Who we are

The Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio shares the principles and practices of Compassionate-Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as developed by the American psychologist, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, and inspired by the nonviolence teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Founded in 2006, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, USA that works in partnership with other regional NVC organizations throughout the world, and with the international organization founded by Dr. Rosenberg, the Center for Nonviolent Communication.


We engage compassion by connecting through common needs, transforming conflict, and enhancing quality of life for ourselves and others through the principles and practices of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication.

Noble Aims

TO PROVIDE Programming that cultivates self-awareness, personal growth and connections/relationships to deepen

TO DEVELOP Outreach, because NVC has never been more needed

TO EXPAND Leadership, so everyone is empowered to engage with confidence



We strive to understand ourselves and others without judgment and to communicate without bias. We work together to identify outcomes in which everyone’s needs are attended to, leading to deeper connections and an embrace of our common humanity.


We endeavor to live according to our values, practicing what we teach. We recognize that we have choices even in difficult situations. We cultivate authentic awareness of our feelings and needs in each moment.

Inclusiveness and Collaboration

We seek opportunities to share with and learn from everyone. We cultivate diversity, interdependence, and collaboration.

Sustainability and Balance

We seek a balance between giving and receiving that supports emotional and financial well-being. We want to bring a spirit of joy, fun, and play to all we do.

Open communication

We strive to express ourselves from the heart with transparency and vulnerability. We openly take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, needs, and actions.

Guiding Principles

We commit to foster the spirit and practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in everything we do. 

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  • Connecting with our hearts is our highest value.

  • We value everyone’s needs equally.

  • Gratitude and celebration are the underlying energy of what we do.

  • How we do something is as important as what we do.

  • We will operate in the spirit of social entrepreneurship.

  • We celebrate and give thanks for every resource entrusted to our care, and fully commit to use them wisely and ethically.


Our Location

We are located at 2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202
inside the Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church