About Mary Mackenzie

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.