Workshops and Classes


Practicing communication skills can help take away the confusion and frustration that comes with interacting with a complex world. Crafting Sound Meaning helps you overcome those challenges by training you to develop sound awareness skills.

Creating Sound Meaning Together

I’m autistic. That fact colors my way of crafting meaning in our world. I communicate differently, in ways unique to me, ways that may be confusing or difficult for others to comprehend and make sense of.

And that’s great! Everyone brings their own ways of creating meaning to the world. We all struggle sometimes to understand each other.

That’s why I teach communication skills that everyone can benefit from, specializing in neurodivergent and neurotypical interactions.

Conversation requires at least two participants– a sender and a receiver. Even when people understand the same language, there can be misunderstandings due to the individual experiences of those in conversation with one another.

Group Trainings

It benefits people working in groups to develop shared communication expectations. The best way to do that is to establish what those expectations are.

One Workshop Session

Help your group (of up to 25 people) get on the same page.

Your choice of workshop
1 hour prep
30 minute review, with formatted report


Full-Day Workshop

Great for retreats and large groups.

3 workshop sessions
2 hours prep
2 hours review, with formatted report




Saunatina has helped me become more efficient and effective in my advocacy by suggesting tools that streamline my workflow. As a result of our sessions, I have been able to communicate more effectively with my team. I find Saunatina’s ideas to be intuitive to adopt, which makes it easy for me to turn them into new habits. She really listens, and asks insightful questions that help me see and reshape my own patterns to my advantage. My sessions with Saunatina are fun and productive and leave me feeling excited to tackle my to-do list. I highly recommend her!

-Heather Kelly


Saunatina is a fantastic coach! Her approach is direct, but in a kind and thoughtful way that always made me feel supported. She helped me to understand new ideas without telling me what to think, but instead guiding me along the way so that I could think for myself. Very effective!

-Deb Carstens

My Services Match Your Needs & Your Budget

Not Sure If You Need Training Workshops for Your Group?

It benefits everyone working in groups to develop shared communication expectations. The best way to do that is to establish what those expectations are.


Tasks That Matter: Get a handle on the minutia


Respectful Communication in Different Settings


Introduction to Neurodiversity


On Running Meetings: When to Speak, When to Listen


Creating Meeting Norms


Building Frames: What perspectives do you bring to life/love/work…?

Got more questions?Get in touch!

Crafting Sound Meaning

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