Mary Mackenzie

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General Public (Including Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates)
A. Approximately how many training days did you have this year?: 
B. Briefly list the groups and organizations you worked with this year as a trainer.: 
Flagstaff Quakers SoCal NVC Namaste Center for Spiritual Living Costa Mesa NVC Community
C. Approximately how many people did you offer NVC training to this year?: 
D. What are you celebrating about your training experiences this year? What was significant for you? What touched your heart?: 
In 2011 I moved to a different state (California), reorganized the NVC Academy including our programs and Web Site and my father died, so I facilitated far fewer trainings than I have done in the past. I celebrate that I was able to endure a high level of stress in my personal life and stay present to myself and my friends/family and clients. I celebrate that I began to be known as an NVC trainer in my new Southern California community.
E. Would you share some difficult experiences you had while training this year and how you handled them?: 
I can't think of one single difficult experience that I encountered in my training. I can say, though, that in general, 2011 was a gut wrenching year for me - moving to a new state after 21 years in Flagstaff, Arizona, reorganizing my company and my father dying. With all honesty, my focus was on my personal life in 2011 and grieving huge loss and transition. I welcomed 2012 with enormous gratitude and relief.
F. How do you teach the spiritual basis of Nonviolent Communication in your workshops and training programs? : 
By helping people to imagine and capture the possibility that all needs can matter. By modeling and teaching people how to step up and take responsibility for their own actions, knowing that what they do matters, knowing that what they do either creates peace in our world or discord. It's a choice, moment by moment.
G. Please describe your social change goals...: 
My social change goal is for each individual to recognize and take responsibility for their very important role in injecting peace or discord into our world, and to have a tangible and profound experience that tells them that what they do matters. I teach practical, sustainable tools for living consciously and peacefully. I see my work as in direct alignment with CNVC's goals. CNVC wants a world ful of life-serving systems. I want individual people who are leading those systems to remember and recognize their role in creating life-serving systems.
J. Please describe your efforts to create, or join, an NVC circle or organization.: 
I joined SoCal NVC upon moving to Arizona. My work with the NVC Academy is fraught with collaborations with many trainers across the globe. I'm still learning about SoCal NVC and participated in two trainings for that group and I enjoyed them very much. I love my collaborations with trainers through the NVC Academy and other aspects of my work.
K. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.: 
The evaluations I receive are consistently very high. In the past year, I've been changing my focus somewhat. I have always taught NVC in a practical way and my teachings are becoming even simpler and more accessible. They are also becoming more and more focused on spirituality and presence. I'm enjoying this very much.
L. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?: 
Finding ways to expand NVC in our community by mentoring new or up-and-coming trainers, helping to build their NVC business, and focusing my work on the trainings that bring me the most joy. This involves a lot of trust, collaboration and patience.
M. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.: 
I can't think of a specific one that stands out the most for me. I'm very grateful for all the opportunities to collaborate.
N. Is there anything else you would enjoy sharing with the CNVC network?: 
I'm grateful for each of you and grateful to be one of you.

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