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“Working with Elly has really transformed me as a leader and as an individual! She does a wonderful job helping me to ask the right questions, giving me tools to help me to discern the answers, and brainstorming practical ways to incorporate these ideas into my everyday work life. What a gift she is to me!”

Sofia B, August 2018


Elly van Laar specializes in helping professionals with a calling develop their leadership skills.

For 20 years, Elly has helped individuals, couples and organizations deepen compassion and empathy skills, bridge differences, and find solutions that benefit all. Elly is a speaker and blogger on Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, and conflict resolution.

Elly has a Masters in Political Science from Leiden University, and a teaching certificate from the Haagse Hogeschool, the Netherlands. She has ten years of training in Nonviolent Communication and seven years of coaching and leading Nonviolent Communication practice groups. She is Board Member of the Austin Association of Mediators, and donates her time as a volunteer at the Austin Dispute Resolution Center. She is scheduled to receive her coaching certification with the International Coach Federation, Fall 2018. She is a practitioner and member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s mindfulness community.

And if she is not coaching? Then you can find her on her meditation cushion, visiting friends and family in the Netherlands, trying new vegan recipes, or juggling, And most of all, hanging out with her fan and teacher, her husband David Nayer.

Contact Elly

You can contact Elly van Laar Coaching Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 pm