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Tools, skills and practice for empathic, empowered, and effective relationships at home and at work.

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You hold the potential for profound growth and transformation.

Let me ask you this …


Do you ever wish you had a place to try out ideas for your next conversation, so you can have the  the right words, at the right time?


Do you long for more meaningful, deeper conversations with others? Are you tired of small talk, shop talk, and superficial connections?


Although you practice mindfulness, NVC, have been in therapy, read countless self-help books, you still get triggered and stuck and wonder what you’re missing?

You’re Not Alone.

I used to look out for other people’s feelings by not responding in like when something hurtful was said, but then I felt walked all over and disrespected.

I love that I have new tools, and also the freedom to choose when and whom for which to apply the “techniques” depending on personal resourcefulness at the moment.

Most beneficial for me has been to observe how you work with members on their situations that are shared. These tools have helped me become more honest, sensitive, and empowered without expecting others to change.

Learn how to … 

Express your feelings, needs and thoughts clearly and authentically, paving the way for deeper connections.

Re-discover your true self with profound insights into the motivations and needs driving your actions.

Cultivate a heart overflowing with love and compassion, enabling you to connect with others on a profound level.

Break free from old patterns and cycles that have held you back, allowing you to live authentically and in alignment with your deepest desires.

Develop an observing and witnessing self that helps you stay calm, less reactive, and more in control of your reactions.

Bid farewell to the cycles of shame, blame, abuse, and violence in your relationships, opening doors to healing and growth.

Identify, name, soothe, and regulate your emotions, empowering you to stay calm and collected even in the face of turmoil.

Reignite your inner fire and motivation, making every day a step towards your best self.

Use conflicts as opportunities for understanding and connection, leaving behind power struggles.

 Reviews from real people

I wanted to shore up and tidy my relational tool-box.

When I signed up, I felt as though my metaphorical relationship workbench was a total mess. Over the last year, I’ve learned to use a bunch of new tools, and even though it’s frustrating when I encounter a moment when I know a tool is needed and I can’t decipher which and quite how it works, I now have a community and a place to turn to for support and practical guidance.

– Anonymous

Yvette is a Black Belt in personal relationships and communication.

There is no one I know who is as extraordinary at working with people to have them get in touch with themselves and others in such a powerful, effective manner. She can consistently and patiently deal with people’s wide range of challenges and provide such caring, heartfelt, wise and effective ways of addressing each of them. Yvette is a gift to our world.

-Terry Gips, CEO of Sustainability Associates, Co-Founder and President of the Alliance for Sustainability

Yvette purposefully creates an extremely safe environment and culture where everyone’s feelings and needs are honored.

Her facilitation and counseling skills are phenomenal, she is highly skilled, deeply empathic, very patient, exceptionally compassionate and extremely insightful.

-Dave Casey, Certified Life Coach and Organizational Development Consultant, CPCC

Yvette’s lucid and inspiring translation of NVC helped me to embody this practice and carry it with me everyday.

Even the relationships in my life that were working well have grown more satisfying and joyful. Working with Yvette has been transformational. She has helped me discover how everyday life can be more awesome and wonderful.

-Wendy Morris

Loving ourselves and others is often easier said than done.

  • What if you could integrate all that you’ve learned, cut through the theories, and come up with the right words at the right time delivered in the most effective way?


  • What if you deeply trusted your way of being in the world and followed your inner promptings with confidence?


  • What if you had a regular community of openhearted learners for support on this journey?

Join my learning and groth community, to get healthy communication tools for all relationships with yourself and with others, at home and at work.

Your transformation starts now

Fuel your life with love

Deep, meaningful, lasting connections

The right words, just when you need them.

Defuse conflicts and step out of power-struggles

How does it work?

01Weekly Email Lessons: 

Weekly, bite-sized emails and video-lessons walk you through the core curriculum covered in Human 101. 

02Discussion, Practice and Office Hours:

Join our live member-only calls to be in discussion about how to apply the skills, tools and principles to your life. Ask questions or just listen-in. Replays will be available to re-watch on your own time, as often as you like.  For more personalized support, access to member-specific sessions with Yvette.  

03Go Fast or Slow – As You Wish:

Move through the course as quickly or as slowly as you like.
Join as many or as few of the live sessions as you enjoy.
Access to all calls and materials for as long as you’re a member.  

