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Empathetic leader and business coach Mimi Nicklin, author of Softening the Edge, talks to Bangalore-based writer Abhijit Bhaduri about the inextricable magic between people and places, and using empathy in daily life.
In collaboration with Bangalore Literature Festival
Mimi Nicklin is an internationally bestselling author and the host of the ‘Empathy for Breakfast’ breakfast show as well as the ‘Secrets of The Gap’ podcast. She is an experienced marketer and communications specialist, a well-known empathetic leader, and a contributor and content creator for the global movement to balance humanism and capitalism.
For over fifteen years she has been working across the globe with multinational and Fortune 500 clients to drive stand out creative interventions that lead to business and culture change. Driven by the pursuit of bringing conscientiousness to the role and impact of Regenerative Leadership in business and society, with a desire to make the world of work a more empathetic, valuable and sustainably healthy place to be, Softening The Edge is Mimi’s debut book. She is also a keynote speaker and columnist.
Having lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, Havana, Madrid, Johannesburg and Dubai, Mimi has studied culture from within across 25 global markets and her approach changes organisations from the inside out; focusing on cultural, behavioural and mindset change. She is a natural coach, writer and creative mind, and has held roles as diverse as Strategic Director, Vice President and Creative Officer in some of the world’s leading advertising agencies. She is a single mum to a beautiful young daughter and is about to embark on a travelling project that will see her travel the world uncovering humanity and empathy as she writes her second book and launches her business and lifestyle platform Empathy Road.
Abhijit is a columnist, author & coach to senior leaders with 20 years of experience in HR. He has worked with several Indian and multinational companies across different sectors in India, SE Asia and the US. He is the author of two bestsellers: The Digital Tsunami & Don’t Hire the Best and a novel titled, Mediocre But Arrogant. He has a Masters degree from XLRI and has also completed a degree in law. He has written for several publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, and the Hindu Business Line. He was voted among top ten HR influencers on social media by SHRM.