The World Needs More Empathy

Over the past few months, our society’s empathy deficit has been laid bare – and it’s staggering. The only silver lining is that Spring 2020 unleashed unprecedented introspection about important issues like systemic racism, food insecurity and social determinants of...

What Motherhood Taught Me about Empathy that My PhD Didn’t

It took me a while to figure out. What had I learned about empathy from my baby that I didn’t already know from years of research on the topic? But a few days ago it hit me. First, some context. Two months ago, I was a guest speaker at The Corporate State Toronto, a...

Meeting Celine Dion was memorable – but you’ll never guess why

A couple of years ago, one of my dreams came true. I got a cold call from someone who had just seen my TEDx talk who wanted to interview “a leading authority on empathy.” Who, me? Actually, I’m really proud of my status of empathy expert, and if Malcolm Gladwell is...