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About Our Organization


We, humans, no matter how hard we try, seem to have difficulty interacting with each other even with the best of intentions. Families, organizations, workplaces, and communities describe being caught between the need to connect well and a reality fraught with different perceptions, ideas, and ways of expressing ourselves.


Why We Developed DynamicDialogue® 


Over our years of work with individuals and groups, we learned much about the different challenges that arise in human interactions. We realized that we all would engage each other in a more positive and mutually beneficial manner if we only knew how.

One of the biggest impediments is that most of us are looking for the other person to change. It is stunningly clear what "they" are doing that blocks connections. Over and over again we have heard our clients, friends, and family express the need for a framework that would help them learn skills and practices that make it possible to truly engage others and stay engaged - even when things get difficult. So, we developed a framework called DynamicDialogue to offer you focused practice and skills that always include self-awareness. 



We chose to build DynamicDialogue® on these two core principles:

  • The Quality of Presence that allows a person to access their deepest values while becoming genuinely open to learning
  • The Quality of Engagement that encourages others to do the same


Our practice is based on four main competencies that foster development of quality presence and engagement:  


Meet the DynamicDialogue® Team

DynamicDialogue is fortunate to have a team of skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate Facilitators, Mentors, and Interns. Each one of them has a genuine interest in proliferating clear communication skills and each brings authenticity and listening into their work with you. 
Each one of our team has gone through our Two-year Practicum and has also completed or is undergoing the certification process to become a DynamicDialogue mentor. They all bring years of experience in group facilitation, team leadership, and direction and work to create healthy and authentic team environments and relationships, ensuring that you'll find the listening ear that you need.


Facilitators

 

Mentors

 

Interns

Jean Holsten

Sandra Lommasson

Debbie Baker

Mary Richardson

Roseanne Lopez

Talib Huff

John Johnson

 

Jean Holsten

Sandra Lommasson

Darcy Wharton

Debbie Baker

Joan Byard

John Johnson

Ken Murphy

Mary Richardson

Roseanne Lopez

Talib Huff

 

Olivia Huff


“How Dialogue has benefited me? More to the point, how (or where) has it not benefited me? When someone mentions awareness, I say to myself, yes, I practice that, too. When someone talks about compassion, I say to myself, yes, I practice that, too. I practice seeing and experiencing the inter-connectedness of all. And I practice. It is not a skill or a competency, although yes, those attributes are a part of this. It is a practice. I have a cohort, a Community of Practice, which supports me in my practice. It is the presence of this practice, and my practice of presence, which benefit me continuously.”

- Mary Richardson, DynamicDialogue Facilitator and Mentor


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DynamicDialogue® is a program owned and operated by Bread of Life, a community-benefit educational 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.