Tony Scruggs

Describing himself as a spiritual-being experiencing life as an American of African-Ancestry (with an athletically-professional pedigree), Tony Scruggs is a paradigm maker and transformational speaker, incorporating restorative justice & social change with personal power & nonviolent communication (NVC)!

As the son of an LGBT father (also an NVC trainer) who grew up across the street from Stanford University, Tony joined a fraternity @ Ucla, played in the big leagues and has acted in movies & sports commercials. He brings the energy of an elite athlete, the empathy of his Psych PhD mother and the wisdom of his friends and mentors.

Some people make the current paradigm more effective and some make more effective paradigms! Tony does both and shares tools & philosophies (including group privilege & human variation) that like a true metaphysician focus on prevention & health.

Known as #TheEmpathyGuy Tony Scruggs speaks on compassion @ home, in the classroom, in society & in the workplace.

For more information, please visit and make sure to grab a copy of '#ExcellenceOffTheField: The Ultimate Guide To Mindful Empathy (how to prevent, manage & resolve conflict)'.

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With Empathy, Together We Fly

I invite you to be kind and listen. Some of you may know this as empathy or compassion, or the concern for what people are feeling and needing. I would invite you to practice the empathic thought…”I wonder what’s going on for this person?”, or “I wonder how I can be of service to them?” Learn to see empathy as more than just ‘swapping shoes’. Empathy is an action plan, a practice where we guess what people are feeling, along with a language where we ask them if they’re feeling what we are guessing.  See empathy as an action where we act… Read more.