NVC Extravaganza Event – 4 April 2020

Come and join us on Zoom for a fun, connected and creative day of NVC offerings.  This event is now online.

If you have a child with CF we can also offer up a 90 minute session on ways to support our kids and families with Empathy.

NVC Extravaganza Day 4th April 2020or read on for more information about the day and facilitators.


NVC Extravaganza Day

The NVC Extravaganza Day is an introduction day to Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

We bring together a group of people who are using NVC everyday at work and home life and offer up small presentations and workshops to give people a taste of what this work is about.

Basically its a smorgasbord of tasty NVC treats.


  • Empathy shots
  • NVC in the work environment
  • Parenting
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Empathy skills intro workshop

As you may be aware of, or not, our son Ben has Cystic Fibrosis and we have had so much support on this journey from CF NZ that we are donating all proceeds from this day, after venue hire, food and tax is taken out, to CF NZ.  All the facilitators are donating their time.

The communication skills we have gained from NVC have been such a huge support to us when it comes to supporting Ben on his journey that we have decided to offer this day to support others who may also be in a similar position to us.

Date: Saturday, 4th April 2020

Time: 9am till 5pm

Location: Zoom

Price: $60 or proceeds go to CF NZ after tax, venue costs and food is covered.

Who is on the team

Deb Hipperson

Director Meditating Giraffe Ltd

I am committed to living a conscious, loving, compassionate and connected life.  I believe that by implementing the principles of NVC into my life, is a way in which I can endeavour to reach that place every day.

My greatest joy is in connecting with others and hearing that breathing out as they know they have been heard.  I believe the greatest gift I can give any human being is my presence.

I have had 16 years experience in primary school teaching, further education and family work both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. I am the current Programme Director of the Discovery for Teens Programme and am a presenter for the Enterprise Trust Business Challenge. I am trained in Dynamic Governance / Sociocracy.

I have worked with a number of NVC Trainers and have been offering NVC Workshops and NVC related work since 2009.

Wayne Prince

Director Meditating Giraffe Ltd

Wayne has been facilitating workshops for the past 25 years.  He brings a wealth of experience on how to communicate with and deliver communication techniques and strategies to families, schools, organisations and groups.

Wayne completed 5 years of NLP Training in 1995 to 2000 where he was certified as a NLP Trainer by INLPTA and Leadervision.

Wayne discovered Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2007 and began learning how to use this in his life.  He then attended a International Intensive Training (IIT) where Dr Marshall Rosenberg was one of the trainers.  He began sharing NVC in 2008.

He has been involved with the Discovery for teens programme for the past 20 years and has been one of the Academic facilitators for the past 6 years.

He has worked with students, teachers and parents in New Zealand, Bermuda, Bangkok, Turkey, London and Hong Kong.  Wayne has also worked with corporate organisations running courses on effective communication.

Wayne is a contracted trainer to The Art of Learning NZ, Enterprise Trust, Discovery for Teens and Director of Mediating Giraffe Ltd and Wayneology’s World of Learning.

Wayne has also been facilitating Empathy Empowerment Workshops for the past ten years.

David White

Company: Fraedom

Position: Kaizen Coach

David comes from a logical, technical, professional world: engineering degree, PhD in vehicle stability, 16 years working in engineering research, followed by 24 years in software development. And in the last few years, he’s become passionate about learning communication skills as a way to make life more wonderful for people. So much so that David’s recently switched career to become an agile coach, helping software teams to be the best they can be. For the past 2 years, he has been teaching a course on Nonviolent Communication within his workplace, to enthusiastic responses.

Nikky Tauranga

Centre Manager of Country Bears Nature Childcare Centre

DipTch / Fully Registered Teacher

Nikky is a fully registered Early Childhood teacher.  She is the Centre Manager of a team of approximately 20 staff at a Nature Preschool in Kumeu .  She has two daughters, now aged 15 and 10 who could not be more different in every sort of way.  Nikky has been solo parenting for about 9 years, which through the challenges of social, emotional and development difficulties, NVC has been a pivotal point in helping her children through some very challenging times.  Nikky was first introduced to NVC about 3 years ago and she has found this type of connecting and communicating to be so useful in all  relationships: work, family and friends. It has really helped her to develop trusting, open relationships which helps with transparency and honesty – which is great, especially with her teenager!

Claudia Gray


Claudia joined the Akospace team in 2017, when the idea of starting a school was being willed into reality. Today, Ako is in its third year, as a vibrant nature and play-based full primary school on Auckland’s North Shore. The importance of values-based education was first realised to Claudia in her time studying Science and Maths at university. This realisation led her to train as a primary school teacher, with the goal of advocating for positive change for children and adults in education. In her role as a director and teaching principal, Claudia is part of re-imagining learning spaces so that we better nurture children’s learning and development. Alongside her school teaching role, Claudia works with adults and young people to develop their skills in compassionate communication. She continues to be passionate about empowering people with skills to effectively communicate in all relationships.