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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.

Filed Under:   Authenticity & Transparency, Communication
 
 
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt is a leadership speaker, consultant, and MBA professor. She's a former Verizon Wireless executive with two decades of diverse cross-functional experience in sales, customer service and HR. Karin was named as a top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. She is author of, "Overcoming an Imperfect Boss: A Practical Guide to Building a Better Relationship With Your Boss." Karin knows the stillness of a yogi, the reflective road of a marathoner and the joy of being a mom raising emerging leaders.
 

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