Speaking, Training & Workshops

Some people approach me with the unsettling self-discovery that they lack empathy and wonder if there is anything to do about it. My hypothesis is, that because these people are actually recognizing that lack of empathic capacity in themselves, they come from a space of recognition. 

Empathy is a skill. In our society it is absolutely normal to train ourselves in all sorts of complex skills. Yet we are far less familiar with the fact that psychological skills need training too. This is one of the things I have to offer.

Empathy research, Keynotes, Lectures, Workshops and Training are for executive leaders, strategists, captains of industry, educators, health care providers as well as individuals who want to develop or increase their ability to use empathy as an approach to positive communication that builds on strengths and active listening within a system.

I work with organizations, groups and individuals to implement different aspects of empathic concern into their lives. Empathy is useful in many walks of life and I enjoy working with that diversity.

The latest science on Empathy and Compassion from diverse fields such as psychology, biology and neurosciences is integrated with playful methods to immediately put into practice what is understood.

Most workshops and trainings are made on measure depending on the specific content required. For more information feel free to contact me!

Organizations and companies I worked with

Urban Search And Rescue Team USAR Netherlands Empathy in Crisis Situations. Two days simulation intensive.

ABT Facilitation session on Empathic leadership in times of change with board of directors.

Presentation and panel discussion at Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference (London, 2012). A conference for professionals in Education, Health Care and Social Care.

Developing an Empathy workshop for Minor students Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.
Developing educational materials (tests, portfolio's, teacher manuals and games) in psychology and sociology for higher education.

Pressure Cooker Session on practicing Love in Health Care - Shift Happens Conference on Compassion in Health Care.

Empathic Leadership: ongoing organizational advice trajectory (training & consulting) with the voluntary fire brigade Drenthe (all leadership levels within the organization).

Fronteer Strategy workshops for Brand Consultants and Category Captains participating in the Empathie Monitor.

Advise on improving empathic skills through theater and role play with children from impoverished backgrounds.