Robert Bouchard is Francophone and has always lived in Quebec (Canada). Lawyer, professional coach, mediator, trainer and adviser on team building and conflict resolution, he studied music, law, communication and management. He has worked as a mediator, trainer and consultant since 1977. For over twenty years, he has been interested in the development of consciousness in humans and maximizing the potential of individual and collective wisdom. He takes a great interest in communication within organizations, leadership as well as the impact of leaders. He is invited to speak in many public and private organizations. He is a trainer at Université Laval’s Continuing Education where his services are requested for sessions in Communication, Conflict Management and Business Administration. He is president and co-founder of Groupe Conscientia inc. He has been practicing NVC since 1999 and has been a certified trainer since 2004. He presents NVC not as a technique, an instrument or a tool, but rather as an approach to "sharpen" consciousness that precedes, accompanies and follows all communication. An approach that nurtures the ability to observe what happens inside of us, before, during and after the communication so that we can offer a caring presence to ourselves as well as to the other. Through NVC, he shares the importance of being rooted in the present to appreciate our life and discover, in ourselves and in the other, the vast reservoir of patience, kindness and intelligence that dwells within us. An experience that gives a taste of Oneness. Robert is a marathon runner.