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We are a Brisbane social enterprise  here to help you create happier, healthier, more effective workplaces and communities - and save lives - through empathy. 

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Improve your relationships with those around you.

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Apply what you learn with Empathy First to your home and work life.

Your journey of 

empathy begins here

Making people feel heard, valued and visible is the forgotten skills in the leadership and managerial toolkits.

If you want a profitable, sustainable company and a happy, healthy, engaged workforce then Empathy First training and coaching can help you.

We go beyond checklists, action plans and posters to embark on a journey of self-reflection and connection.

What is Empathy

and what are the benefits for your business?

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From engaging online courses, captivating group presentations and informative podcasts, you'll be transformed by the memorable, easy-to-use content.

Our courses have been deliberately crafted to show you how to build connection with your colleagues, clients, family and friends. Regardless of your industry, we can help you transform your workplace to be happy, healthy and successful.

It starts with you and it starts with Empathy First.

Empathy training and coaching with 

Leanne Butterworth

Hello!  I'm Leanne Butterworth and I'm on a mission to create happy and healthy workforces by empowering leaders with empathy skills that will create a thriving, productive and sustainable business - and save lives.


Based in Brisbane, I am mum to Rowan and Zara, I have a degree in  Applied Science and a Graduate Certificate in Business (Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies).  I received a George Alexander Foundation Scholarship,was inducted onto the Nu Lambda Mu International Honor Roll and showcased my work to His Royal Highness, the Duke of York. As an active member of the start up, mental health and social enterprise communities, I tutor in Social Enterprise for the Queensland University of Technology and work closely with the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.


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