People who supported our projects

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Time for Empathy and Time for Honesty projects can happen thanks to the enthusiasts from different countries, who offer their time and resources to support spreading Nonviolent Communication all over the world.

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Meet trainers and facilitators co-creating our projects

Time for Empathy 2021:

Deborah Bellamy

Deborah Bellamy

Austria

Soft Skills Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Trainer for 20 Years. Co-Founder of Gewaltfreie Kommunikation Austria Verein (Nonviolent Communication Austria). Certified Trainer for Center for Nonviolent Communication. Assessor for CNVC since 2012, retiring in 2021. I am part of an international network of trainers certified to train others in Nonviolent Communication, a unique model of communication which enhances human connection, understanding and relationship, pertinent for use in every context of contemporary life. I dream of a world where everybody’s needs are heard and fulfilled and that ways are found peacefully to meet them.

Website: www.gewaltfrei-deborah.at

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan

USA

Miki is a practical visionary pursuing a world that works for all, based on principles and practices rooted in feminist nonviolence. She is a founding member of the Nonviolent Global Liberation community and has taught and consulted globally. She is the author of the recent The Highest Common Denominator and blogs at The Fearless Heart.

Robert Maoz Kržišnik

Robert Maoz Kržišnik

Slovenia/Israel

MSc. Psych., CNVC Certified Trainer and mediator

I have been working for over 32 years with individuals and groups as a trainer, team coach, complex meeting facilitator and a mediator in conflicts between individuals and between groups. I have been working in a rather wide spectrum of environments; from corporate to educational to NGOs to open trainings and spiritual retreats. The focus of my work has always been on creating a quality of connection and communication between individuals that enables a true collaboration and co-creation of the environment that works for all. So far I have facilitated trainings in over 30 countries around the world, including most countries in Europe, as well as the USA, the Middle East and the Far East, Australia… Besides Nonviolent Communication, I draw from approaches such as the Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation… I used to work as a psychotherapist as well, having held my private practice for 12 years.

Website: thatfield.eu

Cori Liebhart

Cori Liebhart

Austria

I got to know NVC in 2008 and since then I am on the path of constantly practicing, sharing, creating and co-creating. I work mainly in the “online-world”, offering online-communication-trainings on topics like parenthood, shame/guilt/vulnerability, small inspired steps… I also offer one-on-one compassion sessions, monthly group sessions called LAB. I create a lot of free content as “mini-inspirations” for reminding that you have all the qualities inside you need to create a life and relationships you truly want and that we are all imperfectly perfect. One of my biggest passions and learning field is facilitating conflicts with Restorative Circles and mediation a la nvc. I like to be supportive in seeing conflicts as part of being alive and as a chance to explore something beautiful and important, not as something we have to reject and be fearful of. NVC for me is peacework, knowledge and wisdom combined, a language of all senses, consciousness-training. It is a tool for me to stay on my path, be open for the challenges of life and be present in every encounter I experience. I am mother of two boys (5 and 9). Being part of the Empathic Way Europe Project fulfills many needs like co-creation, contribution, adventure, community, peace. I am on the path to CNVC certification. 

Website: www.empathiceurope.com

Pernille Plantener

Pernille Plantener

Denmark

Conflict mediator, teacher, and coach. Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication 2011, coach at PCC level in 2015, eco-therapy 2019. Pernille has studied trauma healing with Sarah Peyton and at NICABM since 2013. Originally trained in organic farming, agricultural engineering, project and process management. Pernille supports her clients to heal, leading to more choice and access to their true calling. She offers online workshops worldwide and in-person workshops in Denmark and several European countries. Pernille’s history includes leaving the prisons of an eating disorder and an abusive marriage. Today, she lives in peaceful harmony in a living community in Denmark with livestock, permaculture and workshop activities.

Website: businessbyheart.dk/en/

Pierre Vigneron

Pierre Vigneron

France

Trainer, Musician, Couples und Family Mediator, Psychotherapist. “I got to know NVC in the year 2000 at first, in the monastry of Thich Nhat Hanh in France where we train ourself in loving speech. Then I dive into practical training in the year 2014, and have done many intensive NVC schools. One in France relation NVC healing process for therapeutic purpose, two years in Germany with Robert Gonzales, a genuine and deeply experienced US trainer. For me, in my life practice I went at a point where I was stuck between my ideal from one side and the way I embodied them at that time in my spiritual longing. Then NVC have given me practical tools to really support the incarnation of my deepest values in this world. To me it mean hope, action, passion and compassion at the same time.”

Website: www.pierrevigneron.net

Frédéric Cotman

Frédéric Cotman

Belgium

Frédéric gives workshops and training courses in Nonviolent Communication and has followed several courses in NVC, Buddhist meditation, mindfulness and tantra. His passion is to integrate head, heart, body and mind into the path of spiritual growth. His strength is to create an atmosphere of trust and safety through a calm appearance, unconditional presence and attention to all needs.

Matthew Rich-Tolsma

Matthew Rich-Tolsma

Netherlands

Matthew is originally from South Africa and presently lives in the Netherlands. He has a background in education, organisational development, and the arts, and is presently a leader of PlayScapes – an innovative consultancy which uses NVC, applied theatre, and a number of other tools to support individuals, organisations, and communities in engaging in challenging conversations about paradoxical and complex social processes. Matthew has been a Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication since 2012. He is a member of the Dutch NVC Circle, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching. In addition to consulting, coaching, facilitation, and mediation, Playscapes holds regular drop-in events as well as public courses.

You can check out their work at playscapespresents.com

Ingrid Gabršček

Ingrid Gabršček

Slovenia

Nonviolent Communication “came” into my life in 2011 while I was attending a programme for therapists (transpersonal cognitive therapy). What started as an interesting method to communicate at first, became a path of Self-discovery through years. The mindset shift from Life happening to me to Life expressing through me, brought wonder and magic back into my life. Spreading it across the world, became my dream, so I started the journey to become a certified trainer. During my certification journey my first focus is conflict resolution and mediation (I am a mediator). My second focus is the discovery of our inner world with empathy and tenderness. For the last ten years, after leaving the “managing and leading” corporate world, I am passionately supporting groups that are interested in enhancing collaboration and releasing their creativity and individuals who are interested in transforming their limitations to “show up” fully in this world.

Nanne Lotzkat

Nanne Lotzkat

Germany

I am a freelance trainer and consultant accompanying people, groups and organizations to find better results, specializing in strategic questions and communication processes in organizations and businesses, working with different moderation techniques. Learning and teaching are important for me. Since leaving University as Economist (University of Hamburg), I have continued to train, perfect and broaden my experiences to get the best results in groups. I am an active participant in peer groups on Nonviolent Communication and Systemic Constellations and am sustaining transformative change projects based on U-theory (www.presencing.org). I work in English, Spanish and my native language German. I started my NVC learning in 1999 by different trainers, including the founder Marshall Rosenberg (who was the first to say: “This is how NVC works… but sometimes you choose not to use it”). So it is a powerful option that has helped me getting through difficult situations workwise and in my personal life. But mostly it leaves me with a very open heart and mind to approach challenges.

Contact: lotzkatnanne@gmail.com

Adriana Ceascai

Adriana Ceascai

Romania

Adriana is an NVC Certified Trainer with CNVC. Lives in Romania with her family. Her intention is to support people in finding their inner power, clarity and confidence in themselves and their relationships. She has focused on parenting and self-connection process.

