Relating to and communicating with others is at the heart of my work. In college I studied Social Justice (along with Spanish and Religion)
to better understand the diversity and complexity of life experiences people
have. Later I got an M.A. in Communication and Leadership and taught college courses, and I recently finished my Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. My areas of focus include personal relationships and dialogue.
Over the past 10 years, I have worked
with countless individuals and groups seeking to better themselves by learning
communication skills such as rapport-building, relationship development, self-confidence
when speaking to others, conflict management, and conflict resolution. I hold certificates in basic, advanced, and online conflict mediation. Both English-speakers and Spanish-speakers have been my clients and students.
Communication and relationships are both a challenge and an
art. They are what generate our sense of belonging and joy. They also can cause us grief and pain.
There is no perfect "right"
way to communicate in every situation, but I believe a working knowledge of certain
communication skills can get you out of stuck places and back into the flow of
life's adventures having the kinds of relationships you want.
Research website: www.voicingdesire.com
Curriculum Vitae (i.e., Resume): here you go