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 business 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

Jared Finkelstein

Jared Finkelstein is a consultant and trainer who specializes in communication that transforms conflict into connection. Jared has over 20 years experience in alternative education. A former filmmaker and media educator, Jared taught Media Literacy to youth in Poughkeepsie, NY through the Children's Media Project,

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

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