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Building Empathetic and High Performing Organizations : Weekly Talk Series with Top Indian Leaders



Weekly talk series with the first edition being Leadership Edition themed around ‘Empathy and High Performance’


Hyderabad, April 19th , 2021: YourDOST (, one of India’s largest emotional wellness platform, has introduced a new initiative called Wellness Changemakers: Leadership Edition. This is a weekly series of talks around the theme ‘Balancing Empathy and High Performance’, featuring some of the country’s most respected corporate leaders who are also very vocal champions of workplace wellness.

The current line-up of speakers is:

  • Suman Ghose, Founder – Inroads Leadership Development, Author – ‘From Command to Empathy: Using EQ in the Age of Disruption’ – 20th April
  • Paul Dupuis, MD and CEO – Randstad India, Author – The E5 Movement: Leadership Through the Rule of Five, 27th April
  • Dr. Shalini Lal, Co-founder – Unqbe, Author – The Secret Life of Organizations: Invisible Rules of Success for the Young Indian Professional – 11th May

….and many more to come.

This weekly series will kick off on 20th April and will be hosted every Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

The initiative offers ‘Free participation’ to participants by registering at – . The format for each hour-long session will be a one-on-one Q&A between the guest speaker and the moderator, followed by an audience Q&A thus giving all participants an opportunity to have their questions answered directly by the speaker.

The importance of emotional wellbeing in the corporate sector has become tremendously important, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Working Professionals have also started feeling that major changes in the HR provisions is required to maintain equilibrium amongst the workforce. As per a YourDOST study conducted in Dec 2020, 84% of Indian working professionals feel that having an empathetic team and manager are extremely important for them at work. Many leaders now find themselves thinking if a high performing organization can also be empathetic and vice versa.

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How important is Empathy at the Workplace

When we traverse through various Healthcare systems around, the need for empathy gets magnified multifold compared to other Sectors, but let truth be told, that we are far away from the desired levels.

There is a burning need to raise concern, educate, reinforce and then reap the benefits, both tangible and the most beautiful ones being the intangible rewards that get showered on us by the indebted receivers of empathy.

YourDOST has introduced the wellness changemakers masterclass to address this need-gap and much more.

“The Indian corporate sector is in dire need of solutions that can address employee wellbeing in an empathetic manner. We at YourDOST aim to help organizations do just that. The first step in finding a solution is to acknowledge the problem and create avenues for stakeholders to come together. We are taking this first step. The speakers for the Wellness Changemakers have been mindfully selected to foster intractability and an open mindset around the topics. There are takeaways for everyone as we all need to be a part of the solution,” said Ms. Richa Singh, CEO, and Co-Founder, YourDOST.

While organizations have been grappling with employee mental health issues for a few decades, the pandemic has brought in a new set of challenges. Companies are now looking to create avenues that can help employees in their professional as well as their personal lives during the pandemic. YourDOST partnered with 100+ new corporates during the pandemic itself to help them with employee wellness. The company offers technology based emotional wellness solutions impacting all levels (individual, team organization) for ensuring resilient, empathetic and high-performing culture. YourDOST works with over 250+ organizations and has conducted over 2 million counseling sessions till date.

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About YourDOST:

Founded in 2014 by Richa Singh and Puneet Manuja, YourDOST is one of India’s first and largest emotional wellness platforms. They help corporates and colleges build resilient communities. According to a report by ADP, seven in 10 Indian workers (70 percent) said that they were experiencing stress at least once during the working week on a regular basis. YourDOST provides its consulting methodology to Corporates and Educational Institutions to build and execute their Emotional Wellness programs. They are enabling leading corporates including Blackbuck, Capillary Technologies, CK Birla Group, Upgrade, and educational institutions like IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIM Bangalore to name a few. The company uses a three-pronged approach for building holistic emotional wellness services – Awareness, Training, and Individual Counselling. Their offerings include Leadership programs, Manager Training, to specialized programs in the area of Addiction, Sleep. The company has partnered with 250+ clients including Corporates, Educational Institutions, and Government organizations counselling over 20 lakh Indians to date.


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