AUTHOR, MANAGER AND COACH
President, Center for New National Security since 1979; Co-Founder of the Garden of Paradise since 2007
She does research, writing, public speaking, workshops & seminars, coaching and mentoring for a range of clients. Spent over four decades working both in the US and internationally, developing innovative interactive processes - high level communications, design of new systems, conflict resolution and more. Norie is the executive speech writing and ghostwriting, as well as team building, vision & goals clarification, creative problem solving & more for the New National Security.
She is the Co-Founder & General Manager of the Garden of Paradise - www.gardenofparadise.net - located near Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Today with her husband, they are creating an innovative model rural development project in a world class setting. They offer a variety of high quality consulting and health enhancement services in a exceptionally beautiful & inspiring setting.
Trained (1966, in Peace Corps training) in the KEEPRAH Holistic Approach for Community Development (a fantastic tool to help any community or organization solve very complex problems. She has taught this methodology and has worked with corporations, the federal government, NGOs, educational organizations & more). She is an Advanced practitioner of the Voice Dialogue Process, a Jungian-based psycho therapeutic process for resolving personal and interpersonal issues quickly and gently. And she has been the author of 7 books & many articles in several languages & countries.
2007 to present: She Co-Founder & General Manager of the Garden of Paradise - www.gardenofparadise.net - located near Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Together with her husband, they won Ecuador's & the world's first lawsuit defending the Rights of Nature, considered by legal experts to be a breakthrough on a par with ending slavery as a legitimate institution. They are active in the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.