Julianna Gorog

Julianna Gorog

Hungary

NVC has been part of Juli’s life since her childhood, thanks to her parents and some family friends. She enrolled on her active learning path in 2006 and has since attended numerous trainings. She became well-known in the Hungarian NVC community in 2017 when she decided to gather and support trainers who wanted to become internationally certified. She’s been organizing trainings and community events, translating materials into Hungarian, and has recently started to offer her own programmes, too. She especially enjoys the depth and the sensitivity of the NVC Dance Floors.

Lynn McLaughlin

Lynn McLaughlin

USA

CMP, CNVC Certification Candidate. Since participating in a couples retreat in Santa Cruz, CA, in February 2009, Lynn has remained committed to NVC. Over the years, Lynn discovered NVC to be the single most powerful spiritual and practical practice she has experienced or witnessed. This is not an overstatement! As a communicator and creative person with a background in music performance and marketing, and as a business owner in the hospitality/events industry, the powerful collaborative process language of NVC plays a critical role in all aspects of her life and business. Now as a CNVC certification candidate, Lynn hopes to bring NVC practice to others who value collaboration, inclusion, equity alongside a desire to see our society heal and prosper. Contact: lynn@expertmeetingsplus.com

Sri Ram Timilsina

Sri Ram Timilsina

Nepal

NVC Practitioner from Nepal. I work with young ambitious growth minded leaders in communities and students from schools and universities in building emotional intelligence to have better connection with themselves and to create more connected and self-motivated teams. With the mission of making NVC accessible to all and to Color Nepal with NVC, since 2009 I have been constantly helping people with NVC practice sessions, seminars, meetings and workshops in creating personal growth, empowering success and resilience in their lives.

Agnieszka Pietlicka

Agnieszka Pietlicka

Poland

Agnieszka has been involved in conscious communication for over 20 years. Her favourite topics are key differentiations, belief transformation and finding oaths. She assists individuals and teams in the process of change (culture of dialogue), also intercultural ones, regardless of the position and industry. She cooperated with the army, hotels, kindergartens, smaller organizations and corporations. He has the greatest experience in informal mediation – several times a day, between a 9- and 7,5-year-old. She knows what the crisis is. Certified CNVC Trainer, promoter of the Internal Family System, lecturer, publisher of books in the publishing house “Porozumiewajmy się”. Founder of DU sp.z o.o. and the founder of the People’s Place foundation.

Website: www.du-t.com

Annabel Lemétais

Annabel Lemétais

Spain

Annabel is passionate about practising and sharing NVC, she has been giving NVC training to people and companies since 2017. She is also a professional coach specialised in stress management and a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Her website is HappyDaystress.com. Based in Barcelona, Annabel is French and feels very happy to contribute to the Empathic Way Europe event by offering participants empathy in English, French or Spanish.

Dan Rona

Dan Rona

USA

During “Time for Empathy” event Dan offeres empathic support. He has been involved in NVC since 2005. Since then, he has facilitated workshops, mediated disputes, and offered empathic coaching services to individuals and couples. He is writing a book which shows how NVC works biologically and how we can apply these insights to bring us inner peace. His website: www.danrona.com

Joachim Berrgren

Joachim Berrgren

Sweden

I am Certified CNVC Trainer and communication consultant. I work with groups and individuals who wants to be able to communicate better and building sustainable connections in their family, with their friends, at their workplace and in the bigger community. I am offering lectures, workshops, mediation and individual training both for individuals and for organizations.

Website: www.empathiceurope.com

Magdalena Kosinska-Klaehn

Magdalena Kosinska-Klaehn

USA

NVC Certification Candidate, Empathic Coach and Mediator in training, on a journey toward Certification in Resonant Healing by Sarah Peyton. She is passionate about healing that is possible for every human being and accompanies people on their journey within. She wants to help in welcoming more warmth in the relationships, especially between parents and children. The well-being of kids is very dear to her heart. Her dream is to bring knowledge about children’s development and compassion to parents to break the cycle of a generational, punitive parenting and bring collaborative, nonviolent consciousness to the families. Happier, more aware parents lead to happier, more resilient children. She is a mum of three children – the best teachers on her journey toward nonviolent life. She created Empathically Empowered (www.facebook.com/empathicallyempowered)
– a space where you can find inspiration for learning, healing and living compassionately.

Marta Kułaga

Marta Kułaga

Poland

Marta is passionate about making the way we communicate more beneficial to all of us in personal and professional life. She is a certified trainer of Nonvilolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (CNVC) and a professional coach. She also leads two companies: Leance which helps organisations set a collaborative surroundings and a kindergarten Krasnal where children develop their interpersonal skills.

Visit her website: leance.org

Magdalena Malinowska

Magdalena Malinowska

Poland/Sweden

I am CNVC Certified Trainer supporting people in creating satisfying life and relationships (personal and professional) through individual trainings and group workshops deepening communication skills. I help in implementing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in relationships, companies and non-governmental organisations. My work is based not only on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, but also on non-formal learning methods and on Coaching for Transformation approach. I got to know Nonviolent Communication in 2010.

Website: www.empathiceurope.com

Aga Rzewuska-Paca

Aga Rzewuska-Paca

Poland

NVC trainer (since 2014), a psychologist and a coach, she works with people who want to live consciously, with schools with a heart and organizations with a soul. She is a free spirit with a great appetite for life. Seeker of meaning and life fulfillment, stemming from deep connection to her own power. She is convinced that every person has a sage inside, who knows what is best for them. Her passion is to support people in connecting to their inner sages and wisdom. She loves sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a living, embodied experience, which allows you to integrate these tools and philosophy faster in your life. Going beyond the individual perspective, she is fascinated by the interplay of the personal, the interpersonal and the systemic. Her other passion is bringing NVC into education. She offers workshops worldwide.

Website: www.empoweredliving.pl

Magdalena Sendor

Magdalena Sendor

Poland

Trainer certified by CNVC, mediator and coach. Magdalena helps to build harmonious relations, with oneself and others, in the authenticity and the respect of each one. Magdalena specializes herself in conflict resolution, organizing team meetings and circle talks based on the model of sociocracy. She works with individuals, schools, non-governmental organizations and businesses. She also teaches at Collegium Civitas, a private university in Warsaw, as part of postgraduate studies in Nonviolent Communication. Attentive to freedom and the spirit of responsibility, Magdalena is particularly interested in cooperation with democratic schools and companies that develop new management styles (teal organizations, holacracy). She lived in France for seven years, where she studied and worked. For 18 years, she has been living in a bicultural and bilingual family whose diversity and challenges give her a lot of joy and contribute to reflection. She is the author of two books (in Polish) on proximity parenting.

Sarah Dekker

Sarah Dekker

Belgium

Sarah is passionate about integrating Nonviolent Communiction (NVC) with embodied spirituality. Her workshops offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully and authentically, deeply grounded in compassion for one’s self and others. Sarah’s interest in individual and collective trauma healing has had her exploring numerous self-development and trauma healing modalities and attend various meditation retreats. Sarah is an internationally certified NVC trainer.

