Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth
Hollingsworth Consulting

As I look back on 2023 and forward into 2024, I feel amazed, grateful, and excited. This thing to which I’m passionately committed—building more humanizing workplaces through the transformative power of compassionate leadership—it’s happening. Because of you, the message is spreading, the strategies are being implemented, and a burnt out, quietly quitting workforce is being revived.

If you’ve been in one of the audiences or management groups with which I’ve been privileged to connect this year, thank you!

I’ve taken to heart your grateful, generous testimonials. I’ve been overjoyed to hear your reports of reduced workplace toxicity and increased retention. And I’ve been blown away by the raw data showing the direct impact of our work together.

On that data topic: A special shout out of congrats to the awesome leaders at Associa Minnesota Property Management Group. After our work together, your follow-up Compassion 360 assessment showed:

–      A 66% increase in leaders’ emotion regulation under pressure

–      A 53.8% increase in leader awareness of workers experiencing distress

–      A whopping 100% increase in leader care for workers experiencing distress

Those numbers are evidence of tremendous growth in your ability to build a work culture where everyone feels seen, safe, supported, and accountable. Well done, you amazing leaders of people! Your colleagues and team members are incredibly lucky.

As I look ahead to 2024, I feel a lot of excitement! My calendar is already beginning to fill with new opportunities to connect meaningfully with keynote audiences, as well as smaller management groups who will be journeying through my Compassionate Leadership Program and/or a series of my workshops.

The philosopher Søren Kierkegaard said that when we “will one thing,” our hearts are purified, and our reason for existing is crystalized. I’ve found my “one thing.” It’s contributing to a world where leaders embody courageous compassion.

If you want to join me in my one thing in 2024, I can’t wait to connect with you. It’s going to be an incredible year!

About Andrea

Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth is Founder and CEO of Hollingsworth Consulting, author of the bestselling book The Compassion Advantage (2024), and one of today’s leading global experts on compassionate leadership. Since 2008, she has been studying, speaking, and writing about the science and spirituality of human emotions and relationships. Her articles have been published more than a dozen times in peer-reviewed journals, and she has taught at prestigious institutions like Princeton, Boston University, and Loyola University Chicago. In addition, Dr. Andrea has delivered talks to audiences at some of the top-ranked universities in the world—including Cambridge University in England and Heidelberg University in Germany.

Dr. Andrea spends most of her time inspiring leaders and teams to use The Compassion Advantage to build supercharged organizations through cultures of care— especially in times of challenge and change. Andrea lives with her family in Minnesota where she cheers hard at her son’s soccer games and relishes every opportunity to visit the north shore of Lake Superior.