Gabriele Grunt has been working as a trainer with children and adults for more than 30 years. Born in Vienna, Austria, she studied cultural anthropology and has worked on international and national projects, workshops, companies, organisations, educational institutions and NGOs that deal with power imbalance, racism, enemy images, and restorative justice.
In her work, Gabriele enjoys exploring different ways of reaching people, learning, and working together – focusing not only on individual learning but on how to enable each of us to transform the structures we live in and create a more satisfying quality of connection.
As a CNVC-certified trainer, Gabriele shares NVC in different kinds of organizations in the fields of education, business, justice, and health, as well as in residential communities with individuals and teams of varying sizes. In many long-term projects in schools, universities, organizations, communities and companies Gabriele supports people to consciously choose ways towards understanding, cooperation, and peaceful conflict dialogue – and step by step to co-create structures that support partnership, mutual empowerment, new ways of leadership and inclusion in learning and working environments.
Gabriele about her work with NVC in the field of education:
"In our life and work with children we have many habits that are inherited but do not serve us anymore today. In my work in the field of education I discovered NVC as a very powerful way to consiously choose the way and quality of living and working together. Schools and families are the places where we pass on our language and our habits to the next generations - not only by teaching, but by our living example. That's why as an NVC trainer I am especially passionate about sharing NVC in lectures and workshops and projects with teachers and parents."
Since 1998 Gabriele Grunt works with teachers, principles, students, psychologists, parents e.g. in the teachers training at Austrian universities, in long-term school projects in open courses in Vienna, Austria, all over Europe and also in Asia and Africa.
Gabriele Grunt offers lectures, workshops and long-term trainings, she develops and leads projects for organisations, individuals and teams on various topics, e.g. Dialogue culture, Constructive conflict culture, Motivation through Dialogue, Living Democracy, Bullying prevention, Discrimination and Inclusion, and Intimate Relationships. Since 2014 she is certified as TRE-provider (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises).
“Gabriele supports people to consciously choose ways towards understanding, cooperation, and peaceful conflict dialogue – and step by step to co-create structures that support partnership, mutual empowerment, new ways of leadership and inclusion in learning and working environments.”