Connective Communication
Leadership Program

Do you feel unable to effect the change you want to see in your company, organization, community, or family? In order to be a change-maker, there are a set of skills you need to learn which are counter-intuitive. 

Applications for this program will be accepted during our next open enrollment period in Spring 2024.

This intensive 4-day program utilizes cutting-edge neuroscience to teach practical skills, enabling you to lead from a space of true collaboration and inspiration.

Is the Connective Communication Leadership Program for you?

You should apply if:

  • You value communication and want to be more impactful.
  • You want to connect with others for the purpose of powerful collaboration.
  • You want to create open work spaces or community where everyone feels welcome and included.
  • You want to improve the quality of the relationships in your life.
  • You want to inspire others to effect change.
  • You are fully available to attend the entire program – all four days.

At the end of this program you'll have:

  • Greater clarity in how to achieve your goals and what really matters to you.
  • Powerful processes for de-escalation and having difficult conversations.
  • Tools and techniques to improve team collaboration.
  • Skills to hear what lies beyond the words another is saying.
  • New access to inspiring others with your words.
  • A revitalized sense of curiosity, wonder, and playfulness.
  • Access to increased productivity and focus.
  • Practical tools for coping, managing, and relieving stress/anxiety.

Upon completion you will receive:

  • A certificate denoting completion of the program.
  • A deck of connection cards.
  • A one-hour individual session with an instructor.


What Previous Participants Are Saying

Ready to Mark Your Calendar?


Spring 2024
Specific dates TBA

All times are in USA Eastern Daylight Time UTC -5:00


Online Program via Zoom



$1,200 USD

Thanks to a grant, we have funds for 10 full scholarships available for this program.

There is a non-refundable $25 application fee that is not covered by the scholarship.

How to Apply:


Fill out this form. Applications will be reviewed in Spring 2024.


After submitting your application, please pay your non-refundable $25 application fee by clicking the button below.


That’s it! Those accepted into the program will be notified in Spring 2024. We will contact you with detailed information.

*There are specific and simple questions included in the application for those wishing to be considered for a partial or full scholarship.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Meet Your Hosts

Tisse Mallon, they/them

Founder/Co-executive Director, Elar Institute

Tisse Mallon is a holistic lifestyle coach, speaker, and founder of Elar Institute, an educational non-profit dedicated to the science of connection.

They love teaching and have spent more than 15 years helping schools, companies, and individuals develop structures and practices that lead to higher connection, balance, and creativity. Through Elar, Tisse has developed accessible programs culminating from their studies in nonviolent communication, personal growth, spirituality, and creativity. Whether it’s transforming relationships, leading workshops, speaking at TEDx, or performing in The Living Room Theater, they are committed to creating a fun, safe space where you can connect on a human level and thrive.

Amy Whicker, she/her

Co-executive Director, Elar Institute

Amy Whicker is a down-to-earth educator and community builder with a fourteen-year background working with students from all walks of life.

Inspired by her work with nonviolent communication, she co-created Connection Collaboratory, an open space where she leads discussion groups, socials, and highly interactive workshops. Amy has facilitated on topics such as positive psychology, compassionate communication, interpersonal skills, and personal empowerment. When Amy is not busy taking special care of program development and workflow design at Elar, she can be found running her math tutoring business. She is passionate about designing for the learning experience and developing impactful programs that stick with you — including this workshop.

Gregg Pollack, he/him

Instructor, Elar Institute

Gregg Pollack is a successful serial entrepreneur, self-awareness coach, and father of two who teaches with an open heart.

Gregg is best known for creating workspaces for people to feel heard and empowered. He has helped establish startups, including Vue Mastery, Code School, and Starter Studio. For the past five years, Gregg has delved deep into learning and coaching others about emotional intelligence and self-awareness. In this workshop, he will share new ideas to help you communicate effectively with others and deepen your self-awareness of feelings and needs.