EMPATHY EXPERT

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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 #2145 (June 25) Purposeful Empathy"Apart from Gen Z, respondents from each generation said that Facebook is the social media app most contributing to their empathy burnout.According to the researchers, empathy burnout takes shape when 'a person is regularly expending much of their energy – emotional, physical, mental – to care for others to the point that they themselves feel exhausted.' Many can likely relate to those feelings."Article sourced from ForbesPhoto by Edmond Dantès ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2144 (June 24) Purposeful Empathy"When I called him last month, Yong told me that this book (his second, after the 2016 bestseller I Contain Multitudes) felt like a 'salve for the soul' to write. 'I’m feeling pretty burnt out now,' he said. 'But I think I would be catastrophically so if I hadn’t taken a break and existed in this much happier, more joyful headspace for a while.' He hopes that the same feeling extends to readers, especially now, after more than two brutal years of Covid. 'We could all use a little bit more joy right now,' he said.Over the course of almost an hour, we talked about how covering Covid can be particularly taxing, the importance of empathy, and the perplexing minds of octopuses (and yes, according to Yong’s book, it is octopuses or octopodes, not octopi)."Article sourced from Mother JonesPhoto by Vlada Karpovich ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2143 (June 23) Purposeful Empathy"Why is acting an exercise in empathy?It has a lot to do with the judgement issue, with feeling that every character is doing what they think is right, what they think is best. They have a reason. Everyone has a reason for everything they do. It might be a reason that the rest of use would look at from the outside and say 'that's a crappy reason, that's a stupid reason, that's a wrong reason.' Of course, the audience has the right to judge, but the actor has to come from a place where the character is operating out of the need and they are doing what they can. So, it is deeply empathetic and I actually believe that acting is a kind of spiritual practice."Video sourced from YouTubePhoto by cottonbro ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Watch this episode to learn why Ashoka believes “everyone is a changemaker." Barb Steele is the Executive Director of Ashoka Canada, a social purpose organization that supports social entrepreneurs. Fabrice, a proud Ashoka Fellow, is the Founder of Pour 3 Points, a non-profit organization that helps transform sports coaches into life-skill coaches. In this episode, Barb describes why empathy is critical to social entrepreneurship, and Fabrice unpacks the importance of empathy in coaching. 00:00 Introduction00:23 About Barb Steele00:55 About Fabrice Vil02:06 What is Ashoka Canada?04:17 What is Pour 3 Points?07:10 Why did Fabrice become a social entrepreneur?08:55 How the COVID-19 pandemic exposed inequalities in our society11:23 Barb shares two impact stories created by Ashoka Fellows16:14 The connection between coaching and leadership development21:44 Why everyone can - and should - be a changemaker26:33 Two ways Ashoka is contributing to the empathy movement 29:15 What is the true role of a coach?32:30 Barb Steele’s Purposeful Empathy story34:00 Fabrice Vil’s Purposeful Empathy storyCONNECT WITH Barb Steele✩ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/barb-steele1/✩ Website ashokacanada.org/fellows/profiles/CONNECT WITH Fabrice Vil✩ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/fabricevil/✩ Website pour3points.ca/en/ 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/PurposefulEmpathyFacebook✩ Facebook Group tinyurl.com/PurposefulEmpathyCommunity✩ Podcast Audio tinyurl.com/PurposefulEmpathyPodcastThis episode was brought to you by Grand Heron International REACH THEM AT✩ Website www.grandheroninternational.ca; www.ghi.coach✩ LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/grand-heron-international/✩ Facebook www.facebook.com/grandheroninternational/✩ Instagram @Grand_Heron_International✩ Twitter @GrandHeronIntltwitter.com/GrandHeronIntlVideo edited by David Tsvariani ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2142 (June 22) Purposeful Empathy"That is why we must demand transparency here, especially in the case of technology that uses human-like interfaces such as language. For any automated system, we need to know what it was trained to do, what training data was used, who chose that data and for what purpose. In the words of AI researchers Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, mimicking human behaviour is a 'bright line' – a clear boundary not to be crossed – in computer software development. We treat interactions with things we perceive as human or human-like differently. With systems such as LaMDA we see their potential perils and the urgent need to design systems in ways that don’t abuse our empathy or trust."Article sourced from The GuardianPhoto by Pavel Danilyuk ... See MoreSee Less
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"According to the researchers, empathy burnout takes shape when 'a person is regularly expending much of their energy – emotional, physical, mental – to care for others to the point that they themselves feel exhausted.'"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2022/06/17/social-media-misinformation-is-making-americans-less-emphatic/?sh=35aa1383525b

"Over the course of almost an hour, we talked about how covering Covid can be particularly taxing, the importance of empathy, and the perplexing minds of octopuses (and yes, according to Yong’s book, it is octopuses or octopodes, not octopi)."

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2022/06/ed-yong-an-immense-world-animals-catfish-sea-turtles-ants-corgis-covid/

"Of course, the audience has the right to judge, but the actor has to come from a place where the character is operating out of the need and they are doing what they can."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dub-fRHlomY

"With systems such as LaMDA we see their potential perils and the urgent need to design systems in ways that don’t abuse our empathy or trust."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/14/human-like-programs-abuse-our-empathy-even-google-engineers-arent-immune

"A new study by University of New Mexico (UNM) researchers found that cannabis consumers showed more empathy, pro-social behaviors, and moral decision-making than non-consumers, according to a Daily Lobo report."

https://www.ganjapreneur.com/study-cannabis-consumers-more-empathetic-moral-and-pro-social-than-non-consumers/

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