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Alex Norman CNVC Certified Trainer

I run a regular online, live, drop-in coaching and practice night: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

One of my favorite things to do is connect with people. I especially love connecting with people who are curious and open to learning, playing, and discovering new ways to communicate more honestly, effectively, and compassionately. So a big enthusiastic ‘Hello’ to you and thanks for your interest in me, and in the practice of Nonviolent Communication.

Since arriving in Australia from the Uk in 2000, I have had a very colorful career as a Circus artist, Musician, Kids Entertainer/educator, and Lifeline volunteer. I am now delighted to add to this repertoire my certification with The Centre for Nonviolent Communication and am humbled by the company of this reputable tribe of global peacemakers.

Currently living on the Central Coast NSW with my 16-year-old daughter,  I run regular foundation trainings and integration groups  as well supporting members of Narara Eco Village to activate an NVC community here, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re a local!

I’m frequently up and down to Sydney too, running trainings and working with schools like Montessori East to support their commitment to integrating NVC into their community.

On a personal note, since discovering NVC in 2010, and applying it’s principles and practices to my ‘every day’ (as well as the ‘big stuff’ ), I have found life to be sooooo much more wonderful. Probably of most significance, is the wildly liberating realisation of the choice available to me in every moment, to speak, act and respond in ways that are congruent with my values, without waiting for others to change first. What freedom! Inevitably this means that I get to make other peoples lives more wonderful too and I celebrate the infectious ripple effect of choosing compassion in the world around me.

I would be delighted to hear from you and support you on your journey in learning and integrating NVC into your life.

Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. ….I’ll meet you there …

Contact Details

Mobile: +61 425 329089

Trainings offered by Alex Norman

IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19: ONLINE group meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

My trainings – Mind the Gap! – are fun, dynamic and inclusive. I run foundation weekends, parenting groups, practice groups, special one day advanced trainings and one on one coaching via zoom on line.

The name : Mind the Gap! was inspired by this quote by Victor Frankl ( Holocaust survivor).

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

This sums up for me what NVC is all about: Learning to respond to life, instead of  reacting to it. We begin this shift by growing our awareness around the habits of violence and blame we have inherited,  and learning a new way to communicate that is much more in alignment with our compassionate natures:

  •  Come and discover with me how to listen and speak in a way that defuses conflict and transform it into solutions that work for everyone.
  • Learn how to create a respectful and harmonious family environment, without being authoritarian or a pushover.
  • Get support to gain awareness and empowerment around habitual thoughts that lead to anxiety, depression or anger.
  • Be inspired on how to improve co-operation and trust in the work place, through empathy and honesty.

NVC has been practiced around the world for decades and it really works! I look forward to working with you, sharing the gifts of a compassionate consciousness with you and helping you make life more enjoyable for you and those around you.

Private sessions

IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19: ONLINE group meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

“Your challenge is not to keep trying to repair what was damaged…. Your practice is to reawaken what is already wise and whole within you.…”

Wayne Muller

I love coaching privately with NVC because it is a very collaborative approach. It involves empowering YOU by listening and clarifying what matters most- and then tapping into your own inner wisdom and resources. Through this process, we can then create doable strategies to meet your needs, which allows your outer and inner world to move into more alignment. The results of working in this way are tremendously fulfilling, if not transformative! 

You will also learn and integrate Compassionate Communication skills/tools along the way, to give you the support you need ongoing, to care for yourself, no matter what issue or situation you are facing.

Sessions last for 45 minutes – 1 hour and can be done over the phone, in person or on Skype/zoom.

Your first 30-minute session is free in order to figure out if this style of coaching is for you and whether we want to work together. From there, we can create a plan that suits you. Clients often choose a ‘6-week package’, where we create a focus/ goal and then work progressively towards that over a few months. 




Alexandra facilitates a regular, live, online drop-in NVC coaching and practice night. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6:30pm ( since April 2020 and ongoing)

Alexandra is a passionate NVC trainer. She runs engaging workshops, offers private online coaching, and facilitates lively Integration Groups in Sydney, The Central Coast, and online. She has a special interest in the area of ‘liberating from shame’ and parenting teenagers.


IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19: ONLINE group meeting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. ….I’ll meet you there RUMI

Mediation with NVC supports you to find the field  beyond wrong doing and right doing : where empathy,  connection, clarity and new ideas for movement forward can happen. Even one session can create amazing shifts. A bunch of sessions can equip you with the tools you need to mediate yourselves and render your mediator redundant.

Call me to chat about how mediation with NVC might support your relationship. 0425 329089