Talk Preparation

From conflict to connection

Do you recognize yourself in the following:

You have a conflict with someone. It can be either outloud, with the person being aware, but also be ‘silent’, with you feeling distance with them without any outspoken disagreement.

You postpone talking with them because you are afraid to damage the connection.

You want to address things, but sometimes discover AFTER speaking with them that you are not comfortable with something they said or did. You think you are ‘being difficult’ for going back to them to share your feelings.

You take responsibility for the other person’s feelings, which lead to you feeling guilty, worried and losing energy over this situation.

If you have a disagreement with this person, it never seems to be completely resolved in a satisfying way.

You are worried that you might lose this person, and yet you also don’t want to lose yourself in this relationship.

We never learned in school how to communicate in relationships and solve conflicts.

You probably learned a few things by trial and error, but just like when you learn how to play an instrument, it saves so much time and energy when someone demonstrates what are the principles and techniques that really work.

I believe Nonviolent Communication offers the most amazing tools for relationships, because it is about finding the need behind someone’s words.

By doing this you get more connection and cooperation.

I’m Marianne,

I’m a trainer in Nonviolent Communication. Over the past years I’ve trained hundreds of people from both the US and the Netherlands. I also own one of the biggest NVC Youtube channels worldwide.

Before learning Nonviolent Communication I had trouble standing up for myself. I had a burnout while being a philosophy student and got depressed while working as a journalist. I wasn’t able to be radically honest about my boundaries and didn’t even know that my relationships could be so much more nourishing.

When I took courses in NVC I started to stand for myself, I transformed the connection with my family, created an amazing love relationship and haven’t suffered from burnout or depression again.

I realized that the best way to take care of a connection is to take care of yourself.

NVC offers such concrete steps in how to do that that I can’t wait to share them with you.

Concrete results of this package are:

You’ll know how to ask for what you need in a way that has a much higher chance to get a yes from someone AND create harmony at the same time.

 You’re able to say no in a way that is less likely to be painful for the other person, giving you the confidence to do so.

When you are uncomfortable you are aware of it and you have the confidence to speak up in the moment itself during the talk.

 You’ll be so well prepared that you will dare to be more truthful and thus have a bigger sense of empowerment and self-acception.

 You’re able to translate judgments from the other person so they hurt less and you can continue the conversation in a constructive manner.

You have concrete tools to come up with solutions that work for both you and the other person involved.

You’ll get tools to listen so deeply that you will notice the other person opening up with you even more than usually.

 You are more creative in finding strategies for your needs and thus have more of a sense of independence from this person.

Thanks to all of this you will be able to initiate, navigate and round up the dialogue in a way that will leave the relationship with the other person nourished and harmonious.

Thanks to that, you have more time and energy for work and other important goals.

Practical info:

  • This package consists of two in-depth sessions of 60 minutes with me via Skype.

    The first one is meant to go deep, to find what it is that you need and to see where you are with your skills to listen deeply to the other person as well.

    In the second meeting we will go practical, and prepare exactly what you will say and what you can do with different kinds of reactions from the other person. We will also discuss how to initiate the talk in a way that has a higher chance from the other person to say yes.

  • You will get 2-3 short videos that prepare you with essential skills for a heart-to-heart dialogue.
  • Follow up: after your talk ou can share with me how things went, and we can see if there’s something that needs tweaking.
  • Language: I can speak with you in English or Dutch.
  • Availability: I have space for 2 participants for this per month, so let me know as soon as you can if you need this so we can plan our date.
  • Urgent meeting: if you want support asap, because you are in the middle of a conflict, or have a meeting with someone this week, there is a VIP version of this package in which you can skip the waiting line! You will get a meeting within 48 hours during business days. We will combine the two Skype sessions into one 2-hour session with a little break.

Investment for the package:
Regular version: € 299,-
VIP version: 
€ 499,- 

If you are a business owner, the cost of training can be filed under operating costs. Are you an employee? Ask your employer whether there is room for personal development. The training can be (partially) reimbursed by your employer.

“My need for personal growth was being met.”

Since starting NVC classes with Marianne, I’ve had several encounters with family and friends that would have gone a different non-NVC direction had I not been tuned into needs. Instead, I was connected to needs (mine and those of others) and things went much better! Each time, I was so thrilled, not just because of the happier outcome but because my need for personal growth was being met.


 299,00 incl. BTW/VAT