Empathy + Leadership = Retention, Rewards & Results

Imagine living a happier, healthier, more effective life in your workplace and community.

Learn to enhance your relationships with your colleagues, clients, friends and family, create a positive mental health culture and increase your bottom line by communicating with Empathy.

but it's not so easy...

Empathy is one of the keystones of effective communication and leadership, however it is also one of the hardest to understand and master.  

Do you ever feel it's hard to communicate effectively? Have you ever been in the situation where you feel that another person does not understand you?  Do you seek to deepen your understanding of empathy in your life?

Then this course is for you.

Empathy First Fundamentals

What You'll Receive

  • 7 chapters

    A series of 7 chapters filled with videos, resources and self-reflective activities to help you harness the positive power of empathy.

  • 30+ videos

    In these engaging videos, you will explore WHY empathy is critical, WHAT it means to you and HOW to communicate it.

  • Downloadable Resources

    You will receive a full workbook of self-reflective activities to work through alongside the video content.

Why wait?

Enrol now to live your life with empathy, everyday.

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

Learning Outcomes

During the course you will:

  • Recognise the importance of empathy.
  • Develop strategies for self care.
  • Reduce the stigma of mental illness.
  • Develop personal insight into your own need to be heard and for human connection.
  • Become a safe space for open communication and connection.
  • Learn to listen with love and kindness and without judgment.
  • Develop simple, practical language skills to create connection.

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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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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What you'll cover in this course

  • 2

    Chapter One - Introduction

  • 3

    Chapter Two - Why Empathy First?

    • Welcome to Chapter Two - Why Empathy First?

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    • Prepare for Chapter Two

    • Video - Why Empathy First?

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    • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Explainer

    • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    • 2a. Best and worst boss activity

    • Why Empathy First - The Research

    • Empathy in leadership with Mark Bray

    • Three Qualities of Leadership

    • Performance vs Trust Introduction

    • Simon Sinek - Performance vs Trust

    • 2b. Performance vs Trust activity

    • Thank you for Completing Chapter Two

    • Empathy in Engineering Podcast

    • End of Chapter Two Video

  • 4

    Chapter Three - What is Empathy?

    • Welcome to Chapter Three - What is Empathy?

    • 3a. Reflection on Previous Chapter

    • Prepare for Chapter Three

    • Video - Exploring Emotions

    • 3b. Exploring emotions and false beliefs

    • Brene Brown Empathy vs Sympathy Introduction

    • Brene Brown - Empathy vs Sympathy Video

    • Video - What is Empathy?

    • Because everything is better with Mark Ruffalo and Sesame Street.

    • 3c. Activity - What is empathy?

    • Find us on Socials

    • Thank you for Completing Chapter Three

  • 5

    Chapter Four - Empathy for Yourself

    • Welcome to Chapter Four - Empathy for Yourself

    • 4a. Reflection on Previous Chapter

    • Prepare for Chapter Four

    • Video - You Matter

    • 4b. Activity - You Matter

    • Video - The Mental Health Bucket

    • 4c. Activity - Your Bucket

    • Video - Taking Care of Yourself

    • 4d. Activity - Self Care

    • Thank you for Completing Chapter Four

  • 6

    Chapter Five - Listen to Connect

    • Welcome to Chapter Five - Listen to Connect

    • 5a. Reflection on Previous Chapter

    • Find us on Socials

    • Prepare for Chapter Five

    • Video - Feeling Dismissed

    • 5b. Feeling Dismissed Activity

    • Video - Judgement Language

    • 5c. Judgment Activity

    • Video - Identifying Signs of Mental Distress

    • 5d. Signs of Mental Distress Activity

    • Video - Listening Skills

    • 5e. Activity - Are you a good listener?

    • Thank you for Completing Chapter Five

  • 7

    Chapter Six - Your Turn to Talk

    • Welcome to Chapter Six

    • 6a. Reflection on Previous Chapter

    • Prepare for Chapter Six

    • Video - Where Does Your Value Lie?

    • 6b. Activity - Your Values

    • Video - Set the Scene

    • 6c. Set the Scene Activity

    • Video - Your Turn to Talk

    • 6d. Turn Turn to Talk Activity

    • Thank you for Completing Chapter Six

  • 8

    Chapter Seven - Summary

    • Welcome to Chapter Seven!

    • 7a. Reflection on Previous Chatper

    • Prepare for Chapter Seven

    • Video - Summary of Previous Chapters

    • 7b. Empathy Recall Quiz

    • 7c. Empathy Language Quiz Follow up

    • Activity - Write Your Own Replies

    • 7d. Empathy Questionnaire Follow up

    • Find us on Socials

    • 7e. Activity - Reflect on Your Learning

    • Thank you for Completing Empathy First Fundamentals

  • 9

    Next steps

    • Congratulations!!

    • Find us on Socials

    • Never stop learning

    • 8a. Before you go...

    • Thank you and good bye

Ready to begin?

Enrol now to live your life with empathy, everyday.