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Building highly productive teams with empathy

One of our most valuable commodities as humans is our ability to build relationships – both personally and professionally. And the key to any successful relationship is empathy: being able to understand someone, connect with someone and view the world through their eyes. The problem is that the empathy needed to cultivate relationships, foster collaboration and build strong communities is often times lacking, especially when we are around people who are different from us.

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In this talk, Sharon will discuss how communication plays a role in building successful relationships; how empathy fosters highly collaborative teams; and finally we’ll talk about true accessibility. Why? Because innovation is at it’s best when it’s inclusive. And to be inclusive, you must be empathetic

Sharon Steed

Sharon is an empathy consultant, public speaker and writer. A lifelong stutterer, she utilizes her experiences with her speech along with her background in marketing to help companies communicate more effectively both internally and with their target audience. She writes and speaks about improving communication through empathy. She also over a decade of experience creating and managing content for businesses. You can find out more about her work at

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