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Be the CEO of Your Life

Oct 30, 2023

Don't miss this thought-provoking episode where Olga Lacroix and Greg Kligman discuss the transformative power of empathy in leadership. Whether you're at the helm of a corporation, or leading your own life and family this conversation offers invaluable perspectives on being a more empathetic and effective leader.


Key Takeaways:

  1. We communicate empathy with LOVE. Greg shares an acronym we can use to be reminded of the different components of empathy:





  1. Implement Empathetic Listening: Upgrade your communication style by practicing empathetic listening. This not only fosters trust but also leads to better decision-making. Olga and Greg discuss its importance and how it varies in different settings.
  2. Prioritize Self-Care, Especially for Empaths: As highlighted by Greg, if you’re someone who naturally takes on others’ emotional burdens, don’t neglect self-care. Make it a point to set aside time for yourself to recharge and set boundaries, as this contributes to better leadership.


This episode is for anyone looking to elevate their leadership game. From the corporate ladder to community initiatives and even the personal leadership front, tune in to discover how empathy can be your greatest asset.


Bio for Greg Kligman:

Greg Kligman is a part of the Manager and Leader Development Team at Amazon Web Services, Inc., where he developed The Language of Empathy workshop to help leaders communicate with empathy. Greg is currently pursuing his professional coaching designation with the International Coaching Federation, and he provides executive coaching to leaders at Amazon from Director to Vice President. For the past five years, Greg has volunteered with Distress Centers of Greater Toronto, first as a crisis-line responder, and now as a facilitator and trainer in their Survivor Support Program, which provides peer support to community members who have suffered traumatic loss. Greg is passionate about the power of communication to create powerful change in people’s personal and professional lives.


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