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The NVC practice group sessions led by Nelle and Rick are wonderfully helpful in gaining skills to use compassionate and effective communication with others. Nelle and Rick quickly put me at ease with their warmth and gentle nature, and I really appreciated that. It is clear that they practice what they teach. I highly recommend these valuable sessions.
– Amy K.     

I want to thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. It has been a life changing experience for sure. I am excited to continue with both you and the material. What I love most is that I now understand how important “a natural state of compassion” is to me. Seeing it in others makes my heart swell! For that alone, I will forever be grateful.
– C. Norman     

I am grateful to Nelle and Rick for introducing me to NVC* and for their wise, patient, and insightful guidance as I try to learn and practice it. I have noticed that my skills for creating loving connections at home and work have improved. Nelle and Rick are the perfect coaches for any personal or professional situation where understanding, connection and joy are desired. They are down-to-earth, realistic and inspiring. They practice what they teach. Our community is fortunate to have Nelle and Rick available as resources for individuals, families and groups of all kinds.
– Julie Morris     

Nelle and Rick—thank you for taking time to teach us a new way of thinking and resolving conflict. I am so happy that I got to be part of it and so sad I had to miss classes for work. I truly hope to do these classes again, I still have a lot to learn.
– Beth Maulhardt     

Your sharing of the concepts of NVC and giving of the opportunity to practice them in a safe, nurturing environment has made me feel hopeful that I too can learn to communicate in such a compassionate manner AND inspired to keep trying! For this, I am truly grateful!
– Laura B.     

*Speak PeaceSM is informed by Marshall Rosenberg's Compassionate Communication™ and Nonviolent Communication™ (NVC) of The Center for Nonviolent Communication.