Alice Sheldon

Name: Alice Sheldon

Certified Trainer: Yes

Location: London, England

Author of 'Why weren't we taught this at school?', I work with organisations, teams and groups to share transformative principles and practice.

Alice Sheldon is the Founder of Needs Understanding, a fresh and exciting approach for finding practical solutions to problems, and building relationships that work. It is rooted in the principles of Nonviolent Communication together with understandings from psychotherapy and neuroscience.

Alice graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Psychology and Neurophysiology. She’s always had a strong interest in how we can contribute to the creation of a more inclusive world. This has taken her on a career path that
includes being a secondary school teacher, a barrister, and leading the Bar’s national pro bono charity, Advocate, before becoming a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Alice developed a model of partnership parenting, and for a decade worked with hundreds of fellow parents, helping them to create thriving relationships with
their children. This became the springboard for her creation of Needs Understanding, which brings a partnership approach into all spheres of life.

Alice shares Needs Understanding globally with individuals and organisations. Like what you’ve read? Find out how to take it further at

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