I am Alice Sheldon, Founder of Needs Understanding. Welcome to the site.
My passion is sharing the interpersonal skills which make up Needs Understanding. I have seen over and again how they can transform our experience, bringing more understanding, connection with others and effectiveness.
My expertise is in teaching and facilitating groups. I get to know you quickly, understand how Needs Understanding can best serve you, and then share with you exactly what you need to know to get the changes you want.
I have been a secondary school teacher, a barrister and the Chief Exec of a national charity. I have an MA in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Oxford and I am a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication. I developed a model of partnership parenting, and for a decade worked with hundreds of fellow parents to create thriving relationships with their children. This became the springboard for my creation of Needs Understanding, which brings a partnership approach into all spheres of life.
Alice is an excellent teacher and a wonderful and inspiring woman.
Alice held the space during the course with great understanding and care – truly supportive.
Alice is very grounded, authentic and fun, experienced with group dynamics and examples that are brought in to work with.