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Jessamyn Anderson: Extraordinary Leader

Jessamyn Anderson is a multi-disciplinary professional working in the field of organizational culture and spiritual care. Currently working towards a MDiv at Loyola University Chicago with a research focus on interfaith, trauma-informed workplace chaplaincy. Offering organizational cultural assessments for businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises at an inflection point around scale, culture, and/or values.

What is Empathic Leadership?

“Empathic leadership is finding a third option in a world of dualistic thinking. It's truly listening until both parties say, "yes - I understand you and you understand me." Empathic leadership is built on a foundation of compassion for the human journey. This compassion guides values, decisions and priorities towards making the world a better place.”

What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

“My communication skills improved. I refined my ability to read a situation from multiple perspectives. Coaching taught me to let wonder guide me a bit more often.”

Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

“I have a better sense of integrating all my many ideas and projects into a concrete plan."

What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?</