Transitions in Life: Rediscovering Your Inner Spark an interview with Kathleen Macferran

Transitions in Life: Rediscovering Your Inner Spark – An Interview with Kathleen Macferran

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
~ Lao Tzu
How do you react to changes?
Do you let them naturally flow through your life?
Maybe you tend to resist them?
Together with Kathleen Macferran, we will talk about the impact changes have on us and how we can navigate through them with consciousness, curiosity and empathy.
This webinar is an introduction to the online course “Transitions in Life: Rediscovering Your Inner Spark” offered by Mary Mackenzie and Kathleen Macferran at the beginning of 2024.
If you would like to get to know Kathleen or the subject stirs your attention, please, join us on our interview-like webinar on the 28th of November at 18:00 CET!

Practical information

Date: 28 November 2023
Time: 18:00-19:00 CET (Berlin time)
Cost: Free
How: ONLINE on ZOOM (We will send you the link to the meeting immediately after you confirm the registration – check your Spam or OFFERS folder!)
Recording: We plan to record this event and make it available to others if the quality is satisfying. We may also use the recording for marketing and publicity across various media. If you do not wish to be recorded, switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.
Contact: If you have any questions, please, send a message to: 


The speaker

Kathleen Macferran
Kathleen Macferran is a facilitator, author, Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the owner of Strength of Connection. 

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. She is committed to co-creating a world where peace replaces violence, love replaces hate, equity replaces inequity, and all people live meaningful lives. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, and as a CNVC Assessor since 2010.  For 20 years she served as a workshop facilitator for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing and restoration inside and outside prisons through Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-oppression.
Kathleen travels internationally offering facilitation, system building and conflict transformation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. She has worked with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. 
Prior to her work with nonviolence, Kathleen spent much of her life bringing harmony to communities through music, including two decades as a classical music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school music teacher. 
Kathleen is co-author with Jared Finkelstein of Choice: A Field Guide for Navigating the Polarization of Our World and Living Interdependently. She is the author of the children’s books How Giraffes Found Their Hearts and How Giraffes Got Their Ears, and conductor for Giraffe Tales a children’s CD setting those stories to music. Kathleen is the conductor on multiple Rainier Chamber Winds classical music recordings. Her website is where her TEDx talks, books, and music can be found.

The host

Paulina Orbitowska-Fernandez
I am NVC trainer supporting families, schools, business and organizations, through workshops, lectures or individually. The way we communicate has an impact on our personal and professional relations. I support people in leveraging the quality of them so they can enjoy more honesty and empathy. I also facilitate systemic transformation through Nonviolent Communication, neurobiology, and 3d-mapping inspired by and following the teachings of Sarah Peyton being in a constant awe how much healing her work brings. The first time when I heard the words of Marshall Rosenberg „Connect before correct” I imagined how would the world look like if we could remember them more often. What I do is rooted in that dream. I have finished postgraduate studies in Leadership in Education, Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall Rosenberg and Train the Trainer of Nonviolent Communication studies, at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. I have also finished Business and Life Coaching at the School of Empathic Trainers in Warsaw. I am a mother of a teenage boy who is my source of love and wisdom.

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