|About Community Communications:
Communications (ComCom) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
educational organization. ComCom's purpose is to present
educational experiences in support of mutually
designs and delivers lectures, seminars, trainings,
tutorials and workshops for individuals, couples,
groups and organizations—to include follow-up
supportive services such as support groups, on-line
forums and consultations.
beginning in 1988 ComCom has presented a wide variety of
Communication Workshops. The president, board members,
and directors, are volunteers and elect to receive no
salaries. Over 100 volunteer assistants have donated
no less than 500 hours each. ComCom has granted over
$20,000 in communication workshop tuition
scholarships. Participants come through
word-of-mouth. Our policy
continues to be, no paid advertising.
About the Founder
About the Founder and President:
Kerrith H. (Kerry) King,
79, is the founder and president of Community Communications. Kerry has
been a communication-skills consultant in Hawaii for forty-two years.
He has consulted for such clients as Mike McCormack Realtors (Hawaii's
largest realtor), Hobart Corp., Budar Advertising, the president of
Pacific Construction (builders of the Ala Moana Shopping Center), R. M.
Towill Corp. (builders of the Honolulu Airport), U.S. Postal Service—Oahu,
the chief psychiatrist of Leahi Hospital, Hawaii Child Care Centers (a
school system), the Director of the State Department of Health (Big Isle),
the manager of John Hancock Life Insurance of Hawaii, many educators,
attorneys, doctors, dentists and thousands more. He has taught part-time
for the University of Hawaii's Speech/Communication Department on the
Manoa and Hilo campuses as well as for the distinguished JAIMS
(Japanese-American Institute of Management Science).
Prior to becoming a consultant Kerry was a career military
officer. He served as an enlisted man in the Navy on
submarines and then with UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition
Team - Class 20) now called
He left the Navy to go to college and transferred,
through the R.O.T.C., to the Army and did two tours in
Vietnam. He served both as an Infantry Platoon Leader
(173'rd Airborne) and as an Infantry Company Commander
(82'nd Airborne). A gunshot wound ended his military career.
He has two bronze stars (one
for valor) and two purple hearts.
After consulting and teaching on Oahu for thirteen years,
Kerry retired to the Big Isle. In 1988 he donated an
Organization Communication Workshop to the "East
Hawaii Coalition to Stop Food Irradiation." That
one workshop evolved into what's now called Community
Communications (ComCom), a nonprofit, 501(c)(3),
educational organization. The political activists of the
Big Isle were responsible for enrolling more than
1000 participants into the Communication-Skills Workshop
for Community Leaders, a.k.a., The Introduction to Leadership
Communication-Skills Workshop. The never ending workshop
planted the curriculum seeds for
communicating supportively, bringing everyone along with
Kerry's military training experiences represent
educational processes having to do with teamwork and
excellence. He has integrated these various leadership/communication models with what is currently being taught
in the fields of human potential and
percent of the
critiques written by our
participants report favorably. Most participants say
it transforms their experience of communication.
does private and
small-group three-hour Communication Coaching Consultations. For more information, or for
a three-hour communication skills consult appointment
(in person or by telephone)
When making an appointment from
other than Hawaii
here for the time in Hawaii.