I have a special affinity with educators, having been a professor of philosophy for 35 years; with parents and mental health professionals, having been a marriage and family therapist for the same length of time--and a co-parent of two for over 25 years; and with those who are responsible for organizational leadership, having served as executive director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication for nearly 8 years. I am also especially eager to contribute to the work of social activists, those who are actively engaged in helping to transform our culture into one that is more peaceful and honors the needs of all.
I strive to live in harmony with the principles of NVC and to offer NVC training to the public and to those organizations and institutions that resonate with those principles. I also provide counseling and consulting services to individuals and groups, and help to contribute to the spread of NVC by serving as a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication, whose vision and mission are aligned with that of CNVC.
I would like to contribute to the above mission in everything I do in life.
I envision a world in which the needs of all people are honored, in which the abundant resources of our planet are both respected and also flow freely so as to reliably meet those needs, and in which people resolve their conflicts peacefully.