Our guest this week is Doug Noll, of Fresno County, CA, who worked for 20 years as a corporate lawyer, is a professional mediator, recognized expert in the area of peacemaking and conflict resolution, co-founder of Prison of Peace, and author of four books, including the Best-Seller – De-Escalate: How to Calm An Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less.
Most remarkably, growing up in San Marino, CA, Doug was the oldest of five, was blind, partially deaf and club footed. At three he had corrective surgery. In 4th grade his sight was 20/400. While Doug knew he was loved, he describes his childhood as ‘quite miserable.’
With Laurel Kaufer, Doug founded Prison of Peace in 2009. The Prison of Peace project has been the most profound peace training Doug has conducted thus far in his career. He has been deeply moved by inmates who have learned and applied deep, empathic listening skills, leadership skills, and problem-solving skills to reduce violence in their prison communities. Their dedication to learning, improving, and serving their communities motivates him to expand the principles of Prison of Peace as much as possible so that every human wanting to learn the skills of peace may do so.
Doug is an accomplished alpine skier, whitewater rafter, fly fisherman, jazz violinist, and pilot (airplanes and helicopters).
He’s an amazing human being and he’s our guest on this week’s Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
Website – https://dougnoll.com/
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougnoll/
De-Escalate – https://www.amazon.com/De-Escalate-Douglas-E-Noll-audiobook/dp/B0744P9LV2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2M2B2NZ2XAA1B&keywords=De-Escalate%3A+How+to+Calm+an+Angry+Person+in+90+Seconds+or+Less&qid=1642607370&sprefix=de-escalate+how+to+calm+an+angry+person+in+90+seconds+or+less+%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-3
Prison of Peace – https://www.prisonofpeace.org/
Prison of Peace YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qttBkDyPGWw&t=27s
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