In today’s podcast episode we chat with Mimi Nicklin, a bestselling author and the host of the ‘Empathy for Breakfast’ breakfast show as well as the Secrets of The Gap podcast. She is an experienced marketer and communications specialist, a well-known empathetic leader, and the Creative Officer and Regional Managing Director for a global advertising agency.
For over fifteen years she has been working across the globe with her clients to drive stand out creative interventions that lead to business and culture change. Driven by the pursuit of bringing conscientiousness to the role and impact of Regenerative Leadership, with a desire to make the world of work a more empathetic, valuable and sustainably healthy place to be, Softening The Edge is Mimi’s debut book. She is also a keynote speaker and columnist.
Having lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dubai, Mimi’s approach changes organisations from the inside out, focusing on cultural, behavioural and mindset change. She is a natural coach, writer and creative mind, and has held roles as diverse as Strategic Director, Vice President and Creative Officer in some of the world’s leading advertising agencies. Her passion for balancing humanism with capitalism, drives her commitment to leading the practice of Regenerative and empathetic leadership, as well as her ‘principles of people’, into organisations and communities worldwide.
In this episode Mimi shares what the term ’empathy deficit’ or ’empathy gap’ means? What the data and studies around it are saying, and where it comes from.
We talk about how to practice empathy and why it is beneficial for personal wellbeing, and for businesses.
Mimi shares whats a good life means to her plus the self-care practices she uses including an interesting one involving hotel lobbies.