30 episodes

Positive relationships, business success and mental health culture start with empathy first. Empathy is often seen as 'hippy dippy' in professions such as engineering, sales and politics. Join us as we explore why empathy, listening and self-care are essential tools for successful businesses and communities. We also explore empathy and the human experience. www.theempathypodcast.com.au www.empathyfirst.com.au

The Professional Empathy Podcast Leanne Butterworth

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Positive relationships, business success and mental health culture start with empathy first. Empathy is often seen as 'hippy dippy' in professions such as engineering, sales and politics. Join us as we explore why empathy, listening and self-care are essential tools for successful businesses and communities. We also explore empathy and the human experience. www.theempathypodcast.com.au www.empathyfirst.com.au

    Empathy and Change Management with Samantha Barr

    Empathy and Change Management with Samantha Barr

    For people to embrace an ever-evolving world, it is essential to make the right changes at the right time.  A good change manager is invaluable for ensuring these changes are implemented effectively and efficiently. However, managing change without empathy will affect the organisation and its people financially, mentally, and physically.  Today, our guest is Samantha Barr who will help us understand change management through the lens of empathy. We explore Samantha’s meaning of change management, the human-centred design of change management, the role of change practitioners, the need for change managers, the impact on the mental health of a person working as a change practitioner and much more.  Today's discussion is so lovely, as Samantha and I discuss all things empathy and change management.TIMESTAMPS:[02:56] - What change is all about?[04:26] - Who needs a change manager?[06:40] - Human-centric design of change management[08:26] - Favourite change management projects that Samantha has worked on[11:09] - Role of empathetic leadership in change management[14:22] - Role of a change practitioner[16:11] - Building trust with the clients as a change manager[21:01] - Pockets of resistance within the change management community [24:42] - What does bad change management look like?[28:34] - The best way for a change practitioner to get people to trust you[32:32] - Her way of working as a change manager[35:06] - Her advice to someone who is going to work with a change managerNOTABLE QUOTES:“If you don't have a leader that is connected to their people, it can really be a huge challenge for the change to be accepted in any way or able to be engaged in the change.” “The most successful change occurs when people are engaged in it.”“Leaders need to be vulnerable, they need to build trust and connection.” “Empathy is not always give, give, and give. If it is you will burn out.”“If you don't know why the change is occurring, you can't talk about the what, the how, or the who.”USEFUL LINKS:Maven Changehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthabarr/https://www.linkedin.com/company/mavenchange/ Empathy Firsthttps://www.empathyfirst.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/leannebutterworth/https://www.linkedin.com/company/empathyfirsthq/

    • 42 min
    Welcome to The Professional Empathy Podcast!

    Welcome to The Professional Empathy Podcast!

    Hello and Welcome to The Professional Empathy Podcast!  I'm Leanne Butterworth and it's my goal to create a more empathetic world.  In The Professional Empathy Podcast I seek to understand Empathy and its value in all different professions and experiences.  This podcast will enlighten and inspire you to learn about WHAT empathy is, WHY it matters and HOW to communicate with empathy in your life.Hit subscribe to be notified when new episodes drop on your favourite platform.To learn more about my work in empathy, empathy training and quizzes, head to https://www.empathyfirst.com.auAbout your Host: Leanne Butterworth is Empathy Speaker and Educator who runs Empathy First, Lectures Social Enterprise (Empathy and business) at QUT, and works closely with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.  She is on a mission to create a world where everyone feels heard, valued and visible through empathetic communication.  Find me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leannebutterworthI'm glad you can join me.

    • 2 min
    Empathy and Midwifery with Liz Wilkes

    Empathy and Midwifery with Liz Wilkes

    In this episode of The Empathy Podcast, Leanne talks to Liz Wilkes from My Midwives about empathy and midwifery.  Leanne and Liz discussed the value of Empathy as a midwife and its importance for moms, bubs, families, and societies. They explore the definition of and value of Continuity of Care, how it differs from medical care, why it is so important, and why relationships are vital in the midwifery continuity of care journey.Liz is a private practice midwife who has been working as a midwife since 1995. Liz has the goal to ensure that every woman in Australia has a midwife who she knows providing care at birth.This is the most beautiful discussion of motherhood and midwifery and I encourage you to share it with mums, dads, families as well as mums- and dads-to-be.  Find Liz at My Midwives - https://www.mymidwives.com.auLearn more about Empathy and Empathy Training at https://www.empathyfirst.com.au

    • 52 min
    Empathy and Politics with Amy MacMahon MP

    Empathy and Politics with Amy MacMahon MP

    On this instalment of The Empathy Podcast, Leanne welcomes Amy MacMahon to the show.  Amy is the newly elected MP for South Brisbane, and her mission is to help empower disenfranchised communities and create a thriving society through communication and empathy. In this episode, Leanne and Amy discuss the limitations Amy and her colleagues face when trying to help their communities.  Amy dives deep into the importance of having empathetic conversations at the grassroots level and listening to the frustrations of all people. She shares advice for aspiring politicians and offers insight into what a day in the life looks like for her.   This is a truly illuminating and important episode.  https://greens.org.au/qld/person/amy-macmahonhttps://www.amymacmahon.comhttps://www.empathyfirst.com.au/podcastLearn about empathy training at https://www.empathyfirst.com.au/Find show notes on www.empathyfirst.com.au/show-notes

    • 45 min
    Empathy and Disability Inclusion with Ainslee Hooper

    Empathy and Disability Inclusion with Ainslee Hooper

    Today on The Empathy Podcast we discuss empathy and Disability Inclusion with Ainslee Hooper.  We learn about how being inclusive benefits individuals, businesses and communities and the steps we can all take every day to create a more empathetic and inclusive world for those with a disability.  Ainslee speaks openly about her experience of having a disability as well as the important work she does as a disability inclusion consultant.  This is an important episode.Ainslee Hooper is an Anthropologist & Disability Inclusion Consultant who, through her lived experience of disability and professional expertise, empowers businesses and organisations to remove invisible barriers and reduce the risk of ableism.Links:Ainslee Hooper Consultinghttps://ainsleehooper.com.auhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ainsleehooper/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AinsleeHooperConsultingFacebook https://www.facebook.com/AinsleeHooperConsultingTwitter https://www.twitter.com/AHCsltgLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ainsleehooper/Spencer2theWest https://www.instagram.com/spencer2thewest/Stella Younghttps://www.ted.com/talks/stella_young_i_m_not_your_inspiration_thank_you_very_much?language=en#t-35465Leanne Butterworth Empathy Firsthttps://www.empathyfirst.com.auhttps://www.instagram.com/empathyfirsthqhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/leannebutterworth/

    • 52 min
    Empathy and the Professional Athlete with Libby Trickett OAM

    Empathy and the Professional Athlete with Libby Trickett OAM

    On this episode of The Empathy Podcast, Leanne interviews multiple Olympic gold medalist swimmer and former 100 metre freestyle world record holder, Libby Trickett. Leanne and Libby discuss the importance of empathy within the pro athlete space and the influence of internal pressure on the outcome of elite sporting performances. They also discuss the vital role of teammates in success and mental health. It's such a fun and enlightening chat. Thank you Libby!
    Instagram: @Libby_Trickett
    Beneath the Surface: A Memoir

    • 38 min

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