Website: www.compassionate-self.com

Gabriele Grunt

Gabriele Grunt

Austria

Gabriele has been working as a trainer with children and adults for more than 30 years. Born in Vienna/Austria she studied cultural anthropology and worked in international and national projects, workshops and NGOs that deal with power imbalance, racism, enemy images and restorative justice. As a CNVC Certified Trainer Gabriele mainly works in the field of education. In many long term projects in schools, universities and other educational institutions she supports people to consciously choose ways towards understanding, cooperation and peaceful conflict dialogue – and step by step to co-create structures that support partnership, mutual empowerment, new ways of leadership and inclusion in learning and working environments. As one opportunity to exchange on and to experience such learning environments she has been part of the team co-creating the Life Enriching Education Labs in Europe www.nvcineducation.org. Her website: www.echt.info

Gabriel Stille

Gabriel Stille

Sweden/Poland

Gabriel is a university teacher and a journalist, and has been learning and practising NVC for four years. During 2020, he took part in two week long courses of Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT and StoicWeek).

Ewa Panufnik

Ewa Panufnik

Poland

Empathy trainer, mediator,  ongoing seeker of life meaning, can’t stop trying to make the world a home for everybody, author of the project “Empathy Ambassadors”.  She loves being with people and Swedish archipelago.

Website: dojrzewalnia.pl

Maria Marta Suarez

Maria Marta Suarez

Argentina

I am a licentiate in English language and Applied Linguistics, and I have shared the principles of NVC at schools and language academies since I encountered NVC back in 1996. Since then, I have been supporting teachers, parents and students to transform the educational paradigm of right and wrong into one based on feedback. I developed ALL Method® – a holistic methodology to teach English and Spanish. I studied NVC with Marshall Rosenberg himself, and I have also trained with some of his disciples like Robert Gonzales, Selene Aitken, Arnina Kashtan, Miki Kashtan and Alan Said. I have studied Empathic Coaching with Francois Beausoleil and have participated in a few IITs (Intensive International Trainings) in Latin America. I have been an interpreter for Dominique Barter and Marshall Rosenberg and for different trainers in the last bilingual VIT (Virtual Intensive Training). I have facilitated NVC workshops and practice groups in Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, Spain and Perú in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Today, I live in an intentional community near Buenos Aires where NVC living and practice is part of my everyday interactions.

Contact: Mariamartasuarez@gmail.com

Ricardo Guillén

Ricardo Guillén

Sweden

I have a BSc in Sociology, and use Nonviolent Communication as a mediator in criminal cases. I’ve held lectures and study circles in NVC since 2013. I was trained by Friare Liv and completed their one-year education 2013-2014, their 2nd year programme 2015-2016, their mediation programme 2016-2017. I’ve also assisted in Friare Life’s year 1 during 2016-2017, 2nd year programme in 2017-2018, and their mediation programme 2018-2019.

Website: www.ricardoguillen.se

Richard Fulop

Richard Fulop

Hungary

Richard came across NVC in 2004 when her mother gave him Marshall’s book The Language of Life. Soon after reading it, he was learning from Eva Hava Jonai, the lady who brought NVC to Hungary by inviting Marshall to a conference in Budapest back in 1996. Richard has been sharing NVC since 2015, he is a CNVC certified trainer candidate. He enjoys being part of a trainers’ community, working together to ensure quality and integrity, and showing people that mutual understanding, deep connection and win-win solutions are indeed possible.

Tricia Martin

Tricia Martin

USA

Tricia believes connecting with ourselves, each other and the natural world is key for our well-being and a needed foundation for sustainable living. She is a conservationist with a passion for educating people about the marvels of the natural world. She spent 20 years serving in a variety of positions for The Nature Conservancy. She played a key role in building collaborative partnerships to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. She currently serves as Director of Education at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. Discovering Nonviolent Communication in 2017 was pivotal in her life and allowed her entire worldview to fall into place  her lifelong interest in conservation, culture, self-discovery, and mindfulness. Nonviolent Communication has become a touchstone for her, providing the insight, intention, and clarity to both make sense of the world, as well as be a positive change agent within it. Contact: dtmi@verizon.net

Annika Thomsson

Annika Thomsson

Sweden

CNVC Certified Trainer. Works in a youth organisation with leadership programs and runs her own company Add Empathy. Former teacher but still passionate about learning and education.

Website: addempathy.se

Libby Schanzmeyer

Libby Schanzmeyer

USA

Libby incorporates NVC into her practice as a certified Lifestyle Medicine physician, Life Design Coach, and most importantly, motherhood and daily life. She works as a board certified physician (pathologist), wife and mother to 3 busy boys. She lives in Texas/US with her family and has practiced NVC for 5 years. She also teaches physicians NVC. 20 years of meditation and yoga have also been a strong influence in her life. She is trauma informed and passionate about personal and interpersonal neurobiology as well as the wisdom of the body through somatic experiencing. She is completely inspired by the all encompassing aspects of NVC including: language, communication, thinking and influence.

Luciana Martins

Luciana Martins

Brazil

Lu is a board member of Houston NVC, has translated NVC books, articles and events, shares NVC and Mindfulness Trainings in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. She is the co-founder of Pause Lab and  is now on the path of becoming an NVC Certified trainer. She is a  Brazilian entrepreneur, language teacher, Certified Neuro Language Coach, Life Coach and MMTCP (US) Mindfulness trainer and has also been a Yoga teacher and Karma Sannyasin by the Bihar School of Yoga and Vedanta student for over 25 years. Her pursuit is to find ways to integrate the wisdom she has been fortunate to be in touch with in daily life  and share it with the world.

Lori Delaney

Lori Delaney

USA

NVC certification candidate and nonprofit executive coach. As the executive director for Tichenor Clinic for Children for over 27 years, Lori has led a team of exceptional people to deliver compassionate, respectful and supportive services. She believes that children of all abilities deserve the opportunity to reach their potential and participate in their community. Lori started practicing NVC 10 years ago. With grant and donor funding, Lori helped bring NVC training to the families at the Clinic. Children with different abilities and their families have the same universal need for empathy, connection and warmth. Whether in the work environment, in relationships, or working with children, Lori enjoys designing sessions that bring warmth, kindness, and curiosity to learning NVC. She is passionate about living with compassion and accompanying each other on this journey of healing and growth.

Kirsten Kristensen

Kirsten Kristensen

Denmark

Kirsten is a family therapist, mediator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, through which she has led Nonviolent Communication trainings in Europe, Asia and the Americas. For 25 years, Kirsten has devoted her working life to supporting others in personal development. Her passion is to contribute to the personal development and healing that enables people to move closer to conflicts and to grow the relational competencies that support social change work. She enjoys working with body, mind and energy consciousness that leads to connection beyond words. People who experience Kirsten’s training and facilitation often express enjoyment of how she models what she teaches with a drizzle of humor. 

Website: www.kirstenkristensen.com

Liv Larsson

Liv Larsson

Sweden

Liv is a mediator and an NVC certified Trainer with CNVC. She lives in Sweden and is the author of 20 books on communication both for adults and children. Leads training all over the world. She has been working as trainer, leading seminars on communication, mediation and how to deal with strong emotions and since 1992. Her books are translated to many different languages. Liv is the mother of Neo. She loves to be in the nature, exercising, doing yoga, writing and enjoying life.

