My beautiful inspired soul brother Tony Scruggs returns to the show to light up the conversation with his brilliance and unique perspective on all things human. I so love how we connect and in the process I expand from the high vibrational discourse. Tony, also known as The Empathy Guy, is truly a gift to the many who have had the privilege to be touched by his heart.

Describing himself as a spiritual-being experiencing life as an American of African ancestry, Tony Scruggs is a communications & conflict coach, who helps people rediscover peace of mind (& the JOY OF BEING), by way of empathic leadership & trauma-informed empathy. How? By incorporating ‘nonviolence for communication’ (NV4C) & empathic listening skills, with personal power & transformational vocabulary.

Tony has ‘do/be’ expertise with a psychology degree from UCLA! He’s a human variation specialist, whose empathy training includes time in India with the Gandhi family! And because once upon a time he played major league baseball for a president of the United States. (Oh, and he also gets great results!)

As the son of an LGBTQ father (an NVC trainer), Tony grew up across the street from Stanford University, joined a fraternity at UCLA, played in the big leagues and has acted in movies & sports commercials. Tony brings the energy of an elite athlete, the empathy of his psych PhD mother and the wisdom of his friend & mentor, Arun  Gandhi.

Some people make the current paradigm more effective, and some people make more effective paradigms! Tony does both and shares tools & philosophies (including group privilege, restorative/transformative justice & human variation), that like a true metaphysician focus on prevention & health! So don’t walk, dance to your device and bring Tony ‘The Empathy Guy’ Scruggs to your team, your company, your relationship or your very special event.

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