Deb Hipperson & Wayne Prince



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Deb Hipperson

I am committed to living a conscious, loving, compassionate and connected life. I believe that by implementing the principals 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 love spending time with family, friends, & that groovy guy called Wayne, music, Vipassana Meditation, the beach, the bush, learning & growth, travel, Dances of Universal Peace, having fun, being crazy and doing the things that juice me. As well as providing the “hub” for the gathering of all the neighbourhood kids – plenty of opportunity for wearing Giraffe ears.

My Foundation Training was in  London with Darren & Anna followed by Foundation & Intermediate Trainings with Ron Ngata (NZ Certified Trainer). I have been fortunate to have attended other trainings with overseas trainers such as Ike Lassiter, John Cunningham,  Robert Gonzales, Dorset Campbell Ross & Milli O’Nair. I am currently exploring Sociocracy with John Buck and are a board member of NVC Aotearoa NZ Charitable Trust. Community, Contribution and creating, inviting & sharing opportunities for others to contribute & come together are my primary motivators in meeting my needs for meaning and purpose.

Wayne Prince

Wayne has been learning NVC for the past 5 years and delivering NVC Courses for the past three years.  He has completed courses with Marshall Rosenberg, Jeff Brown, Liv Munro, Ike Lassiter, John Cunningham, Robert Gonzales and Ron Ngata.

Wayne has been working with groups for the past 16 years.  He is a NLP certified trainer (INLPTA). In one of his roles he works with teenagers, teachers and parents delivering ideas and strategies on how to support each other and how to assist young people to do well in there studies.  Based in Auckland  he works throughout New Zealand, Thailand and England.

Wayne has also facilitated corporate training courses based around communication.  Plus indoor/outdoor courses, taking people into the outdoors and learning valuable ideas and strategies to take back into the work place.

He loves to connect  with the outdoors and be with his beautiful partner Deb and his two kids, Tayla and Ben.

Wayne is passionate about bringing NVC (Nonviolent Communication) to New Zealand.

Contact us at The Meditating Giraffe –

Phone: 09 828 2769

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