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Join Maria Ross, author of The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success as she shares data and case studies on the importance of cultivating empathetic cultures in the business world. Enjoy a lively panel discussion, moderated by leadership coach Brigette Iarrusso, where culture and leadership experts will discuss how leading brands amplify empathy to achieve great market success. You’ll learn how empathy makes organizations stronger, hear how leaders course-correct projects derailed by misunderstanding, and discover actionable ways to put your own compassion to work.
We'll also be doing some peer coaching exercises to help you flex your own empathy muscles!
Regardless of your field—whether you’re a corporate CEO, community activist, or entrepreneur—this discussion will open your eyes to the value of empathetic culture and how to achieve it.
Discover how an empathetic culture leads to a market-leading brand
Learn how to build a corporate culture that attracts top talent
Discover actionable ways to flex your empathy muscle as a leader - even if you don’t think this is your strength
Discuss how to balance meaningful work with real profit
Learn how to avoid the “Empathy Veneer” so that you can genuinely walk your talk
Brigette Iarrusso, MPA is a sought-after international speaker who is committed to creating dynamic and engaging events that empower, motivate and accelerate diverse value-driven entrepreneurs and business leaders. She has been an instructor of Entrepreneurial and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership at UC Berkeley for over 7 years and has conducted workshops for businesses, startup accelerators, governments, entrepreneurs and impact-driven leaders from around the world.
She is an experienced coach, facilitator and business advisor who is committed to connecting change leaders and supporting global social entrepreneurship and conscious business practices. She enables purpose-driven businesses to design a sustainable revenue model and inclusive organizational culture that has a positive impact on people and planet.
Maria Ross Founder, Red Slice, and Author, The Empathy Edge
Maria is the founder of Red Slice, a consultancy that advises entrepreneurs, startups, and fast-growth businesses on how to build an irresistible brand story and authentically connect with customers. She is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks on brand storytelling and customer engagement. Maria's newest book is The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Power of Compassion as an Engine for Success (A playbook for brands, leaders, and teams). She is also the author of Branding Basics for Small Business and The Juicy Guide Series for Entrepreneurs. She has been featured in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur.com, ABC News, Huffington Post, and Forbes.com
Rebecca Friese Rodskog
Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Rebecca is a “Workplace Crusader” helping organizations transform outdated practices into market-leading cultures. She’s an experienced consultant in organizational change management. Her 20+ years of experience span Fortune 500 multi-million dollar projects to start-up clients. She’s sat on both sides of the recruitment table, inspired executives to chart a new course, and reimagined the future of work. Now she’s on a mission to make organizations better places to do work that matters.
Claudine "Cici" Woo, PhD, MPH
Scientist, storyteller, and startup advisor. Cici is the CEO of Quintessence Storytelling, an agency that provides storytelling and leadership training to help individuals and organizations transform, using non-conventional modalities such as Virtual Reality and art. She is passionate about workplace wellness and also leads retreats in places like Maui and Bali.
Director, Employee Experience,
As a founding WeWork employee, Chia has had a foundational role in shaping the company culture. She believes in authentic connection as a baseline for happiness and higher performance in work-life.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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