Inside Out Empathy Book

lead with impact from the inside out

Lead with more heart, more connection, more honesty, and deeper vulnerability. Whether you have been newly promoted to a leadership position, or have been in the seat for many years there is something for everyone in this book.

To be a successful leader in today’s world, you will be challenged.  You’ll need to learn new skills, dare to try new approaches, and open up to vulnerability like you’ve probably never done.

In Inside Out Empathy, “not-so-typical” engineer and certified Associate Integral Coach™, Erin Thorp, give you a glimpse into the power of leading with empathy through her own experience.  She blends the art and science of leadership and shows a way to focus on both performance and people helping you achieve great results and even greater relationships.  

We don’t get anywhere new by doing the same old things!

 With Inside Out Empathy, you’ll discover how to:

  • Move from a “do-er” to a “lead-er.”
  • Be flexible and strong. Open and focused.
  • Care about results and care about relationships simultaneously
  • Talk the talk; walk the walk
  • Fail forward — mistakes are necessary for growth
  • Communicate! {There is no such thing as over-communication}

In this deeply personal leadership account, you’ll be invited to dive into your strengths, reframe your gaps and begin your leadership transformation from the inside out.  

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Meet Erin Thorp

Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and is an Associate Certified Coach through Integral Coaching Canada. In 2017, she authored Inside Out Empathy, a book that explores using the superpower of empathy to build effective teams.

With over 20 years of experience in building, developing, and leading high-performing teams, Erin is an insightful, curious, and supportive coach, author and speaker. 

Erin lives in Calgary, AB with her husband Matthew, her three kids Olivia, Henry and Thomas and their two pets Luna and Piper. Erin works with corporation, teams and individuals through her business to discover,  support, and inspire leadership with impact—from the inside out.

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Praise for Inside Out Empathy


I have read a lot of books about leadership and management and this one will forever stand out as having a refreshing, unique approach to leadership. The author is totally right – it is time for a new approach to leadership and it must begin with understanding the power of Empathy. This book is filled with stories, insights, and practical strategies to help you understand how to leverage empathy to be a more effective leader. The book moves seamlessly from understanding how to lead yourself first, to how to lead individuals, and then how to lead teams. Every new or experienced leader needs to read Inside Out Empathy.

Corina Walsh

Owner, Shift People Development Inc.

Zena Amundsen

Founder, Asta Financial Services

Prepare to be drawn into Erin’s leadership journey as she discovers her strengths and weaknesses. Great book for anyone looking to grow as a leader. It will open your eyes to the hidden lessons found in each challenge.

Arlene Zandbelt

Executive Marketing Director, WFG

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