About

Welcome to Between Us, where we explore, reimagine, and practice more open ways of communicating – even when things are complex.

Our Mission

To shift the paradigm around how we communicate so we can experience deeper connections with ourselves and one another


Most of us were never taught the key life skill of clear and compassionate communication. It’s no wonder the world and our communities feel so divided.

We worry that we may be rejected, hurt others, or create conflict if we voice our true feelings and opinions, so we stay silent.

We feel fiery when we hear opposing ideas, but instead of being curious, we lash out, fight to be right, or shut down. 

We easily assert our perspectives, but it feels harder to truly sit with other people’s emotions and perspectives. 

As a result, we can often end up feeling frustrated, disconnected, or misunderstood.

At Between Us, we believe that relating with openness is a dance that invites us to explore how we Speak, Listen, and Feel in our bodies. 

This approach is a life-long practice that builds our awareness, resilience, and compassion, helping us deepen our connections, despite our differences.

Do you want to practice with us?

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Our Story

It all started as an experiment

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Veronica Marquez
Veronica Marquez

Miami, Founder

I lead communication courses and teach people how to better relate to differences and disagreements. I hold over a decade of experience as a qualitative researcher and I’m also trained in executive coaching, neuro-linguistics programming, Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry, Reiki, and meditation. 

I’m originally Venezuelan (3/4 European and 1/4 indigenous roots) and now live in Miami with my 2 kids and English husband.  

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Yuri Chu Su
Yuri Chu Su

Toronto, Business Manager

I am an Online Business Manager and Strategist. I help female entrepreneurs turn chaos into organization, ideas into practical steps, and inefficiencies into kick ass systems and processes.  At Between Us I am the behind-the-scenes tech whiz. I co-create with Veronica to bring her ideas and visions to life and I manage all the exciting projects we have going on. 

I am Chinese, born and raised in Peru, and have lived in Toronto for 20 years. I love jamming out to Spanish Reggaeton or electronic music, trying new things, and travelling the world in search of the best beaches and sunsets.

Lucia Vera
Lucia Vera

London, Art & Design

Lucia is a designer, painter and ceramist from Venezuela, living in London. She's the creator of the Between Us brand, a world of colours and shapes that are always moving and forming – just as us and everything we feel.

Alana Cookman
Alana Cookman

Lisbon, Research & Insights

I am a freelance researcher and consultant, currently pursuing a PhD on women’s relationships to their health and work. I partner with innovative organizations and projects working on similar interests, and those focused on integrating human centered work cultures.  At Between Us, I help distill insights and craft narratives that bring to life the learnings from our dinners.

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Julie Beretta
Julie Beretta

Rome, Editor and Facilitator

I am a certified yoga teacher and a sustainability consultant. Passionate about human relations, I'm the founder of Bloom and work with individuals + groups who wish to reconnect with their essence, communities and environment. At Between Us, I host monthly dinners, I'm part of the editorial team and co-facilitate deep dive immersions.

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Caroline K. Githinji
Caroline K. Githinji

Nairobi, Advisor

Committed to creating spaces for women to connect with themselves and with each other. Reclaiming a life of mindfulness, courage, joy, curiosity and self worth. Adding African voices to the wellbeing dialogue.

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Eunique Deeann
Eunique Deeann

San Diego, Facilitator

Queer Femme, Black, Indigenous, White European + Mixed Cultural Reverence + Reproductive Advocate and Full Spectrum Doula + Educator, Reiki Practitioner, Postpartum Researcher, Trauma, Shame + Grief Release Guide, Intimacy, Connection + Relationship Facilitator, Writer, Artist.

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Alessandra Patti
Alessandra Patti

Zurich, Facilitator

Assertive communication coach and mental health first aid trainer. I use an holistic approach to wellbeing and I encourage and practice self-care with my clients and in my life. I work with both companies and individuals in multiple languages.

