About Peter: For many years I was a journalist -- a reporter, editor and publisher -- and because I have witnessed a lifetime of misunderstandings, disputes and arguments, I developed a fascination with the process of human communication. All of this has inspired and driven me to have a business today that is focused on improving all workplace scenarios, beginning with interpersonal communications. Building toward that, I spent six years directing the training and business development programs at the Weill Institute. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Science in Training and Performance Improvement. I'm a certified facilitator in Real Colors from the National Curriculum and Training Institute, and a CFCP -- Certified Fun and Crazy Person.
About Kern Delta Communications
Peter DeArmond is the Fella in Charge at Kern Delta Communications. His wife, Chris, is his business partner and life partner and keeps everything afloat while Peter is off doing training (she also takes care of those Cavaliers). Kern Delta also relies on the expertise of several other outstanding performance consultants and trainers who work with us on a contract basis. In this way we stay operationally lean while being able to tap into just about any kind of workplace expertise that's needed.
About our name: Peter and Chris grew up at the southern end of California's San Joaquin Valley, in a place that, 160 years ago, was the location of the massive Kern River Delta. Today the same area has completely changed, with the river water being diverted through canals for farm irrigation and domestic use by the booming city of Bakersfield. So the company name is inspired, in part, by the place where we grew up, at one time one of the richest ecosystems in America. And yes, part of the name is inspired by the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, delta, which represents change in mathematics. A big part of our business is about facilitating change. Okay, enough play on words!
"The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man’s thoughts and another’s." - William James
Our Clients have included: National Head Start Family Literacy Center, USDA National Resources Conservation Service, Sears Logistics Services, Novell Corp., Central Valley Health Network, Foundation for Medical Care, Arete Services Group, Bakersfield Community College, Community Action Partnership, County of Ventura, Employers Training Resource, First Five Tulare County, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Kern Employer Advisory Council, Kern County Hispanic Chamber or Commerce, Oxnard Community College, Santa Barbara County CCS, Senior Serve, Tulare County Department of Human Services, UC Merced Regional Small Business Development Center, United Way of Kern County.
"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." – Anthony Robbins