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.

John provides interactive and inventive presentations and workshops for corporate, organizational and nonprofit audiences. Scroll to the bottom fo the page to see a sample of workshops and presentations that are currently available. Individually designed programs can also be tailored to meet the specific and unique needs of any company or organization. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a consultation.

Upcoming Workshops - 2020

Creating Compassionate Community in Challenging Times

During this tine of social distancing, many of us have discovered the importance of community connection to the wellbeing of our Spirit, Mind, Heart, and Body.. Whether it be through volunteering, being an activist/advocate, hosting gatherings, being part of a work environment, or family dinners we are discovering that staying connected to our community brings us happiness, fulfillment, and a sense of belonging. Join therapist and Yoga House teacher, John Sovec in a conversation about managing connection as part of your overall health, develop a plan to reconnect as restrictions alter, and how to choose the connections that have meaning for you. 
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Emotional Wellness for Challenging Times 

Sometimes when we look around it feels like everybody else is doing their social distancing perfectly. Baking bread, planting a farm of fresh vegetables, being poltically conscious, and learning how to play the sitar in a weekend. It can leave us with a feeling of failure and disappointment as we struggle to simply make it through each day and put our shirts on right way out.  Join Yoga House teacher and therapist, John Sovec, for a 45 minute conversation on how to escape this illusion of perfection during the pandemic and how to implement practical ways to manage each day and find balance during this challenging time. 
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Handling the Holidays: Emotional Wellness During Challenging Times

Here come the Holidays. Even during the best of times, the winter holidays can be a confusing mix of magical wonder and emotional overwhelm. This year, along with the usual family gatherings, special meals, and gift giving there is the added challenge of figuring out how to create holiday magic amid the precautions and restrictions associated with COVID-19.

As joyful as the holiday season can be, it is easy to get caught up in the pressure of others’ ideas and expectations of what the perfect holiday should be. Add in the wide array of reactions to and ways of coping with the pandemic, and you could quickly find yourself feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, and wondering how you got sucked into the same old stressful story, AGAIN.

What if you had the tools to manage the stressors and challenges of the holidays at your fingertips? What if you learned how to say NO in a kind way when you need to and mean it? What if you were able to breathe and enjoy the holidays?

This year take control of your holidays and celebrate the joy of the season with laughter and joy in your heart.
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Available Workshops

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.

Team Building

This workshop focuses on creating the tools required by any team to achieve success, including goal setting, strategizing, breaking down assignments, and synthesizing results.

Conflict Resolution

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.

Fostering Creativity

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.

Stress Reduction

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.

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