Miki Kashtan is a co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC). Her latest book, Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working together to Create a Nonviolent Future, was published in February 2015. She is also the author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives, and The Little Book of Courageous Living. She is inspired by the role of visionary leadership in shaping a livable future, and works toward that vision by sharing the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication through mediation, meeting facilitation, consulting, retreats, and training for organizations and committed individuals. Miki blogs at The Fearless Heart and her articles have appeared in the New York Times (Want Teamwork? Encourage Free Speech), Tikkun, Waging Nonviolence, Shareable, Peace and Conflict, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.