John Buck

Governance Alive

John brought sociocracy to the English-speaking world beginning in 1990. He continues to enjoy encouraging the development of organic organizations that operate with a lively, multi-hearted sense of being. His international work especially includes India. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA with his wife, Ramona, an internationally certified mediator.

A former large IT project manager, John participates closely with GovernanceAlive, Sociocracy For All, Center for Dynamic Community Governance, Circle Forward, Co-Creative Solutions, and Weaver Meeting Tech. John has led many training workshops and sociocracy implementation projects. His clients include a plastics manufacturer, schools and universities, long-term care facilities, co-housing groups, NGOs, neighborhood children’s parliaments, a small European political party, restaurants, an organic farm, and software companies.