This work is about leadership through communication that creates an environment of empathic understanding, psychological safety, and trust so people can work together optimally. It's about the ability to have important and difficult conversations with compassion that moves individuals and organizations forward, and develops capacity for well being, resilience, adaptability and growth in responding to adversity and challenges. I am co-creator of the international Mediate Your Life (MYL) training program which strengthens people's ability for mindful awareness and self-connection in the midst of difficulty, and using communication skills and mediation "maps" to build strong connections and collaboration, effectively navigate conflicts, and work together to respond to the challenges they face and reach new possibilities and solutions.

The approach integrates the international work of Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC), mindfulness, and a mediation framework, and is grounded in neuroscience and the science of habit change.

To learn more about the different offerings, click on these links: Training in Organizations, Mediate Your Life Training, and Support with Difficult Conversations.

For more in-depth resources on the MYL approach, see the books: Choosing Peace, and From Conflict to Connection.

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 practicesThe Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford School of MedicineSelf-Compassion, Positive Psychology Center, Greater Good Science CenterThe Center for HealthyMindsThe Center for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence — Daniel GolemanYale 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 well being, growth, and new possibilities. You can create the life, relationships, and work you want, and contribute to the world you envision, one conversation at a time.
CHOOSING PEACE IMMERSION PROGRAM TRAININGS    - Sept 28-Oct 1 in Berkeley, CA,    - Sept 14-17 in Nashville, TN    - Oct 26-29 in Boston, MA TAO OF EMPATHY 6-WEEK TELECOURSE Aug 29-Oct 3 CONFLICT RESILIENCY TRAINING for yoga teachers, students, and studio owners Oct 10-12, Park City, UT BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK September 10 in Memphis, TN. Sign up below to receive news, updates and inspiration.

CHOOSING PEACE IMMERSION PROGRAM TRAININGS

   - Sept 28-Oct 1 in Berkeley, CA,
   - Sept 14-17 in Nashville, TN
   - Oct 26-29 in Boston, MA

TAO OF EMPATHY 6-WEEK TELECOURSE
Aug 29-Oct 3

CONFLICT RESILIENCY TRAINING for yoga teachers, students, and studio owners
Oct 10-12, Park City, UT

BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK
September 10 in Memphis, TN.

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