Published on:

29th Mar 2021

Season Introduction

In 2019, when I got my publishing deal for my first book, Softening the Edge, there was no real awareness, and certainly no conversation, about empathy. Not in the media or leadership, and certainly not across the business world. But then things changed. The pandemic changed our lives forever and with it our understanding of, and connection to, our shared humanity and our mutual understanding.

For the first time in many years, I had time at home, alone, to consider how we might start to fast track the conversation surrounding the value and power of empathy. I wanted to create something beyond my book alone. So, I started a breakfast show, Empathy for Breakfast, where I went live for 20 minutes on Tuesday mornings to share stories, insight and awareness surrounding empathy in our world. The results were bamboozling with nearly 80,000 people from around the world joining me to learn about humanity’s most powerful, yet natural, superpower.

The Empathy for Breakfast Show is the evolution of those mornings live from a pandemic. Today the show will feature guests from all over the world. Thought leaders, specialists, professionals and parents, these are people who share a passion for our human understanding, our connectivity and our empathy. I believe that we are all far more alike than we are different and this show aims to bring this to life.

I am Mimi Nicklin and I would love you to join me every Tuesday to understand how we can really connect with and understand each other, reverse our loneliness endemic and overcome the empathy gap plaguing our world and our workplaces. In empathy for the busy lives we all lead, each episode will be for 20 minutes.

The more talk about empathy, the more empathy we will have. Welcome to the show.


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About the Podcast

The Empathy for Breakfast Show
The More The World Talks About Empathy, The More Empathy The World Will Have
The Empathy for Breakfast Show is hosted by empathy advocate, global leader and international bestselling author and Executive Creative Director Mimi Nicklin. Mimi believes we need to talk more, and hear more, about empathy if we are to fill the 30 year empathy gap hurting our world. In the show, Mimi meets thought provoking and creative opinions leaders, experts and professionals from all over the globe to talk about empathy, connectivity, our mutual humanity and the deficit in empathy impacting our world. Candid, charming and captivating in equal measure, the show reached over 80,000 people in 2020. These are twenty minute conversations, over breakfast, to start your day with the inspiration to reconnect, reverse our loneliness endemic and overcome the mental and workplace crises facing our world. Want to understand the benefits of empathetic leadership & culture, build cohesion in your community or imbue empathy into your work week? Join us. The only decision you need to make is, will you bring tea or coffee? See you there!

About your host

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Mimi Nicklin

Mimi Nicklin is the internationally bestselling author of ‘Softening The Edge’, an Executive Creative Director, a well-known empathetic coach, and a contributor, advocate and content creator for the global movement to balance humanism and capitalism.

An empathy advocate, Mimi has spent over 15 years working across the globe with multinational and Fortune 500 clients to drive standout creative interventions that lead to business and culture change. Driven by the pursuit of bringing conscientiousness to the role and impact of ‘Regenerative Leadership’ in business and society, with a desire to make the world of work a more empathetic, valuable and sustainably healthy place to be, Mimi’s first leadership book was a bestseller before it even reached the stores.

Having lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, Havana, Madrid, Johannesburg and Dubai, Mimi has studied humanity & culture from within across 25 global markets and her approach changes organisations from the inside out; focusing on cultural understanding alongside behavioural and mindset change.