The Communication People team are dedicated to supporting you to create enriching relationships in your family. wokplace and community.

Alex Norman

NCV Trainer

One of my very favourite things to do is to connect with people, and I especially love connecting with people who are curious and open to learn/ play and discover new ways to communicate more honestly and effectively! So a big, enthusiastic ‘Hello’ to you and thanks for your interest in me, and in the practise of Nonviolent Communication.

Since arriving in Australia from the Uk in 2000, I have had a very colourful career as a Circus artist, Musician, Kids Entertainer and Mum. I am delighted, and humbled, to now add to that my recent ( April 2017) Certification with The Centre for Nonviolent Communication – and so begins my journey as an official member of this reputable tribe of global peace makers.

I am currently living on the Central Coast NSW, volunteering regularly at Lifeline as a crisis Supporter, and working with members of Narara Eco Village to activate an NVC community here ( so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’re a local! ) . My trainings – Mind the Gap! – are fun, dynamic and inclusive. I also really enjoy one on one coaching and do this in person, by Skype, or Phone. I’m frequently up and down to Sydney too and am part of the trainer team at the fabulous, Sydney based, NVC Immersion program:

Shari Elle

Communication People Founder

Shari is an experienced communications trainer, whose aim is to share how the creative opportunity in every challenge we face, lies in the quality of how we speak and hear each other - in the ability to identify what is authentically and vitally important and to see through each other's eyes.

She was one of the founders of Nonviolent Communication in Australia and works with organisations, communities, government and individuals. She runs an 8 month program working with leaders to live from the powerful foundations of authentic nonviolence.

Shari trains and mentors NVC trainers around Australia and is an associate of Reos Partners, currently developing a Reos Generative Dialogue program.

Prior to her focus in communications, Shari owned a number of businesses including an outsourced sales force to the architectural and interior design market, where she employed part-time high performing mothers, and structured the company systems so they could enjoy the best of both worlds - motherhood and a fulfilling career.

Shari is certified as a trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, does training and coaching, and is a life long student of how to create the world we want to live in through the way we communicate and connect.

She is the mother of two amazing young men and lives in Sydney enjoying its harbour and beaches.

Alistair MacKinnon

NCV Trainer

For 20 years I engaged in intensive personal development and spiritual inquiry and have, over those years, run training programs in relationships, parenting, meditation, and leadership. All of these trainings shared the same essence; exploring the way people connect to others and themselves in the heart.This has been my passion.

Then, in 2010 it was with great joy that I discovered Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and in particular the power of empathy to dissolve the perceived separateness between myself and others. For me NVC provided the bridge to close the gap between my inner experience and how I related to others in the world…. in a way that fostered connection and love in a really practical way.