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About This Webcast

Compassion is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Research shows an array of benefits, including faster healing and even appearing more attractive. Recent studies have found that compassion even impacts business - both customers and employees - in a positive way. There’s a positive correlation between compassionate behavior, work satisfaction and company success.

On 11-11-11, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution committing to a multi-year Compassionate Louisville campaign – making Louisville an international compassionate city, the largest city in America with that distinction.

Since he took office in 2011, the city has:

  • Added 63,000 jobs and 2,900 new businesses;
  • Seen unemployment drop by more than half, and household incomes and median wages rise. In 2015 alone, more than 10,000 Louisvillians lifted themselves out of poverty. More than 7,000 Louisville families joined the middle class.

Join this webcast to learn how you can build a compassionate work culture and how that could have a profound impact on both internal and external business success.

As with all Whil webcasts, this qualifies for 1 hour of SHRM continuing education credit.

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Mayor Greg Fischer

About Mayor Greg Fischer

Committed to growing jobs and creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, Greg Fischer was elected Louisville's 50th mayor in 2010 -- and was sworn in for a second four-year term on January 5, 2015.

Since taking office, Mayor Fischer has pursued three top goals: making Louisville a city of lifelong learning, a much healthier city and an even more compassionate community. These are the three pillars of his administration. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he brings a data-driven approach to city government with a goal of making it more efficient and accessible.

Greg is a trustee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is past chair of the Conference's Metro Economies Committee which addresses economic problems facing the nation’s cities and their citizens. He was named a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine — the only U.S. mayor to earn that honor in 2013 — and one of America's most interesting Mayor's by Politico in 2017.

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About Joe Burton

Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, Inc. (“Whil”), a digital training platform helping employees to reduce stress, increase resiliency and improve their sleep and performance. He’s an entrepreneur in scientific wellbeing, former President of Headspace and spent fifteen years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and travels the world speaking on topics including disruption, culture, employee safety and mindfulness as competitive advantage.

 


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