Gabriele Grunt


Member Information

Gabriele Grunt

CNVC-certified trainer

Areas of Interest

CNVC Certification
Emotional Intelligence
Restorative Justice
Social Change

Spoken Languages

Public Message

Gabriele Grunt has been working as a trainer with children and adults in various fields for almost 30 years. Born in Vienna/Austria she studied cultural anthropology and worked in international and national projects, workshops and NGOS that deal with power imbalance, racism, enemy images and restorative justice.

In her work Gabriele Grunt 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 that do not serve us towards lived partnership, shared power, new ways of leadership and a more satisfying quality of connection.

As a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC-certified trainer) Gabriele Grunt shares NVC in different kinds of organizations in the field of economy, justice, health, in NGOs, governmental organizations and residential communities with individuals and teams of variying sizes.
She co-developed NVC online-courses ( and since 2014 she is a certified TRE-provider (Trauma/Tension Release Exercises).

In many long term projects in organisations, communities and companies Gabriele Grunt 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 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."

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Teaching and living NVC for me is consciously chosing compassion, understanding, the power of choice and connection in every situation of life, to consciously deal with power and power structures, and to empower people to do what is really meaningful for each of us.