Break Down Barriers. Find Peace.
Keynote Speaking, Workshops, and Counseling Services
The highly engaging John Donovan brings his stories of profound breakthrough with inmates at Folsom Prison, the young and opiate addicted in treatment, Sacramento's homeless, and so many more.
John invites listeners to use the unique methods he's developed to help break down barriers to freedom and find peace in both stillness and chaos.
John shares his philosophy and inmates share their powerful recovery stories.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I am honored to have had the pleasure of working with John Donovan. He is respectful, humble, knowledgeable, and authentic. He has a command of the subject matter and knows how to present in a way that captivates. Audiences love him."
He gets to the heart of the matter, in groups and one-on-one. You may think you're here for your clients, but the work is for you.
He's real. Love him or hate him, what you see is what you get (no one hates him).
No ego! Seriously. He doesn’t come with a rider or green room request. He's consistently described as "delightful" by organizers.
If asked for a headshot, he'll send you a selfie with his grandson or a profile pic on a mountain. (His team made him get headshots; we'll send you all of the above.)
He's worked with professionals, couples, Folsom Prison inmates, Sacramento's homeless, young and addicted, old and addicted; you get it. Attendees often get excited about the Folsom Prison stories (Thanks, Johnny Cash).
Enough with the boring, played-out topics! John's material is fresh, relevant, and anything but the status quo.
He genuinely enjoys people, and they genuinely enjoy him. His enthusiasm to be in a group of 20 or 200 is contagious.
John provides an experience that you won't be able to leave behind with your evaluation.
Guru? Philosopher? Shaman? Who is this guy? Do yourself a favor: find out.
WORKING WITH JOHN
10 Reasons You Should Hire John
John has worked with clients and organizations from the East to the West Coast and at world conferences. He has a wealth of experience in speaking, teaching, and facilitating groups.
From serving as the closing plenary for Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, to speaking at the Adult Children of Alcoholics World Conference, to working with the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department to facilitate groups, John loves to work with the community to change lives for the better.
John has facilitated four day workshops on Conflict Resolution at Folsom Prison with the nonprofit organization ‘Alternatives to Violence Project.’ He has agreed to return to teach on fifteen occasions over the years.
SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department contracted John to facilitate groups in Relapse Prevention, Violence Cessation, Personal Development and Intentional Living. He conducted six to nine groups a week from 2003 to 2015.
WEST COAST RECOVERY CENTERS
At West Coast Recovery John serves as both the Men’s Program Director and Spiritual Advisor. He also Co-Facilitates weekend retreats using Native American and Jungian archetype rituals.