Kristin Masters

Kristin Masters is a CNVC Certified Trainer who is committed to creating a world that works for everyone. She has long been a group facilitator and diversity trainer, and loves helping groups find ways of moving more easily toward the goals of the good work they’re doing.

NVC came to Kristin via her friendship with Jean Morrison and collaboration on the Alternatives to Violence Project at San Quentin Prison. NVC seemed like a smart addition to the conflict resolution work Kristin was already engaged in, and as the director of the City of Santa Cruz’s community center, she incorporated it into staff trainings. NVC took on a more personal meaning when it saved her relationship from a harsh stuck place. Kristin happily took on the role of board chair for NVC Santa Cruz upon its formation, and has never looked back.

For nearly twenty years, Kristin has been a leader in diversity issues, believing we can heal the hurts we've suffered in our domination society. She joined and led a local chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, building community around fighting oppression. She anticipates great joy in the future of applying NVC to social change and healing. She also utilizes Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects, incorporating empowerment, mourning and action.

Website: NVC Santa Cruz