Welcome to our community podcast.  Each podcast is a conversation designed to introduce you to the topics and thought leaders of the Compassion 2.0 Community.  The podcasts will be a chance for you to listen in as the guests share their personal stories, insights and best practices of scaling compassion into the organizations that shape our society and bring out the best in our common humanity.

If you’d like to join the conversation, we are providing an opportunity to participate in salons with featured podcast speakers.  The salons will be held a few weeks after their podcast airs and will provide the space for you to interact with the speakers and other community members through dialogue and small group activities.    We believe in the learning and transformative potential that arises through shared inquiry and co-creative gathering. Come together as part of a global community envisioning, and building, a world shaped by compassion.

Podcast #003, Part 1 & 2: Jane Dutton & Monica Worline

Jane & Monica

Scholars, consultants, teachers, and researchers Monica Worline and Jane Dutton are co-authors of the Awakening Compassion at Work (Berrett-Koehler, February 2017). Monica and Jane are co-founders of the CompassionLab, the world’s leading collaboratory for research on compassion and work organizations.

Working together for more than fifteen years, Monica and Jane offer key insights regarding the value of compassion for addressing pain people bring into the workplace and pain that is created in the conduct of daily work. Monica and Jane teach and consult with leaders, managers, students, and change agents in a variety of organizations who are striving to awaken compassion in their work lives.

In this Part 1 of a 2-part podcast, Lori Schwanbeck of Benevolently, interviews, Jane Dutton and Monica Worline about their work and thoughts on compassion in the workplace.local community. But, like an epidemic, the act of love and kindness spread quickly and is now a beautiful movement helping those in need throughout the world.

Jane and Monica are hosting a virtual Salon on August 27th @12:00pm PST. They will be speaking about their research and will also provide topics for interactive exploration of the Salon participants.

Podcast #002: Shelly Tygielski & the Pandemic of Love

Shelly Tygielski

After spending almost 20 years in Corporate America immersed in Fortune 1000 organizations, and the past decade as a high-ranking executive in public and privately-held companies, Shelly has turned to teaching “modern-life mindfulness” full-time and has become a “self-care activist” who focuses much of her time on communities that are underserved, social justice and community organizations, non-profits and schools.

Shelly is deeply involved in offering trauma-informed healing practices to communities affected by gun violence and mass shootings and has led retreats for survivors and victims’ families representing Parkland, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Aurora, Columbine and more. She was featured on the cover of Mindful Magazine® in June 2019 for her work in this space.

Most recently, Shelly has created the Pandemic of Love is a mutual aid community of care that was started in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. It humbly began on March 14th, 2020 by one person and was intended to help her own local community. But, like an epidemic, the act of love and kindness spread quickly and is now a beautiful movement helping those in need throughout the world.

Shelly hosted a virtual Salon on June 30th @ 12:00pm PST.

Podcast #001: Introduction to Compassion 2.0

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What do we mean by Compassion, and what do we mean by "2.0"?

In this episode we give an overview of our work both in the material we will publish in this podcast, as well as our work with our salons, summits, and unconference.

Lori Schwanbeck explores these topics with the Founder & CEO of Benevolently, Carson Kelly.


Upcoming podcast guests:

Monica Worline & Jane Dutton

Awakening Compassion at Work

Monica Worline & Jane Dutton are amongst the pioneers in the study of compassion in the organization. Their book, Awakening Compassion at Work, is a significant study of the benefits of an compassionate frameworks and the advantages this brings to the organization.

We look forward to speaking with them about their work, and what additional thinking has come forward for them since the publication of the book.

Norbu Wangchuck

Norbu Wangchuck

Norbu Wangchuck is the former Minister of Education for the Kingdom of Bhutan. He is one of the authors of the "Gross National Happiness" framework utilized by the Kingdom to provide guiding principles of wellness for their population and the Kingdom's relationship to the planet.

One of his recent initiatives was training all 10,000 public school teachers in the Kingdom of Bhutan on the Neuroscience-based Emotional Intelligence and on Mindfulness Meditation.

Oshoke Abalu


Oshoke Abalu is the co-founder of Love & Magic Company, a tech-forward consultancy powered by Love (Purpose) & Magic (New Intelligence). Their mantra? The Kahlil Gibran verse, "Work is love made visible."

We look forward to speaking with her about her vision of "Symphony"  which recognizes that all organizations are looking to create harmony among the many different perspectives and gifts that each person brings.

Your Hosts: Lori Schwanbeck & Carson Kelly


Lori is a passionate advocate for creating lives of meaning and engagement in both personal and professional realms. A near fatal bicycle accident in her early 40’s triggered a humbling re-evaluation of her values, actions and identity.

Recognizing that while our lives are short, our choices have a ripple effect on the world around us, Lori is committed to living in alignment with awareness, integrity and whole-heartedness. She is dedicated to supporting others desiring to have a similar positive impact.

Carson Kelly

Carson is passionate about transforming society by bringing forward compassion in both the individual and secular organizations as an extension of overflowing strength directed to the benefit of others.

Carson has been a student of western and eastern philosophical systems for 30+ years, deeply interested in ontology and prescriptions for authenticity.

Professionally he has been a technology entrepreneur for 25 years. As the Founder of Benevolently, he has combined his interest in using technology to scale compassion in today's world.



Stephen works in the field of Native American and Indigenous music to deepen our understanding of Indigenous cultures.

At Canyon Records he produced more than 230 studio and live productions, including 20 Grammy-nominated recordings by artists including R. Carlos Nakai and Northern Cree.

Stephen’s volunteer work in Himalayan Nepal, India, Sera Jey Monastic University, and San Francisco’s Tse Chen Ling merge his interest in Dharma, his passion for cultural preservation, and his work in media production.

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A nine-month immersion program to train leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, and employees on how to powerfully grow themselves and their companies.

Starts September 8, 2020

Enrollment open for a limited time


Search Inside Yourself takes an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience, attention-training and emotional intelligence.

The program provides practical tools that can be applied immediately in life or at work. We start with a foundation of mindfulness, and build the core emotional intelligence domains that lead to outstanding leadership.

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