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Leslie Collins
Leslie Collins

Jersey City, Life Coach

I am a holistic self-love coach for women. My work is focused on worth, boundaries, limiting beliefs, inner child, shadow, & self-understanding. I love dogs, traveling, the power of bringing women together, and life's simple pleasures- good food, laughter, nature, & friends. I am a scorpio sun w/ taurus moon, cancer rising, & sagittarius north node :)

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Dee de Lara
Dee de Lara

Toronto, Somatic Facilitation

I am a facilitator, teacher, strategist and designer with the lived experience of existing in the “in-between.” I facilitate spaces for people to connect and disrupt with curiosity. I founded The Liminal Movement, spaces to wonder and wander in the "in-between," pilates, dance and somatics-based movement/mindfulness to spark curiosity, conversations to ignite action, and research/strategy to fuel untold narratives.

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Marie-Laure Moens de Hase
Marie-Laure Moens de Hase

Toulouse, Facilitator

Project manager in social innovation, inner wellbeing and Nonviolent Communication organizations. I am also a yoga teacher, watercolorist and all things creative, and an avid reader.

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Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin

San Francisco, Advisor

Executive coach and Leadership Consulting Partner. I work with a diverse clientele to optimize life both professionally and personally, living with more intention, purpose, and grace.

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Thank you to our community past & present...

Sybil Ottenstein

Founding Member, NYC

Silvi Demirasi

Washington D.C., Host

Roxanne Bachiri

Edinburgh, Host

Shoshana Friedman

Tel Aviv, Host

Alexandra Jarvis

Founding Member, NYC

Claudia Espinel

Chicago, Host

Chloe Davison

London, Host

Neeti Savla

Mumbai, Host

Vanina Gruart

Buenos Aires, Host

Lisa Cox

Norman, Host

Rachel Adelman

London, Host

Anupama Easwaran

Mumbai, Host

Mariasu Nicolini

Buenos Aires, Host

Mira Katz

Los Angeles, Host

Sowmya Swaminathan

Chennai, Host

Francesca Varda

Lima, Host

Ariela Wegner

Los Angeles, Host

Giovanna Brillembourg

Madrid, Host

Vania Lourenco

San Paolo, Host

Ceci Sibony

Los Angeles, Host

Virgina Vigliar

Barcelona, Editor

Yolanda Lee

Singapore Host

Esther Mateo

Caracas, Host

Danya Rose-Merkle

Portland, Host

Rena Tang

Tokyo, Host

Antonella Viso

Caracas, Host

Amy Subach

Portland, Host

Alexandra Almaral

Amsterdam, Host

Naoko Okada

Tokyo, Host

Maria Sylvia Sahmkow

Bogata, Host

Rebecca Roebber

Seattle, Host

Chelsea Hayashi

Tokyo, Host

Alexandra Suarez

Puerto Rico, Host

Onna Jaegar

Seattle Host

Angelique Hinz

Berlin, Host

Laura Wuetschner

Perth, Host

Diana Moya

Mexico City, Host

Laureen HD

Berlin, Host

Elle Pound

Perth, Host

Veronica Perez

Belize, Host

Sage le

Vietnam, Host

Meaghan Kelly

Montreal, Host

Leah Caseley

Dubai, Host

Uditi Shah

Stockholm, Host

Akvile Marciukaityte

Stockholm, Host

Yuri Chu Su

Toronto, Business Manager

Amanda Tatum

Seattle, Host

Alma Hernandez

Belize, Host

From Women
To All

While this project started from and for women, we now invite all bodies to participate. Anyone who wants to get involved is invited here!

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We Need You

We are building a movement to make Open and Active Listening, Rooted Vulnerability, and Body Presence a standard practice in our communication. Our world is disconnected and divided, and we need better relational skills that can help us navigate differences with more ease.

If you want to support this vision in any way, hosting dinners, collaborating on workshops or amplifying our message, please get in touch hello@everythingbetweenus.com

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