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Experience deep peace,

connection, trust, and respect

at home and at work

“The CB process collapses time... It builds deep trust, authentic connection, and unusual safety in a very short period of time - even with people from diverse backgrounds. What might take years, takes days…”

“It’s a paradox. I get to know myself through connection and Community with others.”

Edward Groody, MSOD, BA, Founder


We teach the skills, guidelines and methods to build “authentic connection,” “unusual safety,” and “extraordinary respect” in groups, teams, organizations and communities.


Personal healing, growth, and transformation

Connection and Belonging

CBI’s trainings make remarkable breakthroughs possible. It’s common sense, and research backs it up – authentic relationship is the vehicle for positive change at home, at work, in both our personal and professional lives.

Emotional intelligence, soft skills

Group/Team/ Leadership Effectiveness

Reach Your Potential

Public safety and neighborhood strengthening

Healthy and more meaningful relationships

Improved outcomes

Trauma-informed skill and capacity


Who are you?

Click below to see trainings and services tailored for your specific needs.

Individual Seekers
  • Healing, Growth, Breakthroughs
  • Healthy Communication; Relationships
  • Self-care, Connection and Community

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  • Retention, Engagement, Belonging
  • Emotional Intelligence/Soft Skills
  • Team Connection/Mindfulness

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Intentional Communities
  • Authentic Connection
  • Healthy Communication
  • Ongoing Community

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  • Healthy Communication/Relationships
  • Spiritual Formation/Contemplative Prayer
  • Inter-spiritual Community Building

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  • Student Retention/Onboarding
  • Student Loneliness/Isolation
  • Ideal Learning Environments

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Non-profit, Government, Human Services Healthcare, Criminal Justice
  • Improved Outcomes / Evidence-based
  • Trauma-informed
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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Accelerating positive change through the Spirit of community




Did you know?

Lacking social connection can increase the risk for premature death as much as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.

“Loneliness and isolation represent profound threats to our health and well-being… A culture of connection is vital to creating the changes needed in society. The benefits extend beyond health-related outcomes - they influence an individual’s educational attainment, workplace satisfaction, economic prosperity, and overall feelings of well-being and life fulfillment.”

- Source: Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation, US Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community 2023

The Microsoft Work Trend Index (2023) surveyed 31,000 people in 31 countries to understand what skills will be most essential in the future workplace. Emotional intelligence ranked in the top three.

Researchers at Harvard University, Boston University, and the University of Michigan found that workers with soft skills training are better liked, have increased employee satisfaction, are more likely to remain with the company, and are 12% more productive than those without them

Highly engaged employees are 18% more productive. On the other hand, low employee engagement costs the global economy an estimated $8.8 trillion or 9% of global GDP.

A three-year study of 26 cities in the U.S. found that those with the highest levels of social connection and resident attachment experienced the greatest growth in GDP during the study period. In 2018, only 16% of Americans reported that they felt very attached to their local community.

There is a strong positive relationship between employee well-being and firm financial performance. A collaboration between Oxford University and Harvard University found improved financial measures such as firm value, return on assets, and profits.

The World Economic Forum (2023) surveyed 803 companies across 27 industries to learn what is most needed in coming years. Empathy, Listening, Self-awareness, and Resiliency were listed in the top 10 for future work.

“There is a yearning in the heart for peace. Because of the wounds and rejections we have received in past relationships, we are frightened by the risks. In our fear, we discount the dream of authentic community as merely visionary. But there are rules by which people can come back together, by which the old wounds can be healed… The purpose of Community Building is to teach these rules, to make hope real again and to make the vision actually manifest in a world which has almost forgotten the glory of what it means to be human.”

M. Scott Peck M. D.
Author The Road Less Traveled and The Different Drum

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