• Basics for Deep Connection and Conflict Resolution:
    NVC for Teams

    Enable a powerful, inclusive, and innovative culture for your team by learning practices for deep alignment, psychological safety for everyone, and immense creativity by using mindfulness and equitable NVC with your team.

  • What if compassion, understanding, harmony, and a sense of possibility were a part of your everyday experience? Do you want to experience an environment and relationships that take good care of power/privilege differences while attending to everyday challenges?

     

    In this 5 week series, you will learn key skills and concepts to help you navigate your most meaningful and most challenging relationships. We will connect, practice skills, and have meaningful discussions that support us in various parts of our lives, including in our homes, our workplaces, and our broader communities. We will practice building trusting relationships and de-escalating conflicts. You will get a chance to enjoy a welcoming & adaptive communal environment. After each of these 2-hour workshops, you will feel energized and empowered.

     

    We'll be drawing on the practices and framework of nonviolent communication (NVC) and mindfulness for this series. Whether or not you have read about either or just want a supportive environment to improve your relationships, this is a great chance to learn invaluable skills. You will have a chance to practice with others who are building their foundations of NVC with a facilitator deeply invested in global social equity.

     

    Attendees of past workshops have shared their increased confidence, ability, and success in engaging with meaningful and difficult conversations and relationships in their lives.

     

    Class topics are catered to your teams' needs.* Many teams like to start with this set:

    1. Acknowledge harm without blaming others - simple tricks for generative conflict
    2. Avoid blow-ups to address conflict with compassion - Pause and exit
    3. How to safely ask for what you want - making helpful requests
    4. Finding a plan that works for everyone - convergent facilitation
    5. Hearing what others really mean when they are unpset - empathy skills

    *All of the material & practices are beginner-friendly!

     

    Past participants say:

    • "NVC is a skill we all need and I know a really engaging presenter that might flip your switch! Would also pitch this to a client as a possible workshop!"
    • "The sessions are a great way to practice NVC and bring ideas you've read about into action. The facilitator is experienced, insightful and respectful. The sessions are lively and can teach you how to connect authentically. "
    • "The sessions bring NVC to life in a challenging but facilitated way. The bumbling, clumsiness and knowledge gaps that make it hard for people with no or little experience of NVC to 'try this at home' are skillfully navigated in the sessions."
    • "[The trainer] is a wonderful, thoughtful communicator [themselves]."
    • "There was a situation with [my friend] where I found myself pulling out my NVC toolbox, and after the conversation, she kept saying thank you, and expressing how grateful she was for HOW I was able to make her feel heard. That's what inspired her to join the session."
    • "NVC is the best!"
    • "[The workshops] helped me so much, in discovering and understanding myself, and even help me realize some gaps in some of the things I might need to learn more."
    • "If you're really looking to do effective group work, this is the place"
    • "I feel revived after the sessions, unlike after many Zoom meetings, which deplete me."
    • "[The workshops] will fulfill your needs for authentic connection, support and empathy"
    • "[This is a] warm, welcoming space but also a place to discover new aspects of yourself."

    Why do I believe in NVC4Teams?

    I have taught over a hundred people around the world. No matter the language, culture, or context, there is one thing that makes the most difference in the final outcomes for my students: practice. I can give you the best tools in the world, but if you do not use them and make them your own, then they are useless.

     

    Many people mistakenly believe that "when things get tough, we will rise to the occasion". Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Effective leaders and groups know that when things get tough, we will fall back on our training. And when members of a group or organization are trained in the same practices, those practices become culture.

     

    This is especially true about communication tools. Your colleague or supervisor might use that special NVC word when you're feeling tense and you'll suddenly realize that they're doing their best to understand you. Together you will fall into a pattern of empathy and awareness of shared purpose in the midst of a heated fight. Even before fights start, when something is bothering you, you'll know that if you ask for 10 minutes of empathy from your loved one, they will understand what you are asking for. This is possible. I have seen it happen plenty of times.

     

    All of us already have relationships before we show up to new classes and workshop series. However, many of us forget this as we enter these new spaces (physical or online). This offering is an invitation from me for you to go back to your existing team(s). Bring them together on this journey of life-changing practices. You will leave with great memories, new skills, and a more empowering culture.

  • How It Works

    1

    Gather Your Team

    This can be volunteer teams, corporate, or non-profit settings: anyone you would value building deeper, more harmonious relationships with. Share this page with them and see if they're interested.

    2

    Connect with Me

    Set up a time to talk with me on the calendar below. This can be 1:1 or a chance for you to introduce me to the group. Together, we will clarify intentions and sort out logistics

    3

    Grow Closer

    Over the course of 5 weeks, you will get to know your group in ways you have never imagined. You will share stories, laughs, and dreams that will awe you. You will see dimensions of your team you couldn't have imagined. And you will all practice invaluable skills as you connect.

  • Connect with Me

    Feel free to talk with me even if you're still on step 1 and just need a few tips on how to get buy-in. I'm here to support you!