How To Be A Compassionate Leader


The issue of compassion has risen to the forefront as new research suggests that compassionate workplaces increase employee satisfaction and loyalty. In this episode, I sit down with Emotional Wellness Coach, Barbara Erochina, about creating a compassionate workplace. We discuss ways to be a compassionate leader and how to create an office environment where compassion encourages high performance and innovation.

Barbara combines psychiatric studies with life-coaching techniques to help people using her own approach to emotional well-being. Barbara also created the BeWith Self-Care Cards for her client’s as a tool to help them live a more compassion live towards themselves and others.

Topics Discussed:  

  • Why compassion and self-care has been rising to the forefront 

  • Benefits of being a compassionate leader 

  • How compassion encourages risk-taking and innovation 

  • Compassion vs. Sympathy 

  • The rewards of compassionate leadership 

  • Managing the fear of failure at work 

  • How compassion breeds empathy for others 

  • How the process of change affects workers 

  • The power hierarchy and how it affects office atmosphere 

  • Encouraging a healthy office environment

One of the beautiful things about self-compassion…is that self-compassion automatically builds empathy for others.
— Barbara Erochina
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