist Cosmology of Theravada School
- Shaolin Temple Yunnan
- B.A. In Business – Strayer University
Training Experiences & Specialties
- ARTful Conversation
- ART of Inclusive Communication
Hobbies & Interests
Jacques-Pierre wouldn’t say he is an Artist, but on Saturday mornings you will find him creating big elaborate Mandalas in the sand. They can take 3 to 4 hours to create. He also loves anything with water, paddleboarding, kayaking and outrigger. He has decided to challenge himself with running, not his favorite, but he is planning to run a half marathon next year!