Dian Killian, PhD

Dian Killian, PhD

CNVC Certified Trainer from Brooklyn, New York, USA

Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at www.workcollaboratively.com.

Empathy Magic: How to Streamline Your NVC Practice and Make Empathy Second Nature (2019)

How does the magic of NVC work? And how can YOU become an Empathy Wizard with anyone and in any situation — even situations that are deeply challenging? Come find out in this course with Dian! Along the way you’ll not only add more Empathy Magic to YOUR life, you’ll also gain greater naturalness, flow, and ease in your NVC practice — as well as new ways of seeing and practicing NVC!
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Saying "No" in the Face of Pushback and Intensity

How do you respond when someone disagrees or judges you for a choice you're making? In this session, Dian focuses on how to combine empathy with acceptance of everyone's needs, to help you hold your ground.
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Hit the Ground Running: How to Build and Sustain your NVC Business (Session 1)

Listen in as Dian shares her vision for spreading NVC through the world, and engages with participants in sharing their visions, and the areas in which they are seeking support. This session stresses the value of visioning work.

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NVC at Work

Listen in as Dian shares her tips and sense of urgency around bringing NVC skills to work: 1) How to use your imagination (visualization!) to help you connect with somatic responses and needs; and 2) Five built-in advantages to sharing NVC in the work place.

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NVC at Work (Part 1)

Dian covers a variety of topics during this session, including the benefits of bringing NVC into organizations: 1.  Pre-created learning community; 2.  Continuity of practice; 3.  Resolution of actual issues; 4.  Financial sustainability for the trainer. She also explores how to talk about common workplace challenges and NVC solutions, as well as ways to help yourself more easily hear the “pain point” and ask the question, “Why are people doing this?” You’ll also hear how to design a unique program for a variety of organizations!
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Managing Collectively: New, Empowered Ways to Get Things Done

Enjoy Dian's overview of the 4-step model and its application to the workplace. Learn how NVC can help you: generate intrinsic motivation… discover creative solutions… create greater accountability and buy-in…reinforce behaviors you like and change others… and experience a LOT more fun, joy and aliveness at work!
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Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.
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NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication Recordings

Join Dian Killian as she provides specific skills for fostering intrinsic motivation, appreciation, openness, creativity, collaboration, and engagement – creating new systems at work and changing society as a whole.
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4 Steps to Effective Feedback

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian to find out how to speak up in a way that ensures you're heard, even in challenging situations.
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Street NVC: Bringing Your NVC Practice into Everyday Life! (Complete Course)

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian show you how  to easily step into the mindset of an NVC practice—the spirit of connection and collaboration—that will support you in authentically connecting with others.
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