This part three of an epic three-part super talk with my soul brother, Tony Skruggs. Listen to parts one and two! 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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