Vital Force Communication
helping people connect
About the Facilitator


   Leah Dodds has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado. She also received her Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado.

   Since 2002, Leah has served as a breastfeeding counselor with an international breastfeeding support organization. In addition, since 2003, she has worked as a Communication Skills Instructor, teaching communications skills to hundreds of participants in Colorado and Wyoming. She has also trained other instructors to lead communication skills sessions.

  In 2003, Leah attended a presentation by Marshall Rosenberg, author of the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Since then, Leah has worked to incorporate Rosenberg's ideas about Nonviolent Communication (NVC) into her daily life. Because she finds these skills so valuable, Leah often incorporates Rosenberg's conceptualization of NVC into her work as a Communication Skills Instructor and Workshop Facilitator. In 2014, she plans to debut her own NVC-inspired Compassionate Communication series for adults and for children. The series for adults is designed for anyone who wants to improve their ability to communicate and increase their enjoyment of life. Leah will offer multiple series for children in order to meet the needs of different age groups.

   In addition to her experience leading small groups, Leah has used face-to-face communications tools including Open Space Technology, World Café and Appreciative Inquiry as they relate to work with large groups. She used her knowledge of these techniques to lead a retreat for a group of women in Estes Park and looks forward to offering her skills to the larger community in the future.

  Leah is the mother of four children-- two boys and two girls-- born in 2000, 2002, 2005, and 2012, respectively. Leah first came into contact with the How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and Siblings Without Rivalry books in 1996. Since then, she has used the skills suggested in these books (and the workshops by the same titles) with the children in her life, especially her own children. She has even found some of the skills to be helpful with the adult people in her life! Leah has been a participant in these workshops multiple times and now enjoys facilitating sessions for other parents.


For more information, please email Leah

or call Leah at (720) 449-6832.


Leah Dodds, Communication Skills Instructor and Workshop Facilitator with Vital Force Communication.
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