About Our Team...
Shari Elle and Linda Mukti Rysenbry and are the Principal Partners in Embodying NVC and the lead trainers and coaches. Embodying NVC has an extraordinarily skilled team of trainers and coaches. Our team is present both during the retreats and as coaches throughout program.
Linda and Shari were 2 of the 4 founding NVC trainers in Australia, and have been teaching NVC since 2001. They are deeply steeped in living and sharing NVC, and have studied extensively with Dr Marshall Rosenberg.
In 2011, together with long time friend and colleague Dorset Campbell-Ross, they co-founded Embodying NVC Consciousness, with the intention of creating a program which would support discovering the consciousness of NVC in oneself and integrating NVC skills into one's lived experience, in the shortest time possible.
Embodying NVC is the result of this inspiration and is continually refined, enriched and expanded. Our aim is to contribute to a thriving world where Life flourishes through daily interactions and systemic social change that hold's everyone's needs as precious.
Linda Mukti Rysenbry - CNVC Certified
In 2000, having exhausted herself in the rat race of juggling of work and raising children, Linda felt sure there had to be more peace and harmony in life than this. Her search led her to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) which immediately positively impacted her life and she became one of NVC Australia’s first 4 trainers accredited by the international Centre for NVC. Linda studied intensively with the founder Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and also co-trained alongside him.
She has a passion for the application of NVC in deep dialogues and NVC Mediation. And as such is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, LEADR Mediator and has trained and hosted international NVC Mediation practitioners, Ike Lasater, John Kinyon and Liv Larsson.
Further enquiry led her to Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. Here she found specialised training that is also key in her therapeutic work with couples and families today. She is highly regarded in the field of couple and family communication and counselling, both nationally and internationally.
Linda works with enormous empathy and is inspiring, brave, perceptive and gentle hearted. She has two decades of experience in business leadership of private, family owned and corporate structures and is forever learning and enquiring into the consciousness that we are.
She lives on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia. You will find her at the beach walking, swimming, chatting or greeting the sunrise.
Shari Elle - CNVC Certified
Shari trained intensively with the founder of NVC, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg becoming one of Australia's founding CNVC Trainers. She has continued to develop and share NVC widely throughout the country and internationally and is actively engaged in contributing to the NVC Community's growth and development. Shari is an experienced communications trainer, whose aim is to share how the creative opportunity in every challenge we face, lies in the quality of how we speak and hear each other - in the ability to identify what is authentically and vitally important and to see through each other's eyes.
She works with organisations, communities, government and individuals, working with leaders to live from the powerful foundations of authentic nonviolence. She trains and mentors NVC trainers around Australia.
Prior to her focus on communications, Shari owned a number of businesses including an outsourced sales force to the architectural and interior design market, where she employed part-time high performing mothers, and structured the company systems so they could enjoy the best of both worlds - motherhood and a fulfilling career.
Shari is known for the depth of personal honesty and empowerment she brings to her sharing of NVC. She is a life long student of how to create the world we want to live in through the way we communicate and connect. Shari is also the mother of two amazing young men and lives in Sydney enjoying its harbour and beaches.
Alistair McKinnon - Support Trainer and Embodying NVC Certified Coach.
Alistair is a trainer and coach in NVC and has been sharing NVC for the past 5 years. He is passionate about embodying the consciousness of compassion, love and power in communication. His particular emphasis is on accessing the wisdom of the body to support self-connection and self-awareness. He works with supporting couples in intimate relationships, offers mediation and also a compassionate leadership program. Alistair also enjoys working with Men's Groups.
Bridget O'Donnell - Support Trainer and Embodying NVC Certified Coach.
For Bridget, NVC has provided practical steps for dealing with conflicts that inevitably arise when living in a close-knit family and an eco-village community. Bridget’s experience working in general and psychiatric nursing has contributed to her understanding and compassion for the human condition, and through her yoga and meditation practices, has developed a deep connection with herself and an authentic presence with others. She brings creativity, emotional intelligence, and a natural empathy to her coaching and teaching. Bridget is a graduate of Embodying NVC, an accredited Embodying NVC Coach, and a candidate for CNVC Certification. She has been taught by international trainers Dominic Barter, Kit Miller, Leo Sofer, Liv Larsson, Robert Gonzales, and Karl Steyaert.