Karen is a consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator. Her background spans many areas, from interpersonal relationships to businesses and non-profit organizations. Other services she provides include mediation, conflict resolution, and curriculum writing. In one on one coaching sessions, Karen authentically connects with individuals who would like to be supported with her compassionate communication skills. In her weekly Compassionate Communication practice group, she facilitates a fun, leader-full learning environment emphasizing trust and connection.
Her approach to NVC is based on embodying the whole of nonviolent consciousness to create an automatic, empathic, somatic response and awareness. Her studies of the Great Books from both Eastern and Western thought have supported the belief system that we are all interdependent, which is the same belief system that nonviolent practitioners assume. The connection with Marshall Rosenberg’s work and NVC came naturally and peaked further, ongoing exploration into the foundations of NVC. Karen aims to bring social change through learning, and is particularly interested in the spiritual connection that NVC fosters.