I am a nomadic catalyst for personal, relational, and cultural transformation, striving to take small (and sometimes big) steps towards a world that works for all.
Since 2003, I have travelled the world providing public and private training, facilitation, consultancy, system building, mediation, and coaching.
In these, I use an extensive tool kit from various modalities to support individuals and groups to develop skills in conscious communication, effective collaboration, authentic relating, community/team building, shared leadership, as well as personal and relational healing.
I continue to collaborate as a Certified Trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), Creative Director of HeartSpace Collective, and a member of the Cultural Catalyst Network (CCN), the School of Consent and Arise to Succeed.
Eclectic skillset infusion
I am committed to exploring and sharing ways in which we can meet the needs that have tended to be neglected due to social and cultural conditioning, and/or traumatic experiences. This exploration has brought a vast diversity and richness to my life and to those with whom I have worked and played. Thus I have developed an extensive skillset of various practices which infuse into what I offer. These practices are listed below according to which of those needs each primarily serves to meet.
* Play, Fun, Joy, Laughter, Spontaneity, Freedom and Movement - with Cooperative games, Laughter Yoga, Ecstatic dance, Circus skills, Theatre / Drama Improv, Community music (especially drumming and singing)
* Intimacy, Touch, Closeness, Affection - with Contact Improvisation, Synergy, Kaleidoscope Community Yoga, Massage, Primal Play and other Connection activities
* Empathy, Deep Connection, Emotional expression, Healing and Transformation - with Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Re-evaluation counselling, Circling, Focussing, The Work of Byron Katie, Internal Family Systems, Shadow and Process work, ZEGG / SD Forum, and Family Constellations
"Donal is the most dynamic and dedicated facilitator I have ever been with"
- G. A. -
"Donal was ALWAYS full of ease, clarity, flow… It was very easy to have mutual understanding with him"
- R. K -
“Donal's simple clear facilitation, where he was comfortable, connected and tuned in to himself, as well as us contributed hugely to my experience. His very obvious experience in living what he teaches was the other great contributor”
- L. M -
“Really helpful to see the NVC way modelled so well by Donal – clear, empathically attuned and a gentle and encouraging way of delivering the information”
- M. O -
“You have really been a Milestone in my Journey to selflove! Your insights in NVC have really changed my way of relating to others and myself and the love and compassion you showed me touched and transformed me deeply!”
- M. A -
"I attended a 2 day foundation training with Donal and couldn’t recommend him more! Compassionate and wise facilitator who obviously not only teaches but lives NVC and conveys it beautifully!"
- I. B. -
You can see the latest short clips about me and what I offer at the videos page