Kat Nadel

A Mississippi native and New Yorker at heart, Kat Nadel now lives in the Bay Area with her husband. Kat’s background - trained dancer/actress, movement and dance teacher, yoga, meditation and travel enthusiast - along with her desire to skillfully and peacefully confront conflict head-on

Eddie Zacapa

Eddie Zacapa, founder of Life Enriching Communication, is a certified CNVC trainer in the Sacramento, CA area. During 16 years working in the domestic violence field, Eddie developed a year-long court-approved NVC-based batterer's program with an amazing 0% recidivism after 8 years (no one returned

Susan Strasburger

Susan Strasburger, PhD, has a private counseling practice with individuals and couples in Emeryville, and offers coaching and mediation to leaders and teams in organizations, nationwide. Susan learned NVC over 20 years ago, but started truly "living it" during Bay NVC's Immersion Program in 2007.

Lisa Montana

LISA MONTANA came to conflict resolution from the corporate world, where she witnessed frequent disputes, most of them handled in ways that nobody liked. Working with collaborative communication, she found a model in which everyone's needs matter and against all odds, has seen wildly antagonistic

Roxy Manning

Roxy’s life experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant combined with her academic training and professional work as a licensed clinical psychologist and CNVC Certified Trainer have cultivated a deep passion in her for work that supports social change, whether that’s with individuals, couples, or institutions.   As a

Newt Bailey

Newt Bailey is the founder of the Communication Dojo workshops. His passion is sharing nonviolent communication, through workshops, videos, and other materials, in a way that is very quick to integrate and put to use.   In his private practice Newt works as a communication trainer and

Meganwind Eoyang

Meganwind Eoyang grew up involved in street fighting on Chicago's South Side, studied and taught martial arts and went on to learn full force fighting. Though these activities brought a sense of physical safety, they offered no way of connecting with others. For her, Nonviolent

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). She is the author of Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future,  Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives and The Little Book of