I provide individuals and organizations with a process and structure for difficult conversations that creates empathic connection to work together to respond to the challenges we face. I am co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program, which integrates the work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC) with mindfulness and a mediation framework. The MYL approach provides communication skills and mediation "maps" to efficiently navigate difficult conversations, conflicts, and breakdowns in collaboration.
The training, coaching, and facilitation/mediation creates an environment of psychological safety, trust, and cooperation in which people can more effectively tap collective intelligence, respond to challenges, and reach new possibilities and solutions.
Research on empathy, compassion, mindfulness, and positive psychology shows that these practices lead to increased mental, emotional, and physical well being and functioning, better relationships, and organizational benefits such as enhanced creativity, performance, productivity, and teamwork. See the links below for more information.
Links to research and practices: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford School of Medicine, Self-Compassion, Positive Psychology Center, Greater Good Science Center, The Center for HealthyMinds, The Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence — Daniel Goleman, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Brene Brown.
Within the challenges and conflicts in our personal and work lives, there is an energy that can propel us to the next level of growth, fulfillment, and new possibilities. Creating the life, relationships, and work we want, and contributing to the world we envision, happens one conversation at a time.