Scott Swain bio

Scott Swain has been actively studying communication, conflict resolution, and people/systems management since 1990. He has been designing and facilitating communication and conflict resolution training programs for businesses, at conferences, in schools, and to workgroups for over fourteen years. These courses have ranged in length from thirteen weeks to one day to three hours.
Scott also has over 18 years of martial arts training under under his Shaolin Kung Fu black belt earned in 2007. Prior to that, four years of karate and two years consensual garage fighting.
  • Founded Austin Emotional Intelligence Play Group on May 6, 2015, which has met nearly every week since that date for a total of over 497 meetings and over 1860 members. Details here:
  • Currently writing book, “PRACTICAL EMPATHY, Rewire your brain for more connection, freedom, harmony, and power”. Quite a few chapters you can read for free here.
  • Teaching NVC in a class format, from 13 week classes to weekend classes to one day classes to talks and one hour intros, starting in 2006.
  • Led “Intro to NVC” course for Zaaz’s customer service department.
  • Created Play to Evolve card game.
  • Assisting couples and families in resolving conflicts, increasing responsibibility, understanding, and deepening communication in the home.
  • “NVC in Business: Its TimeHas Come” – NVC Academy 4-day course – 2014.
  • Business mediation between Voice & Exit and a client of theirs – 2014.
  • Trained owners (partners) and staff at LIGHTfaktor in clear & efficient communication, internal and external. Included management, negotiation, and client relations – Austin, TX – 2014.
  • Trained contract managers, negotiators, and other staff from National Contract Management Association – Austin, TX – 2012.
  • Trained staff at Active Life Healing Clinic – Austin, TX – 2011.
  • Taught “Empower Your Communication” class at Rethinking Everything Conference – Dallas, TX – 2013.
  • Taught using Nonviolent Communication at Children’s Discovery Center – Austin, TX – 2013.
  • Motivational speaking and public speaking at business, parenting, and relationship building events.
  • Attended Six-week NVC course by Pat Siebert – 2005.

Some sources for Scott’s publications

Scott Swain 2021-07
Scotter on Integrity



You’re one of the biggest proponents of open, honest communication that I know. And an amazingly respectful person, in


When I was initiated and learned my first lesson of tantra meditation, I took an oath of non violence.