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With Linda Cohen, The Kindness Catalyst
By The Montana Funeral Directors
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Kindness is not always seen as a priority in the workplace, especially as it can contrast with the traditional image of a successful entrepreneur. Haven’t we been told that ‘nice people finish last?’ Office culture can be cutthroat and competitive, leading to hurtful criticism, lack of collaboration, and miscommunication. However, now we are increasingly talking about wellbeing in the workplace. To help us understand the ROI of kindness, is author, speaker, and trainer, Linda Cohen.
Is kindness a mindset, culture, or capability? What is the cost of empowering your employees to be kind to their co-workers, customers, and themselves? We start our conversation by discussing how Linda started her kindness movement by writing her first book, 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire, and Change Your Life, as a project to honor her father. Linda discusses the concept of an “economy of kindness,” and how kindness is a soft skill that businesses rarely emphasize. Yet, the ROI of kindness in your business is undeniable.
In this episode of the Thought Leader Conversations podcast presented by V2 Virtual Venues, guest Linda Cohen joins host Roger Courville, CSP to discuss the relationship between kindness and the bottom line. Along the way, Roger and Linda chat about questions such as: What’s the big deal about company culture? How do people get “feedback” wrong? How do you define “kindness values?” What is the evidence that kindness positively impacts the bottom line? And more!
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Invite The Kindness Catalyst, Linda Cohen to speak to your team or organization. From healthcare and community credit unions, to private businesses and government associations, kindness is a message proven to help motivate and support your teams.
The size of the kindness action doesn’t matter. Kindness has a ripple effect that spreads out to the world and has a positive effect on your bottom line.
Media in the News
This story appears in the Montana Funeral Directors Association, Directors Digest Pub 1 Issue 4, 2022
Kindness is important everywhere. Why did you choose to focus on kindness in the workplace?
I could see that there were real challenges in the country and the world. Rhetoric was more challenging, and conversations were becoming more divided. Since people spend so much of their day in the workforce, I started looking for good business cultures and organizations that focus on kindness because I wanted to see their results. Also, I started working to bring kindness to the workplace. My first paid opportunities were with local government, health care and long-term health care, and then credit unions. I have continued working with many of these industries.
Why does kindness improve the bottom line?
My three Rs are reputation, recruitment and retention. When an organization gets a reputation for being unkind, its customers and staff often leave. In contrast, organizations with good reputations have an easier time recruiting talent. The third R is retention. If you tell people that your culture is one way, you hire them, and they discover it’s not true, they will usually leave.
What is the easiest way to help business cultures turn toward kindness?
Automation has long been argued as one of the best things to ever happen to the world of financial management. Between streamlining
processes, standardizing inputs, saving time, and improving the accuracy of results, it is easily understood why the concept has been applied in the accounting context.
Funeral Service Insider
What is your definition of kindness? Why does kindness in the workplace matter? In this interview with Patti Martin Barsche, Linda Cohen discusses the importance of kindness in the workplace and the impact the pandemic has had on its presence.
Age Gracefully America
Our words can change a life. Our actions can do the same. Every day we have the ability to choose to act in a positive or negative way.
National Speakers Association’s (NSA) monthly publication featuring insight into the art and business of speaking. Linda Cohen was featured in the “Speaking from the Heart” edition of 2016.
Jewish Women's Archive
When my father died in 2006, I spent six months in a place that felt unbalanced, out of sync, and unsettled. I needed to sit with the feelings I was having and be present with the opportunity that grief had offered me.
KATU News TV Interview
On KATU2 AM NorthWest, Linda is interviewed about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the climate of kindness, and how individuals can help to ‘Spread Kindness in a Time of Crisis.’
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Linda Cohen Keynote Highlights
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More Podcast Appearances
A hard-hitting pandemic spurred an initial, unexpected rise in kindness. But before long, we settled back into our old ways. Could your business use a lesson in ramping up kindness? Listen in as Cohen drives home the idea that kindness affects everyone and everything it touches, even a business’s bottom line.
Discover how boundless authentic beauty really is with host Stephanie Snow. This podcast is taking society’s narrow definition of beauty and redefining it entirely. The Kindness Catalyst, Linda Cohen, joins this episode to share the power of kindness and how you can beautify your life with a dose each day.
This is a show that creates a great place for professionals to connect and discover resources, strategies, and hot topics in the aging space. Aging can be proactive and centered around choice, but it all starts with the right leadership. Listen to this episode, How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line, featuring Linda Cohen.
When her father passed away in 2006, Linda Cohen’s busy life as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur came to a screeching halt. She took a spiritual sabbatical to work through her grief, and she came out of it resolved to embark upon a project: perform one thousand acts of kindness “mitzvahs” to honor her father’s memory. In this episode, Linda shares the transformational power of kindness, and a call to arms for those who would like to follow in her footsteps with their own mitzvahs—no matter how large or how small.
The Business Bookshelf podcast interviews best selling authors about their newly released books. Host Lance Peppler interviews Linda about “The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line,” where she goes on to explain how companies have employed kindness to maintain their organizations.
In this episode with Linda Cohen, also known as the Kindness Catalyst, you’ll learn how to create a culture of kindness in your organization and methods to give and receive kindness in your own life. Right in the middle of Small Changes Big Shift’s own kindness campaign, tune in with Linda and Dr. Robin for an inspiring, usable discussion.
Join Linda Cohen, known as the “Kindness Catalyst”, and author of The Economy of Kindness: How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line, as she joins Penny Cook in a conversation about the benefits of kindness, the importance of it in the workplace, and how we can all be catalysts of kindness, not only for the good of others but also for ourselves.
Kindness decreases stress, reduces employee burnout, and builds increasing levels of happiness and satisfaction in the workplace. Linda discusses transforming your business to incorporate kindness as a method of recruitment, retention, and reputation without exhausting your budgets.
Media from the Blog
As we return from summer adventures, managers have the unique opportunity to harness the momentum of summer R&R. It’s hard not to feel like the change of the season is a new year. As people are returning from their summer vacations and much-needed rest and relaxation, organizations and their managers have an opportunity to elevate their workplaces and prolong these feelings.
Post-it notes are magical. I’m crazy about them. They serve as such a great way to bring a little joy to the world. You can use them to bring a smile to someone’s day so effortlessly. Whether you put them on someone’s computer or locker, or stick them in your partners’ things so they find them later, there are so many ways they can work their magic.
How does an organization handle unexpected challenges that impact its customers? If you are the management at Crater Lake National Park Lodges, you handle it quickly and with as much communication as possible. In fact, we were impressed at the speed with which we learned of the challenge.