Echo Parenting and Education is based in the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. Founded by educator and advocate for children Ruth Beaglehole, Echo provides education for parents, caregivers and professionals in a variety of settings in Los Angeles County. With the help of Terry and others, they are expanding to Orange County!

Mary Mackenzie is an experienced certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer in Long Beach. Her workshops, practice groups, retreats and coaching provide in-depth opportunities to master Compassionate Communication.


The Center for Living Peacekindly offers us space and support for classes and groups, since we are in keeping with their mission. Thanks!


Tova Pusla and Julia Bongard of Functional Families offer Parenting Tools classes in Long Beach. Tova also teaches Compassioante Parenting Tools at the Center for Living Peace.

Ellen Shiro, MFT

Ellen has been sharing and practicing Nonviolent Communication for fifteen years. She facilitates a practice group in Newport Beach and is available for private NVC coaching/counseling sessions.