Online Group Coaching

Next Dates & Times

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm US Pacific Time (PDT, Pacific Daylight Time)

Thursday August 23.

Tuesday September 11.

Tuesday September 25.


Sliding scale $30 – $50 per week. Please let me know if money is an obstacle and we can work something out.


Register through Eventbrite for August 23

Group Coaching Description

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
— Rumi

The group will be a mixture of “request-driven” activities, including, but not limited to, group empathy. Group empathy provides a rich and relieving experience of “being heard” deeply, plus the connectedness to fundamental needs that allows participants to see more clearly what they want to do next in any given situation they’re facing.

Options for requests:

  • Working with Newt 1-on-1
  • Group empathy
  • Role play involving the whole group
  • Pair exercises – including pair empathy, connected conversation process
  • Sections where Newt teaches on a particular aspect of communication requested by someone in the group
  • Celebrations of where communication is happening for you in a way you’re enjoying

Who’s it for?

The group is open to anyone who would like more targeted support integrating Connected Communication / Nonviolent Communication into their lives. This process is, after all, a process of transformation in how you communicate. This transformation has huge benefits for you and those you associate with, and it requires some significant changes in how you see and think about yourself and the people around you. It can be hard to navigate through these changes alone, and this group provides community, support and guidance as you check out whether you want to make this transformation, and then actually start to make it.

If you’re new to NVC it’s important to be aware that the form of request-driven, practice-based learning we use means that in these online group coaching sessions we don’t follow a step-by-step approach to presenting the essentials of NVC. This means that most people who participate tend to already have a grounding in the foundational ideas and skills: self-connection, empathy for others, self-expression, observations, feelings, needs and requests. If you’d like to attend but you’ve not previously taken lessons in Nonviolent Communication I recommend either attending the Monday evening Communication Dojo drop-in classes, if you’re local to San Francisco, or finding introductory classes in your area (through,, your local NVC organization, or NVC Academy online). I also recommend reading “Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life” by Marshall Rosenberg Ph.D. as a way of supporting your learning. Alternatively view videos on this site or do a search for “NVC” or “Nonviolent Communication” on YouTube to find other learning resources.

About Newt Bailey 
Newt’s passion is to help people connect, to experience greater intimacy, and to find the potential for mutually satisfying change that lies within conflict. He is also convinced that personal growth and change in consciousness is essential if we’re to bring about the changes we want to see in our communities and our world.

Since he started studying NVC in 2005 Newt has set out to understand and share with others the essential core of NVC. He believes strongly in teaching the principles of NVC in a way that frees students from specialized language, and allows facility with connected communication to grow in small, quickly assimilated steps. Newt teaches the NVC practices, skills and awareness he uses in his own life.

Since 2006 Newt has been facilitating NVC groups, leading workshops and retreats, and developing his unique approach in public and organizational settings. Newt also attributes great steps in his personal understanding of NVC to working with prisoners and parolees. He has taught NVC, NVC mediation and NVC coaching across the USA and in Europe.


Online – we’ll be using the “Zoom” software, although there will be also the option of calling in a regular phone.




See more Communication Dojo video here:
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Michelle Hernandez January 21, 2018 at 9:27 am

Good morning, I would like to discover how I can sign up for the online communication course please. Thank you and have a beautiful day


Michelle Hernandez January 21, 2018 at 9:28 am

Hello how can does one sign up for the online communication course pelase


Newt Bailey May 9, 2018 at 8:21 pm

Hi Michelle,

It’s a long time since you left this comment but it only just came to my attention. If you’d like to attend an online group coaching session please follow the Eventbrite registration links above. I encourage you to read the “Who’s it for?” section above to check it sounds like a good fit. It’s not really a course, but an opportunity to get targeted coaching and practice on real life situations.

Best wishes, Newt


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