Written by Paula Pyne.
I just returned from The San Francisco Bay area where I attended the inaugural Business events-science-of-compassion-conference-thumb2and Compassion Conference at Stanford University, School of Medicine. It was hosted by CCARE, the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and facilitated by Dr. James Doty, Director and Founder of CCARE and Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, and his team. I was so excited to be in the same space with professionals who are working with the same hope and inspiration that drives Uplift.
The purpose of the conference was to present cutting-edge research and create dialogue around best practices in compassion and business by field experts as well as business leaders who have successfully implemented compassion-based programs in their organizations. It was uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening…with this clear message:
We all have something to contribute in a world of peace, kindness, and compassion…and, business has an important role to play.
The room felt grounded and energized. It was a space that created room for authentic camaraderie, a place to be yourself with zero room for ego or ‘what’s in it for me’ or any form of competitiveness. The energy throughout the conference was united and geared toward working together. There were nothing but welcoming smiles filled with joy, gratitude, and sense of purpose. As you can imagine, this is still a rare experience (unless it’s a yoga class or retreat), especially in the business world.
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