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About Loren Ekroth, Ph.D.

Dr. Loren Ekroth is a thought leader in the field of conversation skills. He is a consultant and speaker to business and government agencies and a communication coach to executives.

Business Background

-Founder and Director of the Natural Learning Center of Hawaii, a personal development training organization.

-President of Kama'aina Fundraisers that served nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Hawaii.

-Founder of Better Conversation Week, celebrated annually during Thanksgiving week since 2002.

-Creator of "Conversation Coaching Clubs," a worldwide organization for building conversation skills.

Coaching and Counseling

35 years experience helping people solve personal problems and achieve greater competence.

Writing and Editing

- Editor of "Teaching Excellence" essay series distributed to university faculty throughout North America.

-Newspaper columnist, with 110 columns written for the Sunday Honolulu Advertiser on human relationships.

-Author of "Better Conversations" ezine, 620 articles published since 2002.

Education and International Travel Experience

B.A. English and Theater Arts, University of Minnesota

M.A. Communication Studies, University of Minnesota

Ph.D. International Communication, University of Minnesota

Post-doctoral training in psychotherapy, Psychosynthesis Institute of California

Intercultural research in Colombia, S.A.

University lecturer in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and North Africa