About our Team


Towe Widstrand (Sweden)
Gina Lawrie

Towe Widstrand, BA, is a graduate of the University of Stockholm, Sweden in business and psychology. She has worked as a training consultant since the mid-1980s. After meeting and studying with Marshall since 1987, she devoted her professional life to sharing NVC. Over the decades, Towe has conducted NVC-trainings in more than 20 countries, working in a wide variety of settings, including public organisations, private companies, public groups and with individuals. She assisted Marshall as a trainer at many IITs. She has also served the Center for Nonviolent Communication by sitting on the Board of Directors and filling the role of International Project Coordinator.

Towe has served as assessor for CNVC as long as the process has existed. She loves contributing to clarity and safety in the groups.  Participants describe her "fierce kindness". Her dream is to support others to know that the insights of NVC bring inner relief and personal power.

Deborah Bellamy

Since May 2014, Deborah has delighted in working in partnership with the other assessors as a part of the English-speaking, European Assessor Team. She spent a year and a half prior to this as an Assessor in Training. She has been a certified trainer since 2003, and enjoys the contribution to NVC consciousness/integrity that being an assessor gives her. She is based in Vienna, Austria and her focus is on supporting [E]astern European candidates. In 2003, she co-founded a network in Austria called 'Gewaltfreie Kommunikation Austria.' This community now has over 200 members who are learning, growing, and contributing towards NVC consciousness. Deborah has worked internationally and locally over the years with a variety of NVC trainers. She brings in lightness, humour and joy to her training. She is inspired to support others’ evolution as individuals, and helping them bring their gifts to the world. www.gewaltfrei-deborah.at

Gina has been a certified trainer since 1997 and integrated NVC into her practice as a consultant, coach and trainer in both personal and organisational development. Being a facilitator of Open Space (OST), she recognised the synergy between OST and NVC and facilitated the first two giraffe conventions as well as other events since then. She may be best known in the NVC community for co-creating the NVC Dance Floors with Bridget Belgrave. This innovative method for sharing and practicing NVC is now translated into seven languages 

Gina has worked internationally, introducing NVC to Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. She is an experienced assessor for certification with CNVC, and has trained on IIT's both with and without Marshall. www.ginalawrie.co.uk

Shona Cameron

Shona believes we are all doing our best in every moment. She facilitates with clarity, humour and warmth, and is especially interested in leadership. She is a psychologist, originally specialising in working in schools with teachers and parents. In this role, she brought NVC into places where no-one knew what it was, they just noticed she did things ‘a bit differently’ from others. A Certified NVC Trainer since 2006, now Shona enjoys giving feedback to others so that NVC can be carried forward into the future with care.  www.shonacameron.com

Thera Balvers 
(The Netherlands)

Thera Balvers has her own practice and training organisation as a psychotherapist, NVC trainer, mediator, coach, hypnotherapist, Simonton therapist (cancer treatment) and Master in Flower Art. She has a lot of experience in personal growth and development and giving trainings in various subjects and with various target groups (organisations, welfare sector, medical sector). Humour is important to her life, and she likes to balance depth and lightness in her work.

She loves to inspire and support people on their certification path towards sharing NVC in the world.The priority for Thera, in her role as an assessor, will be focused to support candidates from the Dutch speaking community

We work closely with the other Assessors from around the world who can be found here, via the CNVC website or here via the German speaking Assessor teams- who also work in English at times.

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