Trainers and Facilitators
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Thom Bond - CNVC Trainer and
NYCNVC Founder and Director of Education
Thom brings 29 years of human potential experience and training
experience to his work as an Internationally Certified NVC Trainer.
His passion and knowledge of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) combine
to create a practical, understandable, humorous, and potentially profound,
approach for learning and integrating the skills of peacemaking. He
is described as concise, inspiring, sincere and optimistic, applying
transformational and spiritual ideas and sensibilities to real-life
situations. Many of his students become active facilitators,
trainers and practitioners.
As a writer, teacher, speaker and coach,
Thom has taught tens of thousands of clients, participants, readers
and listeners Nonviolent Communication. He has been published or featured
in The New York Times, New York Magazine,
Yoga Magazine, and is a regular guest on
radio and television.
Thom is a founder and the Director of Education for The New York Center
for Nonviolent Communication, the creator and leader of The Compassion
Course Online (a comprehensive NVC training with over 3,500 participants,
in over 55 countries), a member of the Communications Coordination Committee
for the United Nations and a CNVC IIT trainer.
To contact Thom, please call 646 201
9226 or email him at
Thom Bond's Bio
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Elizabeth Banner - Facilitator & Coach
Elizabeth comes to Nonviolent Communication
as part of her path of learning and exploration of the human experience.
She has led a transformational lifestyle for over 25 years working in
diverse environments, at the highest levels of spiritual, social, corporate and
Elizabeth is an ordained Interfaith minister, coach, workshop facilitator,
and teacher. She holds separate degrees in Education and Public Administration
and is a certified trainer/mentor in soulful leadership from the Center
for Soulful Living. She is a graduate of the
NYCNVC Integration Program and has
completed three years of the NYCNVC Trainer Training Program.
She facilitates NVC practice
groups in Manhattan, teaches NVC
practice group facilitation and
clients in NVC integration. She enjoys helping others learn how to live
authentically with themselves and others in a way that supports their
lives and relationships.
Elizabeth has been dedicated to supporting the growth of a facilitator
community in NYC. She continues to provide NVC coaching/mentoring
services and continues to lead introductory practice
Manhattan. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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David Browning - Facilitator
is a pharmaceutical chemist and avid gardener. He completed his Peer
Leadership training with Thom Bond and Elizabeth Banner of NYCNVC in
2009. He has facilitated for the Discovery
Weekend, at NYCNVC Empathy
Intensives, and the NYCNVC Self
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Cortes - Facilitator
a graduate of the NYCNVC Integration program, a participant of the Leadership
Program and currently serves as the volunteer Teleworkshop Coordinator
and Workshop Facilitator. She's a CNVC trainer certification candidate
and dedicated practitioner, committed to embodying empathy and spreading
NVC. She practices NVC based mediation and is passionate about Restorative
Justice in schools.
Nirjhari Delong - Facilitator and
Nirjhari has been studying NVC since
the spring of 2005. She is a graduate the NYCNVC Integration Program
and and is entering her third year of the NYCNVC Trainer Training Program.
She has co-facilitated practice groups,
and facilitated at
NVC Discovery Weekends and 4-Day
Nirjhari holds a high value for choice,
joy and learning.
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Espinoza - Facilitator
Espinoza is an Assistant Director at NYCNVC. His communication and outreach
work has played a major role in our mission of sharing NVC around the
is currently a Discovery Weekend Facilitator, Integration Program Graduate,
Leadership Program participant and a principal member of the Spanish
Language Coordination team for The Compassion Course Online.
to both learn and practice NVC serves as a model and as an inspiration
for all those who work with him.
Lockwood - Facilitator
is a graduate of the NYCNVC Integration program, a participant of the
Leadership Program and is currently an Assistant Director. He is also
working on the French translation of the Compassion Course Online.
began his NVC journey two years ago at a Discovery Weekend and has since
become a dedicated practitioner, incorporating nonviolent communication
into his practice as a mediator and coach.
Sasha Soreff - Facilitator
Sasha is committed
to supporting self-expression and bringing creativity into our day to
day lives. She is a choreographer, dance teacher and actor and has been
studying Nonviolent Communication since 2005.
Sasha is passionate about community-oriented,
participatory art making, with a focus on encouraging people to find
creative expression individually and collaboratively. She is Creative
Director of Sasha Soreff Dance Theater, and intergenerational performing
company that addresses connection and conflict resolution in its work
and rehearsal process. She teaches dance classes for adult beginners
at Dance New Amsterdam in New York City.
She has been inspired by the study of
NVC with Marshall Rosenberg, Robert Gonzales, Susan Skye, Elizabeth
Banner and Thom Bond. Her current NVC focus is how to use role playing
to enhance our skills in navigating difficult situations.
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Rick Ulfik - Facilitator
discovered Nonviolent Communication through his work in social change
organizing, coalition building and partnership development with We,
The World, a longtime partner of the New York Center for Nonviolent
been working with NVC since 2004 and has participated in numerous workshops
led by Marshall Rosenberg. Rick has worked closely with Thom Bond (founder
of NYCNVC) for many years and co-facilitates the "Be The Change"
NVC workshop series with Thom. He also facilitates 10-week NVC Practice
a life-long commitment to building mass participation in creating peace,
sustainability and transformation in our world. He believes that NVC
is key to achieving those goals.
Amy Elaine 'Kumari' Weaver
Facilitator and Executive Director, NYCNVC
is a member of the Leadership and Training Team at NYCNVC and currently
serves as the Center’s Executive Director. She brings real-time NVC
consciousness into all aspects of her training and business practices,
nurturing an organizational culture that reflects what we teach. She
is a also a member of a global community of NVC advocates, and is committed
to personal integration, bridging NVC community and providing professional
NVC services around the world.
contact: email@example.com | w: 646.201.9226
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Steffen Weiberle- Facilitator
Steffen was exposed to Marshall Rosenberg's
material and NVC in early 2007 by participating in a self study group
using the book "Nonviolent Communication" and the companion
workshop. Both the book and the group were very eye opening and inspiring.
Wanting to dig deeper, Steffen started looking for other ways to learn
and experience NVC. In 2008, he started attending NYCNVC events and
working with Thom Bond
Steffen has over four hundred hours of
dedicated time learning, facilitating, co-facilitating, introducing,
and sharing Compassionate Communication with individuals and groups
new to NVC, and those familiar and wishing to practice. This includes
six 9-week workshops he has facilitated in southern New Jersey since
2009, and groups he facilitates regularly to practice Compassion Communication.
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