Kathleen Macferran

(CNVC Certified Trainer)

Kathleen Macferran

Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication

Owner Strength of Connection in Seattle, WA

MMus in Conducting, Western Washington University; BA, Whitworth University

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, is an assessor for CNVC certification candidates, and served on the Integration Council for the restructuring of this international organization. Community system building and conflict transformation exploration are passions of hers. 

Kathleen has worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an organization that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. 

Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using concrete, practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com.

(206) 780-1021 (ph)
K a t h l e e n AT DOMAIN StrengthofConnection~com

Practice Groups


VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC with Kathleen Macferran: Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

To learn more about Kathleen's experience and work please visit http://strengthofconnection.com/  Her latest TEDx talk "The art of listening" as well as  information about upcoming events and workshops can be found there as well.

The suggested donation for this session is $20. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Kathleen will use the money to go into prisons and in addition works with populations who do not have the resources to compensate her. However don't let money hold you back—your presence is more important.

We meet in a private studio at 10718 SW 232nd St., Vashon, 10am-noon, generally on a Wednesday. The date varies from month to month. so check for information on this website about particular dates. Upcoming dates include: Oct  18, 2017; Nov 15, 2017; Dec 13, 2017; (probably) Jan 10, 2018; Feb 7, 2018.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC