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CNVC Certified Trainers


Stephanie Bachmann Mattei

Stephanie was born and raised in Florence, Italy, where she earned her Bachelor in Languages and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Stephanie moved to the USA in 1993, when she married her beloved husband. Together they are parenting their three self-educated children (biological and adopted). 

Stephanie Bachmann Mattei is a certified trainer and assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an affiliated teacher with the Right Use of PowerTM Institute, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California, San Diego. 

Parenting, being a major way of transmitting our unconscious wounds as well as our conditioning to social and cultural blueprints, becomes a powerful and far-reaching tool for social transformation. As Gandhi proclaimed: “If we want to change the world we shall start with the children.” 


Stephanie served for over 10 years as a volunteer leader with La Leche League International. Aware of the specific challenges and joys of raising an adopted child, Stephanie studied with Dr. Daniel Siegel and Dr. Bruce Perry to better understand how trauma affects brain development. 


Stephanie travels the globe to share her understanding of Nonviolent Communication as a lifelong practice to emerge into wholeness and authenticity and to celebrate the humanity in one another. She weaves mindfulness into all her teachings, and also offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses as a path to reduce reactivity, increase well-being and aliveness, and cultivate the natural human capacity for compassionate presence.


Stephanie’s organizational trainings in Right Use of PowerTM raise awareness of the power dynamics intrinsic in all relationships and share a heartfelt approach to power.

A sneak peek: Parenting and NVC with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei

Stephanie also wrote the book The Heart of Nonviolent Communication with her friend and empathy buddy of PPLP 2006 Kristin.

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Ingrid Bauer

Ingrid is an author and a Certified Trainer for the global Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), who has been teaching about compassionate parenting for over two decades. As a mother of four children aged 16, 22, 26 and 38 years, she is dedicated to sharing Compassionate Communication with parents and families, and much of her work addresses this arena.


She is particularly interested in exploring NVC within the context of family, community, interdependence, and the whole web of life. She offers workshops, online training, retreats, and large family camps, with a special focus on intergenerational community, parenting, healthy attachment practices, and leadership training.


She has a strong interest in deep nature connection and how this impacts children’s development, communities, and cultural repair. Ingrid and her husband run a mentoring-based wilderness school for both youth and adults, where NVC and peacemaking play a large role alongside community building, ancestral skills, music and nature connection.


Ingrid assisted Inbal Kashtan in the very first Parent Peer Leadership Program, and has been leading or co-leading the program since 2007. She loves working with Stephanie and the whole PPLP team. Ingrid lives with her family, on an island on Canada’s west coast.

Program Coordinator

Jordan learned NVC while getting her Bachelors in Social Work at FSU in 2016. It was actually a “happy accident”. She has a passion for working with youth so decided to do her internship at the local teen center, having no idea that the teen center also offered a restorative justice program, “Community Connections”, that taught youth who had been involved with the legal system NVC. She learned NVC for the first time alongside these teens while also meeting with them individually to offer a space to be heard and support in reaching goals they set. She fell in love with NVC instantly, not only from witnessing the profound change it offered the incredible teens, but also because of the deep impact it had on herself. She decided to continue her education and went to grad school while still working with Community Connections. She then went to Ireland to do her final internship at a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Facility. Following graduation, she decided to take a pause to backpack Southeast Asia and then to Costa Rica to get her Yoga Certificate. She then moved to St.Petersburg, FL but quickly realized that her heart longed to return to Tallahassee, FL to continue her work with Community Connections. She did this for a few years and then got pregnant with twins! Jordan and her partner decided to move home to Niceville, FL where they had family support. During this time, she continued to teach NVC and facilitate weekly practice sessions remotely. She joined PPLP in 2023 when her twins were 1 and is excited to continue to serve and grow with this community. 
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