Katie Testa is a Certified NVC Trainer through The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication. She is Founder and Executive Director of MDNVC, where she provides training, mentoring, coaching, public speaking and consulting services internationally. She is presently a part of the NYCNVC Leadership Team, as a facilitator and trainer at workshops, practice groups, retreats, and intensives in addition to her work in the Great Lakes Region.
Connecting with and supporting people as they learn this new way of thinking and being brings deep meaning, purpose, and inspiration to Katie. She enjoys sharing this unique peace making skill set and consciousness with anyone who is motivated to learn, empowering them to connect more deeply and authentically with both themselves and others. Holding a vision of a peaceful, connected world comprised of life serving systems, Katie focuses her efforts toward societal change via facilitating connection within individuals and their relationships.
Beyond her expertise in Nonviolent Communication, she is excited about many other modalities and frameworks which may contribute to the kind of progress in humanity she would like to see, and may inform her teaching and healing practices, including but not limited to: Internal Family Systems Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment Theory (applied to both parenting and romantic relationships), Nathaniel Branden’s work with self-esteem, Trauma Theory (and ACE scores), yoga, mediation, the therapeutic use of psychedelics, radical unschooling, peaceful parenting, voluntaryism, compassionate anarchism, permaculture, Austrian economics, cryptocurrencies, healing through nutrition and movement…