Websites: livlarsson.com and www.friareliv.com

Paulina Orbitowska-Fernandez

Paulina Orbitowska-Fernandez

Poland

I am CNVC Certified Trainer. I work with children, parents, teachers, business and organizations supporting them through workshops, lectures or individually. I used to work at the university and in schools in Mexico City and Warsaw (Poland). I am graduated in Political Science from the University of Szczecin, Poland. Granted a scholarship to study at the University of Salamanca, Spain, I have finished postgraduated studies in Leadership in Education and Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall Rosenberg and Train the Trainer of Nonviolent Communication studies, at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Finished Business and Life Coaching at the School of Empathic Trainers in Warsaw. I have attended course given by Sarah Peyton “Facilitating systemic transformation through Nonviolent Communication, neurobiology, and 3d-mapping”. Privately, I am a mother of a teenage boy who is my source of love and wisdom. 

Website: www.empathiceurope.com

Sarah Peyton

Sarah Peyton

USA

Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, neuroscience educator, and constellation facilitator. Integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal emotional trauma, increase resilience, and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches internationally, and is the author of Resonance series: Your Resonant Self, the YRS Workbook (May 2021), and Affirmations for Turbulent Times (Sept. 2021).

Find her ongoing work online at www.sarahpeyton.com.

Annett Zupke

Annett Zupke

Germany

Annett is a CNVC Certified Trainer for Nonviolent Communication with a passion for reclaiming vulnerability and fully expressing it, huge curiosity around conflict and how to move the energy of conflict into deeper connections based on mutual understanding. In Germany, she has done some pioneer work in using Restorative Justice in cases of severe violence. One inspiring document of her contribution can be seen in the award winning documentary “The worst thing” by Desireena Almoradie where a U.S. American Woman, whose brother had been killed by a group of German terrorists,  comes to Germany to seek dialogue with former members of this group.

Website: http://annett-zupke.de/

Nicholas Burnand

Nicholas Burnand

Belgium

Nicholas is a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and therapeutic coach. Nic was born in South Africa, and currently lives in Belgium. He has travelled the world, exploring different inner transformation, meditation and communication practices. His passion is creating safe spaces to support people through deeply transformative inner journeys. He combines inner parts processes and mindfulness with NVC to form a powerful trio that support inner healing and personal growth.

Website: www.compassionate-self.com

Janne Hanoun Ellenberger

Janne Hanoun Ellenberger

Germany

For years I have been active as a health practicioner and workshop facilitator. Using the wisdom of Nonviolent Communication, Body work, Circle Work, Trauma Knowledge, Homoeopathy and others: My purpose is to bring healing and connection where relationships have been disrupted – relationship to self, others or earth. Since one year I am a mother, too which still fills me with the deepest wonder.

Website: www.gluecklicherleben.org

Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi

Austria/Finland

My NVC path started in 2003 and like for many other NVC practitioners my life has changed since then in a profound way. My passion is counseling and working with groups, couples and individuals. I’m a CNVC Certified Trainer and an active member of the Austrian NVC network. I have two meanwhile adult children and I have Finnish roots.

Website: www.gewaltfrei.at/profile/paularossi

Franka Insinger

Franka Insinger

Netherlands

NVC is the engine that radically transformed my relationship with myself and others. It has brought me self-confidence, assertiveness, community and a sense of belonging.

Website: livingNVC.com

Kristian Klett

Kristian Klett

Germany

NVC has changed pretty much everything in my life. For one, it has brought a personal ‘war of the roses’ to a peaceful conclusion. It has also dramatically improved my relationship with my young daughter.

Website: livingNVC.com

Joanna Kawka

Joanna Kawka

Poland

Translator and interpreter, a philosopher by education and passion.  NVC appeared in my life 6 years ago, when I became a mother. I fell in love with its simplicity and universality. It opened for me a whole new world, it gave me new tools to understand the Other and stay with them in contact full of authenticity. I have attended a two-year course – where I took part in a number of workshops with certified NVC trainers – and I became a trainer of empathic communication, hoping for starting the certification path in the near future. Two years ago I got my diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.

Michaela Östberg

Michaela Östberg

Sweden

Elke Haggerty

Elke Haggerty

Canada

Elke Haggerty, LL.M., MBA, CNVC Certification Candidate.  Fascinated with communication, Elke has studied facilitation, interest-based negotiation, mediation, and organizational behaviour.  When she learned of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2015, it resonated immediately.  Elke, who has four children, is passionate about supporting children by supporting parents and teachers and also strongly believes in NVC as a tool for organizational transformation.  “We can share our messages in ways that are easier for others to hear and that invite others to shift.  We can listen, even to difficult-to-hear messages, to hear what is most important.  As we build connection, the indirect result is more influence (in a collaborative, power-with manner).”  Her vision is to “Create Change, One Conversation at a Time.” Website: www.process-works.cahttps://www.facebook.com/albertanvc

Violaine Felten

Violaine Felten

Violaine Felten discovered NVC when searching for a different way to parent in 2016 and immediately reconnected to hope and a sense of personal agency upon reading Marshall´s book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”. She has been learning and practicing it since, as well as sharing it with others in Spanish, both in Bolivia where she has lived for 15 years and online. She enjoys witnessing others reconnect with their natural compassion and personal power through the practice of NVC and dreams of creating a better world together.

Websites: https://www.facebook.com/ConceptoJirafahttps://conceptojirafa.podbean.com/

Kay Rung

Kay Rung

Sweden

Empathytrainer & Publisher. Kay has been working with Nonviolent Communication since 1997. He has developed a specific pedagogical model to teach mediation with NVC as an approach. He is in charge of Friare Liv longer training programs. He is interested in creating maps for navigating conflicts with more ease. Lately he works in organisations with strategic human recourse ideas that can be translated into practices. 

Websites:
www.friareliv.se (Swedish)
www.friareliv.com (English)
Aneta Stępień-Proszewska

Aneta Stępień-Proszewska

Poland

As an Empathy Ambassador, empathic communication trainer, PCC ICF coach and mediator I support people in building and healing relationships with themselves and others. I integrate deep listening, resonant empathy, NVC and relational neuroscience into my work. Supporting women and men on the way to free themselves from fear, shame, limiting beliefs and behavior patterns I help them discover full personal potential, reach for the sources of inner power and undergo deep personal transformations. I am interested in human motivations and entanglements. I believe that we make sense whatever we do. I hold women’s circles, empathy circles and restorative circles. I get inspiration from a shamanic path.

Marta Jankowska

Marta Jankowska

Poland

Marta aka Happiness Fairy is a master of creating a safe, warm and joyful atmosphere.

Traveler, Facilitator, and Authentic Relating Trainer. Often describes herself as a bridge connecting people and ideas.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_happiness_fairy/

Time for Empathy 2020:

Özge Altınkaya Erkök

Özge Altınkaya Erkök

Turkey/UK

I was born and grew up in İstanbul, Turkey. After completing my higher studies in Art History and Museum Studies subsequently, I worked in museums and taught at a university for 12 years. Meeting with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2013 was a tremendous turning point in my personal life. It helped me not only in restoring my broken relationship with myself in a sustainable, deep way but also offered me the perspective and practices I need for building up fulfilling, compassionate, honest and choiceful relationships with others and life. While continuing my practices in Arts&Heritage field, I also deepened my NVC knowledge and consciousness by joining various NVC trainings, practices and communities. In 2016, I started offering one-to-one coaching sessions, workshops for individuals and groups, and organizing international workshops for other trainers. Relocating to London in 2019, I continue my practices here in London, in Istanbul and also on various online platforms. I am particularly passionate about the transformative potentials and practices of NVC in social change, community building and conflict resolution.

