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James Prieto is certified as an "NVC Trainer" by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) providing consulting services for individuals and organizations focused on collaborative communication and compassionate leadership training, coaching and mentoring. He's combined his skills in NVC facilitation with Agile Coaching -- currently energized by coaching for a compassionate culture, which he believes is the key missing ingredient in Agile transformation efforts. He's an early Agilist (generalist) starting circa 2001 who has worn all hats in the technology development space. He holds advanced degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, holds several technology patents and is published in international journals. Click here for his LinkedIn profile.
I enjoy facilitating dynamic interactive workshops with experiential learning. I blend structure along with organic back and forth covering the material using improv. I've been practicing NVC since 2002, and have been facilitating NVC since 2005. I received my NVC trainer certification from CNVC in 2014, which took about 3 years to complete. I've had over 100 days training with experienced teachers Marshall Rosenberg, Mary Mackenzie, Robert Gonzales, Jim & Jori Manske, Kelly Bryson (and others) -- I acknowledge their contribution and influence in my growth journey. NVC is my passion and way of life. I'm dedicated full time to bringing NVC to individuals and organizations online and in Silicon Valley.
I have several daily practices, including yoga, self-empathy, journal writing and meditation. One of my passions is hiking and wandering in nature, combined with wholeness practices inspired by depth psychologist Bill Plotkin; I'm pursuing a nature-based "Wild Mind" certification through Plotkin's Animas Valley Institute. Other hobbies include mountain biking, percussion and ecstatic dance. He authored and published the book "The Joy of Compassionate Connecting - The Way of Christ Through Nonviolent Communication" on October 10, 2010.
a few words from satisfied clients
Certified Hypnotist, Voice Actor, Educator
"This 10-week series, 'Free Yourself From Reactivity' has been the very definition of a Life Changing Experience for me. Taking the time to really absorb the lessons and slowly integrate the NVC strategies has been far more beneficial than simply attending a short workshop or one-day seminar. I have found that James' class series opened my eyes & heart to a new way of interacting with the world. I would recommend this class without hesitation to anyone who found themselves struggling to express and/or cope with their feelings & needs.
Founder and CEO at Stealth Startup
"I've attend his workshops as well as 1:1 training on using NVC. He's incredible, his listening skills as well as ability to exude empathy is very infectious. He is an excellent teacher, very passionate about bringing NVC. His ability to manage a crowd is truly admirable - driving home points on empathy in time-bound workshop -presenting conflicting situations among a very interactive and diverse crowd, while still driving his agenda within strict time limits. I highly recommend working with James. "
Senior Engineer at ZOLL Circulation
"James led the workshop effectively; several men described it as 'life changing', and as having a profound impact on how they view their personal relationships. James effectively managed our group of 50 men, including a number of strong and vocal personalities firmly but with great compassion. I highly recommend James Prieto."
Founder & CEO of Seeker Health, Author of New Startup Mindset
" I highly recommend James for organizational culture communication training and coaching. He's an outstanding facilitator and coach. I’ve experienced his facilitation skills in corporate and in community. He led an empathy workshop for our employees, and his work was extremely well received and effective in building trust and compassion among our team. He tunes in to the needs of his audience and delivers both content and an experience that are centering, inspiring and effective."
Senior Counsel at Valle Makoff LLP
"Have you ever understood something intellectually, but then had someone cause you to experience that understanding, so that inexplicably your understanding is not just in your brain, but in your bones? Mr. Prieto helps me in that way..."
Senior Project Manager at W-Trans
"He was a very effective leader, organized, provided very useful handouts; he led the seminar with a nice blend of instruction, demonstration, and practice sessions, with an emphasis on the practice sessions. I recommend him to others who want to enhance their team's collaboration skills."
Online and in the Silicon Valley Area
Consulting services for individuals and organizations focused on collaborative communication and compassionate leadership training, coaching and mentoring
Communication + Leadership Workshops
Customized workshops for your organization
Organizational Culture Transformation
Facilitating change through compassionate leadership
Table of Contents 1. Services Provided 2. Prices And Payment 3. Shipping And Delivery 4. Guarantees And Warranties 5. Returns, Refunds And Complaints 6. Limitation Of Liability 7. Intellectual Property Rights 8. Future Changes 9. Governing Law 1. Services Provided Consulting, Coaching, Training, Facilitation services are provided. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is not therapy -- not a clinical service. Nonviolent Communication is a "language of life" -- reference the book with that title by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The purpose of coaching and training is to provide information about NVC related practices. While you may be invited to bring real life situations for practice, we will only work with feelings of intensity 5 or less out of 10 (being the most intense) -- i.e. not working with trauma. Consulting clients, coaching clients and workshop participants are responsible for their own personal emotional safety. 2. Prices And Payment Prices for workshops or events are listed in the website; promotional codes may provide discounts to stated prices. Hourly service prices are negotiated and agreed by all parties and confirmed via email. Payment is expected before the scheduled session begins. Services scheduled may be canceled without penalty if done with 24 hours notice. 3. Shipping And Delivery Not applicable at this time. 4. Guarantees And Warranties No guarantees or warranties are provided. 5. Refunds And Complaints Requests for refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis, in a good-faith effort to acknowledge everyone's needs. Some trainings require changes to be notified some time before the event and are listed in the event description. Complaints should be directed through the Contact form on the home page; the consultant providing the service will communicate in integrity with the values of nonviolent communication (NVC). If an impasse is reached, and the stakes warrant, another NVC mediation will be used to address the complaint. 6. Limitation Of Liability Liability is limited to the cost of the services provided. Not liable for any indirect damages that may occur. 7. Intellectual Property Rights All materials provided in trainings, workshops or coaching sessions are copyrighted and for personal use only. 8. Future Changes From time to time we may change the Terms & Conditions either because of changes in our business, or due to changes in governing law. If you opt-in to the mailing list, any changes will be included at the bottom of the next newsletter. 9. Governing Law These Terms & Conditions follow applicable laws of the City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, the State of California, and the United States of America.