EMPATHY EXPERT

AUTHOR & SPEAKER

AWARD-WINNING EDUCATOR

​SOCIAL IMPACT COACH

Purposeful Empathy Advocate

I HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT EMPATHY AROUND THE WORLD.

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

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

We Need Empathic Action
PINC Conference
Zeist, Netherlands, 2014

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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #3010 (May 21) Purposeful Empathy"In a time of crisis, you want your boss to be on your side. They should offer words of encouragement. Their door is always open to holding a conversation. They’ll reach out to their team individually to gain a sense of how they are holding up and ask what they—and the company—can do to make your life easier and better.A confident leader will lead by example. They’ll acknowledge the challenges that need to be dealt with and offer a plan of action. A confident manager won’t complain, point fingers or denigrate anyone. A solid supervisor will take responsibility—good or bad. You want a manager and executive team that tells the truth, even when it’s not pretty. They will share a clear vision to get through this time and continually readjust, as things change. Your boss should admit when they make a mistake, regularly show appreciation and gratitude to the team and ask for input and feedback."Article sourced from ForbesPhoto by Henri Mathieu-Saint-Laurent from Pexels ... See MoreSee Less
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Daily Empathy Post #3009 (May 20) Purposeful Empathy"Our need to connect with others is largely based on benefits the brain gains from social settings. Positive social interactions trigger the release of neurochemicals in the brain, like oxytocin. These chemicals help strengthen social bonds, and create motivation to continue building trust and collaboration, providing a physiological reward state for everyone involved.Social connections also provide a sense of belonging that can reduce feelings of threat, allowing us to remain positive when situations aren’t always ideal. Take a team meeting in which a manager is publicly berating an employee; when there is a sense of belonging, that employee may receive an outpouring of support after the incident, which reduces the threat and further strengthens the group through a shared sense of experience. What’s more, research shows being connected to others can improve our health and extend our lifespan."Article sourced from Psychology TodayPhoto by Christina Morillo from Pexels ... See MoreSee Less
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Daily Empathy Post #3008 (May 19) Purposeful Empathy"Data gathered from a survey conducted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers indicates more Canadians are feeling less empathetic over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.CMHA is sharing data collected from the survey as part of Mental Health Week as this year’s theme is the importance of empathy.'Empathy is the ability to put ourselves into another person’s shoes,' said Phyllis O’Connor, executive director of the CMHA’s Saskatchewan division.The survey found that only 13 per cent of Canadians are feeling empathetic; the number recorded after the onset of the pandemic was 23 per cent."Article sourced from Global NewsPhoto by Anna Shvets from Pexels ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Watch this episode to understand how empathy training boosts employee engagement and wellbeing. Leanne Butterworth is Founder of Empathy First and host of “The Professional Empathy Podcast.” In this episode, she explains why empathic leadership is a business imperative. She also discusses the potential and limitations of virtual reality for empathy training. 00:00 Introduction00:23 About Leanne Butterworth02:09 How did Leanne’s post-partum depression lead her to empathy? 07:09 How virtual reality can be leveraged for empathy training12:12 Why is empathy training mission-critical for leaders right now?14:44 How Leanne responds to leaders who claim they are performance driven and have no time for empathy18:05 How has Leanne’s empathy work changed her personal relationships?21:16 The business case for adopting empathy in the workplace25:00 Create an empathic culture in the virtual work environment 28:44 The importance for employees to feel heard, valuable, and visible31:29 Leanne Butterworth’s Purposeful Empathy storyCONNECT WITH LEANNE BUTTERWORTH✩ Linkedin www.linkedin.com/in/leannebut...✩ Website www.empathyfirst.com.au/CONNECT WITH ANITA✩ Email purposefulempathy@gmail.com ✩ Website www.anitanowak.com/ ✩ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/anitanowak✩ Instagram tinyurl.com/anitanowakinstagram✩ Twitter twitter.com/anitanowak21✩ Facebook Page tinyurl.com/PurposefulEmpathy...✩ Facebook Group tinyurl.com/PurposefulEmpathy...✩ Podcast Audio tinyurl.com/PurposefulEmpathy...This episode was brought to you by Grand Heron International REACH THEM AT✩ Website www.grandheroninternational.ca; www.ghi.coach✩ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/gran...✩ Facebook www.facebook.com/grandheronin...✩ Instagram @Grand_Heron_International✩ Twitter @GrandHeronIntltwitter.com/GrandHeronIntlVideo edited by David Tsvariani ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #3007 (May 18) Purposeful Empathy"Relating to someone else’s pain is a natural human response; we’re all empaths to a degree. But hyper-empaths are different. Do you sob when people win a large amount of money on a quizshow? Do you start to feel queasy if someone says they feel sick? Hyper-empaths take everything on (noise, colour, conversation), so often find crowds overwhelming.Of course, there are many reasons why we might be flooded with emotion, but hyper-empaths are so tuned in to other people’s feelings that the sensation of taking on someone else’s experience is unmistakable. We do it quietly, though, not to draw in sympathy, or make 'everything about ourselves'. Often we disguise it so cleverly that our own struggles may go unnoticed. Labelling yourself isn’t always helpful (once you’ve stuck one on, it can be difficult to remove) but understanding the idea of hyper-empathy might explain why life sometimes leave you emotionally exhausted."Article sourced from The GuardianPhoto by Liza Summer from Pexels ... See MoreSee Less
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"In a time of crisis, you want your boss to be on your side. They should offer words of encouragement. Their door is always open to holding a conversation."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2022/05/10/tough-times-call-for-smart-and-empathetic-leaders/?sh=19a1e777764b

"Our need to connect with others is largely based on benefits the brain gains from social settings. Positive social interactions trigger the release of neurochemicals in the brain, like oxytocin."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-brain-work/202205/feeling-disconnected-work-neuroscience-can-help

"The survey found that only 13 per cent of Canadians are feeling empathetic; the number recorded after the onset of the pandemic was 23 per cent."

https://globalnews.ca/news/8803870/canadian-mental-health-association-survey-empathy-sask/

"Relating to someone else’s pain is a natural human response; we’re all empaths to a degree. But hyper-empaths are different."

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/apr/29/confessions-of-a-hyper-empath

"One of the most sought-after management skills right now is empathy—in other words, taking a genuine interest in co-workers’ lives and what makes them tick."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-is-your-boss-asking-about-your-feelings-inside-the-empathy-management-leadership-trend-11652132040

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