Sylvie Hörning

Sylvie Hörning

Switzerland

Hello, my name is Sylvie Hörning. After having grown up in Latin America and Switzerland I studied law in Zurich. Thereafter we moved to the US, Brazil and back to Switzerland. Learning new languages and communicating with people has always fascinated me. When I first met Marshall Rosenberg in 2006 I was equally fascinated by his approach to communication from heart to heart, where empathy for the other AND for myself is a key element. I had heard of offering empathy to others, but the concept of offering it to myself was NEW and EXCITING. Since then I have become a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and offer workshops, seminars for groups and individuals. The fields I mostly work in are education, family matters and parenting. And as I evolve in life, it is clear to me that at the core of any communication are individuals who want to be heard and express themselves with honesty. I started practicing NVC at home with my husband and three children. It wasn’t always easy and it never worked when I had the subtlest hidden agenda to make them do what I wanted! When I made the conscious decision to talk about my needs and hear what their needs were something shifted. We could connect at the heart level. As I am so inspired by that way of having human interactions I enjoy passing it on and accompanying people on their own path of discovery.

Kris Klett

Kris Klett

Germany

Kris got in contact with the work of Marshall Rosenberg in 2017 and caught immediately fire and dived fully into it. In 2018 he finished the NVC trainers training with Klaus Karstädt.  In 2019 he dwelled deeper into the work of compassion with teachers like of Robert Gonzales and Kelly Bryson. Now he is giving NVC workshops and organizes NVC practice groups and does individual NVC counselling.

Website: sprachedesfriedens.de

Cori Liebhart

Cori Liebhart

Austria

I got to know NVC in 2008 and since then I am on the path of constantly practicing, sharing, creating and co-creating. I work mainly in the “online-world”, offering online-communication-trainings on topics like parenthood, shame/guilt/vulnerability, small inspired steps… I also offer one-on-one compassion sessions, monthly group sessions called LAB. I create a lot of free content as “mini-inspirations” for reminding that you have all the qualities inside you need to create a life and relationships you truly want and that we are all imperfectly perfect. One of my biggest passions and learning field is facilitating conflicts with Restorative Circles and mediation a la nvc. I like to be supportive in seeing conflicts as part of being alive and as a chance to explore something beautiful and important, not as something we have to reject and be fearful of. NVC for me is peacework, knowledge and wisdom combined, a language of all senses, consciousness-training. It is a tool for me to stay on my path, be open for the challenges of life and be present in every encounter I experience. I am mother of two boys (5 and 9). Being part of the Empathic Way Europe Project fulfills many needs like co-creation, contribution, adventure, community, peace. I am on the path to CNVC certification. Website: alltagsinspirationen.at and coriliebhart.com

Marjeta Novak

Marjeta Novak

Slovenia

Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication; rite-of-passage guide; and group process facilitator. She lives in Slovenia and works internationally. More: www.humus.si/en

Kay Rung

Kay Rung

Sweden

Empathytrainer & Publisher. Kay works with mediation and is teaching NVC for the last 22 years. He also runs a publishing house for NVC books.
Websites:
www.friareliv.se (Swedish)
Magdalena Sendor

Magdalena Sendor

Poland

Trainer certified by CNVC.org, NVC mediator and coach. Magdalena has been running her own company for 11 years. Since 2008, in both personal and professional life, she has been building relationships and offering training services acting upon the Nonviolent Communication’s assumptions. Leading training, mediation and coaching she looks with her clients for a unique sense of being in harmony with himself/herself and others, sensing self-authenticity and concern for others. She works with individuals as well as educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and companies. She gives much of her curiosity and attention to the subject of education and work in a sense of freedom and responsibility. Website: strefaporozumienia.pl

Jane Zawadowski

Jane Zawadowski

USA

Jane is on the path to certified NVC trainer. She has studied with Hema Pokharna, Leslie Ritter-Jenkins, John Kinyon, Miki Kashtan, Jack Lehman, and Robert Gonzales. Jane has taught her understandings of NVC in China and the U.S. and has attended 30 days of trainings and experienced hundreds of hours leading and participating in practice groups since 2011. Jane works with individuals, couples and groups sharing her understanding of the consciousness and practices of Nonviolent Communication. Jane has been a practitioner of yoga since 2001, after a panic attack and a search for grounding. Jane is a certified yoga teacher in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Jane also finds inspiration and wisdom from her practices of being a mother of 3 teenage children, meditation, dance, international worldview (speaking Chinese, German and Polish, as well as deep connection with those 3 countries) and gardening. Website: https://janefreedomwithin.wixsite.com/mysite

Joachim Berrgren

Joachim Berrgren

Sweden

I am Certified CNVC Trainer and communication consultant. I work with groups and individuals who wants to be able to communicate better and building sustainable connections in their family, with their friends, at their workplace and in the bigger community. I am offering lectures, workshops, mediation and individual training both for individuals and for organizations.

Website: www.jberggren.se
E-mail address: joachim@jberggren.se

Janne Ellenberger

Janne Ellenberger

Germany

Born 1980 I have highly been influenced by two wars: The second world war, that had taken my grandfathers away and the cold war that brought tangible fear to the population of Germany where I grew up. Since I was a small child I was wondering about questions of peace and war. In my first professional training as a health practitioner I learned empathy. Later I became an NVC trainer to share the thing that has so profoundly influenced my personal, professional and political life. Just 10 weeks ago I became a mother and I claim that it was due to empathy that this dream could come true. Website: www.gluecklicherleben.org

Zofia Kępińska

Zofia Kępińska

Portugal/Poland

I’m trainer of empathic communication based on NVC (Nonviolent Communication). I discovered NVC in 2014 and since that moment I have been learning, sharing and living NVC. In 2019 I finished Intensive Basic Course of NVC, organised by Akademia NVC. I was also participating in few workshops and projects, and I’m still learning :). What fascinates me is the trasformational power of Nonviolent Communication. Change is possible when we are opening our hearts, when we are ready to truly see and hear other human beings, when we are ready to give our empathic presence – both for other people and for ourselves. I support people, through individual trainings and group workshops, in the process of creating authentic relationships . The fields I mostly work in are parenting, family matters and relationship with self. I work in Polish and English language, mainly in Portugal and Poland.

Kirsten Kristensen

Kirsten Kristensen

Denmark

Kirsten is a family therapist, mediator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, through which she has led Nonviolent Communication trainings in Europe, Asia and the Americas. For 25 years, Kirsten has devoted her working life to supporting others in personal development. Her passion is to contribute to the personal development and healing that enables people to move closer to conflicts and to grow the relational competencies that support social change work. She enjoys working with body, mind and energy consciousness that leads to connection beyond words. People who experience Kirsten’s training and facilitation often express enjoyment of how she models what she teaches with a drizzle of humor. 
Website: www.kirstenkristensen.com

Magdalena Malinowska

Magdalena Malinowska

Poland

I am  CNVC Certified Trainer supporting people in creating satisfying life and relationships (personal and professional) through individual trainings and group workshops deepening communication skills. I help in implementing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in relationships, companies and non-governmental organisations. My work is based not only on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, but also on non-formal learning methods and on Coaching for Transformation approach. I got to know Nonviolent Communication in 2010. 

