Holly Eckert_blue175loresHolly Eckert

Compassionate Communication Advisor

Holly Michelle Eckert, in 1999, first felt the power of Nonviolent Communication as a way to increase the effectiveness and enjoyment of her parenting. Within an hour of beginning to read Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, she was clear that sharing NVC would be her primary gift to the world.

By 2001, Holly was teaching these skills to other parents as Director of Northwest Attachment Parenting. However, her passion for NVC extended far beyond its usefulness in parenting. She knew that NVC transforms all types of relationships, and over the next few years, crafted a sequence of Nonviolent Communication courses into her Radiant Relationships Seminar Series, now available both as live seminars and online self-study classes.

Holly has a keen interest in the spiritual realm, having studied energy medicine and shamanism. Various teachings from these fields wind their way into the courses as well.

Formerly a teacher of music pedagogy and faculty member at Alfred University and Hamilton College, Holly displays a deep understanding of the artistry of teaching. Her teaching is described as perfectly balanced between structured and spontaneous, deep yet light-hearted. Her focus is to make NVC universally accessible, fool-proof and uplifting.

Holly loves to create beauty in many forms. Over the course of a day, she may experience an exquisite moment of intimacy with one of her children, cook a gourmet meal, and knit a few rows on a mohair shawl. Holding a Doctorate in Music from the Eastman School of Music, Holly also delights audiences with jazz and classical performances on both violin and piano.

Holly’s first book, Graduating from Guilt, is scheduled for release in Spring, 2010, by PuddleDancer Press, the premier publisher of the Nonviolent Communication materials.

Whether someone would like to work on their relationship with the human race, or the one with their partner, their co-worker, their child or even their dog, NVC promises new insights and possibilities for understanding, good will, and co-operation.

To learn more about NVC and Compassionate Communication, please visit Holly Eckert’s website, or join her in Seattle at one of her free monthly introductions.