Episode 3: Empathy Boosts Productivity: How do we build an Empathetic Culture?

Streamed on 29th June, 2022

A Few key takeaways

  • The reasons that suggest empathy is good for business.
  • The subtle difference between empathy and compassion.
  • The Role of HR and leadership to create an empathetic culture.

About the Session

Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton along with some of the finest minds in HR will talk about empathy no longer being a soft skill, but a hard skill in the workplace.

Session Guests

Andy Holmes

Andy Holmes
Speaker, Coach & Former Global Head of Wellbeing at Reckitt

Driven by his personal experiences, knowledge & passion for people, Andy takes a strategic approach to ‘human capacity’, working with an extensive network of specialists to restructure personal & organizational approaches to wellbeing, leadership & performance. With his background as a professional sportsman, his degree in physiology & decades of experience heading-up capability & leadership, Andy brings together the science of holistic wellbeing, along with cognition & leadership development to enable cultural change, unlock D&I, collaboration & innovation, to drive personal growth & business performance.

Zeenat Ladhani

Zeenat Ladhani
Head of HR, Global Oncology Business, Daiichi Sankyo

Zeenat Ladhani is the President of NextGen Talent Search, a boutique firm focused on diverse recruitment, competitive intelligence and assessment of tools, technology and process automation for clients in the Biotech, Pharma and Healthcare/Wellness sectors. Prior to NextGen, Zeenat worked at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Zeenat is a results driven leader with strong business acumen, creative thinking and keen passion and understanding of data to drive business insights. She is skilled at championing and leading next generation recruiting practices that improve organizational capability through digital transformation.

Susan Winchester

Susan Winchester
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for Applied Materials

Susan is a Leader, Innovator, Talent Advocate, Value Creator, Keynote Speaker, Equestrian, Author of “Healing at Work: A Guide to Using Career Conflicts to Overcome Your Past and Build the Future You Deserve, Energizer and Eternal Optimizer. Susan has spent 25+ years creating value for organizations in a variety of industries by clarifying corporate strategy to align everyone, building leadership capability, assessing and developing talent and advocating a corporate culture of inclusion and alignment where every individual can contribute their best.

About the Hosts

Chester Elton, Advisor, Vantage Circle

Chester Elton

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Leadership Expert, Organizational Culture Expert, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert, Global Keynote Speaker.

Chester Elton is a #1 Bestselling Business Author, #4 among the world's top leadership experts and #2 among the world's top organizational culture experts. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Founder of the #findyourgratitude Community. In the last two decades, Chester has helped some of the world's most successful businesses engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.

Adrian Gostick, Advisor, Vantage Circle

Adrian Gostick

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Corporate Culture Expert, Engagement Expert, Leadership Expert, Managing Change Expert, Global Keynote Speaker.

Adrian Gostick is a global thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the workplace training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. In 2021, Adrian was ranked as a top 10 Global Guru in Leadership and Organizational Culture. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith's MG100 'Pay it Forward' Coaching Cohort.

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