Facilitators

Kanya Likanasudh, MDiv, lives in Thailand where she is a pioneer in spreading Nonviolent Communication. She offers transformational programs in communication, conflict resolution, and coaching across all sectors and in prisons. As a board member for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, she challenges people with conflicting viewpoints to understand each other deeply which helps them discover creative solutions. Kanya’s joy in life is to create heart-connecting dialogue about power, privilege, and rank. Through humor and playfulness, she helps people use their privilege to create a more equitable world. Kanya combines meditation, body awareness, Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, the Integral Approach, and Process Work to deepen learning.

Mika Maniwa is a certified CNVC trainer based in Vancouver, British Columbia of Japanese descent. As a master of violent communication with a deep affection for “jackals”, she is constantly learning how to “be NVC” without the jargon.  She enjoys working with multicultural groups in both working-class and middle-class contexts and is interested in what is needed to create safety and trust between people across power differences. She dreams of the moments when a sense of synergy and collective wisdom might emerge in a group, especially after working through conflict.                                                                                                             

Martha Lasley was a founding partner of Leadership that Works, where she supported leaders and social change activists to develop compelling visions, improve their communication, bring spirit into team building, and develop a coaching culture. She has authored three books: Coaching for Transformation; Facilitating with Heart; and Courageous Visions. Martha is a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and has led many International Intensive Trainings with Marshall Rosenberg. She coaches visionary leaders and social change activists to develop a culture of collaboration and mutual support. She has presented several programs at the annual conference for International Association of Facilitators, including “Facilitating Difficult Conversations,” and “Coaching for Personal & Organizational Transformation.”

Kathy G. Brown has spearheaded many peer-led Interactive Communication Groups that continue to enrich her life on a personal and professional level. She also has facilitated several Authentic Communication Groups. She is passionate about creating safe environments where people can learn to better understand all the complexities of who they are, as well as, who others are. A journalist, mediator, NVC & IFS facilitator, and parenting consultant, Kathy has more than 30 years experience as a reporter and editor, and more than 20 years as an NVC facilitator. She also spent 10 years as a certified Aware Parenting Consultant. In addition to participating in and facilitating groups, she volunteers in the 12th Judicial Circuit as a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator. She has incorporated NVC and IFS into her mediation practice, called Relationship Conflict Resolution.

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Anisha Pandya is a psychotherapist, leadership coach and transformation facilitator from Mumbai, India. She specializes in different conceptual approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Nonviolent Communication, Emotional Intelligence, NLP, Process Work. Over the last 15 years, her work has been about helping people lead more fulfilling and authentic lives. She offers individual as well as group psychotherapy and she has 4000 plus hours of experience in coaching and psychotherapy with people across sectors. She particularly enjoys facilitating experiential labs and long-term groups for tangible transformation. She has designed and facilitated multiple workshops on parenting, diversity and inclusion, intimacy, leadership development, conflicts, difficult conversations, gender, power and group dynamics. She is passionate about creating a culture of NVC in families.

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