Newt Bailey is a business consultant providing communication training, coaching and mediation services. He is the founder of The Communication Dojo and a Collaborative Trainer with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). He works in organizations in the corporate, educational, and not-for-profit sectors, and has also taught NVC to prisoners and parolees. Newt has also led multiple yearlong programs on mediation and coaching using Nonviolent Communication in the USA and Europe.
Newt's passion is sharing the communication skills he uses in his own life and work. He has seen firsthand that communication skills can be learned and improved, and that doing this can save us a great deal of time and energy that we then get to use to live life joyfully and to fill our work lives with passion, growth, mastery, productivity and creativity.
Newt received an MA in Physics from Oxford University in England. He then worked briefly in sales, followed by seven years as a high school math teacher and department chair, before moving into software engineering and corporate management. After leaving the corporate world in 2004 Newt started to study NVC mediation, and has been working in the field of communication and conflict resolution since 2007.