Making people feel Heard, Valued and Visible is the forgotten skill in the leadership toolkit. Empathy First empathy training courses provide help 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 but don’t know how to achieve both, AND you have had enough of check lists and posters that tell people about mental health rather than experiencing how to empathise first-hand,

Then the Empathy First empathy training courses are for you.

Our courses have been deliberately crafted to show you how to build connection with your colleagues, clients, family and friends. Regardless of your industry, we can help you transform your workplace to be happy, healthy and successful.

It starts with You and it starts with Empathy First.

  • 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.

Meet Your Instructor

Leanne Butterworth

Over the last 4 years Leanne Butterworth has developed the Lose Your Mind Virtual Reality Empathy Training Program and presented it to audiences in Australia and the USA. She has participated in Business Accelerators and won awards for focusing on enhancing empathy in our workplaces and communities.

Leanne is mother to Rowan and Zara, has 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, participated in the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre Health Tech Accelerator and works with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.

What our students 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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