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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?

“Professionals need to look at fellow employees as whole people, not a function or a role, but a person with a life; of which work is a part and not the entirety.”

Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

“He practices what he preaches and leads from the heart. He gets to the center of a issue very quickly and helps you articulate what you want and how to get there.”


Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​

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