Lara Heacock Believes Kindness Can Be Radical & World Changing. Lara has built her life and her business with kindness placed firmly at the center of it. But when she talks about kindness, she’s not talking about fluffy kittens – she talks about boundaries, tough conversations and refusing the easy way out.
Lara Heacock is a Life and Leadership Coach, author, and speaker – and she’s one of my best friends in the world. She’s been on the podcast before talking about why kindness is business is so important.
She brings almost 20 years’ experience in Corporate America. She runs popular personal development blog Kind Over Matter and works with professionals and companies to help them use kindness to end the epidemic of burnout in America.
Lara has built her life and her business with kindness placed firmly at the center of it. But when she talks about kindness, she’s not talking about fluffy kittens and things just being ‘lovely’
Kindness involves clarity, boundaries, focus, and action.
Kindness isn’t ‘soft’ or unconcerned with performance.
Instead, kindness in business places human to human interaction at the heart of our decisions, behaviors, and values.
Kindness is about valuing ourselves and our colleagues, prioritizing well-being (not just because it’s the ethical thing to do but because it has a massive impact on our ability to perform) and having courageous conversations with compassion.
In this episode, Lara talks about her own business journey and what led her to the realization that Kindness was what she wanted to build her life around.
She shares the big ‘Why’ behind her business and also what led to her latest book – Practical Kindness: 52 ways 52 Ways to Bring More Compassion, Courage, and Kindness into Your World.
Plus, she shares her signature system for working with people to get to the root of issues and build a solid, more sustainable practice using the principles of Kindness.