Jimmy Österholm

Jimmy Österholm

Sweden

I have been working with groups and individuals since 1990. Mainly Experience based training. NVC has been there since then, giving me guidance. Now seeing internet as a more climate friendly and efficient way to see and work with more people. www.facebook.com/jimmysteamcenter/

Aga Rzewuska-Paca

Aga Rzewuska-Paca

Poland

NVC trainer (since 2014), a psychologist and a coach, she works with people who want to live consciously, with schools with a heart and organizations with a soul. She is a free spirit with a great appetite for life. Seeker of meaning and life fulfillment, stemming from deep connection to her own power. She is convinced that every person has a sage inside, who knows what is best for them. Her passion is to support people in connecting to their inner sages and wisdom. She loves sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a living, embodied experience, which allows you to integrate these tools and philosophy faster in your life. Going beyond the individual perspective, she is fascinated by the interplay of the personal, the interpersonal and the systemic. Her other passion is bringing NVC into education. She offers workshops worldwide. Website: www.empoweredliving.pl

Pierre Vigneron

Pierre Vigneron

France

Trainer, Musician, Couples und Family Mediator, Psychotherapist. “I got to know NVC in the year 2000 at first, in the monastry of Thich Nhat Hanh in France where we train ourself in loving speech. Then I dive into practical training in the year 2014, and have done many intensive NVC schools. One in France relation NVC healing process for therapeutic purpose, two years in Germany with Robert Gonzales, a genuine and deeply experienced US trainer. For me, in my life practice I went at a point where I was stuck between my ideal from one side and the way I embodied them at that time in my spiritual longing. Then NVC have given me practical tools to really support the incarnation of my deepest values in this world. To me it mean hope, action, passion and compassion at the same time.”

Website: www.pierrevigneron.net

Richard Broadbent

Richard Broadbent

UK

Richard has worked with people all his life in a broad range of management and leadership roles, often under intense or challenging circumstances. The depth and breadth of his experience is matched by his unwavering commitment to inner life. He offers an empathic, insightful presence which draws out and supports what truly matters in any situation. Richard’s spiritual life has been an important part of his work teaching and developing NVC and he continues to support groups and individuals seeking a spiritual path. Ten years ago, he and his partner Jill set up The Centre for Compassionate Communication: 
www.compassionatecommunication.co.uk
  
to offer regular workshops, practice groups and one-to-one support in NVC. Richard is an alumni of The Living School for Christian Contemplation.

Ricardo Guillén

Ricardo Guillén

Sweden

I have a BSc in Sociology, and use Nonviolent Communication as a mediator in criminal cases. I’ve held lectures and study circles in NVC since 2013. I was trained by Friare Liv and completed their one-year education 2013-2014, their 2nd year programme 2015-2016, their mediation programme 2016-2017. I’ve also assisted in Friare Life’s year 1 during 2016-2017, 2nd year programme in 2017-2018, and their mediation programme 2018-2019.

Website: www.ricardoguillen.se

Beata Kosiacka

Beata Kosiacka

Poland

CNVC trainer, life-coach. I am fascinated by personal growth and supporting others in striving for a fulfilled life based on important needs and goals. I believe that every change begins inside. I got to know Nonviolent Communication in 2008 and since then I have been trying to put into practice the theory I have learned. Watching myself, my family and the participants of my workshops, I see these tiny steps that change our way of thinking, focus on seeing the needs behind each action, make a difference. Above all, they allow us to regain a sense of freedom of choice, they help us to build honest relationships based on mutual trust and respect. I see how presence without judgment can be a great gift to another person. My favourite topic is work related to shame and courage. I work with individuals and teams combining creative thinking, empathic communication, coaching and mediation. My mission is to free people from patterns and stereotypes in order to build relationships based on authenticity and trust. I live with my family in Warsaw. I run workshops all over Poland, I also work online.

Website: babskadzungla.pl/

Liv Larsson

Liv Larsson

Sweden

Liv is a mediator and a NVC certified Trainer with CNVC. She lives in Sweden and is the author of 20 books on communication both for adults and children. Leads training all over the world. She has been working as trainer, leading seminars on communication, mediation and how to deal with strong emotions and since 1992. Her books are translated to many different languages. Liv is the mother of Neo (15). She loves to be in the nature, exercising, doing yoga, writing and enjoying life. Websites: livlarsson.com and www.friareliv.com

Stijn De Neve

Stijn De Neve

Belgium

I have worked with children in different settings for over 16 years (childcare, democratic education, camps, …). In 2009 I discovered Nonviolent Communication and started teaching NVC in 2018. In 2010, I co-founded Sudbury School Ghent. Now I organize camps for kids and I am busy founding a new democratic school called Orvita, which will incorporate the values of Nonviolent Communication. I am qualified in Family Studies, Play Therapy, and offer counseling for kids, parents and families. Website: www.childintrust.org

Paulina Orbitowska-Fernandez

Paulina Orbitowska-Fernandez

Poland

I work with children, parents, teachers, business and organizations supporting them through workshops, lectures or individually. I used to work at the university and in schools in Mexico City and Warsaw (Poland). I am graduated in Political Science from the University of Szczecin, Poland. Granted a scholarship to study at the University of Salamanca, Spain, I have finished postgraduated studies in Leadership in Education and Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall Rosenberg and Train the Trainer of Nonviolent Communication studies, at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Finished Business and Life Coaching at the School of Empathic Trainers in Warsaw. I have attended course given by Sarah Peyton “Facilitating systemic transformation through Nonviolent Communication, neurobiology, and 3d-mapping”. Privately, I am a mother of a teenage boy who is my source of love and wisdom. Since March 2020 I am recommended for the certification by CNVC.

Adelheid Schmidt

Adelheid Schmidt

Germany

I love my job. And I love people. In my work I bring my heart and brain together. And I activate the same in my clients. I accompany my client in this process and I am grateful for the intensive moments of clarification, understanding and development.
I have developed my „brain” in school, during music and psychology studies (with a focus on work and organizational psychology), while working as a manager in a medium-sized company, during my various training courses to become a communication trainer, coach, wingwave coach, stress management consultant, trauma therapist, among others.
My „heart” grew above all in the security of my family, through my 3 children, my friends and through the encounter already 15 year ago with NVC process created by Marshall B. Rosenberg. At that moment I started to become aware of my inner attitude. Since then I have been working actively and regularly on my own growth and ways to pass this knowledge through my seminars and coaching sessions and all that with full of joy.
My professional education is: certified psychologist (1987), NVC trainer, mediator and moderator (2006), NVC coach (2010), wingwave coach (2011), moderator for Systemic Consensing (2013), trauma therapist (2018).
My working experience is: manager in a medium-sized company until 2002 and since 2004 as freelancer (consultant, trainer, coach, therapist), with own psychological praxis in Ulm, Germany since 2012. My main focus is NVC and Systemic Consensing. More about me: https://www.schmidt-consult.org

Lukas Zillmer

Lukas Zillmer

The Netherlands

Lukas helps people be free from difficult emotions that are holding them back, so that they can lead their lives with more confidence and compassion. He has been trained in Nonviolent Communication, Transformational Coaching and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/zilluk

Time for Honesty 2019 (alphabetical order):

Joanna Berendt

Joanna Berendt

Poland

Coach, NVC certified trainer and NVC mediator. Credentialled by International Coach Federation, has over 1700 hours of experience. Works with leaders, teams and individuals. Since 2009 practicing Nonviolent Communication. Board Member of Foundation „Equante Fundacja Nowych Możliwości”. Specialized in unfolding human potential, building common understanding, improving communication and strengthening collaboration and supporting conflict resolution. As a mediator, she works with business and non-profit organizations, also with family-related situations. She is an author of books and publications that are inspired by coaching and NVC. She has initiated Postgraduated Studies in Nonviolent Communication in Poland.

