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Surfacing Empathy Workshop

We'll help you understand and surface your empathy to create a safer, more inclusive and more human-centered work environment.

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In a survey of 150 CEOs, over 80% recognized empathy as key to success. Empathic workplaces tend to enjoy stronger collaboration, less stress, and greater morale. Their employees bounce back more quickly from difficult moments.

The good news is both that empathy is contagious and that there are deliberate ways to elicit and amplify it. To build a more empathic organization, you can start with one team and grow from there.

This workshop is designed for people who see value in deepening their emotional intelligence and making space for acting with greater empathy. You'll get the opportunity to discuss the topic openly and try exercises that will stretch you and reinvigorate your energy for empathic behaviors.

In this workshop, you will...

  • Receive an introduction to emotional intelligence (covering both what it is and what it isn't)
  • Learn what empathy is and the role it plays in our work lives
  • Explore what empathy looks and feels like including a self-inventory
  • Discuss the role of curiosity in empathy and the role of empathy in nuanced thinking
  • Learn about optimal empathy and the empathy spectrum
  • Learn how to avoid becoming emotionally leaky and how to be selectively vulnerable
  • Practice observational, listening and mindfulness tools to deepen emotional perception
  • Build experience with the use of powerful questions that foster empathy
  • Learn about and practice human-centered communication (written and verbal)
  • Receive practical tips for small, meaningful things your team can do to increase empathy every day
  • Make a plan to increase and normalize empathy-led behaviors in your workplace
misael a

The workshop helped me understand that sometimes my coworkers may speak words, but if I'm really *listening*, a lot of times there is a fundamental thought behind what they're saying that can help me to understand what they mean / want better. That has had a real impact on my interactions.

Misael A. - Product Designer - Wall Street Journal

dustin y

At the outset I thought the experience was similar to past team building I've been involved in, but through the warmth and prodding of the PeopleStorming team and my team's decision to just jump in feet first, it was a very fulfilling experience that has seemed to help our team in a short amount of time. We already feel more communicative and less passive in our interactions.

Dustin Y. - Design Technology - Indeed

deena b

The session helped me get to know and understand colleagues as people beyond the typical process of trading some emails. I feel the workshop brought me closer to more colleagues and highlighted some common areas of alignment.

Deena B. - Head of Communications - Whistle

In addition to offering dedicated workshops and programs for teams, we hold regular sessions that are open to individuals.

If you'd be interested in participating as an individual, let us know...

As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.

Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur and Author