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Susan Kaplan

M.S.W., M.P.A., R.Y.T.
Trainer, Coach, and Consultant
United States
Speaks English
Certified Trainer since 2019
“All of my work involves the power of listening and the power of story. The interconnectedness and health of our family, communities and world now depends on how each of us shows up during these challenging times. Listening is key….as is expressing in a way that others can receive….as is being able to shift between your own cultural similarities and differences to another’s cultural similarities and differences.”

Susan Kaplan is a Facilitator in Compassionate Communication, based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, for Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Center, providing professional development and leadership support for those in the non-profit organizations and training for early childhood educators, parents and families.

She is an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, teaching community practice and mind-body connections and provides professional development for Early Childhood Professionals at Red Rocks Community College.

Weaving her professional work with storytelling and yoga, she provides a variety of experiences in Courage work. She is on the leadership team for Colorado Courage Collaboration, offering retreats and professional support since 2010.

“Qualities that matter: Compassionate presence, empathetic listening and expression, dignity, deep kindness, authenticity, generosity, sense of humor, joy, discernment and reflection, intentional actions of interconnectedness, and new ways of action, such as reflective and generative conversations that allow us to access inner and collective wisdom – contribute to courageous engagement.”


  • Conflict Transformation
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Education (including schools and youth programs)
  • Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Leadership (including organizational culture and executive coaching)
  • Restorative Justice (including prison work)
  • Social Change
  • Spirituality and Inner Work

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