Why we need more empathetic leadership - feat. Cherie Clonan (The Digital Picnic)

The Word V

Mar 14 2022 • 1 hr 11 mins

This episode focuses on the importance of empathy as leaders within workplaces and organisations. It features Cherie Clonan, the proudly Autistic Founding Creative Director at The Digital Picnic.

Whilst profit's cool and everything [and her company is profitable], Cherie would say one of her bigger success measures revolves around disrupting this industry, and consistently leaning into that neurodivergent urge to make the world a better place for having neurodivergents circulating within it [and she prefers to do this - professionally speaking - by designing a humanistic and encouraging workplace with servant leadership at the heart of everything she does].

In doing all of this, Cherie has built a multi-million dollar company with empathy-led leadership at the heart and soul of everything it does … and a company that has gone on to be described by all as “the nicest place on the internet”.

You can find her at the below links:
IG: @thedigitalpicnic
LI: Cherie Clonan
W: thedigitalpicnic.com.au

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Produced by@davidjeasty
Music by @ramnac86 and @jompzz

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