“It is an honor and great experience for the MA CoDE Program and its students to get an insight into a physical understanding of conflict processes. Dana’s capacity to translate her artistic mind and her long term international experience towards this topic is unique and exceptional.”

Ingo Diehl, Director of the MA program for Contemporary Dance Education, (MA CoDE). Frankfurt University of the Performing Arts, Germany


“Working with Dana is profoundly inspiring. I have applied her techniques into my own work process.”

Harald Geisler, Kickstarterentrepreneur (Einstein font, Sigmund Freud font


what is coaching?

I am passionate about helping people develop their capacity to communicate productively, reduce stress and find effective solutions in conflict situations. As a coach, I act as a confidential, skilled guide to help you think through, prepare for, and engage in conflicts and difficult conversations. I offer practical mental and physical tools to help you:

  • recognize your unhelpful habits in conflict.
  • learn and practice alternative approaches and actions.
  • build your capacity to communicate effectively in stressful situations.
  • navigate specific conflicts, whether at home, work, school or out
    in the community.

when is it useful?

Coaching can be useful when you are looking for a new approach to an existing conflict, want to practice and build on your communication skills, or need support in negotiating a difficult situation. My coaching work has included helping:

  • organization leaders strengthen their ability to act effectively in conflict—even under stress—and to mediate conflicts between employees
  • parents develop their capacity to successfully navigate conflicts with ex-partners over co-parenting issues and to communicate non-violently with their children in the daily stress of family life.
  • co-workers engage in useful dialogue on difficult issues.
  • adult children engage productively with parents who do not accept their sexual orientation.
  • school staff and students examine and change the way they respond to conflict as a group.
  • people develop better communication with their partners by changing their own actions, regardless of the actions of the other.
  • parents of children with mental illness establish strategies to handle daily conflict and create positive connection.
  • groups of artists develop a practical, actionable plan for achieving the communication goals of the group.
  • a youth services agency deal with the fallout of past conflict in the organization and find productive paths forward.


Photo: Dominik Mentzos