Our coaches support people to create a more authentic, compassionate and just world.

Are you ready for some brave conversations that result in greater connection at home, at work and in your community?

Authentic Communication Coaching is not just about finding your voice, it’s about doing your inner work, so that you can manifest social change.

We don’t offer coaching to just anyone. Many of the folks attracted to ACG are wounded healers, committed to ending oppression and isolation. You’re in the right place if you dare to grieve, heal, love, and lead.

We encourage clients to dream big. Do you want to transform patriarchy? Upend white supremacy? Raise brave kids? Reverse climate change? Whatever your passion, your coach helps you to live your dreams.

How do we do that? The four modalities we rely on most are Internal Family Systems, Nonviolent Communication, Here and Now Process Work, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This combination helps you awaken your heart and soul, and follow your north star.

Coaching for Individuals: Our coaches support you to do your inner work so that you can use your gifts to create a better world. The ACG community is full of leaders, visionaries, social activists, community organizers, parents, teachers, healers and more.

Coaching for Couples: We work with couples to help you deepen your love and create the relationship you’ve always wanted.

Group Coaching: If your team or family want group coaching we can help you move to the next level of authentic communication.

Our Coaches

Anisha Pandya

Anisha is a psychotherapist, leadership coach and transformation facilitator from Mumbai, India. She specializes in different conceptual approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Nonviolent Communication, Emotional Intelligence, NLP, Process Work. Over the last 15 years, her work has been about helping people lead more fulfilling and authentic lives. Anisha Pandya offers individual as well as group psychotherapy and she has more than 4,000 hours of experience in coaching and psychotherapy with people across sectors. She particularly enjoys facilitating experiential labs and long-term groups for tangible transformation. Anisha Pandya has designed and facilitated multiple workshops on parenting, diversity and inclusion, intimacy, leadership development, conflicts, difficult conversations, gender, power and group dynamics. She is passionate about creating a culture of NVC in families.

Martha Lasley

Martha was a founding partner of Leadership that Works, where she supported social change activists to develop compelling visions, improve their communication, bring spirit into team building, and develop a coaching culture. She has authored three books: Coaching for Transformation; Facilitating with Heart; and Courageous Visions. Martha is a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and has led many International Intensive Trainings. She coaches visionary leaders and teams to develop a culture of collaboration, feedback, authenticity and mutual support. Martha has presented several programs at the annual conference for International Association of Facilitators, including “Facilitating Difficult Conversations,” and “Coaching for Personal & Organizational Transformation.”

Kanya Likanasudh, MDiv

Kanya lives in Thailand where she is a pioneer in spreading Nonviolent Communication. She offers transformational programs in communication, conflict resolution, and coaching across all sectors and in prisons. As a board member for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, she challenges people with conflicting viewpoints to understand each other deeply which helps them discover creative solutions. Kanya Likanasudh’s joy in life is to create heart-connecting dialogue about power, privilege, and rank. Through humor and playfulness, she helps people use their privilege to create a more equitable world. Kanya combines meditation, body awareness, Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, the Integral Approach, and Process Work to deepen learning.

Kan Yan

Kan Yan is a first generation Chinese American living in Austin, TX and Berkeley, California. He works as a consultant and executive coach helping purpose-driven leaders and organizations realize their visions through cultivating wisdom and effectiveness. He has worked for the UN, US Federal Courts, and McKinsey & Company where he consulted Fortune 500 clients on leadership development with a focus on mindfulness. His recent work has focused on organizations advocating for psychedelic medicine including developing the strategic plan for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Kan has spent hundreds of days in silent meditation retreat and teaches about Buddhism. He has facilitated process groups focused on shared identities including groups for men, BIPOC, and Chinese heritage people. He teaches contemplative movement practices and loves to bring embodiment into his facilitation. 

Shelly Kawatra

Shelly has 15 years of leadership experience as an HR professional in multinational firms. Working with diverse teams across many nationalities, ethnicities and regions she has experience conceptualizing, designing, and implementing leadership transformation journeys for organizations. Shelly is passionate about personal growth and applying her corporate experience to help leaders transform. She is an ICF certified Coach for Transformation, experienced in Internal Family Systems, Nonviolent Communication, process work, and mindfulness. She brings a compassionate and courageous presence, supporting individuals to see the unseen and transform from the inside out. Shelly is moving towards a more radical, authentic version of herself in her relationship with self and the world. An Indian, based out of Dubai, U.A.E, since 2006, her favorite activities include reading, deep conversations, running around with her two boys, and going for long walks.

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