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Episode 156

Living From a Place of Heart

In this conversation with coach and communication expert Barbara Piper Roelofs we explore leadership challenges in a post-Covid working context, leading from common humanity, what the research says about compassion, creating client touchpoints, ritual and wellbeing, and resilience and responsibility.

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In this podcast we talk about:

06:00 Post-Covid workplace challenges
12:30 Leading from common humanity
17:00 Living from a place of heart
22:30 The way in
29:30 Research on compassion
34:00 Implementing the research
39:00 Creating client touchpoints
44:00 Ritual and wellbeing
49:00 Facing fear
53:00 Resilience and responsibility
56:00 The edge of the industry

Resources Mentioned:
Bessel van der Kolk
Altered Traits, by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson
Matthieu Ricard 
Compassionomics, by Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli
Breath, by James Nestor
Rupert Sheldrake

About Barbara

Barbara Piper-Roelofs
Barbara Piper-Roelofs

Barbara Piper-Roelofs is a coach and facilitator who works with both individual and corporate clients. She started her 20+ year career in Corporate Communications and later moved into Health Care Management. During these years Barbara could always be found in a personal development or in an organizational training hub, either learning about management development or learning about different ancient wisdom traditions, meditation, mindfulness, compassion, somatic work and systemic constellations. Barbara holds a Masters degree in Communication and has recently studied at Stanford’s CCARE Institute (Cultivating Compassion and Altruism) which combines rigorous academic research with experiential contemplative, meditation practices.


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