ACHIEVE RADICAL SUCCESS THROUGH Empathy.
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Now is the time
The current market is not merely asking, but requiring that you adapt and evolve.
You need visionary and compassionate leaders. You need a high-performing and empathetic culture. You need an influential and uplifting brand.
Gone are the days of cutthroat C-level execs and merciless mass-layoffs. Today, customers, stakeholders, and employees alike expect your company to value and model empathy.
Fortunately, winning leaders and organizations can be compassionate and competitive, ambitious and empathetic. Cultivating empathy helps you create more innovation, happier stakeholders, and lucrative bottom-line results.
Cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive.
Empathy is the new foundational standard, not a fluffy afterthought.
Empathy is #1 for “new product innovation success.”
of CEOs agree the company’s financial performance is tied to empathy.
of team members would be more likely to stay with their company if business leaders empathized with their needs.
Emotional connection is TWICE as valuable as customer satisfaction.
Harvard Business Review
Improve your empathy in your business or brand now and for the long-term.
My clients learn to imbue their work with compassion to create strong leaders, thriving cultures, and winning brands.
Are you ready to see how high your organization can climb when it’s supercharged by empathy? And how your people can engage and perform beyond your wildest expectations?
Just a few of the organizations that love working with Maria
Maria brings nearly 30 years of empathy-led leadership, business, and brand expertise. She has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of companies and brands, including massive global corporations, pioneering startups, and heart-centered nonprofits.
In her engaging workshops and mindset-shifting presentations she offers actionable strategies to amplify impact, and explains how compassionate business tactics will transform organizations from the inside out.
Maria can help if…
- You want to cultivate integrity in your leadership, business, culture, and brand.
- You want to create a business that makes a significant difference in the world.
- You want to craft empathetic brand stories to better engage and connect.
- You want to leverage your compassionate culture to attract and retain top talent.
- You want to make the world a better place while still turning a healthy profit.
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Conversations with leaders, changemakers, and those who challenge the status quo.
The Empathy Edge Podcast
March Hot Take – Maria Ross: Leaders, Do You Understand the Assignment?
Leaders today need to understand the assignment. And it’s no longer about telling people what to do like a ruler from on high, filling out paperwork, or even getting a cushy office.
So I ask you: Do you fully understand the assignment….or are you working off an outdated model of the skills you need to be a successful leader?
The Empathy Edge Book
harnessing the value of compassion as an engine for success
Through Maria’s research, case studies, and practical advice you’ll discover how active compassion and cultivating an empathetic mindset can help you and your brand succeed.
Expert Insights from Maria
How Your Body Reacts to Mistakes vs. SuccessI remember how my body felt when I made those BIG mistakes. Do you? How does your body’s reaction compare to your successes? My mistakes felt a little something like this….. Panic rising up my chest into my now flushed face. My stomach somehow dropping to my feet in the opposite direction. Numb or tingling […]
What Leadership Success Requires in Today’s WorldLeaders today need to understand the assignment. And it’s no longer about telling people what to do like a ruler from on high,, filling out paperwork, or even getting a cushy office. Unless your WFH space is indeed, decked out and super-glam. So I ask you: Do you fully understand the assignment….or are you working […]
What Brock Purdy Can Teach Us About Humble LeadershipWell, my San Francisco 49ers did not make it to the Super Bowl this year. But not for want of trying. Plagued with injuries, they still got to the NFC Championship game with their 3rd string quarterback, young rookie Brock Purdy. And a 13-4 record to boot. In the final NFC Championship game, Purdy got […]
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