Ritch Davidson

Ritch Davidson began his study of Tantra with Celebrations of Love in 1986. He quickly developed a strong connection with the teachings, the teachers and the COL community and has been a regular participant and contributor since that time. Since 2000, he has been Sunrise Center’s Senior Junior Executive Assistant in Charge of Something Sometimes Office Guy. He enjoys the opportunities to serve and to be in connection with the larger COL community via his role there, be it answering phones, sending e-mail announcements, graphic designing flyers and newsletters, or creating pages and maintaining this Celebrations of Love website.

Ritch has been studying Compassioante Communication (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 (see his bio in this section). In 2007 he completed Robert Gonzales’ week-long training on the Embodied Spirituality of NVC. Ritch has been co-teaching Growing More Loving with Compassionate Communication with Lori Grace Star, co-facilitating COL’s Practice Groups and Conflict Improv evenings with Lori, Phil and others since 2005.

Ritch has been one of the Core Teaching Team members at COL’s residential weekend workshops, (Celebrating Intimacy: Into the Heart of Love and Opening to Love, for example) as well as various other classes and events.

Additionally, Ritch 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 worklife.

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 personally at: ritchdavidson@mac.com or through Celebrations of Love at 415-924-5483 and info@celebrationsoflove.com. Please also visit him on Playfair’s website: www.Playfair.com where you can send a friend a Standing Ovation!