Ritch Davidson

Since 2000, Ritch Davidson, M.A., has been Sunrise Center’s Senior Junior Executive Assistant in Charge of Something Sometimes Office Guy. He enjoys the daily opportunities to serve and to be in connection with the larger Sunrise Center community via his role here.

Ritch has been studying Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and in 2005 completed the nine-day International Intensive Training (IIT) led by NVC founder, Marshall M. Rosenberg, PhD and other NVC certified trainers, including Robert Gonzales. In 2007 he completed Robert Gonzales’ week-long training on the Embodied Spirituality of NVC and was also a participant in Bay NVC’s Living Peace Retreat and their eight-month Immersion Program.

He has been co-teaching “Growing More Loving with Compassionate Communication” with Lori Grace, co-facilitating Sunrise Center’s Practice Groups and Conflict Improv evenings with other Sunrise Center teachers since 2005. He offers private training and coaching to individuals, couples and families.

Additionally, Ritch Davidson is the Senior Vice Emperor of Playfair, Inc., an international consulting company that offers keynote presentations, management seminars and playfulness trainings to over 100,000 people every year. He is an innovator in the design and presentation of programs that focus on the value and impact of humor in team building, stress management, and living a healthier work life. His most popular presentations, Putting Fun to Work: The Power of Humor in Business, Managing to Have Fun: Reward, Recognition and Retention, and Laughter, Stress and Self-Esteem, are fun-filled, informative, interactive experiences that leave the audience leaping to their feet in joy. He has offered these keynote presentations in every state of the U.S. and internationally in Europe, Asia and Central America. Ritch helped conduct research for Playfair Emperor Matt Weinstein’s, best selling business book, Managing to Have Fun (Simon & Schuster, 1997).

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Ritch graduated from Kiddie Haven Nursery School in 1955. He has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Humanities and completed a four-year training program in organizational development consulting. Ritch is a published photographer and each summer since 1979 he travels to Oregon for a four-day river rafting trip to which he has pledged to continue every year for the rest of his life.

Ritch can be reached through Sunrise Center at 415-924-7824 and ritch@sunrise-center.org, and personally at ritchdavidson@mac.com. Please also visit him on Playfair’s website: www.Playfair.com where you can send a friend a Standing Ovation!

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