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Move beyond shame and blame.
Recover from judgment.
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Nurture your Capacity for Meaningful Human Connection
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Joining my personal development community, means getting healthy communication tools for all relationships with ourselves and with others, at home and at work.
Reclaim and love-up your most authentic self as you come together on calls, practice new communication strategies, enhance your emotional intelligence, and share your journey with like-minded others.
- Practice deep empathy – coupled with strong, clear boundaries.
- Cultivate both deep, meaningful connections – as well as strategic disconnection and disengagement, as needed.
- Become powerful, influential, and confident – but also kind, gentle, and relational with yourself and others.
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?
You are not alone!
Some 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.
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.
Explore heart-based communication tools
for healthy relationships.
Here for YOU!
01Get the skills and support needed to live as your most authentic self.
02Meet people like you who are growing through sharing.
03Get regular access to regular live group coaching support.
Work on 3 Relationships:
01With Yourself: Develop more self-compassion, increase your self-esteem.
02With Others: Increase your EQ, empathy and dialogue skills.
03With Transcendence: Get grounded in your personal values and sense of integrity, and become more aligned with your sense of meaning and purpose in life.
Join us to …
→Shift from control to connection, from blame and shame cultures to connection and co-creation cultures.
→ Recover from judgment by cultivating compassion and collaboration in your relationships.
→Integrate insights from various personal development programs, including Nonviolent Communication, Integral Practice, and Somatic Experiencing, trauma-informed therapies, mind-body medicine and mindfulness practices.
Deep Dive into Monthly Themes
Self-Criticism vs Self-Love
Working with Anger
This is for you if …
→You want to apply nonviolent communication principles into your life and relationships, with skill and wisdom.
→You’re in recovery from codependency and want to be more skillful with narcissistic people.
→ 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.
→You’re a lifelong learner.
→You enjoy exploring your inner life and loving up your inner being.
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.”
Become stronger, wiser, and
more connected to yourself and others.
Full Membership: What’s Included
- Join us to debrief, unpack, and address the relationship challenges in your life.
- Get new scripts.
- Celebrate your progress; share your challenges.
- Train for the next charged moment.
- Understand the deeper human dynamics that drive conflict and what to do about them.
- Roleplay and test out new moves for stuck patterns.
- Get live guidance and support.
- Connect with other lifelong learners, cycle-breakers, and peacemakers.
- Find an empathy buddy and a thought-partner.
- Join other mission-driven, openhearted 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.
Full members get access to archives of call recordings, previous trainings, and a library of invaluable worksheets and handouts to support your journey and development.
12+ Hours of Live Calls Every Month
Mondays, 6:00pm CT – with Yvette (Full members only)
Wednesdays, 10:00am CT – with Yvette (All member levels)
Thursdays, 6:00pm CT – Community Practice (Full members only)
You’ll get the most out of your membership by attending our calls live and actively participating.
That said, if the call times don’t work out for you or if you prefer learning on your own, the recordings of our live Monday and Wednesday calls are available.
Let me ask you a few important questions:
Do you ever wake up at night ruminating about how something went and what you wish you’d said instead?
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?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then I want you to know –
You’re Not Alone.
What if you had somewhere to turn to unpack and get insights into what’s really going on?
What if you had a place to talk through problems, get real-time feedback, figure out where you are getting stuck, and get new options for moving forward?
And, what if you didn’t have to do it alone, but instead with a community of warm, friendly and supportive fellow journeyers?
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.
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Basic Replay Access
- For those who only want access to the Wednesday morning Conversations from the Heart Replay Archive, including video replays, audio recordings in podcast format, and unedited transcripts
Regular Full Membership
- 4 Monday group learning and coaching calls with Yvette (6pm – 8pm CT)
- Weekly Thursday practice calls (6-7pm CT)
- Individual coaching sign-up slots during Monday calls
- Monthly themes and members-only email content
- Access to the entire replay archiveof 3+ years of content
- Access to Conversations from the Heart live calls, Wednesdays 10am CT, as well as the entire replay archive, including video replays, audio recordings, and unedited transcripts
- Access to Assess the Health of Your Relationship mini-course
- Resource library, including weekly blog, handouts, worksheets, and the Getting to the Heart of the Matter flow chart
If you are experiencing financial hardship, a scholarship or sliding scale fee may be available. Please email us, and we will do our best to make the membership as accessible for you as possible.
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.