Vika Miller, MA is a visionary educator, speaker, cultural creative, and relationship alchemist who reawakens and empowers our deepest, most authentic connection with ourselves, with each other, and with Life Itself.
Her lifelong Calling and deepest devotion is restoring humanity to our birthright of personal and collective thriving in attuned collaboration with the Community of Life on Earth, of which we’re an eternal, irrevocable part.
Her greatest genius lies in being able to discern key patterns and principles at the individual, relational, and systems levels, and to share these game-changing discoveries through paradigm-shifting distinctions that are astonishingly easy to understand and apply in real, everyday life.
All in a warmly welcoming, playful, deeply held field of compassionate, authentic humanity.
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Vika earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Education from Carleton College, and a Master of Arts degree in Economic Development and Social Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
In her mid-20s she served as Vice President of Operations for a startup behavioral health consulting firm that grew into a nationwide organization under her direction. At the same time she was a partner in the Himmelman Consulting Group, a public/private/nonprofit collaborative facilitation consulting company.
In the late 1990s, lightning struck: Vika encountered Nonviolent/ Compassionate Communication (NVC). NVC contributed essential missing elements that Vika interpreted in a novel way, recognizing that NVC’s “needs” are all living things’ pathways to thriving, and making a major contribution to NVC worldwide.
Vika has integrated and practiced core distinctions from NVC in every aspect of her life, ever since.
In 2011, Vika became a partner in Rose City NVC, and within 4 months grew that practice into the largest NVC training organization in the state of Oregon.
Vika has taught NVC to residents of Oregon State Penitentiary (a maximum security prison) and Oregon’s Columbia River Correctional Institution. She’s proud to be a former Executive Director of the Oregon Prison Project.
When she’s not sharing her passion for Thriving Life with others, you can find Vika joyfully biking the Minneapolis chain of lakes; dancing argentine tango, two-step, and pretty much any other social dance; snuggling with fuzzy mammals; communing with whales; snowshoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, and tandem hang gliding; and seriously eyeing learning how to kite surf.
You can connect with Vika online as well as in Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR; and nationally and internationally by request.