Effective services to support your growth and success

Training – Sharing knowledge with groups to open doors to personal growth

Speaking – Sharing words from the heart that motivate, educate, and inspire

Mediation – Facilitating connection and solutions for people locked in difference

Business Consulting – Connection with the desires of organization (for-profit, non-profit or other)
and crafting strategies that increase their effectiveness


Start with Your Heart (to make the world a better place): Foundations of Compassionate Communication trainings are set for the Fall. Choose the 6-WEEK NIGHTS or ONE WEEKEND course. The evening course happens on Tuesday evenings from September 13 to October 18 (6:30PM to 8:30PM). The weekend course begins September 23 on Friday, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM, and ends Sunday, September 25, 1:00PM to 4:00PM.
Location: Federated Community Church, 400 W. Aspen Ave. (near City Hall) Click here for Google map link
Cost $160 (Early Bird – by August 17): $340 (Register with a friend): $180 (Standard rate): Payment plans available, please ask.
Improve your relationships with yourself, then others using the power of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication! To register, complete this Google Form today!
Email David Davewithheart@gmail.com or call 619-218-7554 with questions


“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

by Mahatma Gandhi

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

by Mevlana Rumi

“You change your life by changing your heart.”

by Anonymous
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We Will Make Messes; We Can Clean them Up

We can’t control how others react to us.  That means we can’t predict when another person will freak out in response to what we do our say. I call times when another person is triggered by what I do or say “messes” because they are “messy” and they have the potential to damage relationships. I call them opportunities for progress because they also have the potential to build relationships.  What determines whether your mess will damage or build a relationship?  Your response to it!  If you are able to stay centered and extend compassion to that person you can clean up the mess and enhance your connection. Compassionate Communication provides a path to make this happen.

The Song

I love to write and sing songs, especially songs that relate to effective communication skills. I wrote this song several years ago to celebrate my increasing willingness to live fully and clean up the messes that inevitably arise when I do.  I recorded it on Memorial Day 2016 with Katie Pierce’s help.

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