Thirteen Nonviolent Communication Trainers spent a week together outside Eindhoven Netherlands to explore Needs Based Coaching. It was the first international gathering of the four country team of the UK, Denmark, Holland, and Poland that has been funded by the Grundtvig programme to explore Needs Based Coaching. The following members were present:
- Jason Stewart – UK
- Gayano Shaw – UK
- Pernille Plantener – Denmark
- John Erik Knudsen – Denmark
- Anniliva Lemke – Denmark
- Peter Ulrik Jensen – Denmark
- Moonie Doodman – Holland
- Matthew Rich – Holland
- Maruschka Boomsma – Holland
- Agnieszka Pawlik – Poland
- Joanna (Asha) Berndt – Poland
- Magdalena Sendor – Poland
- Dominika Jasinska – Poland
- Izabella Szczepaniak – Poland
Our group was led by Pernille, the project lead from the Danish team
and we spent the 6 days exploring different coaching modalities and practicing coaching with one another.
We also spent quite a lot of time exploring the cultural diversity of our group – we had lots of time for preparing meals together and sampling each other’s cuisine, talking during breaks
and exploring life in our different countries and we even made time for fun and games!
The week also gave the organizing team of Jason, Gayano, Moonie, Pernille and Agnieszka time to meet face-to-face for the first time and begin to map out the role of our joint international gathers as well as share our collective intentions for our local national-level projects and how we can support one another in our local efforts.
Saying goodbye was tough after spending six days together.