“LaShelle, I appreciate how connected you are to your source, how gentle you are with the people you work with and how succinct your observations and suggestions are. You are truly walking YOUR path. It is inspiring to witness and amazing to be the recipient of your gifts and talents.”
“I feel a deep appreciation for the presence, integrity, & skill that LaShelle offers and am so grateful to have experienced this work.”
- Workshop Participant, Portland OR
“LaShelle, your teaching of the nvc wisdom is easily digested and easily grasped - - - and essential for transforming our lives... i love your work and thank u.”
- Michelle from Australia
I just want to tell you that I love, love, love these gems! Your voice, your conversational and practical style is always spot on. Always insightful and educational. You truly serve the world in an important way! I’ve forwarded these so many times....but most often it seems perfectly timed for something in my life.
“I took the Bringing Light to Shame class that started in September of 2015. My experience of shame has fundamentally changed as a result. It isn’t that I no longer experience shame, I do. It just doesn’t have the same hold on me. It comes and goes much more quickly, and more often I experience a sense of regret for my choices, actions or words. More often I’ll now feel badly about what I’ve done rather than who I am. The experience of regret is more manageable and productive for me being that it often leads to a strategy to change course. The feeling of shame has felt paralyzing to me in the past. When I feel ashamed now, I know that I’ve behaved in a way that isn’t congruent with my values, and I can translate that into feelings and needs, and requests of myself and others. This was the first class I took with LaShelle and I have never looked back. I continue to sign up for one class or group after another. I highly recommend LaShelle’s classes as an opportunity for growth, learning, and healing. I am deeply appreciative of her guidance and mentoring as I continue to deepen my practice of NVC.”
- Dedicated Student
“Hi LaShelle— I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your work-- I so appreciate, and am moved by your skill in placing your compassionate, intelligent focus on our human heart connection with each other. Your insight has really helped me be better able to contain other people in my heart, and to be more compassionate and understanding of their needs, and my own. -- anyway, I just wanted you to know that I appreciate your good and important work— thank you!”
- From your biggest fan, Carl
“I highly recommend LaShelle's classes. She is very organized - with helpful and comprehensive handouts.
You can sign up for her weekly blog - "Connection Gem of the Week" and get a taste of her style.
I have found the mentoring series to be invaluable. It was good to learn and practice NVC in a class with LaShelle. But, the mentoring sessions take the practice deeper and farther. In a small group of 6 or 7 we each brought a practice edge - a communication conundrum to the class. LaShelle then gave specific do-able ideas about how to work with each situation in a more skillful way. I was able to learn lots and lots of new ways of looking at communication by hearing about my classmates' queries. We practiced by role playing with each other.”
- Sandra Burch
“Just listening to LaShelle speak from an NVC consciousness, I can feel my brain cells being rearranged. It’s so important for me to live the values of compassion and honesty. LaShelle has helped me get to a whole new level of understanding about how I can be honest and come from compassion.”
- Holly Glaser
“Thank you for the deep insight, kindness, and encouragement you offer so freely. This is hard work, but you provide a gentle holding space that makes it possible. I think you are providing an invaluable service to our community and to the world!”
“I am continually impressed by LaShelle’s ability to go to the heart of an issue and speak with clarity and insight.”
- Dee Packard, Portland, OR
“I've been meaning to tell you how much I appreciate that you take the time to write these little "gems" every week or so. I always read them and I learn something from the experience. It meets my need for being a better communicator. Your insights feel right on the mark, and as I'll bet you hear often, feel as if you've written them just for me. I'm grateful to you for taking the time to put them together and appreciate your gift of expression.”
- David Romanetti, Portland, OR
“LaShelle... you continue to pack such a potent and positive punch in the fewest words necessary to make profound and memorable points.
Thank you for your ongoing service to so many.”
“LaShelle, you are an amazing example of a compassionate & authentic presence and communicator.”