Hello and welcome to my little corner of the Internet. My name is Aimee Ryan and I'm the founder/owner of Core Connections. Here's a little bit about me...

With over 10 years of experience in conflict transformation, organizational development, and facilitating collaborative processes, as well as non-profit administration, communication skill building and training, and professional/life coaching, I love helping individuals and groups move beyond the challenges of “either/or” and into the creative possibilities of “both/and.” 

Whether I’m working with non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, prisons and schools, ecovillages and intentional communities, or the general public, I bring a sincere passion for supporting groups and individuals to harness the power and insights of each voice and channel it towards designing and implementing collaborative solutions that truly work for all involved. This work includes facilitating workshops and meetings, strategic planning and implementation support, restorative practice coaching, dispute resolution, and community building.

As a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, a Certified Mediator, and a restorative justice practitioner I deliver trainings on: conflict transformation; facilitation; collaborative communication; self-organizing, emergent strategy; culture creation; giving and receiving effective feedback; and restorative practices and system building. I love working with groups to design and implement conflict transformation systems, and to support the individuals within these teams to develop the skills and capacities needed to energize and embody these systems. 

I’m most excited to work with individuals, projects, and organizations that are working on addressing the social and environmental challenges of our times, and who want to do their part in creating a world that truly works for all.

Contact me for a free consultation
to see if we’re a good match
aimee@explorecoreconnections.com ~



Here are a few of the highlights from my educational and career pursuits:

  • Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer ~ Center for Nonviolent Communication

  • Certified Professional Coach ~ Coaching for Transformation

  • Certified Mediator - Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula

  • Registered Certified Yoga Teacher ~ Yoga Alliance

  • Certified Pilates Instructor ~ Power Pilates

  • Executive Director ~ Montana World Affairs Council (2012-2015)

  • B.A. in Political Science: International Relations and Comparative Government & Philosophy ~ University of Montana