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Kate Kenfield is a speaker, writer, and empathy educator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her workshops, talks, and writing seek to improve people’s emotional literacy, whether in a professional or personal context.

Kate has also developed a unique set of cards that she calls Tea & Empathy. She has used these cards in trainings that have helped doctors, students, activists, and many others to better understand and talk about feelings in a practical and non-confrontational way.

Kate has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for her Tea & Empathy cards to provide them at a higher quality and for a more reasonable price so they are accessible to anyone who might find them useful. Go back her campaign and grab yourself a set of these amazing cards. 

In this episode of Pimp Your Brilliance, Kate talks about how she became an empathy educator, the importance of self-care, and shares 3 key ways to improve your relationships.



[3:31] – How Kate became an empathy educator

[11:15] – The way social media intersects with self-care

[14:46] – Instagram as a gratitude journal vs. a manufactured self

[18:06] – How Kate defines empathy

[19:34] – Empathic Concern vs. Empathic Contagion

[25:40] – The importance of pair-care within self-care

[28:21] – Challenges Kate faces running her business

[34:02] – Efficiency to self-care

[40:59] – Biggest lesson learned so far

[43:14] – Pimp Your Brilliance Action Challenge



  1. Listen and offer empathy before you give advice.
  2. Increase your emotional vocabulary to build self-awareness and empathy for others.
  3. Build your self-care fortress so that you can sustainably show up in your life and in business that in a way that is meaningful for you.
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