About

Dian KillianLead Trainer, Executive & Personal Coach

Dian Killian, Ph.D., is the founder and director of Work Collaboratively and shares Collaborative Communication (as she calls Nonviolent Communication) with organizations, groups, and individuals around the world.

She designs and leads transformative communication trainings for diverse organizations including large NGOs, multinationals, non-profits, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. Her clients have included the U.N. Development Program, New York University, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Americorps, and the Camphill Foundation, among many others.

Dr. Killian is also a certified executive/life coach (graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program), and founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication. She is the co-author of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication(in English, German, and now Chinese), and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY.  She also publishes a blog and podcast and has been featured frequently as a guest speaker.

Dian works with companies and organizations in the following ways:

  • Culture Change “Resets.”
  • Meeting/Retreat Design & Facilitation.
  • Managing/Integrating Change.
  • Leadership Development.
  • Team Building.
  • Management Skill Development.
  • Mediation/Conflict Resolution.
  • Executive and Group/Team Coaching.
  • Anger management and workplace “bullying.”

Dian coaches Individuals with a focus on:

  • More effective communication at work and at home.
  • Deep healing & inner transformation.
  • Self-acceptance and self-empathy.
  • Choice in responding to triggers.
  • Couples Coaching.

In addition to her work with organizations, Dian designs and leads workshops and retreats for the general public, including the International NVC Women’s Retreat, which she founded, as well as programs at the New York Open Center, Kripalu, Life Labs, the Omega Institute, and the 92nd Street Y, among others. She is also on the faculty of the NVC Academy.

Dian has also published poetry, essays, and fiction and performs regularly as a singer-songwriter on Appalachian (mountain) dulcimer.


Milo Wissig – Graphic Design, Digital & Social Media & Admin Support

Milo supports Work Collaboratively with social and digital media, graphic design, and administrative support. He is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and a professional painter, a blogger and coder, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.