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Participants in our short term and intensive programs have increased skills and mastery of
communication and connection through shared understanding, through the use of
empathy, authentic self-expression, shared goals, and practical problem-solving tools.

Navigating Troubling Times

with Dignity and Grace

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Join Francois Beausoleil (above L) and Lisa Gottlieb (above R) for our daylong online workshop on Saturday December 12, 2020, from 11:00am-5:30pm(ET) through Zoom. (register HERE) to:
  • Discover life-changing skills that can help you focus in on what matters to you most, and how to sustain your attention and energy to move forward.

  • Find your authentic voice when you want to take a stand for what you believe in, and do it in ways that help other people listen.

  • Increase harmony, shared understanding, and creative problem-solving, even with people you disagree with.











Based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this workshop will be engaging and interactive, giving you an opportunity to practice the elements of NVC in an inclusive and respectful setting. We'll share the foundations of communicating through the lens of NVC with Empathy, Honest Self Expression, Gratitude, and Creative Problem Solving.


  • Listen to others with empathy whether we agree with them or not.

  • Distinguish Empathic from Non-Empathic Communication.

  • Increase self-awareness and self-acceptance by practicing Self Empathy.

  • Connect with what matters most to you with care and understanding.


  • Explore the value of gratitude for ourselves and others in our lives.

  • Practice how to effectively share gratitude through the lens of NVC.

Honest Self Expression:

  • Learn to share what you value in ways that are easier for people to hear.

  • Utilize self-empathy to be ready to engage in a difficult conversation.

  • Practice the basics of how to effectively have difficult conversations. 

Creative Problem Solving:

  • Learn how to ask for what is important to you in ways others can easily hear.

  • Increase collaboration with others through mutual understanding and effective requests.


DATE & TIME: Saturday December 12, 2020

11:00 am - 5:30 pm ET 


LOCATION: Zoom Conferencing (link sent before workshop)

Lisa Gottlieb and Francois Beausoleil, co-founders

of Great Lakes Nonviolent Communication


COSTEarlybird: $90 (before Dec.1) ; Standard: $110 (after Dec 1)


MULTIPLE PERSON DISCOUNT:  When 2 people register together,

both save 10%; when 3+ register together, everyone saves 15%!


QUESTIONS:  If you have questions about registration, payments or other logistics, email Francois Beausoleil. If you have questions about the program or content, email Lisa Gottlieb.


AUDIENCE: Everyone is welcome -- this workshop is designed for people who have no prior experience with Nonviolent Communication and will also help people with prior experience deepen their skill level.

This workshop is the first offering and preview for our year-long Great Lakes NVC immersion program beginning in January, 2021, with one day of training each month, along with a two hour webinar for deepening learning, and two monthly empathy circles for more support and connection. This workshop can either be enjoyed on its own, separate from the immersion program, or as a preview of that program.



Our goal is to offer you an unforgettable experience of understanding yourself, communication skills to build trust and goodwill with others, and the practical tools to make a difference in your everyday life.

Our approach is to teach you how to bring compassion and honest self expression in both of its dimensions (gentleness and fierceness) through demonstrations, opportunities to practice in small groups, and support discussion about what you've learned and address any questions that arise.



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