I provide individuals and organizations with communication skills, processes, and a structure for difficult conversations that create empathic understanding and collaboration. I am co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program, which strengths people's ability for self-connection and connection with others, and provides mediation "maps" to effectively navigate communication breakdowns and conflicts, and work together to respond to the challenges we face. The approach integrates the work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework.
The training, coaching, and facilitation/mediation creates an environment of psychological safety and trust in which people can experience greater well being, resilience, and adaptability with difficulty and change, and are better able to tap collective intelligence to 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.