ACT 2021 Featured Capstone:
Compassion, The Overlooked Superpower
Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Adobe — San Jose, California, USA
Who did your project serve and what suffering did it address?
My project addressed the stress and burnout experienced by individual contributors, people managers, and senior leaders in corporations, as well as staff and volunteers in non-profit organizations.
How did your project address that suffering and what was the format?
I facilitated 12 workshops and guided 360 participants through compassion and mindfulness practices. Additionally, there are 7 additional sessions planned for ~150-200 more participants.
What was the reported impact on or feedback from participants? On yourself?
96% indicated greater appreciation for how compassion can benefit them at work
96% agreed that they would apply something they learned from the session
90% agreed that they want to explore further the topic of compassion
One participant shared: "I truly felt like this session was curated for me and the inner conflicts I create for myself on a daily basis." Another expressed: "I absolutely loved how you shared a way to compassionately address conflict management during meetings. Now I'm doubly motivated to work on this."
How has the ACT Program helped you become an Ambassador of Compassion?
The ACT Program provided me with meaningful and actionable content, delivered in a safe and trusting environment with a supportive, diverse, and exceptional global community of people. The most profound learning experience I have had in at least the past decade!
What advice would you give to someone who's considering participating in the ACT Program?
Go on faith, trust the process and your instincts, and remain open to new possibilities!