Making people feel Heard, Valued and Visible is the forgotten skill in the leadership toolkit. Empathy First empathy training helps you develop empathy to create happier, healthier, more productive workplaces - and save lives.

If you want a profitable, sustainable company and a happy and healthy workforce,

then Empathy First empathy training courses are for you.

My Empathy Training is for ....

  • Business owners

    who want to create happier, healthier, more sustainable businesses by focussing on relationships.

  • Professionals

    who understand the power of positive relationships in business but need a refresher to communicate with empathy.

  • Anyone

    who wants to strengthen their personal and professional relationships by being more present and vulnerable whilst maintaining their mental health.

  • Better help others

    Master communication skills that improve the mental well being of those around you.

  • Grow your business

    Become a trusted employer of choice with enhanced staff and customer satisfaction.

  • Personal Insight

    Self-reflection takes bravery. Work at your own pace through the activities.

Testimonials

Hear what our learners are saying

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Wow! I wish I could share this class with everyone!!

Alysha Van Wyk

Leanne has done an AMAZING job at putting together a course to help people understand and grow in empathy. It's relatable, easy to follow along, and REALLY g...

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Leanne has done an AMAZING job at putting together a course to help people understand and grow in empathy. It's relatable, easy to follow along, and REALLY gets you thinking and learning. I love love love this course!

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Amazing Course

Jana Brown

This course is wonderful and really makes you think about empathy and connecting with yourself before you can connect with others. It gives you practical to...

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This course is wonderful and really makes you think about empathy and connecting with yourself before you can connect with others. It gives you practical tools for how to be empathetic towards others.

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I found the course very clear and practical.

maya mccolm

These 5 tips will enhance the empathy and quality of my future emails. The content flowed well and was supported by great examples. As the course was stru...

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These 5 tips will enhance the empathy and quality of my future emails. The content flowed well and was supported by great examples. As the course was structured in short bitesize sections, it was not just informative, but also a pleasure to consume.

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So important for anyone who sends emails

Katie Fletcher

I really liked the worked example in this course. It helped me to identify things which could be misinterpreted in ways I had never thought of before. It a...

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I really liked the worked example in this course. It helped me to identify things which could be misinterpreted in ways I had never thought of before. It also helped me to understand how to better convey the meaning and emotions behind my emails and be better understood. Well worth the time for anyone sending emails which is EVERYONE!

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Thanks - So much on offer is such a short time

Kevin Gammie

Who would have thought such simple changes, could make a big difference. You have definitely paid it forward here! Excellent content. Kevin Gammie Bri...

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Who would have thought such simple changes, could make a big difference. You have definitely paid it forward here! Excellent content. Kevin Gammie Brisbane Small Business

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Useful tips, easy to follow course!

Madi Randasu Randasu

The course is easy to follow and I've enjoyed going through it. I've written soo many e-mails in my life and I still learned a few things from Leanne. Thanks...

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The course is easy to follow and I've enjoyed going through it. I've written soo many e-mails in my life and I still learned a few things from Leanne. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Build stronger relationships in your personal and professional life.

Empathy First courses are designed to give you the confidence to connect with those around you on a deeper level.

I'm on a mission to create a world where everyone feels heard, valued and visible. I truly believe if we can show enough people how to communicate with empathy, together we will create healthier, happier, more productive workplaces and communities - and save lives.

In 2016 I developed the Lose Your Mind Virtual Reality Advanced Empathy Training Program and presented it to audiences in Australia and the USA. I have won awards for focusing on enhancing empathy in our workplaces and communities. Empathy First Online Training distills my most important learnings into simple, memorable, practical, accessible content.

I'm mother to Rowan and Zara, have a degree in Applied Science and a Graduate Certificate in Business (Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies). She received a George Alexander Foundation Scholarship, is on the Nu Lambda Mu International Honor Roll, was invited to meet His Royal Highness, the Duke of York, lectures in Social Enterprise Business at Queensland University of Technology and works closely with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.
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Empathy training will help you:

  • Build stronger relationships.

  • Improve staff retention.

  • Improve productivity and engagement.

  • Increase self awareness.

  • Build brand credibility

  • Enhance client satisfaction and outcomes

  • Form powerful partnerships

  • Improve bottom line growth

Just think

How much better would your career, your relationships, you life be if you ...

- Listened without judgment?

- Made those around you feel safe and heard?

- Took care of your own mental health?

- Got comfortable with the uncomfortable?

- Challenged your perceptions of emotions and empathy?

Hi, I'm Leanne Butterworth

Empathy Speaker and Educator

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