Purposeful Empathy Advocate


Empathy, Technology
and the Future of Humanity
Phuket, Thailand, 2018

Empathy & Social Business
Global Social Business Summit
Mexico City, 2014

We Need Empathic Action
PINC Conference
Zeist, Netherlands, 2014

Social Impact Coach


20 hours ago

Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2413 (March 20) Purposeful Empathy"As Carl Rogers explains, it is about being 'almost the other, without being the other and without ceasing to be oneself.' Rogers insists a lot on empathy which is the essence of active listening. It makes the person being listened to feel important to the listener."Article sourced from Aleteia EnglishPhoto by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2412 (March 19) Purposeful Empathy"Until we can effectively find a way to change the mindset concerning empathy, compassion and responsibility across the board for people and animals, we have what we have. In the meantime animals shelters will continue to be overwhelmed and those of us in the trenches will continue to try and deal with what is happening."Article sourced from The Herald BulletinPhoto by Thomas Park on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Anita Nowak
In this week's newsletter, inspired by my conversation with Michael Ventura, learn why empathy is an accelerant for high performing teams and human-centred design. In my weekly newsletter I amplify the voices of people from around the globe who believe the world needs more empathy - and are doing something about it.This month, my focus is on the role of empathy in the workplace. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2411 (March 18) Purposeful Empathy"'In most families and care settings, there is usually one person who understands each non-verbal individual. Everyone else struggles,' Cohen adds. 'With the Empathic app, anyone can make and store short recordings of the person when they are expressing happiness, boredom, frustration or up to 10 emotions. This can help carers, teachers, family, medical personnel and so on to recognise the emotion and respond accordingly.'”Article sourced from The Irish TimesPhoto by Domingo Alvarez E on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2410 (March 17) Purposeful Empathy"Empathy has a proven effect on mental health and positive results for organizations. People recommended emphasizing cultures of empathy and developing leaders’ skills in demonstrating empathy—starting with curiosity, concern and compassion."Article sourced from ForbesPhoto by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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"Encouraging empathy and personal interactions, fostering innovation and creativity, and extending financial care to team members in need can help keep an organization healthy and in alignment with a higher mission."


"Empathy isn’t just how you respond to a customer complaint, of course. But such a situation typifies the need to prioritize empathy in every step of a company’s interactions with its customers."


"If any organization aims at staying ahead in its industry while getting the best out of its human resource, empathetic leadership is definitely an approach to consider."


"Alternatively, when people use disconnection or numbing to cope with their own situations, often unconsciously, they find that they are numb to everything – that all emotions are dialled down or switched off – and this can result in a lack of empathy.'"


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