Ondine Delavelle

Ondine Delavelle

Austria/France

I come from France and I live in Vienna since more than 10 years. I discovered NVC about 5 years ago which made place for more gratitude in my life, and for an awareness of our choices: whether we interpret bad intentions in others’ actions, or we seek to understand them, and find a common path. It has also impacted my way of being a mother. I attended several introduction and deepening trainings, a mentoring program and an international intensive training in Birmingham, I am participating to a practice peer group, and I host a practice group since one year. I aim to embody NVC in my daily life, which is everything but easy, however gaining awareness and deeper connections is worth the journey.

Ricardo Guillén

Ricardo Guillén

Sweden

I have a BSc in Sociology, and use Nonviolent Communication as a mediator in criminal cases. I’ve held lectures and study circles in NVC since 2013. I was trained by Friare Liv and completed their one-year education 2013-2014, their 2nd year programme 2015-2016, their mediation programme 2016-2017. I’ve also assisted in Friare Life’s year 1 during 2016-2017, 2nd year programme in 2017-2018, and will assist their mediation programme 2018-2019.

Website: www.ricardoguillen.se

Beata Kosiacka

Beata Kosiacka

Poland

CNVC trainer, life-coach. I am fascinated by personal growth and supporting others in striving for a fulfilled life based on important needs and goals. I believe that every change begins inside. I got to know Nonviolent Communication in 2008 and since then I have been trying to put into practice the theory I have learned. Watching myself, my family and the participants of my workshops, I see these tiny steps that change our way of thinking, focus on seeing the needs behind each action, make a difference. Above all, they allow us to regain a sense of freedom of choice, they help us to build honest relationships based on mutual trust and respect. I see how presence without judgment can be a great gift to another person. My favourite topic is work related to shame and courage. I work with individuals and teams combining creative thinking, empathic communication, coaching and mediation. My mission is to free people from patterns and stereotypes in order to build relationships based on authenticity and trust. I live with my family in Warsaw. I run workshops all over Poland, I also work online.

Website: babskadzungla.pl/

Ewa Tyralik-Kulpa

Ewa Tyralik-Kulpa

Poland

I am a trainer of emphatic communication with seven years of experience. I work at the School for Trainers of Communication Based on Empathy (Szkoła Trenerów Komunikacji Opartej na Empatii) and co-run a project called “Ripening Leaders” (Dojrzewalnia Liderek). I conduct trainings of emphatic communication and conflict management in organisations, and work with individuals. I am also a blogger and the co-author of an educational project about money entitled “I am rich” (JestemBogata.pl) in which I encourage sensitive/vulnerable people to invite money in their lives and match it with their values. I help people make money without guilt and shame, and efficiently take care of it. Before my life as a trainer, I worked in a multinational publishing house. As the Publishing Director I was responsible for the financial result for three titles, and I co-ran a PR-agency. I am the author of the book “What’s Eating Eva? How to understand each other”, and am currently working on a new one: “What About This Money? How to have an open heart and mind for money”.

Pierre Vigneron

Pierre Vigneron

France

Trainer, Musician, Couples und Family Mediator, Psychotherapist. “I got to know NVC in the year 2000 at first, in the monastry of Thich Nhat Hanh in France where we train ourself in loving speech. Then I dive into practical training in the year 2014, and have done many intensive NVC schools. One in France relation NVC healing process for therapeutic purpose, two years in Germany with Robert Gonzales, a genuine and deeply experienced US trainer. For me, in my life practice I went at a point where I was stuck between my ideal from one side and the way I embodied them at that time in my spiritual longing. Then NVC have given me practical tools to really support the incarnation of my deepest values in this world. To me it mean hope, action, passion and compassion at the same time.”

Website: www.pierrevigneron.net

Joachim Berrgren

Joachim Berrgren

Sweden

I am Certified CNVC Trainer and communication consultant. I work with groups and individuals who wants to be able to communicate better and building sustainable connections in their family, with their friends, at their workplace and in the bigger community. I am offering lectures, workshops, mediation and individual training both for individuals and for organizations.

Website: www.jberggren.se
E-mail address: joachim@jberggren.se

Marlene Edlmayr

Marlene Edlmayr

Austria

NVC to me is warmth, it means connecting with my inner truth and with others. To me it means courage and movement and by all means it is not that easy sometimes linked with old patterns and habits. But what struck me most from the beginning is a feeling of returning to my natural instruction as a human being. As an attitude within collaborative work I am amazed what kind of relationships can grow by this accepting and reflected way of communication and how it affects the spirit and the outcome of the collaboration.

Learn more about Marlene and her Festival-Project: http://www.partycipation.at/

Sylvie Hörning

Sylvie Hörning

Switzerland

Hello my name is Sylvie Hörning. After having grown up in South America and Switzerland I studied law in Zurich. Thereafter we moved to the US, Brazil and back to Switzerland. Learning new languages and communicating with people has always fascinated me.
When I first met Marshall Rosenberg in 2006 I was equally fascinated by his approach to communication from heart to heart, where empathy for the other AND for myself is a key element. I had heard of offering empathy to others, but the concept of offering it to myself was NEW and EXCITING. Since then I have become a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and offer workshops, seminars for groups and individuals. The fields I mostly work in are education, family matters and parenting. And as I evolve in life, it is clear to me that at the core of any communication are individuals who want to be heard and express themselves with honesty. I started practicing NVC at home with my husband and three children. It wasn’t always easy and it never worked when I had the subtlest hidden agenda to make them do what I wanted! When I made the conscious decision to talk about my needs and hear what their needs were something shifted. We could connect at the heart level. I am so inspired by that way of having human interactions that I enjoy passing it on and accompanying people on their own path of discovery.

Marta Kułaga

Marta Kułaga

Poland

Marta is passionate about making the way we communicate more beneficial to all of us in personal and professional life. She is a certified trainer of Nonvilolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg (CNVC) and a professional coach. She also leads two companies: Leance which helps organisations set a collaborative surroundings and a kindergarten Krasnal where children develop their interpersonal skills.

Visit her website: leance.org

Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi

Austria/Finland

I’m passionate about the transformational power of nonviolence and communication. The magic happens when we allow ourselves to be seen and have the capacity to be in empathic presence with other people and especially within ourselves. It is an enriching and empowering  experience to feel the human connection. The guiding question for the practice could be: „When there is no violence in our heart, what kind of connection is possible?“

I work part-time as technical expert in an agile team in telecommunications sector. My second profession is to share NVC with groups and individuals. I’m a certified trainer for adult education and life consultant in training. The best teachers in my life have been my two meanwhile adult children.

