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Farrah Baut-Carlier, Frank Gaschler, Mary Mackenzie & Roxy Manning

Farrah Baut-Carlier, Frank Gaschler, Mary Mackenzie & Roxy Manning

Farrah Baut-Carlier is Belgian of Indian origin. She lives in Luxembourg with her husband and 3 grown up kids. She graduated as a translator and discovered NVC in 1999. Farrah met Marshall Rosenberg for the first time in Switzerland during a 10-day international workshop in 2004. Later she served as an interpreter several times on Marshall’s intensive trainings in French-speaking Europe. She remains immensely grateful to life and to those who enabled her to be "exposed" in this way to Marshall's radiance, his wisdom and quality of presence. In 2011 she joined the Francophone assessors’ team A-Certif and is committed ever since to contribute to the creation of a global community of NVC Ambassadors. As a member of the CNVC Board, she trusts and relies on our collective intelligence when decisions need to be made on a global level. Read more about Farrah here: www.giraffarrah.eu

Frank Gaschler is a CNVC certified trainer and assessor in the certification process of the CNVC. His current passion revolves around the 4 life themes: To be welcome - without having to do anything for it, to have a space for which I can also stand up, to be held in trust instead of having to control, and be alive instead of fulfilling others' life dreams. His passion is to experiment with NVC outside the box, far away from the boundaries of words and language. Therefore he likes to concentrate on intuition, empathic presence and body language. His social change project "Giraffe Dream" aims at introducing and spreading NVC in kindergartens and primary schools. This program has become the biggest social change project in this field. He lives with Gundi, his wife, near Munich, Germany. www.freiekommunikation.de

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.

Roxy Manning's life experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant combined with her academic training and professional work as a licensed clinical psychologist and CNVC Certified Trainer have cultivated a deep passion in her for work that supports social change, whether that’s with individuals, couples, or institutions.

As a facilitator, she’s thrilled by the process of holding opposing voices and ushering groups from discord towards values-driven solutions that work for everyone. Her own inner work coupled with her professional experience has grown her capacity to meet people with varying levels of education, disparate life experiences, and the most intense feelings in ways that help them feel heard, respected, supported and loved. She has worked with individuals and groups committed to social justice in Sri Lanka, Japan, The Netherlands, and Thailand. Roxy also consulted with businesses, nonprofits, and academic institutions and government organizations around the U.S., wanting to move towards equitable and diverse hiring practices and workplace cultures.

Roxy brought Nonviolent Communication into her psychotherapy practice in 2003, and has been offering classes and workshops in NVC since 2005. She served as the Executive Director of BayNVC from 2014-2017, was a trainer for BayNVC’s NVC Leadership Program from 2008-2017, and has been a trainer for the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat since she co-founded it in 2007. She served as an elected member of the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s Implementation Council from 2017 – 2018, where she collaborated with other experienced NVC practitioners tasked with reinventing CNVC’s communication, and moving the organization’s decision-making structures toward effective democratization and connection to the NVC community worldwide.   As a psychologist, Roxy maintains a private therapy practice, and works with the City and County of San Francisco’s Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit, serving the homeless and disenfranchised mentally ill population.Read some of Roxy’s articles on her website here: www.roxannemanning.com