Compassionate Leadership in the Re-Opening Workplace

A Conversation with Cambria Walsh and Tamsyn Brennan

About the Video

A recent survey found that over 40% of the global workforce is considering leaving their job this year.

As leaders, we have been navigating one friction point after another over the past 500+ days – and many of us are exhausted and worn-out. How do we navigate the challenges of the next phase of the pandemic as compassionate leaders?

In this conversation, Françoise Mathieu, Cambria Walsh, and Tamsyn Brennan discuss the toll of the pandemic on our workforce, share stories of success, and consider compassionate leadership strategies for the re-opening workplace.

Recorded in July 2021 as part of the Psychological PPE Program.

About the Presenters

Françoise Mathieu
M. Ed, RP

Françoise Mathieu is an educator, speaker, and trauma-trained therapist. She is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium, and the Executive Director of TEND.

Cambria Walsh

Cambria Walsh has been working in the field of child abuse and trauma for the past 20 years. She is a TEND Associate and Organizational Health Specialist for the Roadmap to Organizational Health program.

Tamsyn Brennan

Tamsyn Brennan has over 10 years of experience working in social service and education settings including palliative care, pediatric oncology, child protection and welfare, public and private school settings and with Corrections Canada. She was the Director of Clinical Services at Chisholm Services for Children in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for five years.

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