Monday, April 25, 2011

Announcing The Newest Associates of Allied Ronin Rev. Francis Briers and Dr. Paul Marshall

Francis Briers

Rev. Francis Briers, Founder & Director,
Fudoshin Development United Kingdom

Francis Briers, a workshop leader since 2000, serves in a variety of settings - public, corporate, organizational training and academic. His background includes performing arts, personal development, bodywork and martial arts. Holding third-degree black belt rank in Karate, his focus with clients integrates dynamic meditation with physical/structural integrity and moral integrity. Client results include: improved personal impact, reduced stress, heightened situational and individual awareness.

Francis received his Bachelors degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an ordained Interfaith Minister. In October 2009 Francis became the first citizen of the United Kingdom certified to deliver the Samurai Game®, and is currently the only person living in the UK authorized to lead the simulation. He also holds certification in Appreciative Inquiry. His offers include group classes and one-on-one "Presence Coaching". He is known for his passion regarding spiritual development and the exploration of meaning and effectiveness in life. He makes his home in Brighton, United Kingdom with his wife and son.

To contact Francis Briers send email to or call +44 790 354 3018. Find Francis on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Paul Marshall

Paul R. Marshall, Ph.D., Principal, Concur Dispute Resolution Services Australia

Paul Marshall is a Charted Professional Engineer with experience in a broad range of areas. He is also a member of the Mediators Panel of the ADR Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland, Australia. He received his Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1990), his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland (2000) and his Juris Doctor at the University Queensland (2006).

As Principal of Concur Dispute Resolution Services Paul focuses on facilitating change in corporate environments. His projects have included the development of compliance management systems with associated supporting processes, and as a facilitator in a series of workshops regarding environmental risks for assets in Australia and New Zealand. He delivers training sessions on communication and mediation skills - and has served community groups and NGO's as a mediator and facilitator.

In November 2009 Paul became the first citizen of Australia certified to deliver the Samurai Game®, and is currently the only person living in Australia authorized to lead the simulation. He has diverse interests - including: as a volunteer guide at the Queensland Art Gallery; as an ardent student of aikido; as a member and past Secretary of Sunnybank Theatre Group, Inc., where he has performed and directed. His frequent blogs appear at He makes his home in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with his wife and two daughters.

To contact Paul Marshall send email to , or call +07 3122 0551 or +07 0413 709 460. Find Paul on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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