Flagstaff Trainers

David R. McCain
Sarah Edmonds

David R. McCain, davewithheart@gmail.com, communicatingwithheart.com, 619-218-7554

David McCain’s life purpose is to change the world by making relationships work. His trainings are based on the Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication that offers simple wisdom and practical tools to improve relationship. David McCain has used the Compassionate Communication model as a guide since 2000. After applying the model transformed his “rocky” relationship with his father, he began sharing the model with others in 2002. He specializes in a wide range of communication-skills trainings including self-care, active listening, giving and receiving feedback, and conflict transformation. He’s excited to share the powerful skills of Compassionate Communication to help businesses in Northern Arizona have greater success.  His website is www.communicatingwithheart.com and he can be reached at davewithheart@gmail.com.


Feed your Giraffe at the Sunday Practice Group!

This group will help you further develop your skills in the process!

Join other members of Flagstaff’s growing Giraffe Community in a 5-week journey to help YOU make the model work better for YOU!

Dates:  Sundays. February 3 to March 10 (no meeting over President’s Day Weekend, 2/17).  I’d like people to make at least 3 of the 5 sessions.

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Location:  A private residence near Downtown Flag

To learn more and to register:  Go to this link!

Compassionate Couplehood with Dave and Katie
Day/Dates: Saturdays, April 6th and 13th,
Time: 9:00 to 4:30,
Location: Epiphany Episcopal Church (downtown Flagstaff)
Couplehood provides an opportunity to change two lives for the better. A loving, robust intimate relationship between two people offers each party a shoulder to cry on, a companion to enjoy life with, and a mate to grow with.
To create this relationship takes effort!
Dave and Katie will be sharing practices and concepts that have helped them maintain and grow their relationship. In a interactive and spirited format, they will offer time-tested tools based on the Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication model that will improve your relationship.
Through this 2-day course, couples will develop skills to:
  • Assess their relationship and create a vision for the future
  • Care for themselves and each others
  • Create connection to address even the most difficult issues
  • Learn practices and make agreements to maintain and grow the relationship
To learn more CLICK HERE or email Dave at davewithheart@gmail.com.
The early bird registration deadline is this Friday, March 15. So please, if you do want to sign up, sign up by then to get the reduced rate.
About the Trainers: David McCain and Katie Pierce met on October 30, 2009 and fell in love soon after (their meeting involved Dave dressing and speaking as a toddler and a type of sensual, not sexual, dancing called contact improv).  Dave moved from San Diego to join Katie in Flagstaff in early 2012 and they’ve lived here since.  Katie is living her life purpose of spreading joy through her work as a Physical Therapist in town specializing in treating dizziness and providing neurological rehabilitation.  Dave is living his life purpose of changing the world by helping people communicate better through his business, Communicating with Heart.  As a couple, Dave and Katie have experienced a range of ups and downs due to a variety of health issues.  Tools from the Compassionate Communication process have made a very significant difference in their ability to care for themselves, each other, and grow their relationship.  They are very excited to come together to share tools to help other couples create joy in their relationships!.
 David R. McCain – Owner/Trainer/Coach
 Call me to chat: 619-218-7554

This training happens April 6th and 14th. Click here for details.  I’m very excited to be training with my wife to help couples thrive!


 Sarah Edmonds, sedmondsphd@gmail.com928-830-4661

I am a psychologist in private practice, offering psychotherapy informed by nonviolent communication for children, teenagers, adults, and couples in Flagstaff and Prescott. I also offer parenting classes and training for organizations on how to use NVC in the workplace.  I’ve conducted workshops for the Arizona Psychological Association, Boys to Men Arizona, and West Yavapai Guidance Center Children’s Team.

I completed the 2007 Parent Peer Leadership Training Program sponsored by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and Bay NVC, taught by Inbal Kashtan, certified NVC trainer and author of “Parenting from the Heart.”  I have worked individually with certified NVC trainer Robert Gonzales, as well as attended NVC workshops with Sura Hart, Sylvia Haskvitz, Mary MacKenzie, and presentations by Marshall Rosenberg.

For more information about Sarah Edmonds visit flagstaffpsychologist.org

Compassionate Parenting

Trainers: Sarah Edmonds & Dave McCain

When:  Saturday, May 5 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where:  Epiphany Episcopal Church (423 N Beaver St)
Early Bird Discounted Rate (April 13): $169 per couple – $89 per individual
Standard Rate (May 1): $189 per couple – $109 per individual
Registration: email davewithheart@gmail.com