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Leveraging Your Influence

Introducing a NEW year-long program with Miki Kashtan ...

Leveraging Your Influence

(Offered on the East and West Coasts) 


Leveraging Your Influence

Margaret Mead famously remarked: 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

In that spirit, we are excited to present Leveraging Your Influence.


Often people have a vision for the way they want their lives to be. They ask themselves "How do I infuse my work and play so that NVC consciousness becomes the common denominator in all my relationships?"


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If you are one of these people, this program will help you to delve deeply into the practice of living NVC using a natural language approach. Learn to leverage your influence by using NVC as the "organizing principle" for your work in the world. Rather than formal instruction, the intention is to focus on real-life situations using NVC.


Everyone is welcome to attend.

Read about the East Coast Program and the West Coast Program.

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