My introduction to Nonviolent Communication came in 2005 when I participated in a 3 day workshop with Marshall Rosenberg; what I heard there made my heart sing with joy and I knew right then that I wanted to learn this process and share it with others. In 2009, this journey led me receiving the designation Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Sharing NVC brings me so much joy and meaning and an abundance of opportunity for growth and self-discovery! I share NVC in Canada and the US at online and in-person trainings and have offered it in organizations, schools, hospitals, conferences, homeless shelters and adult recovery programs.
I am so deeply grateful for the enormous shift in my ability to connect with myself and others which NVC has inspired. As a facilitator, I enjoy blending my natural ability to connect with people, my warmth, authenticity and sense of humor to create a learning environment which is fun, energizing and inspiring.
My zest for life, bright, curious mind and sense of humour have led to many other life enriching experiences including: a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC; creating/performing comedy shows and routines; presenting at the International Conference on Conflict Resolution in St Petersburg, Russia; publishing a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work; giving keynote speeches at Hospice Conferences; training health care staff in effective communication skills including design of self-directed modules; designing and facilitating workshops on a wide variety of topics from working with the dying to career exploration.
I now make my home in Ottawa, Canada and regularly spend time in Calgary and California. I have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren all of whom I treasure spending time with.