Newt Bailey is a consultant, communication coach/trainer and mediator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After previous careers in teaching and software engineering Newt began training in mediation using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2005 and started his professional practice in 2007. Newt now works in organizations alongside Marie Miyashiro, organizational development expert and author of "The Empathy Factor." He also co-leads a yearlong NVC mediation program in Poland, and is the founder of the "Communication Dojo" workshops. His greatest passion is using electronic media, especially video, to support people in finding new ways to communicate that are more effective, efficient, and empathetic. He believes that conflict, large and small, is a naturally occurring aspect of human endeavor, and that learning to understand and navigate conflict compassionately frees up a lot of energy for people to make the changes they want to make in the world.