I am John Perkins, a Solution-Focused Consultant doing business as

Keep the Change.

Keep the Change collaborates and partners with clients to

Frame the Span of Concern

Discern the Crux of the Dilemma

and then

Craft Solutions that Stick!

The Solution-Focused Philosophy


Held May 2, 2010 at the University of Washington Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference


Over 20 years ago, efforts to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland promoted “Parity of Esteem” to the level of state policy. Mediation implicitly uses this idea. This lively and thought-provoking session explores the history of the idea, debates about its meaning, and its utility in our personal and professional lives.

My Handouts (including small group notes)


Held August 2, 2008 at the ICA Facilitator's Guild Meeting

My PowerPoint Presentation

My Handouts


Is it possible for organizations to live up to their own highest ideals? YES!-with the right approach. Come learn how the same four-stage method that insiders used to lead Quakers to abolish slavery and major league baseball to integrate can be applied to achieve change in any organization. As facilitators, we can help people rekindle their passion to see their values in action. This presentation will include

JOHN PERKINS, Ph.D. is a Solution-Focused Consultant and a founding partner of Keep the Change. He has a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in Organizational Change from Union Institute. Safeco Insurance Company awarded him a Rudy Award in 1994 for his ability to "cut through the fog and get the job done." Keep the Change Press released his latest book, Get Off the Dime!-Courageous Board Governance Through Sensemaking, in October 2002. He is currently working on a book about the interweaving of powers and loves in our lives and communities. He is a long-time member of the ICA Facilitators Guild. You can reach him at 206 524.4496 & johnp AT ktchange.com [remove spaces and replace AT with @]