This part one of an epic three-part super talk with my soul brother, Tony Skruggs. There are people in life you meet and you are blessed to instantly have the most profound, timeless connection. I felt this way with Tony. I have admired his inspired work for a long time so it was quite the thrill when he graciously agreed to come on the show and bring the love.
Tony describes himself as a spiritual-being experiencing life as an American of African-Ancestry, a nonviolent-empathy coach who helps people rediscover (or relearn in some cases) peace of mind & the JOY of Being, by incorporating nonviolent communication (NVC) & empathic listening skills with personal power & transformational vocabulary.
He 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.
As the son of an LGBTQ father (also 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 M Gandhi
Some people make the current paradigm more effective and some make more effective paradigms! Tony does both and shares tools & philosophies (including group privilege, restorative 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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