Everyday Empathy: A Podcast Interview With Dr. Paul Furey

I sat waiting for the Doctor to explain the procedure. If ever a situation called for empathy, it’s waiting to see if you have cancer. Not all doctors nail this. He sat down, looked me straight in the eye, and the took a very deep breathe and breathed out slowly. His eyes full of sincerity, he said, “I know this is very scary.” Then paused. We both let that connection happen before we moved onto logistics. 60 seconds. I was scared but supported.
Empathetic connections can happen in a moment.
My situation turned out well. That experience inspires deep empathy for those whose conversations are ending differently.

Empathy is contagious.

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, Feel and Grow Rich, I’ve interviewed Dr. Paul Furey as the second offering in our Let’s Grow Leaders podcast series.

Understanding Empathy- An Interview with Paul Furey Final

Paul shares practical techniques for creating empathetic connections in everyday situations.
You may also enjoy his free
empathy assessment.

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Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, is CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and a former Verizon Wireless executive. Karin was named on Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference, the American Management Association List of 50 Leaders to Watch, and as a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust. She’s the award-winning author of two books, Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results— Without Losing Your Soul, and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. She’s regularly featured in business publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc.

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