In a world that has witnessed so much pandemic-related suffering at every level, all organizations need to re-think, and re-build, their compassion agenda of caring, inclusiveness and a renewed focus on the most vulnerable.

Employees expect it. Stakeholders applaud it. The public demands it. Long an undervalued asset in most organizations, compassion innovation — and finding new ways of delivering the support and healing people need — is fast becoming a key hallmark that defines our best universities, healthcare providers, governments and private corporations.

Making compassion the new normal doesn’t happen by accident. Creating a truly compassionate organization demands leadership and innovation.  It’s a challenge that requires a skill set somewhere between a Mother Teresa and a tough football linebacker.


All organizations need to re-think, and re-build, their compassion agenda of caring, inclusiveness and a renewed focus on the most vulnerable. 

The Institute for Compassion helps to create a culture of caring and the leadership infrastructure needed to deliver it, especially in the post-pandemic era. We provide experience-informed advice, produce game-changing innovations at the highest levels of public policy, and shape structural and leadership responses to unleash the powers of compassion to turn lives around. With a survivor-driven knowledge base of trauma-informed advocacy that spans two decades,  and our springboard of new ideas flowing from our compassion innovation lab, we bring compassion to life in organizations and in ways that change lives.

We work with governments, private sector workplaces and universities to combat gender-based violence and sexual harassment by promoting a culture of trauma-informed awareness and practices that help rebuild lives and careers and by advocating for the voices of victims in such initiatives as ending forced non-disclosure agreements.

We work with healthcare providers to embed a culture of compassion and patient and family centered values into every phase of the healthcare system and to upload creative solutions, like a three-digit 988 national lifeline system, for preventing suicide and delivering better mental health services.

We work with universities to expand the leadership of their compassion footprint on the campus and in the community and to enhance the virtues of dignity, inclusiveness and equality that are the hallmarks of the academic spirit.

We work with cities and municipal governments to avoid policies that unintentionally inflict harm on the most vulnerable and enhance the healing and sustainability powers of compassion in the urban setting.

We work with NGOs, charitable organizastions and social change proponents to frame compelling narrative and game-changing stragegies for advancing the voice of dignity and compassion in our lives, laws and public institutions.