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Compassionate Consulting Services

Customized solutions for your organization

Compassionate Leaders Circle develops your culture and leadership to a place where people show up as their whole self andperform at their highest level. 

Instead of cookie cutter or copy and paste solutions, we honor your unique challenges, needs, and vision. 

Our approach is rooted in the lens of compassion.

NEW: Culture Lab

Create a place where everyone wants to contribute and no one wants to leave.

With our roadmap approach, your team can go all-in on building the best place in the world to work. With this proven and simple 5-part process, top talent will come knocking on your door. Your people will want to be their best because they love what they do AND who they do it with.

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Leadership Academy

We create customized culture change and leadership development solutions that work with your existing programs and goals. We can incorporate CLC Learning Labs, executive retreats, and/or 1:1 coaching into your existing leadership development approach.

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Lead with Love

Lead Lab's powerful change models help leaders experience epiphanies in leadership and productivity, unleash employee potential to improve performance, and foster employee engagement with a culture of caring and civility.

Leaders and teams unleash excellence through The Donnellan Leadership Method and the 7 C’s of Compassionate Leadership.

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Coach with Courage

A research-based program for coaches and leaders.

Leaders and mentors accelerate stakeholder change by cultivating evidence-based compassionate coaching skills.

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Train to Transform 

Internal trainers build competence to deliver compassionate leadership programs, including Dream Lab, Leadership Lab and Coach Lab.

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Pivot with Purpose

Dream Lab is a proven methodology for helping individuals find their soul work.

Individuals navigate purposeful personal and career development by accessing self-knowledge and translating it into performance. 

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CLC Speaker Workshops 

Elevate your event or inspire your organization with a CLC Speaker. CLC Speakers are subject matter experts on career, health, wealth and relationships. They deliver engaging workshops, grounded in compassion and CLC models, that create lasting change.  

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To meet the needs of our clients, we offer our labs in a variety of formats from executive coaching to company retreats. Our programs include customized online, live, or hybrid experiences.

Executive Coaching


Leader Development

Speaker Engagements

From corporate teams to college students, our customized learning labs have guided and supported those ready to lead with love while powerfully stewarding their teams, goals, and life. 

Your Customized Leadership Program is Waiting for You.

Book a free consultation call with Meryl Eriksen. She will help you begin the process of bringing a customized leadership program to your team or organization.

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Meet Our Founder and CEO, Laurel Donnellan


Laurel's mission is to help individuals and companies create remarkable work. She is a compassionate leadership expert with experience coaching/consulting with individuals and organizations including the University of Denver, Cornell University, Toyota, Disney, Viacom, Canyon Ranch, and the New York City Board of Education.

She has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University’s College of Business and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is a former VP of Human Resources of an global hospitality company.

Laurel is a certified organizational and leadership coach and has been trained by Stephen Covey, Julia Cameron, Ken Blanchard, and other world-class leaders. She is a certified yoga teacher and studied dream therapy and sacred ceremonies of indigenous cultures related to personal development and rites of passage.

Over 25 years ago, she launched her own business and has developed transformational programs that build careers and organizations from the inside out. Laurel currently hosts the Compassionate Leaders Circle Podcast and writes about inspiring leaders for