#EmpathyCircles
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Empathic conversations for leadership programs run by mission-driven organizations. Cultivate a culture of safe space, connection and empathy among participants in your program — virtually or in-person.

Outcomes

Empathy Circles was borne out of a crucial need in the pandemic – to create spaces for people to come together and connect in a meaningful way.

Build Meaningful Relationships

Provide a platform for your participants to meaningfully engage and connect with each other — increasing participation rates during the program.

Develop Our Empathy Skills

Build a culture of empathetic communication through hands-on practice — enabling participants to apply their skills from the program into their everyday lives.

Foster Belonging & Connection

Cultivate a deeper sense of belonging and a collective identity within your cohort and wider alumni network —  encouraging engagement even after the program.

How It Works

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We work with you to design a customised program

We'll design a series of Empathy Circles — virtual or in-person — according to the needs and participant journey of your leadership program.

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Empathy Circles are delivered by Tribeless trainers

Each Empathy Circle is uniquely themed to meet the objectives of the program, wholly facilitated by a Tribeless trainer.

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Data and feedback are collected

After each Empathy Circle, participants will fill a reflection form for them to process their learnings and provide insight to the effectiveness of the session.

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An impact report is presented

Once all the Empathy Circles have been delivered, we will compile an impact report and provide insights to improve the program for the next cohort.

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"Empathy Circles is a gift — the opportunity and space to "breathe in" everything that is special, healing, and restorative about another human. I believe what Tribeless is doing is very special, in part because of its simplicity, but mostly because of its devastating effectiveness."

Benjamin Treviño
Brigade Program Director, Code For America
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What Makes Empathy Circles Special

Designed For Diversity

Tested by thousands of people from 50+ countries, Empathy Circles is a powerful, simple format for human connection – no matter how diverse the participants!

Create Safety Together

Empathy Circles operates on a permission-first structure, which creates psychological safety. We’ve seen it empower even the quietest, shyest participants to open up.

Connect In Small Groups

We'll start and end as a big group, but also get to connect deeply in breakout groups of 4–6. The best of both worlds! *cue Hannah Montana*

Gamified Learning

When learning is fun, it sticks. Our unique Response Cards turn empathy into an actionable, tangible practice that you can bring into your everyday life!

We Made This For...

Foster Empathic Leaders

Empathy is a core value of your program and organization, and what you hope to see and imbue in your participants.

Bonding Across Borders

You have participants scattered across the globe, and you’re on the lookout for an inclusive activity everyone can participate in.

Building Strong Networks

You believe in the power of strong communities or network that can bring immense value to your organisation in the long-term.

Cultivate Lasting Relationships

You care about the relationships between participants — for them to find amazing friends and partners from the program.

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"Whether virtual or face to face, I can vouch for Tribeless in supporting any organization in strengthening their team connectedness. [...] I was blown away by how a series of facilitated exercises helped us break the ice, understand our teammates better, show some love, and shed some tears. We all learned how powerful Empathy is!”

Rosni Abdullah
HR & Recruitment Manager, Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (under the Palladium Group)
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“For our team virtual end of year retreat, we had a very enriching, heart warming session led by the Tribeless team on how to show empathy. It’s a very simple process which starts with showing some love. So throughout the workshop love was flowing around freely as we share our personal stories with each other. A much needed time for us to wind down and connect.”

Azhar Ahmad
Head of Medical, Boehringer Ingelheim Malaysia-Singapore

Frequently Asked Questions

How Tribeless fit into my overall program design and direction?

Think of Tribeless as a specialist for fostering meaningful connections between participants and teaching empathetic communication skills. We will fit into your program where you need someone that can fulfil either or both these needs.

If my program is virtual, where will the Empathy Circles sessions be hosted?

The sessions can be hosted on Tribeless’s Zoom account, or whichever video conferencing platform your program will run on!

My participants are scattered across multiple timezones, will that be an issue?

Not at all! We’re able to accommodate anytime between 9:00AM–5:00PM MYT (Malaysia Time).

Is it possible for the Empathy Circle sessions to be themed?

Yes! We’ve adapted past Empathy Circles based on ERG focus areas, like Mental Health, Diversity & Inclusion, and Women Empowerment. We are also able to focus it on a core value or theme that’s currently relevant to your organization or program, such as "Leadership" or "Change".

How many participants can you accommodate in your Empathy Circles sessions?

Virtually, we can accommodate up to 100 pax. For in-person programs, we can accommodate up to 35 pax.

I’m worried my participants won’t feel comfortable / open to share during the sessions.

We hear you, it’s a valid concern. While the format for Empathy Circles creates a psychologically safe space from the start, it may not be the right fit for your program – and that’s okay. Book a call with us, and we’ll figure out the answers together!

I’m interested in the physical Participant Kit add-ons!

Awesome. We’d love to explore these options with you. Book a call with us, and be sure to mention this in the ‘Additional Notes’ section of the call!

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