Dian Killian

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 founded and co-leads the International NVC Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in Asia and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list at www.workcollaboratively.com.

Upcoming Live NVC Courses with Dian Killian

Embracing the Body: A Six Week Program on Somatic-Self-Empathy for Greater Empowerment, Insight, Freedom, and Choice

  • Learn your body’s “language” and how to listen deeply to it
  • Expand your NVC toolbox with emergency self-empathy tips
  • Explore drawing on your senses to get past what is blocking you
  • Discover and practice that “missing step” in the NVC process

Latest NVC Library Resources with Dian Killian

NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication (Complete Course)

Listen and learn how to:

  • Talk about NVC in a way that has meaning and relevance for companies and organizations, showing a clear ROI (return on investment).
  • Draw on different applications of NVC for the workplace: addressing change in management, management issues / styles, morale / teamwork, employee retention, etc.
  • Create a value-based training proposal (with different service and product options) based on the needs of each specific client.
  • Structure meetings with potential clients to move agreements forward.
  • Custom design any materials, activities and languaging for each client.
  • Develop your own marketing materials to increase your outreach and build your business of sharing NVC

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

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

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.

Tip: Demystifying Empathy Guesses

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

Empathy Hacking

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 (now called Empathy Hacking), you'll learn a super-practical way to demystify empathy guessing by making use of the root meaning of words.

 
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