More about Paula and her work: www.cnvc.org/profile/3134 & www.gewaltfrei.at/profile/paularossi

Adriana Ceascai

Adriana Ceascai

Romania

A Romanian candidate for certification with CNVC and member of Romanian Association of NVC, has found NVC around 7 years ago as a parenting training and then went to many general focused NVC trainings including 2 IITs and integrated as much as possible the principles of NVC in her life. 3 years ago she started sharing NVC in her country, focused on self-connection as she sees this is the part that made a shift within herself to be able to transform her outer relationships.

Gabriele Grunt

Gabriele Grunt

Austria

Cultural anthropologist and certified CNVC trainer, has been working as a trainer with children and adults in various fields for almost 30 years. Born in Vienna/Austria she worked in international and national projects, workshops and NGOs that deal with power imbalance, racism, enemy images and restorative justice. As a CNVC certified trainer Gabriele Grunt enjoys exploring different ways of reaching people, learning and working together – focusing not only on individual learning but on how to enable each of us to transform the structures we live in and that do not serve us towards lived partnership, shared power, new ways of leadership and a more satisfying quality of connection.

More about Gabriele and her work: www.echt.info
Stay connected: gabriele@echt.info

Lis O’Kelly

Lis O’Kelly

Spain / UK

UK based mother of 4 sons and grandmother of 4 adorable grandchildren. I am a lover of life, our natural world, art, singing, Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Most recently I am learning about restorative systems. I love to connect with others and to learn. I facilitate an art group for children and adults where through art we explore NVC principles. Together with Nicole Schindler, I am part of ‘NVChicas’, a project which aims to bring ’12 characters in Search of an apocalypse’ to communities in Spain.

Kersten Kloser-Pitcher

Kersten Kloser-Pitcher

Austria

A certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication based in Vienna, actively living (she has two kids + 1 husband!!) and bringing NVC to the world. As initiator and founder of the Platform “Gesprächskultur” – Training and Hosting Nonviolent Communication www.gespraechskultur.org she offers and opens various spaces to learn and grow NVC counciouseness, skills and communites, from large Festivals, Trainings Seminars, to small Workshops and practise groups. Whenever possible, she finds ways to balance her family und work-life with dance, art, garden and music.

Gina Lawrie

UK

Gina Lawrie has decades of experience as a consultant, coach and trainer in both personal and organisational development. She applies NVC to facilitation, mediation and organisation change as well as life. Gina is appreciated for her combination of clarity and depth. She may be best known for co-creating the NVC Dance Floors, an innovative way of learning and practicing NVC, with Bridget Belgrave.  Based in the south of England, Gina works internationally, introduced NVC to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand and regularly trains on International Intensive Trainings on behalf of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). She is an experienced assessor for certification with CNVC now working with the English Speaking European Assessor Team.

More about Gina and her work here: www.ginalawrie.co.uk.

Nicole Schindler

Nicole Schindler

Spain

Exiled from Chile at age 3, I have lived, studied and worked in Bulgaria, France, Germany, UK and Spain, learning to cope with change and resilience. After an extensive experience in arts and business, 10 years ago, I started to focus on education and awareness studying Active Education and Nonviolent Communication. Currently, I share NVC with groups in different languages, in the Malaga province, mainly to parents, teachers and children. My passions are my family, nature, community, healthy living, piano, singing and neuroscience. I love supporting people in their journey into transformation, wholeness, creativity and self love.

E-mail address: cnv.nicole@gmail.com

Time for Empathy 2018:

Joachim Berrgren

Joachim Berrgren

Sweden

I am Certified CNVC Trainer and communication consultant. I work with groups and individuals who wants to be able to communicate better and building sustainable connections in their family, with their friends, at their workplace and in the bigger community. I am offering lectures, workshops, mediation and individual training both for individuals and for organizations.

Website: www.jberggren.se
E-mail address: joachim@jberggren.se

Kathleen De Laet

Kathleen De Laet

Belgium

Hi, I am Kathleen De Laet, I have got to know NVC in 2007 and started spreading the news also in 2007 :). I am on my path towards certification. I love dancing 5 rythms, swimming, watching movies about human dynamics, reading everything from Isabel Allende and more authors who, for me, capture the humanity in all of us. I also love learning languages!

Website: delotus.co

Melanie Herbst

Melanie Herbst

Germany

I am a trainer in conscious communication and I have offered workshops, coaching and mediation based on Nonviolent Communication for three years. Depth in contact between humans is one of my passions – via verbal communication as well as through touch and massage. I use my skills to help people release their stressful thoughts or stress in their bodies, which is often interlinked with each other in my experience.

Website: erfuelltleben.wordpress.com

Pernille Plantener

Pernille Plantener

Denmark

Consultant, trainer and coach. Works with companies, families and individual clients. Has taught courses in Europe, India and USA on communication, coaching and business development. Extensive experience with project work and facilitating change for NGOs and non-profits as well as for-profits. Trained in organic farming and agricultural engineering. Further training in project management and process consultancy. Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication 2011, Certified Coach at PCC Level in 2015, 2014 Mentor. Training in Interpersonal Neurobiology XNUMX-XNUMX.

Website: businessbyheart.dk/en/

Diana Dugulan

Diana Dugulan

Romanian living in Italy

Imperfect and yet, lovable human being, mother of two kids, a trainer in process of certification with the Center for Nonviolent Communication in the US (CNVC), learning, teaching and living NVC since 2013, offering training and coaching mainly in Italy and Netherlands.

Website: http://meaningfulnetwork.com/about/

Cori Liebhart

Cori Liebhart

Austria

Hey, my name is Cori. I am mother of two boys (5 and 9), peace- and conflict-researcher, singer-songwriter and soulpreneur. I am deeply into NVC since 2008.
I work mainly Online, offering Online-Communication-Trainings, One on One-Compassion.Sessions and free weekly “miniinspirations” for reminding that you have all the qualities inside you needed to create a life and relationships you truly want and that we are all imperfectly perfect.

Website: https://alltagsinspirationen.at

Kay Rung

Kay Rung

Sweden

Empathytrainer & Publisher. Kay Rung works with mediation and theaching NVC for the last 20 years. He also runs a publishing house for NVC books.
Websites:
www.friareliv.se (Swedish)
Ricardo Guillén

Ricardo Guillén

Sweden

I have a BSc in Sociology, and use Nonviolent Communication as a mediator in criminal cases. I’ve held lectures and study circles in NVC since 2013. I was trained by Friare Liv and completed their one-year education 2013-2014, their 2nd year programme 2015-2016, their mediation programme 2016-2017. I’ve also assisted in Friare Life’s year 1 during 2016-2017, 2nd year programme in 2017-2018, and will assist their mediation programme 2018-2019.

Website: www.ricardoguillen.se

Dorota Ostrożańska

Dorota Ostrożańska

Poland

Business coach, personal development and Empathy based Communication trainer, mentor, master RMP®, RSMP®, finalist awarded in the 6th edition of the Polish National Sales Awards 2014 in the category Sales Trainer. Biologist, ecologist, social worker and one of 11 initiators of the project “100th Anniversary of Women” in North-East Poland.
A woman with high curiosity about the world, constantly expanding her horizons, professing the concept of Lifelong Learning.
She has been working with NVC since 2011, spreading this method in corporate, educational and development environments. Ever since she met “The Language of the Heart” she is his follower and propagator.
More information about professional experience and achievements at the LINK.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/My.Kobiety.2018/https://www.facebook.com/100leciekobiet/

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