When young people (and adults) experience respect, they learn to trust that they will be heard and that they matter. When they have a sense of being understood and accepted, they feel safe and secure. From that space, they show a tremendous willingness to contribute to the well-being of others as well.


Through Nonviolent Communication and interpersonal neurobiology, we show you how to work with human reactivity and societal norms of criticism and judgement in ways that build trust and compassion. We help you to identify what is important to you and help you find solutions that align with your mission. We guide you in implementing systems that support your values in action. In your school or in your family, we can help you develop a culture of compassion and mutual respect, fostering belonging, cooperation and a sense of true community.


  1. assessment

  2. Co-created System Development

  3. Training and Implementation

  4. System Sustainability and Review

coaching and training tailored to each school's needs and goals

We offer these trainings for addressing the impact of the pandemic on schools and families:

  • Stress management/Wellbeing

  • Mindfulness & Compassion



Interpersonal Communication


Empowering Feedback

Peer Mediation




Conflict Resolution

Restorative Disciplinary Practices

Group Decision-Making


Stress Management

Emotion Regulation


Work/life Balance

When young voices are heard, they bring vitality, innovation and heart to their homes and communities.


by Paige Zarganis 4-10-19

I learned the value of building community in the first school we worked with. We had been called to help reduce the number of suspensions in the school. So, we trained the faculty in more effective methods, helping them connect with the students instead of trying to exert control over them.

The efforts were successful and suspensions went down by almost 30% in the first 90 days! But there were still many conflicts between students. And what we realized is that the students also needed support, to build a culture of compassion between each other. So we worked with the student body and once they had identified what was important, it did not take long for the teens to come up with ideas. Students started to create what was needed.

And it worked. The students who had gone through conflict resolution with us began to help other students work through conflicts. Others started discussions about challenges facing teens. The students took leadership and together with the faculty, they created a restorative community built on trust and compassion. It was beautiful to see the transformation!