The Three Pillars of The Empathy Mindset

Sharon teaches corporate and professional audiences how to attain The Empathy Mindset needed to achieve three goals: connect; improve corporate culture; and increase team collaboration. What is The Empathy Mindset? Sharon uses her inspirational story as a lifelong stutter to motivate audiences and teach them practical ways to embody active empathy. 

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Collaboration at it's core is an act of great empathy, yet most leaders don't know how to foster a truly collaborative environment. So how do you get teams to connect? By encouraging, sharing, and being openly human.

Many leaders and corporate cultures often fall into the a collaboration trap due to a lack of practical understanding of the Empathy Mindset. This often results in a bad leader inadvertently destroying a cohesive and productive team. Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D, When a Bad Leader Ruins a Good Team. (Follow him on Twitter). Though this collaboration trap occurs frequently, it is easy to avoid by applying the skills and techniques needed to embody the Empathy Mindset.

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The Empathy Mindset in Action

The basis for a collaborative culture is positive and effective communication which begins and ends with the Empathy Mindset. Empathy in your company culture means: Your employees will be more invested in listening to their coworkers; they’ll be patient in every situation; and Diversity will no longer be just an initiative, but a way of life."

-Sharon Steed

Most humans are capable of being good empathizers on a one-on-one basis, but we’re often not naturally good empathizers when trying to be empathetic to a group. The good news is, everyone can learn the tools needed to be better empathizers. All of this will result in a more collaborative culture, and collaboration always drives the bottom line


Sharon can customize speaking engagements to meet the unique needs of each company or event. Please click below for availability and additional information. Sharon will reach out to you to schedule a complimentary 30 minute assessment.  

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