Amy Silverman C-Suite Network Advisor Since January 2018
Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant - Helping Leaders Build Cultures Where People Know They Matter
For over 20 years, Amy has powerfully facilitated the transformation of how thousands of worldwide leaders, teams and groups communicate and engage. Her company, Human Centered Group, offers custom-designed solutions in culture, communication, engagement, well-being, mental health, community building, and innovation.
Amy’s methodologies derive from training in Group Dynamics/Facilitation, Improvisation, Integrative Arts, Mindfulness, Authentic Relating, Relational Meditation (Circling), Gestalt Therapy, NonViolent Communication, and Expressive-Dance. Additional important influences include 15 years performing professionally and a lifetime of arts training- including Northwestern University where she studied Education and Theater.
Her passion for restoring the social fabric of modern culture via cultivating a sense of shared humanity, belonging and meaningful human connection inspired her to found The Connection Movement (2012). This community-focused organization helps individuals & groups share empathy, vulnerability, and important bridge-building conversations through public trainings, social events, and Connection Camp; an adult-sleepaway-camp fostering play, deep relationships, personal discovery, authentic self-expression and belonging.
Amy Silverman | Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant - Helping Leaders Build Cultures Where People Know They Matter
"Amy's program with our team was great! I'm leaving feeling inspired to make our company the best . . . I feel new trust of the management, more connected to the whole team, and reassured that my time is well invested here. I feel hopeful." - Junior Architect
"The things I've been learning in these sessions are not only helping me at work but also really are making a difference with my partner and kids. I honestly think what she's teaching is saving my marriage." - Senior Project Manager
"From Amy's program today, I feel closer to this company because i got to experience my manager and the Founder as real people." - New Hire
Assorted Team Members
From New Hires to C-Suite
"I would whole-heartedly endorse Amy Silverman in whatever work that she would endeavor to do because I’ve been enormously impressed with her deep respect and her commitment to her craft. I’ve been struck by the integrity that she shows with guidelines that she sets for herself (and teaches to others). She masterfully facilitates with attention to the purity of the process."
"Amy has put in an enormous amount of energy, commitment, love, passion [to our community's growth]. I cannot emphasize that enough. It’s been incredible, and we’re very very grateful for that. She has been an unflagging energy. Not once have I seen her off center, it has been complete 100% commitment." - Community Leader "
Change Management Consultant, Johannesburg South Africa
"I think [Amy's work] is life-changing. I've learned that not only does listening to somebody serve them, but it serves me, in that I [worked with] my constant need to interact with and add to someone's story-- whereas by actually keeping quiet I actually gained a lot more from that other person's experience. Coming from that place of curiosity as opposed to trying to make them feel comfortable, make them see that I have the same experiences-- it's been a completely invaluable thing that I've learned because every communication, every interaction that I have for the rest of my life now I'm going to get more from. It's been invaluable.
Participant in Partnership Training
Cape Town, South Africa