Mary Mackenzie

Intuitive Facilitator, Communication Specialist, Author, Speaker and Mediator

If you are experiencing conflict in your organization, team, or personal relationships then it might be time for some outside help.

Mary is a Master Facilitator who offers a variety of facilitation processes that are customized to ensure relevance and success for any organization, team, or family she’s supporting. Highly skilled with team-building and problem-solving, Mary gets to the root of a problem in order to support long-term resolutions. And, she does this with grace, efficiency, and genuine caring for each person involved.

“Mary brings a practical, clear way of learning. She uses personal examples and humor to illustrate what she wants us to understand and that makes it much easier to learn. And, she brings her own vulnerability to every class, which is a touching, powerful, and moving teaching tool!”

Patrice G.

Take advantage of Mary’s 20 years of experience…

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Reduce conflicts, create higher qualities of connections, and navigate difficult conversations with more ease and effectiveness. LEARN MORE

Dialogue Facilitation

Find common ground, expand mutual understanding, and create lasting resolutions that value the needs of all parties involved in any kind of dispute. LEARN MORE


Peacefully resolve conflict in your organization, workplace, or your personal relationships with the help of an experienced, neutral third-party mediator. Mary’s mediation style is engaging, purposeful, socially informed, and emotionally aware – ensuring everyone’s voice gets heard. LEARN MORE

Mentoring & Coaching

Enhance your ability to live in Nonviolent Communication consciousness with individual mentoring sessions tailored to fit your unique needs and skill level. LEARN MORE

Organizational Consultation

Individualized Seminars for Organizations, Public Classes, Workshops, and Retreats & Consultation. Enhance teamwork among employees, improve customer relations, increase efficiency, and more. LEARN MORE

Mary has a unique and extraordinary ability. I noticed after the first evening that she had given me the opportunity to choose new behaviors, more aligned with my deepest values. I feel more connected and loved as a result.   Mary owns and models presence. She is grounded and clear in her communication. She is real. She teaches tools that assist us in remembering who we are and what we came here to share. Mary is a master teacher. I am so grateful to have worked with her.

Elizabeth R.

Workshop Participant

My main perspective of Mary is that she is a person who ‘walks her talk.’  I think I have learned as much from watching how she teaches, coaches and facilitates individuals and groups, as I have from the specific exercises she teaches.  And, I’ve learned a lot!

Dee C.

Workshop Participant

About Mary

An experienced and insightful facilitator, Mary Mackenzie brings clarity, presence, transparency and depths of compassion to each person in every group for whom she works.  She is skilled at helping people find their own inner strength and clarity, and then express what is most important to them, rather than what others might want to hear. She is a master at team building and problem-solving who gets to the very root of a problem and supports long-term resolution.  And, she does this with grace, efficiency, and genuine caring for each person involved.

Underpinning Mary’s facilitation success is her spiritual depth, genuine curiosity, and years of training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), meditation, and many different spiritual practices.  Mary believes passionately in people’s innate goodness and has a subtle way of drawing that goodness out of people and increasing the opportunity for mutual compassion. Many people say they simply feel safer when she’s in the room.

Mary has an M.A. degree in Human Relations and is a CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). She is the Co-founder and Lead Trainer of the NVC Academy, and the author of Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing, and Compassion. Mary has been using her skills to help individuals, families, and organizations for more than 20 years.

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