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Marg Pontin CNVC Certified Trainer

I am an Educational and Communication Consultant, working in corporate, government, community and workplace settings. I am passionate about enhancing communication in the relationships that matter, both at home and at work. I am a life-long learner and love to share the joy of learning with others.

Bringing deep listening to those I work with, I support teams to identify and articulate what really matters to them, and then to discover the conversations they need to have in order to implement these values in their workplace or team or organisation.

Having discovered Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication in 2002, I was thrilled to later meet and receive training and mentoring from  Marie Miyashiro, International Organisational Consultant and author of The Empathy Factor. Marie studied and collaborated  with Marshall Rosenberg to apply empathy to the interpersonal relationships in teams in organisations of all sorts.

I have had the opportunity to not only apply these skills in my own workplace, as organisational leader, but also to travel the state and work with a diverse range of organisations to support clearer communication and harmony in the workplace.


I have travelled internationally to both attend NVC trainings, and to run residential seven day courses. I have conducted NVC training in corporate, human services, government, education and community groups as well as working with individuals in both regional and Metropolitan WA .

Contact Details

Mobile: 0417 181 428

Trainings offered by Marg Pontin

Locations:  Australia, Perth, Albany and regional WA, live in person and on zoom.

Customised training in any of the following formats:

  1. Follow up/introduction sessions on Nonviolent Communication principles, and how to apply the skills in relationships and conversations at home and work.

This could be presented over a series of 1 hour sessions (or longer sessions) and presented through a range of topics including:

  • What happens when the language I use doesn’t work?
  • What is working well in my communication? What could make it better?
  • What is my self-talk when I make a mistake?
  • What is self-compassion, and why is it so hard to be kind to myself?
  • Where did we learn that conflict is to be avoided? How can we lean into it? Why would we?
  • Why is it so hard to get needs met in families and organisations, and how can NVC help?
  • Introducing the work of Marie Miyashiro (The Empathy Factor) and the application of these skills within organisations and teams
  • What is Nonviolent Communication, and how can it help in the everyday relationships at home and work?
  • Working with triggers that disrupt communication and tools to re-set our regulation
  • Cultivating awe and joy
  • How does the organisation manage mistakes?

2.  Sessions on specific topics or practices for example

  • What creates conflict in families or organisations?
  • How to find more wellbeing in life and at work? 
  • Dealing with non-stop change
  • Managing life’s transitions
  • How to talk so kids will listen to you , and listen so kids will talk to you




Private sessions

Marg offers 1-1 coaching sessions .


NVC in Education, Organisations and teams, Leadership, parenting and Intimate Relationships


Marg has trained with International NVC mediators John Kinyon and Ike Lasater as part of the Australian NVC mediators group from 2010 – 2011.

The principles of NVC mediation are enabling both parties to get to their needs, and to identify the needs of the other party, and to support both parties to accurately state the other’s needs to them. This allows for some connection and both parties getting heard, and then to work together to identify strategies that will meet the needs of both parties.