Jun 21 2022
Are You Getting It Wrong? You May Not Be As Empathetic As You Think.
After experiencing the loss of her daughter, Mercy Joan, my guest began helping people and organizations survive, stabilize, and thrive through pain.Most of us think we are saying and doing the right thing, being empathetic to people in their time of need. Some feel the uncomfortableness of not knowing at all what the best thing is to do or say to support someone in their time of need.Liesel Mertes, acclaimed empathy expert and founder of Handle with Care Consulting, talks about empathy and having the skills necessary to meet people where they are.In this episode she:introduces you to her empathy avatars. Do you see yourself in any of these? Find out!Buck Up BobbySilent SamCheer Up CherylCommiserating Candice explains why empathy is so important in both your personal life and in the workplaceshares the Stop Light Check. A quick easy way to gauge where others are, their energy and how they are feelingcovers how telling someone to let them know how you can help is not the best way to support someone who is sufferinggives tips for working your curiosity muscleexplains when to share your similar story and when to be silent when trying to connect and support someonehow to learn to decide what to keep and what to let go of when you have a disagreement with someoneso much more! Liesel's website: Connect with Shanenn from Top Self:Website: Emotion Do You Lead With? Take the free quiz: the show