Our Vision

We see a new economy where every individual does work they love and companies embrace compassion as the path to profit.


Our Purpose

We know in our bones that everyone on the planet has the potential to become more loving, compassionate, authentic, and powerful. Developing this potential is the path to peace and prosperity for all.

Laurel Donnellan, Founder & CEO

I was raised to believe anyone could find a calling and companies could provide a healthy work environment where people could change the world and reach their potential. 

This simple idea still drives me and my team at Compassionate Leaders Circle. After being a manager, executive, and change consultant, I launched my own company over 20 years ago where I have developed transformational programs that build careers and organizations from the inside out. 

We guide professionals to remarkable work and company leaders to create a more compassionate culture.

Why Compassion?

Companies with purpose and corporate social responsibility outperform S&P 500 peers
by 8 times.

88% of millennials look for employers with corporate social responsibility values.

- The Rise of Social Enterprise, Deloitte 2018

Compassion positively impacts productivity, employee and customer retention, profitability, and financial performance.

Compassion supports strategic advantage in innovation, service quality, collaboration, retaining talented people, employee and customer engagement, and adaptability to change.

- Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations by Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton, 2017

Meet Our Team

Laurel Donnellan

Founder and CEO

Anthea Rowe

Chief Marketing Officer/Senior Faculty

Tracy Goodsel

 Chief People Officer/Senior Faculty

Kelly Dwyer

Senior Faculty

Darryl Brown

Growth Strategist/Senior Faculty

Shamis Pitts

 Senior Faculty

Derek Hansen

Senior Faculty

Jaye Smith

Senior Faculty

Karen Radtke

 Senior Faculty

Elizabeth Moran

Senior Faculty

Nancy Johnston

Senior Faculty

Andrea Shaw

Senior Faculty

Mark Anthony Lord

Senior Faculty

Read about our amazing team

Why Compassionate Leaders Circle?

Our proven programs are: 


Approaches career and culture with thought leadership, innovative learning techniques, and fun


Addresses personal and professional challenges and goals


Blends evidence-based curriculum, coaching, and contemplative practices


Supports professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes and stages


Accommodates clients' technology and communication preferences, learning styles, and more

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