From early teenage years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for over 30 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings.
Within the context of NVC I am most passionate about its spiritual and embodied dimensions and about conflict mediation. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation…
I have been regularly serving as a trainer on IITs and have shared NVC in over 25 countries in Europe, Mideast, Asia, USA, Australia…
My permanent address is in Slovenia, which used to be a part of a country that does not exist anymore, but still resides in my heart as the place where I grew up — Yugoslavia. I have given two TEDx talks, connected with Nonviolent Communication one in 2012 on Global Citizenship, and the other in 2013 on Personal Growth.
Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, is an assessor for CNVC certification candidates, and served on the Integration Council for the restructuring of this international organization. Community system building and conflict transformation are passions of hers.
Kathleen has worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an organization that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers.
Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Kathleen is the author of and conductor for Giraffe Tales, a children’s CD setting stories to music. She is the conductor on multiple classical music recordings.
Liv Larsson is the author of 20 books. She is a mediator and loves to be of support to people in conflict. she has been a Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and an educator since 1992. Her aspiration is to release some new books during the coming years.
Shame has become one of the mysteries of inner human life that Liv appreciates studying and sharing her knowledge about. Embracing shame means opening up possibilities to learning about human interaction and showing how to find dignity, acceptance and belonging.
Ian first met Marshall in 2001 starting a personal transformation connecting with his deeper core and changing pretty much every aspect of his life. Originally from the UK, he currently lives in Romania where, together with his wife, he is building a thriving NVC community. He has been a Certified Trainer since 2008.
Introvert by nature, he is passionate about sharing NVC to build thriving and sustainable relationships in families and in organisations, drawing on his extensive experience as a parent (3 daughters) and a trainer and coach in the business world. He is a regular on IITs and loves the depth and immersion this experience brings as well as the rich multi-cultural quality of these events.
Being human at first, finding precious gift of Life in me and any other living being, thru connection and empathy, is the main aim of Life in me. Deeply connected with mother Nature I’m in my quest toward exploration, joy, grow, care, love and admiring the beauty of needs and feelings Life brings to us.
My mission and my goals involve activities that are supporting individuals finding their authenticity, fullness of life and awareness; connecting people together, building “power with” communities based on equality of all needs and using forms of communication and full embodiment to support connecting individuals and groups into their essence, conciseness and spirituality .
Working as trainer, expert, adviser, manager, father and a teacher for over 29 years I gathered broad variety of experiences and I’m very keen in sharing it with other individuals, couples, in business environments and especially enjoying reinventing teams, organisations and communities.
Business and executive coach with international experience in leadership practices. He loves to work with competent business owners and leaders who are dedicated to learn, change and solve unique business challenges in order to propel their business, career and life in ways they never thought possible. In the process you learn and change together creating new habits in order to achieve your shared vision.
In his coaching, which is inspiring and encourages you to act, Srdjan skillfully uses dialog and stories from his own life and business experience as the best formula for permanent learning, challenging others to think and act. He believes that helping people is a life purpose and he lives by the Winston Churchill’s quote “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Srdjan comes into this area with over a decade of formal and intensive leadership and coaching training and a background in teaching and education. He is known as a pioneer of coaching industry in SEE region. With over 10 years of professional reputation and experience, Srdjan held several leading positions in various organizations in Montenegro. For the last years he has been working with executives, business owners and their teams to measurably improve their leadership and organizational effectiveness. He has trained and coached business owners, sports coaches and professional players, top executives, senior managers and directors, mainly in Europe for over 10 years.
Father is her biggest hero. Caring and lovely junior manager and Hogan consultant. Behind her adorable smile there is a strong edge that makes her capable of making very tough decisions and grit to move it forward when things don’t go as planed.
An adaptable, enthusiastic junior Business Developer and HR consultant who looks for and creates opportunities for our growth while knowing the value of doing it with people. Katarina’s straights shine in communication, organization and strategy. Out of the office, she can be found shopping, going to movies or planning for the next adventure with her friends.