Our Model

My training and coaching is straight-forward, practical, empathic, and centered on current interests of my clients. I also like to bring in fun and people comment on my positive energy. Since I believe understanding key concepts supports learning new processes more quickly, I create structured lesson and learning plans, leaving space to stay with clients’ interests in the moment. In addition, I design custom training tools to support understanding. In fact, I’m currently working on a training toolkit for communication practitioners.

In addition to the training offered on this website, I enjoy creating custom offerings.  Contact me if you have a project in mind where you would like to be heard, matter, and increase your influence by listening to yourself and others.

My work draws extensively on the the Nonviolent Communication Work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, which I call Collaborative Communication (as this says, to me, more what it does).

*Informational note: NVC, or collaborative communication, is NOT the same as Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training nor is it a substitute for therapy.


Values that are not lived are dreams.  We value walking the talk.  Here are some of our Elke’s key values:


Encourage self-expression, even when it may be hard to hear, in ways that are as easy to hear as we are capable of.


Welcome others in their authenticity and strive for mutual understanding where there are differences.


Room for initiative and significant self-responsibility in getting things "done."


Ideas that are outside-the-box are greeted with curiosity and openness; these are genuinely explored.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are willing to travel to areas that are safe.

At this moment, Elke’s key service areas include Alberta, Canada and northeast British Columbia, and she has done work online in various countries including the USA, Ukraine, and Egypt.

Our collaborators are in the USA, Egypt, and Australia.

Yes. We focus on clear communication that is compassionate and this can be applied to a variety of areas.  Some examples outside of the courses currently offered on the website include marketing, customer service, decluttering, and actioning dreams in teams. 

Contact us to discuss your area of interest.

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