Episode 8

Published on:

25th May 2021

The Influence of Empathy; Meet Debi Steven

Trigger Warning:

This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. Discussion around rape, abuse, mental health, suicide has been used between 04:48-04:53, 14:04-14:37, 16:16-17:51. Listener discretion is advised. Please take care of yourself, and if you need to, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

Episode Show Notes:

In this episode, I am thrilled to be joined by Debi Steven, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Action Breaks Silence, an educational charity organisation based in South Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. This organisation aims to create a world where women and girls can live their lives free from the fear of gender-based violence.

Our conversation uncovers the pivotal role empathy plays in helping to reduce gender-based violence and how empathy work with young men can change communities. Do tune in and hear what Debi has to say. She is part of the change our world so desperately needs.

Connect with Debi Steven:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debi-steven-76a261b/

Connect with Action Breaks Silence:

Website: https://www.actionbreakssilence.org/

Facebook: @actionbreakssilence

Instagram: @actionbreakssilence

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/action-breaks-silence-org/

Twitter: @ActBreakSilence

Donate to Action Breaks Silence: https://www.actionbreakssilence.org/donate

Connect with Mimi Nicklin

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miminicklin/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MimiNicklin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miminicklin/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miminicklinleadership

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSwRhfwW/

A special thanks to DJ Cielo https://instagram.com/johnnyciel?igshid=jejun858mvw3 and Eye Q Films https://www.eyeqfilmsindia.com for sponsoring our podcast

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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.