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About Community Communications

Community Communications (ComCom) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization. ComCom's purpose is to present educational experiences in support of mutually satisfying communication.

ComCom designs and delivers lectures, workshops, trainings, and tutorials, for individuals, couples, groups, and organizations—to include follow-up supportive services such as support groups, on-line forums, and free consultations.

Since its beginning in 1989 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. The policy continues to be, no paid advertising.

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About the Founder

Kerrith H. (Kerry) King, 80, is founder and president of Community Communications. Kerry has been a leadership-relationship communication-skills coach/consultant in Hawaii for 44 years.

Kerry has consulted for such clients as Mike McCormack Realtors (formerly 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—Oahu, many educators, attorneys, doctors, dentists and thousands more.

Kerry 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 SEALs. He left the Navy to go to college and through the R.O.T.C. joined the Army. He did two tours in Vietnam serving both as an Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader (173'rd Airborne) and as Airborne 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.

Kerry's military training experiences represent proven 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 speech/communication. Ninety-five percent of the critiques written by ComCom's workshop participants report favorably. Most participants say it transforms their experience of communication.

Kerry also does individual, couples, and small-group three-hour Communication Consultations/Coaching. For a free three-hour communication-skills consult appointment (in person, by telephone or Skype) go here.

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