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 Meet our Training and Support Team!

Jim and Jori Manske, Rodger Sorrow, Faye Landey,
and Mary Mackenzie 


Our intention: To co-create a supportive community and provide opportunities for growth in awareness and capability.  For each participant to identify and actualize their personal mission, fully engaging in creating and contributing to their life and vision in the world. 

Jori and Jim Manske, principals of peaceworks, are CNVC certified trainers and certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP), mediation, and public facilitation.

Married for 32 years, they share the intentions to cooperate together in the great adventure of life, openly and honestly share their deepest thoughts and feelings, and honor and accept each other with ever-increasing ability. These intentions continue to frame not only their relationship together, but also all their relationships and work.

Currently Jim and Jori live in Haiku, HI. They were co-founders of the NM Network for NVC and co-founders and leaders of the CNVC Global Community Circle (GCC).  Jori served on the CNVC Board of Directors, as the Interim Director of CNVC, and was a founding board member of Comienzos, a restorative jail project.  Together they have supported various emerging NVC communities worldwide, and are featured trainers with NVC Academy

Their services include mediation, public and private facilitation, consulting, organizational development, and mentoring, as well as training in conflict transformation, financial sustainability, power dynamics, mediation, facilitation, and integrating NVC.  They serve families, couples, businesses, community groups, government agencies, NGO's, private groups and individuals. They remain eager to discover new ways of supporting collaboration, effective communication, personal growth, and healthy systems. Learn more about Jori and Jim, by exploring their website,


Rodger Sorrow is a certified trainer for The Center for Nonviolent Communication and co-founder of Choose Connection.  He brings an abundance of knowledge and skills from education, training and experience combined with enthusiasm and compassion.

His leadership experience includes: Director of Treatment for the Drug Rehabilitation Program for the Thirteenth Naval District of the United States Navy, Asst. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation of the State California, Consultant to Western Washington University's Multi Ethnic Cross Cultural Awareness training of staff for the Dept of Social Health Services for the State of Washington, and District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America where he taught consensus and community building leadership skills for 10 years.

Rodger's style combines humor, laughter and play with learning. He shares his love of the outdoors through a Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education class, 'Nature, Hiking and Self-Healing', a true adventure in self-discovery. Current projects include sharing NVC with the men in a residential substance abuse program and bringing NVC into the Cesar Chavez Charter School. He has also worked with the folks at a local homeless shelter and the Santa Barbara County Jail. Rodger is available for private sessions with individuals, couples, families, and training with groups and organizations.



Faye Landey says she always had an unconscious notion that there is great wisdom and knowledge to found in the depth of the inner personal experience of each human being.  It was through learning the concepts of self empathy and awareness of what NVC calls "needs consciousness" that brought her to discover and appreciate life, relationships, and herself.

A participant in blazing the path for women's equality in the work force in the sixties, Faye comes out of a corporate environment that focused on success often at the expense of others.  Today she advocates a new way to navigate through the world so that every one's humanness is valued.

Emerging from her experience with CL08, and as a intern with CL09, Faye joins the team in 2010 with enthusiasm to offer a rich growing environment for each participant to discover inner wisdom and natural competence.

Faye is a Certified Trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication.  She is cofounder and Board Member of the Georgia Network for Nonviolent Communication.  She especially enjoys conflict resolution offering NVC to adults who have influence in the lives of children . . . in whose hands our future resides.  Faye enjoys opera and classical music, and as a former marathon runner she delights in training others for distance running.


Mary Mackenzie is the co-founder of the  NVC Academy, an online school for learning Nonviolent Communication; and the executive director of the Peace Workshop, International, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting practical methods for living nonviolently.  She teaches Nonviolent Communication to individuals, couples, and families, and offers retreats and workshops to help organizations strengthen their productivity and success. 






Sherri Boles-Rogers is an ACPI Certified Parenting Coach.  She is also a graduate of the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s 2006-2007 Parent Peer Leadership Program, part of the Peaceful Families, Peaceful World Project.  She has been a parent educator and parenting workshop facilitator since 2005.

Sherri provides one-on-one and group coaching to parents.  She also facilitates parenting classes based on Pam Leo’s Connection Parenting and Inbal Kashtan’s Parenting from your Heart series (based on NVC principles).

As a working mother of two boys, ages 15 and 13, she knows firsthand about the challenges of integrating conscious parenting into daily hectic family life.  In her work with parents, her goal is to provide awareness, understanding, and non-judgmental support for families to cultivate “power with” relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

Sherri lives in Atlanta with her husband, Greg and her boys, Jake and Jeremy (two of her greatest teachers).


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