from the team at LIFT Economy



Cultivate A Collaborative Culture

To nurture a Next Economy flourishing for all life, like a gardener tends to a diverse and thriving garden, we must sow seeds of collaboration, peacefully resolve conflicts, and cultivate positive relationships in the workplace in our communities and homes. 

Nonviolent communication (NVC)* is a way of communicating that is based on empathy, compassion, and understanding. These workshops are for anyone who wants to be more effective in collaborative, equitable, healthy work environments (bonus - the skills practiced in these workshops are effective at home and in all your relationships).

Culture Offerings Podcast Series

Systems change begins from within. Tune in to our Culture Offerings Podcast Series to hear from folks working to transform our connection with our minds, bodies, and each other. Listen here.

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Culture Offerings Workshops

These individual workshops are available as stand-alone offerings, however together they work to reinforce each other as a tapestry of skills, woven together to address the main areas of difficulty you might face in communication. This series is designed to empower you to be a force of positive change, creating environments where your values, leadership, and authenticity flourish. One of the benefits of doing the whole series is to significantly strengthen your muscle of self-advocacy and self connection in the face of disagreement or misunderstandings. Whether you are new to NVC or have extensive experience, participants at all levels have found profound value in this approach.

For organizations with 3 or more individuals eager to embark on this transformative journey, we offer special group pricing. Join us in cultivating a culture where collaboration thrives.  Contact us for group pricing.



Join us and learn how to surf the ups and downs of your workplace with more ease and confidence. 

This two-part workshop to offer feedback in a way that is authentic, honest and helpful in work environments.

 Learn how to receive challenging interactions with more ease and playfulness.

Navigate complex racial justice conversations with skills that foster connection in high stakes situations in this two-part workshop.

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Although each of these trainings are valuable individually, we believe that they're more transformative when taken as a series — allowing more opportunities to build skills over time and in community.

To make the series as accessible as possible, we're offering all four courses (six trainings) for $500 - a savings of 25%.


Meet Your Trainer: Phoenix Soleil


I'm an artist, activist, and educator with a deep interest in the intersections of community, emotional intelligence, and trauma. I also teach and practice Insight Meditation and am a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC is a powerful modality that helps us connect with others and our own emotions and values for more effective and healing interactions.

Over the years, I've conducted workshops and training sessions on communication, racial justice, and meditation for various organizations, including Google, the Kellogg Foundation, UC Berkeley, the Insight Meditation Society, and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. I also provide support in mediations and facilitate restorative circles.

Since 2018, I have served as a partner and co-owner at LIFT Economy, a worker-owned cooperative consulting firm dedicated to empowering businesses to be a force for good. Additionally, living in intentional communities has been part of my journey. My experiences have given me an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with communal living, collaborative work, and collective decision-making. I am particularly passionate about assisting individuals and organizations in cultivating healthy, thriving cultures. Additionally, I'm deeply involved in improvisational theater, freestyle rap, dance, and writing. Currently, I'm working on an Afrofuturistic sci-fi novel. Hear Phoenix and  Sharon Salzberg discuss fierce compassion and self-care in this presentation with for Google 
Learn more about Phoenix on Check out her 1:1 coaching packages.

Introduction To Nonviolent Communication

This free 1-hour intro will offer you an entry into some of the fundamental concepts of nonviolent communication.

This workshop is your chance to delve into this philosophy and toolset, with opportunities to practice.