Newt Bailey

WELCOME! from Newt Bailey, founder of the Communication Dojo.

Contact:, (415) 694 8798

If you want a greater sense of connection, authenticity, and kindness in your most important relationships, you’ve come to the right place. To put it another way, if you want more intimacy and/or less fighting in your life, you’ve come to the right […]


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Monday Drop-In Communication Dojo

NEXT CLASSES: SEPT 9, 16, 23, 30 NO CLASS AUG 19, 26, SEPT 2 Monday Drop-in Communication Dojo NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. ALL WELCOME with Newt Bailey

Mondays 7pm – 9pm

The Center SF, 548 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Introductory rate: $30 – $10 sliding scale, per class No registration […]


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“Empowered Self-Expression – Speaking from the Heart” – Tuesdays – 4-week Committed Series – San Francisco – starts Sept 10th, 2019

Tuesdays, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

4-week series dates: Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st, 2019

*plus* practice sessions between classes with other participants Location: San Francisco – Zen Center – Page @ Laguna

REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE SPECIAL FOCUS FOR THIS SERIES: Empowered Self-Expression – Speaking from the Heart

How you say things makes a big difference in how […]


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10-week ONLINE COURSE! “Introduction to Connected Communication”


Sept. 20 to Nov. 22, 2019


Introductory price of $200.


Registration through Eventbrite Please contact if you have any questions or feedback.

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Note: We encourage you to register soon to ensure your space. When this class has reached its capacity, we will begin […]


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“Connected Conversation Process” – instructional video

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Here Ali Miller ( and I portray a couple, Debbie and Jason, who have a mildly contentious conversation. They then try using the “Connected Conversation Process,” the foundational process of the Communication Dojo, to navigate through their conflict with greater mutual understanding and connection.


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“Connected Conversation Process” – quick example

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Newt Bailey and Ali Miller ( play “Jason” and “Debbie” getting into a little conflict. Watch for a quick glimpse at how the “Connected Conversation Process” from the Communication Dojo can turn conflict into connection.


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“The Ladder Questions” – introductory instructional video

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Newt Bailey and Ali Miller ( play “Jason” and “Debbie.” Debbie uses the “Ladder Questions” to help Jason get more clarity on something that’s bothering him in his workplace.


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What Participants are saying about the Communication Dojo

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Video comments and testimonials from participants in “Communication Dojo – Find your Way with Words” workshops.

“I feel so relaxed. Everything seems manageable again!”

What’s amazing many participants is that they can arrive with a partner, family member, or friend, and  actually resolve real issues during the workshop, using the tools we’re teaching, even if […]


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