roxy 2011

"Roxy has a special gift for perceiving, exploring and explaining the possibilities for compassion in our present experience. Whether she is clarifying a fundamental NVC concept or demonstrating a way of handling a complex interpersonal interaction, I can always count on Roxy to live NVC consciousness with integrity and to heighten my understanding of how I might live that consciousness in my life in general and in the present moment. What I find especially helpful is her careful observations of what is happening in real time and her ability to coach me and others to a new level of hearing and expressing."

- Jane Connor, Ph.D.,
CNVC Certified Trainer


Roxy Manning, Ph.D.

Roxy Manning has been providing coaching and consulting services to individuals, couples, families and organizations in the San Francisco Bay area since moving to California in 2006. She has helped numerous clients apply the principles of nonviolent communication to resolve challenges in their personal lives and improve communication with their family members and peers. In addition, Roxy has worked with Bay area businesses and non-profits to increase their ability to function more cohesively as a team and to better understand and respond to client needs and requests.

Roxy has worked intensively in retreat settings with people seeking a deepened integration of NVC consciousness supported by sustained group contact and interaction. Lead trainer with the BayNVC Leadership Program, Roxy has helped participants from five continents deepen their understanding of Nonviolent Communication and learn how to more effectively share it with their communities. She has been lead organizer of the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat (formerly the NVC & Diversity retreat), a trainer since its inception in 2007, and a main organizer for the New York Intensive, which just completed it's 11th year. Roxy offers advanced training and coaching focused on NVC in clinical settings through BayNVC and the NVC Academy. These programs are tailored to the needs of mental health agencies and professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers.


Roxy holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University, in Binghamton, NY. As part of her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Roxy earned a minor in Multicultural Issues in Psychology, examining the impact of structural racism on people's psychological functioning and the delivery of services to clients from underrepresented backgrounds. Her dissertation research focused on identifying the diverse ways in which people cope with various life stressors. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist in NC and is registered as a Health Service Provider in Psychology through the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Fun Facts:

  • Roxy has three children, ages 9, 12 and 15 (in 2014). They are both her inspiration for using NVC in her life, as well as her greatest challenge.
  • Roxy is an Afro-Caribbean immigrant, coming to the US from Trinidad, W.I. when she was a young girl.
  • Roxy's favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, and playing in warm waters. The San Francisco Bay area does not provide a lot of opportunity for the third.