Leanne Butterworth

Leanne Butterworth

Empathy First

Leanne Butterworth, Empathy Educator, TEDx Speaker and Social Entrepreneur, is dedicated to creating happier, healthier communities through memorable, accessible Empathy Training. As the founder of certified social enterprise Empathy First and a lecturer at QUT, Leanne actively contributes to the startup, mental health, and social enterprise communities. She is a Social Impact Fellow, a George Alexander Foundation Scholar and won the 2023 Women Changing the World Social Enterprise People’s Choice Award. Leanne believes that empathetic leadership is not a luxury but a business imperative. Her unwavering dynamism and dedication fuel her mission to foster compassionate environments where healthy empathy thrives.

Empathy First is a certified social enterprise offering online empathy training, individual coaching, corporate workshops and consulting, The Professional Empathy Podcast and now The Empathy First Store!

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We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians and Elders past and present. We acknowledge that the conference will be held in Gumbaynggirr Nations.

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