This book...illuminates the path that leads us out of conflict and into deeper relationship with others and with ourselves. -- Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Finding Our Way
Enjoy, savor and learn...and remember: your teacher is right in front of you, maybe in your very next breath. -- Thomas Crum, author of The Magic of Conflict
Thank you for keeping the spirit of aikido alive...and for capturing in words such a profound experience. -- Carol A. Schifman, founder of Portland Aikido
Unlikely Teachers combines well grounded wisdom with accessible practices. It offers a delightful blend of personal experiences, insightful teachings and practical exercises. A wonderful book for anyone looking to become more centered and empowered in their lives. --Wendy Palmer, author of The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom
About the Author
Judy Ringer is an expert on conflict and communication. She provides training and facilitation to companies and organizations throughout the United States and Canada. As a black belt in aikido, Ms. Ringer employs the principals of this unique martial art in her book, Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict. She blends various communication and conflict resolution models with insights from more than a decade of aikido practice, business ownership, and mind/body training. Ms. Ringer is a graduate of Vassar College. In addition, her background includes courses with the Harvard/MIT Program on Negotiation and ongoing work and study in Process Work and World Work, developed by Arnold Mindell.