dian killian 200x250In the Spotlight: Dian Killian


Dian Killian, Ph.D., is the founder and director of Work Collaboratively and shares Collaborative Communication with organizations, groups, and individuals.

She designs and leads transformative communication trainings in the U.S., Europe, and Asia for diverse organizations including large NGOs, multinationals, non-profits, startups, and Fortune 100 companies. Her clients have included the U.N. Nations Development Program (UNDP), New York University, Merck Inc., HCL Technologies (India), Americorps, and Maryknoll Missionaries, among many others.

Dr. Killian is also a certified executive/life coach (graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program), and founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication. She is the co-author of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication (in English and German), and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY. She also publishes a blog and podcast and has been featured frequently as a guest speaker/trainer.

In addition to her work with organizations, Dian designs and leads workshops and retreats for the general public, including the International NVC Women’s Retreat, which she founded, as well as programs at the New York Open Center, Kripalu, Life Labs, the Omega Institute, and the 92nd Street Y, among others. She is also on the faculty of the NVC Academy.

Dian is also leading a live 9-month course,  The “Let’s Work Collaboratively” Coaching Program. Check it out!

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Library Resources with Dian Killian

Library Resources with Dian Killian

Library Resources with Dian Killian

Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Intermediate Skill Level •  Practice Exercise •  30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!

This learning resource is free for all to enjoy until the end of March.


Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  00:07 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:07 hours:minutes

Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.

This training segment is free for all to enjoy.


Facilitate Change: Using NVC to Create Social Change

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  00:51 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:51 hours:minutes

Listen to this newly remastered audio with seasoned Life Coach and CNVC Certified Trainers Martha Lasley and Dian Killian, to explore how you can "be the change" in your life, to live fully in integrity with your values in your work, community, faith and social action groups.

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:


Tip: Demystifying Empathy Guesses

Intermediate Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  00:06 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:06 hours:minutes

Here's a quick tip to improve your empathy skills with empathy guessing.


Empathy Magic

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  00:45 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
00:45 hours:minutes

Empathy guessing when I was new to NVC seemed magical and mysterious. How could that other person have known that about me? And seen inside me — often in ways I'd missed myself. While empathy is both intuitive and an art, there is also a science to it. In this brief yet fascinating introduction to Dian's course, Empathy Magic, you'll learn a super-practical way to demystify empathy guessing by making use of the root meaning of words.


Living in Full Authenticity

Introductory Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...

Curiosity, The Art of Waiting, and Finding Peace

Intermediate Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
Sitting with uncertainty can be very uncomfortable and evoke anxiety. Or it can be a practice that brings in the curiosity and inner spaciousness that allows for creative solutions to emerge, and that help us to relax our attachment to outcomes.  Here's a closer look...

What Do You Deserve? And Do You Really Want to Deserve Anything?

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
We can trick ourselves into keeping the status quo, feeling unworthy, and blocking access to critical awareness necessary that allows for new creative solutions to emerge -- when we think in terms of who has "earned" or “deserved” what.

Self-Management = More Joy at Work

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Want to manage more effectively with more ease and joy and get your staff to make changes? The first, crucial step is to learn how to change your behavior to impact what's happening. For example, we can get the inner clarity we need to reframe questions we ask ourselves, recap, make clear requests, give concrete feedback, etc. This article expands on how self-management can increase influence...

Embracing the Body: Learning Compassion as a “Felt-Sense”

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Our "felt-sense" can provide crucial information about our experience and our lives. It can also help us integrate and retain information. This can also bring greater access to internal resources, choice, open heartedness, collaboration and creative solutions. From there, profound insight and transformation can follow. Here's how we can harness that...

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