I am a CNVC Certified Trainer, coach, and co-founder of Family HEART Camp (familyheartcamp.org). I focus on ways to bring more love, empowerment, and wholeness into the world. Before discovering NVC, I realized that a key factor in most seemingly intractable social problems is our tendency to divide the world into Us and Them, and dismiss Them as somehow less than fully human and not worth listening to, thereby cutting off the flow of information needed to solve problems. NVC is the best practical antidote I have found to this pervasive phenomenon, as well as offering a deep spiritual path. I have worked as a software architect and have a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.