I invite you to be kind and listen. Some of you may know this as empathy or compassion, or the concern for what people are feeling and needing. I would invite you to practice the empathic thought…”I wonder what’s going on for this person?”, or “I wonder how I can be of service to them?” Learn to see empathy as more than just ‘swapping shoes’. Empathy is an action plan, a practice where we guess what people are feeling, along with a language where we ask them if they’re feeling what we are guessing. See empathy as an action where we act… Read more.
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Describing himself as a spiritual-being experiencing life as an American of African-Ancestry (with an athletically-professional pedigree), Tony Scruggs is a paradigm maker and transformational speaker, incorporating restorative justice & social change with personal power & nonviolent communication (NVC)!
As the son of an LGBT father (also an NVC trainer) who grew up across the street from Stanford University, Tony joined a fraternity @ Ucla, played in the big leagues and has acted in movies & sports commercials. He brings the energy of an elite athlete, the empathy of his Psych PhD mother and the wisdom of his friends and mentors.
Some people make the current paradigm more effective and some make more effective paradigms! Tony does both and shares tools & philosophies (including group privilege & human variation) that like a true metaphysician focus on prevention & health.
Known as #TheEmpathyGuy Tony Scruggs speaks on compassion @ home, in the classroom, in society & in the workplace.
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Motivational “happy thoughts” and philosophical points about the human condition Do NOT Solve The Deep, Underlying Fears, Feelings and Thoughts that NAG At You, Keep Reminding You of shortcomings and Rise Up Inside You when you even TRY something outside of your comfort zone! My friend John Assaraf has spent most of his adult life searching for real answers to tough questions AND the SCIENTIFIC PROOF behind these solutions! Maybe you’ve seen John talk about these PROVEN solutions on National TV or read about it in one of his international bestselling books. My Greatest Fear: Not adequately conveying YOUR POWER...