Being a Compassionate Professional

The Compassionate Professional

Enhanced wellbeing, enriched relationships and achieving your full potential.

Are you a compassionate professional?

This question stopped us in our tracks 6 months ago when we met former Buddhist monk Ryan Hargreaves and he put us on the spot.

It seemed like an apparent contradiction like being a wise fool … or pretty ugly … and we found ourselves questioning if it was possible to be both?

In this month’s KYTA video, Ryan reveals why being compassionate and professional often seem at odds with each other but how combining both is key to being healthier, happier and more holistically successful.

Ryan’s not your typical 27-year-old, he started meditating when he was just 7 and was teaching others by the age of 13.  At 19 he was ordained a Buddhist monk.   He’s taught thousands of people individually and in groups how to cultivate a compassionate practice.   Last year he decided to embark on a new chapter in his life, he’s now preparing to do an MBA and has his own coaching and events business.

In this short video, you’ll learn 3 simple but highly effective practices that you can do anytime any place to:

  • enhance your wellbeing
  • enrich your relationships at work
  • achieve your human potential

We look forward to seeing you again next month, in the meantime…

Be well and thrive

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  1. Hannah O'Neill-Reply
    12th November 2021 at 4:46 am

    Love this so very much!! Shared with my team! ♥️

  2. Liosa O'Sullivan-Reply
    12th November 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I very much enjoyed Ryan’s video. I have always been struck by the sense of well-being one receives when one is compassionate to someone else; even doing or wishing well for someone in the smallest of ways is so rewarding for the person at the giving end. I like his intention to start each day with and to tap into throughout the day and I will try to incorporate that. Ryan also emphasised something that I feel very strongly about …words have meaning and once said they can never be unheard. Sadly I think many people think it’s ok (when feeling tired, anxious or snappy) to say something unkind on the basis they didn’t really mean it but that in itself is a lack of intention, a lack of thought that can damage a relationship so much and cause such pain. No matter the length of that relationship those hurtful words will still be there; I don’t hold onto grudges but, I suspect like most people, I am still pained by certain comments made to me many years ago.

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