We train leaders in compassionate leadership

Compassionate Leadership Development Training


This training improves wellbeing and resilience, strengthens connection to oneself and others, and results in more constructive and effective communication and interaction.

Our curriculum involves three interconnected dimensions: 1) Building Self-Knowledge, 2) Developing a Connective Mindset, and 3) Leading with Constructive Action. Our methodology trains leaders in the 12 competencies within these dimensions, including mindfulness and emotional intelligence, so that compassionate leadership becomes authentic, embodied, and effective. We’ve tested our program over six years, and our clients include Macy’s, Celgene, Eileen Fisher, and Collective Health amongst others. Our trainings are experiential and interactive, with minimal theory. We have found that experiential learning leads to increased engagement and learning.

Our most effective and popular workshop involves:

  • 2-day onsite training, 4 weeks practice followed by 1-day onsite training or 1.5 hour webinar

  • 15 - 20 participants per group

  • Frameworks and experiential practices for the 12 competencies within compassionate leadership, including coaching, role-playing, and group exercises

To learn more and receive a sample workshop agenda, contact us using the link below.


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I found the presentation of material, examples, and exercises extremely helpful and valuable. I felt immediately equipped to use the tools and it made a difference in my life on the very first day - a big mind shift in understanding myself and managing these situations currently at play in the office.
— Director, Macy's
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I went to a good number of management training sessions but none of them was as comprehensive as this one. This trained struck the right balance between explaining the approaches you can use to lead compassionately and experiencing them to really understand what it means to lead with compassion.
— Engineering Manager, Collective Health
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Being a leader in today’s rapidly shifting world requires honing skills that are often absent in traditional leadership trainings. Bravely acknowledging one’s own shortcomings, and then developing a mindset that leads to behavioral shifts in your self-awareness and compassion for others are powerful results of Leading Through Connection’s programs.
— Principal Managing Partner, New Bureau

Customized Offerings

We customize workshops and online learning content. We have developed 12 modules that are each 1.5 hours in length that can be provided as a whole journey or in parts depending on your needs.

Examples of customized offerings:

  • Compassionate Communication: Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

  • Self-Compassion for Leaders: Strengthening Resilience and Wellbeing

  • Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation for Difficult Situations at Work

These kinds of training can be incorporated to enhance:

  • Existing trainings (ex. Diversity and inclusion offerings)

  • Team building workshops or offsites

  • Leadership values alignment initiatives

  • Organizational transformation efforts

We believe behavior change takes time. We partner with organizations to develop sustainable, long-term solutions for continued learning and measuring impact of compassionate leadership training.

The opportunity to use my existing relationships in life as a practice space, supported by coaching and course material along the way, was a powerful and valuable new type of work for me.
— Business Analyst, Search Inside Yourself Instructor, Google

Speaking Engagements and Conferences


We speak frequently at conferences and can provide keynotes or interactive workshops.

Examples of topics and conferences include:

  • Leading Through Connection, Wisdom 2.0, Audience: 300

  • Keynote, Bringing fundamentally new methods of connection into donor relationships, National Charities Review Forum 2019, Audience: 400

  • Leading Through Connection Workshop, Upswell, Audience: 50

  • Women Together We The Change, Eileen Fisher, Audience: 160

Click the Events page for a full list of upcoming and previous appearances.