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


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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2482 (May 28) Purposeful Empathy"People who struggle to express sadness may doubt the validity of their feelings. Assure them it is normal to experience sadness and that their emotions are valid. Show empathy and understanding by acknowledging their pain without downplaying or dismissing it. Help them recognise that their emotions matter and deserve to be acknowledged and respected."Article sourced from Harper's BazaarPhoto by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2481 (May 27) Purposeful Empathy"It is important to note that we may not, off the bat, feel empathy equally for everyone in our species (and I should point out that primates are the same way). We have empathy for those that we see as part of our 'in-group,' while we can tend to attribute negative intentions to those in our 'out-group.' As people develop strong allegiances to 'their side,' it’s important to fight the tendency to only give empathy to those that we see as similar to ourselves, and model this for our children."Article sourced from Psychology TodayPhoto by Jessica Lewis on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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Anita Nowak
Daily Empathy Post #2480 (May 26) Purposeful Empathy"Successful leadership in today's tumultuous environment demands a willingness to think differently and take risks—all while keeping an eye on the future. Business growth can be complicated, calling for equal parts courage and empathy."Article sourced from ForbesPhoto by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Anita Nowak
In this week’s newsletter, inspired by my conversation with Dr. Alex Belser, learn about the link between psychedelics and empathy. 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. Since May is Mental Health Month, my focus is on the role of empathy in mental wellness. ... See MoreSee Less
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