Faculty

Cecilia deWolf

Live Communication Coach


CONTACT

Cecilia deWolf
3041 Broadway, AD 37
New York, NY 10027
212-280-1370
cecilia@ccdewolf.com

EDUCATION

B.A. Denver University
B.S. Columbia University
M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University

BIOGRAPHY

Whatever the setting – teaching, preaching, community organizing, counseling, or just having a simple conversation – something happens in the live moment, when two or more people come together in the same space, that cannot happen in any other way. And so, it is important to consider, what exactly are we communicating? And how are we communicating it?

Professor deWolf’s focus is the possibility inherent in the live moment – the unique constellation of elements at play when people gather together that can initiate action and reaction, cause and effect.

Years of experience in a variety of professional and public settings inform her approach. She began the study of acting as a child and went on to work as actor, stage director, teacher, and writer. After receiving a B.S. in Nursing from Columbia University in 1984, she worked at various New York City hospitals and institutions and then stepped into a job as facilitator of physician training for Mount Sinai’s Morchand Center for Clinical Competence and as a trainer and consultant for Mount Sinai’s and New York University Hospitals’ Departments of Organizational Development and Learning.

For the past twenty-five years, she has continued her work beyond the world of healthcare to provide instruction and coaching to individuals, teams, and whole departments in a wide array of fields in both the public and private sectors. In 2004, she came to Union to assist Professor Robert E. Seaver, and continued teaching here after his departure.

Over the years, Cecilia has been sustained by an unshakeable faith in the power and possibility of human expression. When people come together, whatever the setting, their ability to communicate consciously and effectively directly impacts the outcomes they seek and shapes the systems in which they take part.

RECENT COURSES

Communicating Live (2018)
Communication Arts: live communication in varied settings and formats – co-taught with Charles Read (2018)
Guiding Reading (2018)

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