Karl is passionate about co-creating learning experiences and communities that contribute to peace, justice, and sustainability. With over 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating groups, he has helped catalyze learning in settings ranging from companies and university classrooms, to ecovillages and intentional communities. As a CNVC Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) he leads trainings in conflict resolution and communication across North America, Europe, and Asia, and serves as a CNVC Assessor supporting candidates on their journey to becoming CNVC Certified Trainers. In addition, he facilitates Restorative Circles, a community-based approach to restorative justice.
Beyond his work with NVC and conflict resolution, Karl is actively involved in co-creating communities that embody values such as sustainability, transformational learning, and consciousness. With academic training in Anthropology (B.A. Dartmouth College; M.A. U of Michigan) and Environmental Policy (M.S. U of Michigan), Karl enjoys practicing & sharing ecovillage design, Permaculture, aikido (a nonviolent Japanese martial art), Buddhist meditation, and yoga.