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Two day Immersion in Relational Intelligence for Coaches

6 & 7 October 2022, RDS, Dublin

9am-5pm with lunch included

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Glenn Treacy and John Fitzsimons will present a two day experiential immersion into a fusion of Gestalt theory and Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication framework. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is currently enjoying a resurgence in  the field of coaching and training as Rosenberg’s approach, developed in the 70s and 80s, is increasingly applied in organisations and used as a primary training for coaches in Europe, particularly in Northern Europe.

Organisations with effective communication are 3.5 times more likely to outperform their peers according to the most recent Towers Watson Change and Communication ROI report. NVC provides a holistic and integrated approach to communication that can be applied at the individual, team and organisational level by coaches.

The framework can be described as a way of being very honest, without any criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness. NVC emphasises the power of empathy, self-awareness, authenticity and collaboration in the workplace and in life. This is achieved by introducing “universal human needs’ as a key component of our communication along with thoughts and feelings. NVC demonstrates the relationship and connections between these three layers of our communication and consciousness.


 When Satya Nadella became CEO in February 2014 he urged his new reports to read “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall Rosenberg, claiming it was the single most important book they could read as a Microsoft employee. Since becoming CEO Miicrosoft has added in excess of $250 billion in market value.


Day 1 will introduce the model and the key concepts by experiential structures in dyads and triads and using a minimum of theory. NVC represents a paradigm shift in communication so experiencing the effect of this approach is key.


Day 2 will concentrate on applications in the coaching field. Glenn will show how you can empower your coaching and use NVC to help your coachees.


On completion of the training you will be able to help your coachees:

  • Handle difficult conversations with skill
  • Give direct and honest feedback in a way that brings about natural changes in behaviour
  • Develop an understanding of the type of communication that brings about collaboration and co-operation
  • Understand the patterns of their conflict and how to avoid them
  • Use self empathy to avoid your “buttons” getting pressed in challenging situations
  • Understand how respectfully listening with empathy makes others feel truly heard and allow them to hear the true concerns that often lie behind their words

Location: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin