Effectively yes. We have been requested to refrain from calling our workshops NVC since we are not yet certified trainers.
When working as a communication coach we focus on developing your self awareness, especially about what really matters to you, and then coaching you to express this in ways that others can hear with reduced likelihood of being triggered into reactivity.
Our main focus when working with couples is helping each of them to hear what is important to the other member of the couple.
We are currently Trainer Candidates registered with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. The teaching we do is an important part of the training process.
Assertiveness may differ from NVC if someone asserts their wants with no consideration for any other people involved. In NVC our focus is on making things work for everybody. When we assert our needs and our requests, we also want to be mindful that actions we request work for others as well, and want to create the greatest likelihood that our requests are met willingly, rather than grudgingly.
We suggest a koha with a payment range for our courses and coaching sessions because we value choice and we want our courses to be accessible to people with restricted incomes. We invite people to donate an amount that they feel happy to give, taking account of the value they perceive in what they have learned and what their circumstances are.