You need visionary and compassionate leaders. You need a high-performing and empathetic culture. You need an influential and uplifting brand.
Gone are the days of cutthroat C-level execs and merciless mass-layoffs. Today, customers, stakeholders, and employees alike expect your company to value and model empathy.
Fortunately, winning leaders and organizations can be compassionate and competitive, ambitious and empathetic. Cultivating empathy helps you create more innovation, happier stakeholders, and lucrative bottom-line results.
Cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive.
Empathy is the new foundational standard, not a fluffy afterthought.
Empathy is #1 for “new product innovation success.”
of CEOs agree the company’s financial performance is tied to empathy.
of team members would be more likely to stay with their company if business leaders empathized with their needs.
Emotional connection is TWICE as valuable as customer satisfaction.
Harvard Business Review
Improve your empathy in your business or brand now and for the long-term.
My clients learn to imbue their work with compassion to create strong leaders, thriving cultures, and winning brands.
Are you ready to see how high your organization can climb when it’s supercharged by empathy? And how your people can engage and perform beyond your wildest expectations?
Maria brings nearly 30 years of empathy-led leadership, business, and brand expertise. She has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of companies and brands, including massive global corporations, pioneering startups, and heart-centered nonprofits.
In her engaging workshops and mindset-shifting presentations she offers actionable strategies to amplify impact, and explains how compassionate business tactics will transform organizations from the inside out.
Maria can help if…
- You want to cultivate integrity in your leadership, business, culture, and brand.
- You want to create a business that makes a significant difference in the world.
- You want to craft empathetic brand stories to better engage and connect.
- You want to leverage your compassionate culture to attract and retain top talent.
- You want to make the world a better place while still turning a healthy profit.
Conversations with leaders, changemakers, and those who challenge the status quo.
The Empathy Edge Podcast
Today, Aransas Savas and I discussed the myths of customer experience strategy: where companies go wrong in aligning the entire business around the customer’s experience and why those end-of-call automated surveys just give you useless data.
The Empathy Edge Book
harnessing the value of compassion as an engine for success
Through Maria’s research, case studies, and practical advice you’ll discover how active compassion and cultivating an empathetic mindset can help you and your brand succeed.
Expert Insights from Maria
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There is much talk about social-emotional learning in schools all over the world today. And I am here for it. In addition to helping kids from a young age regulate their emotions, negotiate conflict, and constructively express their feelings, there are many efforts to teach children about empathy. Not “teach them empathy” per se –…
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