My Story

I remember standing with my elementary school friend, Joanna, on the sidewalk between our homes. I mentioned that everyone in my extended family had divorced except my grandparents on my mother’s side and that I wanted to have more lasting relationships when I was older. Communication became important to me.
As I recall, she shared that she would have enjoyed fewer scheduled activities and that she wasn’t enjoying that her feet were bloody and curled from her ballet shoes. It struck me then that I would offer my children choices.

Collaborative communication, which is largely based on the work of Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, is about communication and choice. It was a natural fit for me. It balances interdependence with autonomy and works in families, schools, community discussions, at work, and in our inner worlds.

I bring together Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s work on compassionate communication with negotiation, facilitation, interest-based problem-solving, and organizational behaviour. I have worked as a facilitator, helping people to achieve their dreams by drawing out what was important to them and helping them to connect in meetings, and have extensive interactive teaching experience from work teaching business courses at Alberta colleges to home schooling for 6 years, to skiing instruction, and more. I build communities to make change and growth happen. I’m an NVC trainer (facilitator) and a Center for Nonviolent Communication Certification Candidate.

I invite you to book a call with me to get acquainted. I love meeting people.