Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Rachelle Lamb

Rachelle Lamb is a recognized speaker, writer, Nonviolent Communication℠ trainer (2003) and relationship coach. She became a committed student of Marshall Rosenberg when she met him in 1999 and has since devoted her work to supporting clients learn and speak “a language of life”. She brings an earthy, practical yet innovative wisdom to her work curated over decades of study drawing from cultural anthropology, history, mythology, poetry, storytelling and deep ecology. Her synthesis of these disciplines provides a rich and fertile scaffolding for transformational dialogue and consistently produces powerful learning experiences for individuals and audiences who cite the learning as profound and life-changing.

Want to learn more?

Check out one of Rachelle’s blog posts: What is an Observation in NVC? 

Subscribe to her weekly podcast: NVC Life with Rachelle Lamb


Events with Rachelle Lamb

Nonviolent Communication From The Roots Up: Relating in a Fractured World
May 22 - 26, 2024

“Rachelle facilitates community in an open, accepting way that challenges old beliefs and habits yet offers a loving way to relate to each other.” – Past participant Since its initial publication in 1999, Nonviolent Communication by international peacemaker Dr. Marshall Rosenberg has been hailed worldwide as a pioneering approach to resolving…