John Sovec is a respected trainer and presenter in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. With almost twenty years experience, John focuses on cultivating clients’ natural strengths while encouraging them to manage and build on their challenges.
Past projects include professional training modules and seminars for the Walt Disney Company, Washington Mutual, Phillips Graduate Institute, LA Shanti, Life Group LA, the City of West Hollywood and The Mountain Aids Foundation as well as appearing at corporate events for British Airways, Ford, Puma Sportswear, and other internationally recognized companies.
Upcoming Workshops - 2019
Poz Life Weekend
This groundbreaking educational seminar provides education, living skills, and support to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. This two day event will feature workshops on HIV drug treatment options, medical updates, complementary therapy, stress management, nutrition, disclosure, and more.
Feb 2-3 West Hollywood
April 6-7 San Diego
For more info or to register visit the Life Group LA
LGBT Teens and the Coming Out Process
As gay adolescents come to terms with their own sexuality, they find themselves exposed to the social constructs of a straight, privileged environment-which can often create lessened self-esteem and a view of the world that lacks safety, interrupts developmental phases, and deepens pressure to 'fit in'. This highly interactive professional training provides exploration, discussion, and tools to address the challenging issues facing LGBT teens as they discover their own sexuality.
Feb 4 Center for Change
Feb 14-17 CSNO
Mar 4 Phillips Graduate University
Mar 29 Conejo Valley
Moving Through Grief: The Yogic Path to Healing
All of us at some time in our life will experience grief. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, changes in our physical well being, or even facing dramatic life changes, we feel deep emotional and physical pain that takes a toll on our ability to live each day. Few of us are prepared for this experience of loss and the deep emotional journey it can open. Grief is not an illness from which a person recovers; rather, it is a gradual process of transformation.
February 23 Yoga House
HIV Support and Care
This workshop will explore the needs of the HIV/AIDS community from a current perspective. Clinicians will learn the historical context of the disease, the science of transmission, the process of testing, medical management, and current prevention strategies, which will then be applied to the needs of clients in a mental health care setting. Issues of disclosure, stigma, dating, intimacy and sex will be explored with specific clinical approaches to these challenging conversation. Clinicians will learn to apply these concepts in communities of color, aging populations, and with female clients.
April 25-28 CAMFT
For your Company, School or Organization
Coping With Change
This workshop provides tools and coping methods to alleviate the difficulties experienced by employees associated with transitions in the management and ownership of companies. These tools and coping methods provide the stability necessary to build strong foundations for the future.
Building to a Future
This workshop offers valuable tools and achievable methods for setting goals and intentions while recognizing and neutralizing procrastination. Participants learn how to cultivate a positive self-image in order to build creative energy and maintain positive relationships.
Sustaining Motivation and Achieving Success
Participants in this workshop examine the conscious and subconscious blocks that interfere with their ability to achieve their goals and desires. They then learn how to take active steps to move through these challenges and improve their level of success achievement.
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn the tools needed to overcome procrastination and move forward in both their work and personal lives. They will learn how to manage time effectively, establish goals and priorities, and learn how to get back in the game and feel like they are ahead of the curve.
This workshop focuses on creating the tools required by any team to achieve success, including goal setting, strategizing, breaking down assignments, and synthesizing results.
By using the Trust/Agreement model, participants in this workshop learn how to dissipate and resolve personal challenges with coworkers and succeed in any environment.
Cultivating Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
This highly interactive workshop teaches participants tools and skills for developing an effective personal presentation style that allows them to communicate more effectively with any audience.
Opening to Effective Communication
Participants in this workshop engage in active skill-building exercises that allow them to become more effective communicators among themselves as well as in their interactions with business partners and clients.
The ability to think outside the box is the quality that every company is seeking. Before you can think outside the box, you have to define and know the boundaries of the box you are in. Once these perceived boundaries are identified, the process of thinking beyond them becomes effortless allowing for increased productivity, creativity and success.
By applying highly effective coping tools learned in this workshop, participants acquire the skills necessary to relieve the pressures of a highly stressful work life in order to improve job satisfaction, productivity, home life and personal relationships.
Exploring Loss and Grief
By cultivating awareness of our own feelings concerning these challenging emotions, we can learn to be more empathetic, accepting and compassionate while we and our loved ones experience bereavement and end of life issues.
Respecting Diversity and Fostering Cultural Sensitivity
This workshop focuses on teaching participants to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment by identifying, addressing, and neutralizing internalized biases and agendas with respect to issues of diversity.
Building Leadership Tools
This workshop series offers management classes for new leaders as well as skill building for those already established in leadership roles.
Art of the New Year
This creativity workshop uses guided meditation, writing, and art collage to release the energy of the past year and focus intentions for the New Year.