If we’ve worked together at all over the past few years, there’s an incredibly high chance that you’ve heard me talk about peacemaking circles, restorative practices, and/or racial equity, and some of the people who are doing incredibly powerful, meaningful, community-healing/life-changing work in these areas (and just to be clear, life-and-work-changing for me, too). Pamela Taylor is fantastic (more specific words that come to mind: super-smart, compassionate, deeply knowledgeable, kind, direct, persistent, funny), and these workshops have been really important in my life and in how I approach so many things, including my work. I’ve learned a lot from the content/ideas/ approaches/etc and the experience of the peacemaking process, from the opportunity to be challenged and stretched in my own thinking and ways of being, from the deeply skillful facilitation, and from the opportunity to connect with other participants in a really meaningful way. If that piques your curiosity, I’d encourage you to check these workshops out. –Sara Lawson, Shorthand Consulting


I first became aware of Pamela Taylor as a high-profile organizer of social justice events at Seattle University, where she has been a professor of education for many years. It is a privilege and pleasure to have gotten to know her much better in the last several years as a committed teacher of the peacemaking circle practice. She has traveled far and wide learning the circle, and she is part of a great network of circle practitioners and teachers in our region in and around Seattle. Her long experience as a teacher, her deep skills as a listener, and her commitment to addressing racism, are some of the special qualities she brings to the circles she keeps. She is one of the most committed peacemaking circle keepers I have had the honor to sit in a circle with. -Mary P.

I can’t express to you how impactful our Level I training was the other weekend. I left feeling both exhilarated and centered. Your facilitation, our intimate group of women, and the surrounding nature made it so special. Thank you for your offering and for putting it together! -Paulina P.

“Fundamental to the success of any effort involving other human beings is to connect deeply and honestly, early and on-going. Dr. Taylor’s compassion, humor, and consummate skill in bringing diverse people, even strangers, into close communion make everything else that a team, a class, an organization, agency, or campaign to both satisfy in its process and succeed in its work.” -Dr. Nancy Glock-Grueneich

“Lots of positive feedback about Tuesday’s workshop. So grateful that you  came to our school.”

“Thanks again for a fantastic and meaningful weekend… I laughed, I cried, I can’t wait for the sequel!”

La Conversacion

“Great work yesterday. Everything was woven together into a beautiful tapestry. I was very moved. Thank you!”

“I just wanted to say thank you for a great experience this past Saturday. I can’t stop thinking about all the wonderful people I met in the circle and the impact their words had on me.”

“Thank you so much for facilitating yesterday’s … circle. I found the experience powerful and meaningful. You did a wonderful job setting creating a space of openness where participants could expose their authentic selves.”

“Thank you so much for holding the space for the … Circle yesterday. I am full of many thoughts and feelings today. The process of listening and being listened to was very strong. I believe I listen a lot to many people in my work. I rarely have the experience of being listened to in the form that you created yesterday. It was both the structure that you use, but also your skill in working with that structure…”


Over the years, we have been privileged to work closely with a vast array of organizations, for whom we are very grateful. Though we are unable to name them all, here is a sample of our clients:

African American Reach & Teach Health (AARTH)

Arts Corps

Bastyr University

Bellevue School District

Benson Hill Elementary School

Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA)

Building Changes

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Center for Ethical Leadership

Chief Leschi School

City of Seattle, Office of Civil Rights

Dartmouth College

Edmonds Heights K-12 Parent-School Partnership

Everett Public Library – Youth Services

French American School of Puget Sound

Georgetown University

Green River College

Independent Colleges of Washington

King County Library

Meaningful Movies – Everett

Georgetown University – Institute for Transformational Leadership

New Beginnings

Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition (NPARC)

No New Jim Crow Coalition

North Puget Sound Conference on Race

Oak Harbor High School

Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)

Renton School District – Benson Hill Elementary

Seattle Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Seattle Housing Authority – Resident Leaders

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle University, Albers Business School

Seattle University, Center for Community Engagement

Seattle University, Center for Faculty Development

Seattle Waldorf School

Shoreline School District

Solid Ground

St. Joseph Church, Seattle Parish

St. Joseph School

The Bush School

The Network/LaRed

University of Washington

Volunteer Administrators Network

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Xavier University

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