Wes’s core practice is recognizing the heart and beauty in everyone. Joining in the early days of the Roots to Thrive community was therefore a no-brainer. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, he worked as a therapist in addiction and trauma recovery in the US and Australia. He focused on providing advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) seminars for consultants, mediators, and trainers in N. America and Europe for the next decade. Since 2007, Wes has been bringing together best practices from Psychotherapy, NVC, Integral Theory, Restorative Justice, Coaching, Change Management, and more to his work of Organizational Development in healthcare, most recently with Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, and with private organizational and individual clients. In Wes’s role with RTT, he maintains a focus on Curriculum Development and Quality Improvement.