“In the year and a half I have worked with Tom Carlisi, he has provided invaluable leadership coaching and has helped me resolve several very difficult situations in my business.  His guidance and coaching on communication have helped me buy out a business partner very amicably, improve my company culture, identify the functions of my business I enjoy most and help me identify my place as a leader in the community.  His ability to deconstruct an issue to its most fundamental level and provide the support to navigate difficult situations will undoubtedly help me in the future.”

– Michelle Galligan, Owner, ViaVero

“I am a transfer student at OSU (Social Work major). Last semester I attended a First Year Success Series workshop led by Tom Carlisi on Nonviolent Communication. I was very impressed by his knowledge and integration of this material, and how he presented it to the students. The students were very engaged and many commented on how helpful this information would be for them when relating to roommates, friends, romantic partners, and parents.

I attended the workshop because I have prior experience with NVC and was thrilled to see the workshop being offered at OSU. I was so impressed with Tom’s presentation, that I introduced myself afterward and offered to assist him in future presentations.

Tom will be an excellent community lecturer. His depth of knowledge and experience, along with his huge heart and generosity make him a wonderful source of guidance, wisdom, and compassion.”

Jennie Anahata, OSU, College of Social Work student
(now with a Master’s Degree and is a Licensed Social Worker)


David Zid, Owner, DZ HealthWorks LLC



Timothy Buchanan, MD, Owner, Buchanan Medical Arts