1. What is your name,
background and interest with training empathy?
My name is Mireille van
Bremen, a Dutch national living in Slovenia for the last ten years. I have
nearly twenty years of experience in the field of visual communications as an
visual artist/designer and in my last employement, I lead the design department
of an agency.
A little less than four years ago I started training Nonviolent
Communication which, to my delight, has brought major life transformation to
me. I participated in trainings throughout Europe and the Middle East and am
currently enrolled in the BayNVC Leadership program as well as the Empathic
Livelyhood Program which trains me to be support people with empathic coaching. I aspire to create paths to integrate Nonviolent Communication in Visual
Communication and vice versa.
2. What are your ideas for forming an International Empathy Trainers Association?
My guess is that empathy trainers can benefit from
being organized or have access to an association because it may increase
recognition, be seen, unite power and offer possibilities to co-create
strategies to use this power for the collective. Is this to one person getting
inspired about best practices, to someone else co-creating a training,
extending network, my intention is to accept each of us are on their mission of
contributing to growing a more empathic world.
And surely, having a place to go
to speak with like-minded people, connect and learn about a topic we all hold
dear, yet have different experiences and knowledge about, is what I would like
to see happening. Respecting our uniqueness.
sort of support do you need from IETA?
Nothing specific at the
4. How would you like to contribute of building the Association?
I like to contribute with graphic recordings of the meetings, whenever
possible to join.
5. What questions do you have for others on the list?