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Here is why Pan is uniquely qualified to help you learn about LifeServing Skills.

Pan was born a Heyoka Empath. He is a PSNCC Certified NVC Trainer, Advanced Training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Active Listening. Pan spent over 400 hours being with Marshall Rosenberg during his visits to the Pacific Northwest.

29+ years in Information Systems with companies including British Petroleum, Citibank, Simmons, and Associated Grocers, specializing in groupware, and 15+ years in Sales Consulting in insurance, real estate, and financial planning and investments, including three years with Merrill Lynch.

Marshall Rosenberg and Jackle with Giraffe Ears
Marshall Rosenberg,  Jackal with Giraffe Ears

Pan met Marshall Rosenberg in 2001 and became involved in the Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication. At the time, the main effort of PSNCC was to bring Marshall to Western Washington.  Pan had a leading role in this effort. Around 30 people worked on producing Marshall’s live events in WA, year after year.  These events allowed Pan to be present in over 400 hours of Marshall’s live presentations. In working with this community, Pan incorporated NVC practices into his life.

PSNCC was an active laboratory environment filled with people sharing a common passion for NVC. The organization grew by the willingness to try and learn by results. PSNCC, and its successor organization, Northwest Compassionate Communication, was an ever-evolving group that gradually learned how to celebrate conflicts as opportunities for greater interpersonal connection. 

Certified as an NVC Trainer by PSNCC, Pan held workshops from Portland, Oregon to Bellingham, Washington, and in New England.  To increase his effectiveness as a facilitator, Pan completed T. Harv Eker’s Trainer the Trainer Program 

Pan gained more leadership experience as a Core Team member.  He provided hands-on pieces of training reflecting and refining his understanding and practice of NVC.  This led PSNCC to become a Teal Organization in the Spiral Dynamics schema. The group increased its communication ease and efficiency.  Meetings that had extended all day and evening, with few results to show, became meetings of only an hour or two; complex plans could now be modified quickly.

When Pan moved to New England in 2007, he trained over 1,000 co-learners. Together with Jerry Koch Gonzales, Pan created the New England Nonviolent Communication website and the live community for New Englanders to find trainers and workshops.

In 2008 Pan Vera became the IT Coordinator for the Center for Nonviolent Communications (CNVC.org).  There he created 22 software applications to support a worldwide NVC network. In July of 2016, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to work in the Headquarters Office, joining five colleagues. After 10 years he is now working full time as an NVC trainer under his brand, LifeServing.

He is a founding member of the College of Lifeserving Studies™.

Pan Vera’s Bio