Partnerships

We partner with organizations and top tier universities to advance compassionate leadership.

Compassion positively impacts productivity, employee and customer retention, profitability, and financial performance

Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations by Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton, 2017

Our programs help your stakeholders navigate purposeful career change,  develop leadership mastery, or cultivate professional compassionate coaching skills. We provide customized online, in-person, and blended options for transformation.

Navigation through purposeful career change.
Transformation to compassionate leadership mastery.
Cultivation of professional compassionate coaching skills.

Our programs unleash the potential of people through compassion.

Testimonial from Andrea Shaw, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business

Education and Research

Pivot with Purpose helped our seniors identify what’s important to them and what they want to pursue work in the near- and more distant term. I’m confident that their paths through the job-hunting season will be less anxiety-producing and more rewarding thanks to Compassionate Leaders Circle.

Dr. David Corsun, Director and Associate Professor, College of Business, University of Denver

Since 1990, we have been delivering career, leadership and coaching development programs in partnership with educational institutions. Most recently, we provided programs to students, alumni and staff at Cornell University, the University of Denver, the University of Pennsylvania, Santa Clara University and UC, Davis.

Our primary research with our partners are based on existing trends and studies that support:

  • Everyone is a leader and has the potential to be a compassionate leader
  • Compassion fuels positive change
  • Learning and performance are maximized when you integrate curriculum, coaching and contemplative practices
  • The Donnellan Methods accelerate growth and change

Here are some highlights of recent research related to compassion:

  • Compassion positively impacts productivity, employee and customer retention, profitability, and financial performance **
  • Compassion supports strategic advantage in innovation, service quality, collaboration, retaining talented people, employee and customer engagement, and adaptability to change **
  • 91% of leaders surveyed say compassion is very important for leadership and 80% say they want to enhance their compassion but don’t know how ***
  • While empathy can lead to fatigue, compassion can increase our resilience and improve our approach to stressful situations****
** Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations by Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton, 2017
*** Harvard Business Review: Power Can Corrupt Leaders, Compassion Can Save Them, February, 2018
****Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, 2019

Media

Find books by our founder, Laurel Donnellan at Amazon, posts about Compassionate Leadership at Forbes.com, listen to the newest The Buddhist and The Pagan podcast episodes and hear an NPR feature on one of our community projects here:

Experience

Our team has worked with individuals and teams in a variety organizations including: