Fran Delahanty, Ph.D, MBA, and Certified Master Life Coach, has spent a lifetime promoting peace, healing and transformation via learning more effective ways to communicate and resolve conflicts. She is Professor Emeritus from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY, where she taught psychology and peace studies for over 40 years. Fran is a licensed New York State psychologist with a Ph.D from Fordham University, and an MBA in management from Pace University. In her years as a professor at Pace University, she specialized in teaching courses in interpersonal communication to undergraduates. She met and trained with Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2003, and went on to do 10 years of intensive training in NVC with many of the senior NVC trainers. In her later years as a professor, she taught several courses in NVC to her graduate students in Counseling at Pace.
Now retired from university teaching, she is working as a life coach specializing in helping people to communicate more effectively with the important people in their lives, as well as in how to create and achieve their goals. She is a 2003 graduate of Coach University School of Coaching, and a Certified Integral Master Life Coach from the Foundation for Holistic Life Coaching.
Fran has been a business and communications consultant for IBM and Texaco, as well as for smaller businesses. She is a lead trainer for the Alternatives to Violence program, an all-volunteer program offered in 41 countries around the world that teaches prison inmates and community members non-violent strategies for dealing with conflict.