About Extraordinary Listening & R. Moon

More about Extraordinary Listening


Our mission: Extraordinary Listening is dedicated to exponentially increasing human wealth through the power of harmonious communication.

Our goal: Extraordinary Listening provides the quintessential knowledge and skills that enable everyone on the planet to enhance the creation of wealth through peace, prosperity and creative human relations.

Our vision: Extraordinary Listening contributes the most powerful educational technology for extraordinary EFFECTIVENESS, SYNERGY and PRODUCTIVITY.

Our willingness to listen to and communicate is fundamental for creating a healthy society. Even though we may hold information back with the best of intentions, that withholding limits the power of interaction. In a culture of trust, we take greater risks, enhancing creativity and innovation.

Our collective assumptions create our culture. Exploring open communication develops a culture of connection, information flow and autonomy empowering any group, team or society to function extraordinarily effectively in achieving their desired outcomes.

More about The Creation of wealth

Extraordinary Listening is designed to increase the wealth of the world. The Oxford English Dictionary says in defining wealth: “Wealth is to the spirit what health is to the physical body.” When your body is in good condition you are healthy. When you live in a spirit of learning and creativity you are wealthy. Wealth is more an attitude than a number.

Our wealth does not reside in our money or our physical resources. It does not reside in our industrial plants or even in our high-tech industries. Our knowledge base gives us the power to use all the other resources to create our lifestyle. It is an important delineation in our understanding of wealth. However, we can differentiate it further. The creation of our wealth emerges from our ability to learn! Learning and creativity allow us to create and continually re-create our knowledge base. Together learning and creativity lead to new possibilities and new solutions that improve the quality of our lives, individually and collectively.

I describe this process with the word listening. Listening as I use the term represents the full spectrum of attention. It is much more than noticing and recognizing sound and words. Listening includes the meaning that we make which informs the totality of our thought, feelings and action. I have chosen the word extraordinary to suggest listening in a way that allows us to hear subtle and significant meaning that we might ordinarily miss.

About Richard Moon

Richard Moon
Richard is the founder of the Art of Extraordinary Listening, which is dedicated to increasing the wealth of our society through the power of harmonious communication. He has authored several books and audio-programs on extraordinary performance including The Power of Extraordinary Listening, Aikido in Three Easy Lessons and The Aiki Mastery Audio CD. He has been a personal coach to CEOs in the business arena including such high tech start-ups as Cellular One, McCaw Cellular Communications, Nextel Communications and Internet Connect. In addition to personal performance coaching, he has guided strategy, leadership and team development, for executives and their teams.
Richard Moon
A skilled mediator, he has provided consultation, coaching and training to leading edge
organizations including Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Chevron Research Laboratories, Apple Computer, Tandem Computer, Motorola, Intel Corp., McCaw Cellular Communications, Monsanto, Scandinavian Air Systems, NTT, Shoretel and Hyatt Hotels.He is also renowned as an innovative Aikido Instructor holding the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt with Hombu Dojo, Aikido World Headquarters.

Richard is a senior associate with The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability. He has been involved in international peace-building, having worked in Cyprus and Bosnia under the auspices of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in association with the Fulbright Commission, the American Embassy in Cyprus, Conflict Management Group and the Harvard Negotiation Project.


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