Trainers and Facilitators
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- Founder and Director of Education for The New York Center for Nonviolent
Communication, Creator of The Compassion Course.
29 years of human potential study and training experience to his work
as an Internationally renowned writer, workshop leader and speaker.
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
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.
a founder and the Director of Education for The New York Center for
Nonviolent Communication, the creator and leader of The Compassion Course
and is a member of the Communications Coordination Committee for the
United Nations. He currently serves over 3,500 students, in over 80
countries, in three languages.
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 email@example.com
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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.
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.
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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