ACT 2021 Featured Capstone:
A Podcast on Compassion for Business Leaders and Employees
Entrepreneur, Consultant, Podcaster – London, UK
Who did your project serve and what suffering did it address?
My Capstone project served leaders of businesses and organizations and the employees working in them. It addressed low levels of employee engagement and productivity, increasing burnout, workplace stress, anxiety and loneliness.
How did this project address that suffering?
I created a website and podcast to inspire conversations about workplace compassion, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness to improve employee wellbeing, deliver competitive advantage and strategic success for organizations.
Who was your audience and how many people participated?
My audience included the guests I interviewed, the listeners of the podcast and visitors to my website. I have recorded 12 podcasts to date and attracted hundreds of listeners. Working4Compassion is a Podcast and Website.
What was the reported impact on or feedback from participants?
One participant shared: "I appreciated learning how someone could perform at such a high level, do so much but yet maintain a compassionate approach to their staff and prioritize the lower-level people in their company."
How has the ACT Program helped you become an Ambassador of Compassion?
ACT helped me represent compassion and talk with businesses and organizations about the enormous opportunity compassion could have in their workplace to improve employees' wellbeing and business productivity.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering participating in the ACT Program?
We are entering a new age of compassion. Make sure you are prepared to help the future of humanity by representing the principles and techniques of compassion to the world.