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Compassion as a Power Tool

When we think of power, we think of force. But is force always the best option? Consultant, trainer, and TEDxSeattle speaker Tim Dawes demonstrates the power of compassion to influence, lead, and create better outcomes in business and everyday life. Using remarkable true stories, Tim shows how re-imagining compassion as a practical set of skills enables us to shift our relationships with adversaries, collaborate, and quickly invent new options we might never have considered before.

In addition to hearing from Tim on compassion, guests will learn how TEDxSeattle’s team curates its speakers - a fascinating process alone. Joining Tim Dawes will be Lisa Phelps Dawes, Chief Storyteller at Storied Thoughts and Co-Chair of the TEDxSeattle Speaker Team. Lisa will share her expertise and insights into the curation process for TEDx programs. Using video for storytelling, Lisa has won more than two dozen international, national, and regional awards, including four Emmys. And, better still, these awards have earned market share and customers for her clients! 

If you’ve been wondering how to get your organization involved in the global TED movement on a regional level, this event is for you!

Meet Our Speakers:

Tim Dawes
Tim Dawes is a consultant and trainer specializing in turning compassion into a teachable, repeatable skill that makes anyone more effective in a negotiation.

Tim developed a revolutionary program for training healthcare workers that combined aspects of emotion coaching, nonviolent communications (NVC), and Tactical Decision Making Under Stress (TADMUS). The training equipped medical staff to create immediate rapport an Excellent Experiences has been called “an important contribution to the humanization of healthcare” and “the antidote to what’s missing in nursing education.”

He’s taught influence and negotiation skills at high-tech companies such as Microsoft, Clearwire, and Marchex.  Tim also developed and ran a series of experiments to forecast the outcome of negotiations. Currently, he’s working with FreedomProjectSeattle to gain backing for teaching compassion skills in Washington prisons to help inmates be more successful and reduce recidivism.

Lisa Phelps Dawes
Lisa is a storyteller. She’s worked with senior leadership teams at global companies and other thought leaders to craft stories audiences are longing to hear and willing act on. She has developed presentations, coached executives, and written keynotes for events in New York, Boston, Seville, London, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest. Events include Brand2Global, Front End of Innovation, and various TEDx Talks. Lisa also helps clients to publish on Forbes.com, Inc.com, HBR.org, and Geekwire.

Her company is a Microsoft Certified Vendor. Other clients include PARC, Shell Oil, Tribune Broadcasting, TEGNA Broadcasting (formerly Gannett Broadcasting), MediaPro, the Seattle Mariners, and various startups.

Event Schedule:
5:30: Network and mingle
6:00: Program
7:00: Networking

Brought to you by TEDxSeattle and the World Trade Center Seattle. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 
5:30pm to 7:30pm

TEDxSeattle Members & WTCSE Members | $27
Non-Members | $37

World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121  map

Contact the WTCSE Concierge
at concierge@wtcseattle.com or


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