Testimonials

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“Want to move from ‘stuck’ to ‘energized’? Do this training.”

CORNELL

“Thank you so much for sharing your skills on Monday and Tuesday this week. I truly admire the work you’ve done to become such an amazing coach and facilitator. I am completely blown away by the whole experience and feel very empowered to share and practice. I can’t wait to see what the offering for June will be because, I have an idea that I’ll be signing up and encouraging others in my office to do the same.” January 2017

“I have been through many feedback-type classes before this one, and this technique goes way beyond reflective listening, or recapping … finally, it’s something that I can really use, instead of being just a feel good class that dissipates quickly when back at work.” – Roadmap to Success student, Cornell 2016

“…a practical way of improving communication effectiveness and maintaining connection.”

“I found the training to be very profound….It gave me tremendous insight into my own style of communicating and tools for separating out the many different things going on when two people try to communicate.”

“ …very useful for my relationships in the workplace.”

MERCK, INC.

“I have had the pleasure to work with Dian Killian for 3 years… Dian’s experience with Collaborative Communication and Coaching has been extremely valuable. She is extremely conscientious, reliable, and agile. I have interacted with her as a collaborative trainer, executive coach, and in designing a customized program for my organization. Dian helped to build a foundation within my organization, which increased morale and enabled my team to be more resilient through numerous challenges and changes within the company over the last couple of years. These connections enabled my team to openly discuss concerns and identify opportunities to work more collaboratively together. I would definitely work with Dian on future collaborative and change management initiatives… the impact has been long lasting.” — Cindy Blair, Director, Merck & Co, Inc.

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

“I have recognized that there is a science to the art of communication – there are models to be used; models that can be practiced. I know how to listen to clients, understand their needs and address their issues.”

NYSDRA: NEW YORK STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATION

“Dian provided our conference an incredibly ‘powerful’ duo of morning sessions that descended into invigorating hallway conversations for the rest of the event. She engaged participants with insightful, thought-provoking ideas that encouraged them to think differently.”

— Carla Schlist, Director of Marketing and Member Services, New York State Dispute Resolution Association

KRIPALU

“Thank you for leading a wonderful program!!” — Workshop participant, Kripalu 2016

RECENT WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

“I am writing to thank you for your terrific presentation at the July NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and the City University of New York Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. You did a fabulous job in sharing your knowledge and insights about how to foster greater collaboration in the workplace. Everyone was so appreciative of the opportunity to hear about your far reaching work and the nuances of Collaborative Communication. Many thanks again for an awesome session.  — Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D., Director, Dispute Resolution Program and CUNY Dispute Resolution Center John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY, July 2016

“I really enjoyed working on this conference with you. I had a sense of partnership at every turn and truly value your contributions. Your presentation was top notch. I loved the interactive aspect and believe it was of great support to the participants as well. I’m excited to know your work with us will continue with us.” — Robin O’Brien, Therapist, TX, 2016

“I was able to immediately integrate what I learned into some difficult discussions.”

“It felt engaging to share thoughts with my work partners and really connect. “

“I loved this workshop and the instructor. I found the strategies very useful to practice. It was not too theoretical, there were lots of good examples.”

“Before I attended the workshop I didn’t know anything about NVC and didn’t know what to expect. It was a wonderful experience: Dian is a highly professional, emphatic trainer and coach with warm personality and deep insight in what she’s doing and in people’s responses. Her combination of NVC and other approaches helps getting down to the core of your problems and promotes a better understanding of yourself and others. Highly recommended!” — Siglinde Keck, Germany

“Just wanted to give a huge thank you again for a great weekend. I so appreciated your sensitivity, genuine care, and great and varied knowledge of how to work with different people’s emotions, experiences, and blocks.”  –Retreat participant, 2016     

“Thank you for being such a radiant light in the world. I feel such a sense of gratitude for your presence. Thank you for giving your heart so fully to this important and healing work.” – Brandon Nappi, Copper Beach Institute

“Abba Poemen (a 2nd century desert father) said, ‘Teach your mouth to say what is in your heart.’ The work you do, it seems to me, is to help others do that.” – 2015 workshop participant

NVC Academy

“Thank you so much for working with the NVC Academy, yet again, and offering your session at our NVC at Work: Living with Integrity and Authenticity Everywhere! Videoconference. The quality of your work, your heart and passion, and expertise are a gift to us and our students. With a grateful heart…” —Mary Mackenzie, NVC Academy

A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE

“In several sessions over a period of six months, Dian has worked to help us identify and clarify our needs, our expectations, and our commitments. She gave us tools that we continue to use to make progress on a daily basis. The result is a more productive, more collaborative and more egalitarian work environment.”

LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS

“Dian is an alchemist coach, mixing her deep roots in NVC coaching, the Coaching for Transformation model, and her own inherent loving and caring nature. From these, she creates an inviting and challenging space for her clients to discover themselves. Yes, she has the skills, and it is in connecting the skills to the roots of the client’s experience and the horizons toward which the client is moving, that her coaching comes alive.” — Virginia Kellogg, MCC, Leadership that Works.

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