Angela Walkley accompanies people in North, Central and South America. She is passionate about increasing inclusion and access to people in South and Central America: “I commit to maintaining 50% of my Trainer Candidate list for people from Latin America and strive to include people from under-represented communities.”
Angela has been a facilitator, mediator and activist for over 20 years and brought NVC into her work in 2004.
She has led community-based processes and projects in India, Latin America and Canada’s far North, with a focus on bringing voices of under-served communities (such as Canada’s Indigenous communities and Ecuador’s marginalized communities) to the foreground.
These projects included the development of national, provincial and municipal legislation/policies and practical projects in leadership development, capacity building, indigneous self governance and community-based planning and management.
Angela’s journey with NVC has also been deeply personal. At a pivotal point of crisis, Angela and her husband (CT Mitch Miyagawa) dove into NVC and completely rebuilt their way of being in relationship and parenting.
She approaches her role as Assessor with a deep sense of humility with this work of being human and turning again and again to self empathy. She is guided by the words of mentor and colleague Penny Wassman: ‘How can I reach out to others if I am unwilling to reach into myself, unwilling to honour and experience this place of inner knowing?”
Angela takes a community-based approach to assessment and draws people in who have a passion for working together to make an impact in the lives of individuals and to our collective existence.