Mary Goyer is Holistic Counselor, Trauma Specialist, & Executive
Coach. She supports organizations in cultivating innovative, collaborative, and
productive work cultures. Individual coaching and team trainings focus on
peak performance, conflict resolution, effective collaborative and
feedback skills, and managing personality challenges that impede employee
engagement. She is editor of:
The Healing Power of Empathy: True Stories About Transforming
"Empathy is an essential leadership skill and a
cornerstone of good relationships - but it can be hard to access when it's
most needed. Luckily, empathy is also a learnable skill. With mindfulness,
empathy has deescalated conflicts, combated loneliness, and built human
connections in the most unlikely places."
Empathy is an
essential leadership skill and a cornerstone of good relationships—but it can
be hard to access when it’s most needed. Luckily, empathy is also a learnable
skill. With mindfulness, empathy has deescalated conflicts, combated
loneliness, and built human connections in the most unlikely places.
With this book, readers will learn how anger and blame get translated and
productive dialogues made possible, how to repair arguments before they cause
damage, and how self-empathy transforms relationships. With more than 70
stories collected from Nonviolent Communication trainers and practitioners
around the world, readers will encounter new ways to talk to the people in
their lives and learn techniques for empathizing with one's self and with
others at home, at work, and in the community.
Empathy Stories is a collection of uplifting stories and anecdotes
highlighting empathy-in-action in real conversations. These stories show
what’s possible when compassion comes first between family, co-workers,
and perfect strangers in difficult – even life threatening –
interactions. In Empathy Stories: Heart, Connection, & Inspiration, Mary
Goyer invites over thirty communication experts to share their most
teachable stories showcasing how simple and powerful true empathy is.
Edited to include empathy tips, and step by step directions for empathy
practice sessions, inspired readers can begin practicing and applying
new skills immediately. This anthology of stories brings to life how to
cultivate a more compassionate world by:
Demonstrating how conversational empathy works in everyday exchanges.
Showing how to deescalate major conflicts.
Illustrating the impressive ability of young kids to learn empathy for
Applying principles of Non-Violent Communication, or NVC, in real-life
“People generally find it difficult to balance boldness and compassion
during disagreements or important conversations,” says the editor. “This
book illustrates, in one example after another, how to speak up
powerfully, get to the heart of what matters in an interaction, and move
towards workable resolutions efficiently.”