Cara has been providing my company a subscription service, in which she tailors her coaching, training and facilitation support to the needs of our teams and individuals. Her approach has helped me personally think about my interactions with important people in my life. Her calm work to help me with a Nonviolent Communication style has been really impactful for me. I would like to continue to do more of this as I really feel it makes me a better colleague, parent and friend. I recommend her to other senior leaders who can struggle with stress affecting relationships.
Since its inception in 2018, Cara has played an instrumental role in supporting students and staff of the Practice Held in Common Master's program at ArtEZ. Next to teaching the foundational course, Compassionate Communication, she also supports students and staff on an individual basis, mediates conflicts when they arise, and facilitates community meetings when a safe space is needed. Cara's evolution in facilitating the CC course in the program has been inspiring to witness.
Over the past several years and ongoing, Cara has provided multiple services for DSA, including serving as our ombudsperson, facilitating bi-weekly Team Emotional Hygiene meetings, as well as a daylong retreat for our board in which we focused on reflection and connection. She provides our school a wonderful holding space, combining her care and communication skills which enable us to have free and honest discussions on sensitive matters in a light way. She helps our staff, students and parents feel welcome, seen, heard and connected.
As a follow-up to Cara's week-long training, we have taken steps to improve internal communication and better engage relevant levels of staff in decision-making processes especially within the existing teams. Personally, I am also more conscious about the way that I express (judgmental versus empathic attitude) and try to apply the NVC method when I can. I believe it has had a real impact which is reflected in staff morale and a greater set of 'soft skills.'
Our goal was to become more effective not only with our advocacy but also be in tune with our own feelings and emotions about our target clients. In this very insightful training, we learned many ways to connect with ourselves, to listen with empathy and we learned the different steps of Nonviolent Communication. Cara was very open in sharing her own experiences and was flexible in adapting to our needs.
Provide your team with a sustained and tailored approach to supporting
human development and communication in the workplace that produces lasting results.
A needs-based quarterly subscription service combines individual coaching,
meeting facilitation for inclusive decision-making, team training, and conflict resolution.
Provide your team with a sustained and tailored approach to supporting human development and communication in the workplace that produces lasting results.
needs-based quarterly subscription service combines individual coaching, meeting facilitation for inclusive decision-making, team training, and conflict resolution.
Fully support leaders and individual team members' goals, capacity, focus and personal growth within safe, confidential, one-to-one coaching sessions.
Resolve team conflicts by developing new team communication skills and inclusive decision making processes. Clear broken patterns with honest dialog and coaching in facilitated group sessions.
Choose from a selection of standalone introductory workshops and courses on what matters most to your team. Topics include: conflict resolution, giving & receiving effective feedback and collaborative decision-making.
Gain clarity, understanding and valuable communication
skills for yourself,
as a couple or in a group through expert guidance via a private coaching session.
Gain clarity, understanding and valuable communication skills for yourself, as a couple or in a group through expert guidance via a private coaching session.
Welcome exactly who you are, discover inner clarity and find your next steps with one-to-one, compassion-based coaching sessions.
Resolve conflicts and (re-)connect with your partner by learning powerful communication skills for a sustained connection.
Choose from a selection of 20-30 hour courses on what matters most to your group. Topics include: Nonviolent Communication, collaborative decision-making and bridging differences.
I am passionate about supporting human beings, wishing each of us to experience satisfaction, joy and meaning in our daily lives. Not at the expense of others, but in cooperation and through mutual support.
I have become inspired to approach this not just at an individual level (which I did for a decade as an EMCC accredited coach), but to address the systems in which we operate. This is why I became a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and why I work with both individuals and organizations.
I am dedicated to offering support in a sustained way. I value authenticity, connection, equity and true cooperation, believing it's what the world needs most right now.