Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan is a practical visionary pursuing a world that works for all, exploring the application of the principles and tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to social transformation. She dreams of local and global systems based on care for the needs of all life. In her work with individuals, she focuses on supporting movement towards rapid empowerment in service of the whole. In her work with organizations, she focuses on creating and supporting collaborative systems and processes. In her work with multi-stakeholder groups, she focuses on transcending polarization and advocating for solutions that work for everyone. Inner freedom, nonviolence, dialogue, collaboration, interdependence, leadership, conscious use of power, and a commitment to structural change are the lenses through which she looks at every moment and interaction. Some of her deepest sources of inspiration are many feminist theoreticians, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Marshall Rosenberg, Mary Parker Follett, radical economics, and the commons movement. Miki strives to bring together theory and practice, spiritual commitment and conceptual clarity, radical vision and practical applications, heart and mind, self and other, personal change and social transformation.

 

In 2002, Miki  founded Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) with her late sister Inbal Kashtan and in 2017 founded the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) Community where the majority of her focus is dedicated and whose purpose is to integrate nonviolence into the fabric of human life through ongoing live experiments with truth focused on individual and collective liberation. She is also the author of The Highest Common Denominator: Using Convergent Facilitation to Create Breakthrough Solutions (2021),  Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future (2015), Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living (both 2014). Miki writes all the time, mostly at The Fearless Heart where she blogs and shares resources. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Peace and Conflict, Shareable, and elsewhere.

 

Miki is an Israeli native with significant roots in Mexico and New York City, she lived in California for three decades before choosing to vagabond in search of learning about liberation and community. She is currently based in Ankara, Turkey and is inspired by the role of visionary leadership in shaping a livable future, and works toward that vision by sharing the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication through mediation, meeting facilitation, consulting, retreats, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Miki holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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Nonviolent Activism for Liberation

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