Welcome to the Compassionate Leaders Circle podcast where we feature compassionate leaders who positively impact their communities and the world. For thousands of years, the sages have known that compassion is a powerful force for good. In the last two decades, compassion scholars caught up with these sages, proving an ROI to building loving communities and businesses. This podcast features leaders who can teach us about the power of compassion and is hosted by Laurel Donnellan and her team at Compassionate Leaders Circle. Laurel is a founder, author, and contributor covering compassionate leadership at Forbes.
Transform A Parenting Problem Into A Global Brand with Paul Lanzarotti and Pavalli Golla
Paul Lanzarotti and Pavalli Golla are both parents who founded their companies, Stop Creak and Lark Adventurewear, after trying to solve personal problems at home. Join us as these two innovative inventors discuss their journeys where they started as anxious parents.
Learn About Love-Based Leadership With Dr. Maria Church, Ph.D
Dr. Maria Church, Ph.D is an organizational culture expert who shares her simple, powerful, and proven approach to change in her book’s 10th-anniversary edition, "Love-Based Leadership, The Model For Leading with Strength, Grace, and Authenticity." Join us for a conversation on how to build sustainable organizations through compassion.
Leap Into Business Ownership with LaVerne Bowen, Kim Roxie, and Virginia Sharp
LaVerne Bowen, Kim Roxie, and Virginia Sharp are all dynamic business owners based in New York, Houston, and Macon, Georgia. LaVerne founded a company that helps teens through afterschool programs, Kim has a beauty company and Virginia owns a boutique. Each has a unique story and perspective on life and entrepreneurship. Listen to their stories and learn about the unique challenges and advantages black women have as they build businesses in this climate of change.
Change Your Work And Your World From The Inside Out with Scott Shute
Scott Shute is the Head of Compassion and Mindfulness at Linkedin and recently released a deeply personal leadership book he wrote during the lockdown in 2020 called The Full Body Yes. In this episode, we explore compassionate leadership at LinkedIn and how Scott came to write this book which offers a balance of personal stories, spiritual lessons, and professional tips on how to build a better organization.
Write a Groundbreaking Leadership Book From The Heart with Laila Tarraf
Laila Tarraf, the Chief People Officer at Allbirds tells the story of how her new book, "Strong Like Water" came to be a reality. She shares how to lead with love through heartbreaks and successes ultimately (after a lot of work) landing in a place that is honest, integrated, and powerful. Her story is soul food for anyone who believes in the power of love and compassionate leadership.
How to Grow a Compassionate Business and Team with Hayden and Jake Wadsworth
Hayden and Jake Wadsworth are devoted founders of HydroJug, the water jug that makes hydration more convenient and sustainable. The brothers are modeling compassionate leadership as they work to create more health and well-being for their customers and work culture, providing a positive impact on the planet, supporting charities, and continue to grow so they employ more people. Last year, despite the pandemic creating supply chain challenges, they grew 400%, moving close to 1M products and reaching eight figures in annual sales.