28 min

Ep.29 | Danielle Lisenbey: Leading and Living with Empathy and Connection Saving You a Seat

    • Management

Empathy isn’t something you’re either born with or not. Empathy is something that can be discovered, nourished, and really learned.

As leaders, it is crucial that we hone this skill because the rising generations are making it clear that workplace priorities are shifting. And what is important to them? Empathy.

This week on Saving You a Seat, we talk to Danielle Lisenbey, a CEO of MedRisk, who knows how to be an empathetic leader, while still achieving extraordinary results. She shares her story of loss and how this drastic life change was a catalyst for her own growth.

When we exhibit empathy, listen deeply, and navigate chaos comfortably, we become a leader that inspires accountability, connection, and engagement.

In this week’s episode, Danielle reminds us of the importance of connecting back to ourselves in order to become more connected leaders both at work and at home.

She’s doing it and she’s doing it big. An engineer by training, Danielle has been celebrated in various media outlets and has received many awards for her outstanding leadership.

It is a joy to have Danielle on our episode this week. We hope you join us at the table.

Here’s what we connect on:


Empathetic leadership: How demonstrating empathy in the workplace can inspire our people to perform at their best (3:09)
The key to empathy: Learning how to be more compassionate toward ourselves first (7:25)
Navigating generational changes in the workplace and how leaders can operate differently to really value people’s input and perspective (10:05)
Listening deeply: How we can take a step back and listen to ourselves so we can listen deeply to others (13:22 )
Danielle’s story of loss that was a catalyst to her growth (16:22)
Navigating chaos comfortably and how to be okay with not knowing everything (21:06)

Thank you for saving a seat at the table, please rate this podcast and subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next conversation!

To connect with Danielle, find her on LinkedIn, Danielle Lisenbey.

To connect with Karen, follow her on social media: @karenjhardwick and visit connectedleaderbook.com to order The Connected Leader today.

Empathy isn’t something you’re either born with or not. Empathy is something that can be discovered, nourished, and really learned.

As leaders, it is crucial that we hone this skill because the rising generations are making it clear that workplace priorities are shifting. And what is important to them? Empathy.

This week on Saving You a Seat, we talk to Danielle Lisenbey, a CEO of MedRisk, who knows how to be an empathetic leader, while still achieving extraordinary results. She shares her story of loss and how this drastic life change was a catalyst for her own growth.

When we exhibit empathy, listen deeply, and navigate chaos comfortably, we become a leader that inspires accountability, connection, and engagement.

In this week’s episode, Danielle reminds us of the importance of connecting back to ourselves in order to become more connected leaders both at work and at home.

She’s doing it and she’s doing it big. An engineer by training, Danielle has been celebrated in various media outlets and has received many awards for her outstanding leadership.

It is a joy to have Danielle on our episode this week. We hope you join us at the table.

Here’s what we connect on:


Empathetic leadership: How demonstrating empathy in the workplace can inspire our people to perform at their best (3:09)
The key to empathy: Learning how to be more compassionate toward ourselves first (7:25)
Navigating generational changes in the workplace and how leaders can operate differently to really value people’s input and perspective (10:05)
Listening deeply: How we can take a step back and listen to ourselves so we can listen deeply to others (13:22 )
Danielle’s story of loss that was a catalyst to her growth (16:22)
Navigating chaos comfortably and how to be okay with not knowing everything (21:06)

Thank you for saving a seat at the table, please rate this podcast and subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next conversation!

To connect with Danielle, find her on LinkedIn, Danielle Lisenbey.

To connect with Karen, follow her on social media: @karenjhardwick and visit connectedleaderbook.com to order The Connected Leader today.

28 min