Transform 3 Relationships:

01With Your Self: Develop more self-compassion, increase your self-esteem.

02With Your People: Increase your EQ, empathy and dialogue skills.

03With Your Purpose:   Get grounded in your personal values and sense of integrity, and become more aligned with your sense of meaning and purpose in life. 

Become stronger, wiser, and
more connected to yourself and others.

Join us to …

🔗 Strengthen Your Relationships: Whether it’s at home with your loved ones or at work with colleagues and clients, you can become a force for positivity and connection.

🌈 Live Authentically: Embrace your most authentic and loving self, leaving behind the masks and barriers that have held you back.

🤝 Connect on a Deeper Level: Transform judgments into empathy and connection, fostering relationships built on trust and understanding.

🚀 Step into Your Purpose: Discover and live in alignment with your deep sense of purpose and universal human needs, creating a life filled with meaning and fulfillment.

This is for you if …

You want to apply nonviolent communication principles into your life and relationships, with skill and wisdom.

You want to be what you’d like to see in the world.

You want to set loving, stronger, firmer, life-affirming boundaries without losing connection to people.

One of our members recently said, “I feel like I’m getting deep training in being a better human and living peacefully with others without giving up any of my own strength or authenticity like I usually feel like I have to do.”

Monthly Membership: What’s Included

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4 Member-Only Live Calls
with Yvette

  • Two discussion based Q&A calls each month, and two practice-based calls each month, on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Debrief, unpack, and address the relationship challenges in your life.
  • Get new scripts.
  • Celebrate your progress; share your challenges.
  • Roleplay and test out new moves for stuck patterns.
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Human 101:
Your Relationship Roadmap

  • Understand the deeper human dynamics that drive conflict and what to do about them.
  • Learn how to transform judgements into empathic connection 
  • Short, practical videos teaching you transformational tools based in Humanistic Psychology, Social Science Research, Integral Theory, Mindfulness practices, Nonviolent Communication, and more. 
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Community and Resource

  • Use the community directory oto find an empathy practice person, a thought partner, a study buddy and to meet other mission-driven, open-hearted humans striving to make the world a better place.
  • Try out new skills, new scripts, and new ways of being with a safe, empathic community of peers.
  • Access to archives of call recordings, previous trainings, and a library of invaluable worksheets and handouts to support your journey and development.

 Live Q&A and Practice Sessions

Alternating  Tuesdays 10:00am-11:00am CT

Alternating Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm CT

See our Fall 2023 Schedule Here

You’ll get the most out of your membership by actively participating in our live calls. But, if the call times don’t work out for you or if you prefer learning on your own, you can instead enjoy access to recordings of all live sessions on your own time.

No more second guessing what you said or did.

Increase your self-trust, self-confidence, and inner peace.

Get the clarity and direction you need to know what exactly to focus on next to get where you want to go.

If we’ve just met …

You may be wondering what qualifies me to help you have cleaner, clearer, and more honest relationships with yourself and others.

As a teacher, writer, consultant and clinical psychologist, I have offered personal transformation, compassionate communication, and leadership development training and facilitation for over 20 years.

I grew up in spaces between cultures, always on the edges and holding opposites. I was born during Apartheid to white South African parents where my father worked as a diplomat upholding racist and patriarchal governmental policies while my mother actively protested them.

We lived in Malawi, Germany, and Beverly Hills, returning to South Africa annually to visit family.

As I became focused on fitting into other people’s needs, beliefs, cultural norms, and rules, I soon found that belonging everywhere also meant belonging nowhere.

My longing for connection, belonging, safety, and understanding lead me to the teachings and wisdom from multiple psychological, philosophical, and spiritual texts.

Now, my unique background as a global citizen with a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology makes me uniquely able to help you bridge the gaps inside of you, between your heart, head, gut, and soul; and outside of you, bridging the gap between intentions and impact between yourself and others.

Membership Options

Sign me up!

Are you ready to embark on this life-changing journey towards more profound, loving, and harmonious relationships?

Join our community of growth-oriented individuals, and let us guide you toward a brighter, more connected future.

Consider yourself an Advanced Student of nonviolent communication, mindfulness and personal growth work?

Join our Advanced Practice Group!

Look for a special invitation after you register for your membership!

If you are experiencing financial abundance and want to sponsor someone in joining the membership, please let us know, and we will gladly pass on your additional contribution to someone who needs it.