Dr. Mark A. Friedman is inspired to create and live in a world of Beloved Community where authentic, joyful giving and receiving contribute to creating the richest of lives for all people. Mark works with individuals empowering them to live creative, bold and prosperous lives, and with communities and organizations guiding them to fully realize their visions. Mark is a Certification Candidate with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) who has been living, knowing and sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2010. Mark embraces and teaches the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King as a Certified Trainer of Kingian Nonviolence (KNV). He deeply values community, contribution, education, creativity, boldness and authenticity.
Mark has always enjoyed working with others to create organizations and communities. Mark has served as an organizer of NVC International Intensive Trainings in Virginia, Brazil, Italy, New York and Florida. He served as the organizer of the CNVC Virtual Intensive Training. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of Houston NVC, serves as a contributor to the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network, and offers technical support of online NVC events through the NVC Academy. He has delivered trainings in NVC, created and facilitated several NVC practice groups, and participates as a member of the NVC African Diaspora Men's Group. Mark is planning to create an online NVC practice group for the LGBTQ+ community. Mark is a certified life coach having completed the Coaching for Transformation program of Leadership That Works. He regularly serves as a coach and head coach in the Landmark Self Expression and Leadership Program (SELP).