We are committed to empowering communities, families and individuals to live out compassion and to creating compassionate communities where connection and collaboration flourish through providing nonviolent communication classes, programs, training, coaching and counseling.
Eddie Zacapa, the executive director of Life Enriching Communication (LEC), is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and has worked 20 years in the domestic violence field. Eddie developed a year-long court-approved NVC-based batterers' program with an amazing 0% recidivism after 10 years (no one returned to using violence at home). He has facilitated parenting, anger management and batterer intervention programs and various workshops for individuals, couples and families. For more information on the recidivism stats and his work in this field click here. Eddie is the author of the book Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers: Guidelines for Organizations that Value Connection and Principles and Practices of Nonviolence: 30 Meditations for Practicing Compassion. He enjoys playing table tennis, hiking, soccer, basketball and watching movies in his free time.
James Eslick, president of the board of directors, is a state approved Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor and a day rehab specialist with a degree in art. He worked with emotionally disturbed, at-risk teens at a local non-profit. A founding board member of LEC, James facilitated the 52 week batterer intervention program and our child abuse treatment program, and provided prevention education to youth for LEC.