Hi, my name is Erin Thorp.

I’m so excited you stopped by!  

I am speaking out, stepping up and disrupting the default that says expressing feelings is a career limiting move.

I am disrupting the long accepted norm that says there is no place for empathy in leadership.

I have the left brain logic of an engineer, the right brain creativity of an author and the heart of an empathic coach.

I have personally experienced – both as a leader and as a team member – the magic that happens when a leader steps into their emotions and provides permission for their team members to do the same.

With 5 generations in the workforce, we desperately need empathetic leaders who connect authentically and engage with deep vulnerability.

If you are curious about empathetic leadership, leveraging your leadership superpower, and using your leadership GPS, download a free chapter of my bestselling book today! 

As a left-brained engineer and right-brained intuitive coach, I work with entry- and mid-level leaders—those who have the greatest impact on their company’s culture and day-to-day decisions.

I believe emotional intelligence and technical excellence aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, both skills are imperative to becoming the confident, compassionate leader your team will eagerly follow.

Those skills often categorized as “soft”—connection, empathy, vulnerability—are actually the most difficult to learn but are key to creating leaders who make an impact in their personal lives, their company, and the wider world. I hold space without judgment and help leaders see themselves and others with curiosity.

There’s no “one size fits all” approach to leadership; each leader must discover and develop their own emotional intelligence and unique way of leading so they can have great results and even greater relationships.

Professional fun facts …

  • I am the author of Inside Out Empathy
  • I am a certified Associate Integral Coach™
  • I have a civil engineering degree & specialize in people leadership  (hint: I am NOT your typical engineer)
  • I have worked out of my house, on construction job sites, in boardrooms and I have had the corner cubicle {and office} at the corporate office
  • I love teaching through storytelling
  • I am a builder of all things – buildings, houses, teams, processes, procedures & websites!
  • I am excellent at uncovering and meeting customer needs
  • I am a firm believer in flexibility, freedom and the ability to work with people who are truly; madly & deeply in love with their lives
  • I am more introverted than extroverted; an ISFJ for those souls who are equally addicted to personality quizzes as I am!
  • I am highly intuitive and empathic
  • I often do things because they “feel” right
  • I love being a leader and watching people grow
  • I am an avid learner and student of life

 A bit more personal …

  • I am a daughter, sister, friend, wife and mother
  • My husband and I have three amazing children
  • I grew up on a farm in northern Alberta where we grew, raised, butchered or made most of our own food
  • I am a former 4H-er and unlike most people, public speaking is NOT my greatest fear in life
  • I am a Virgo
  • I have been organizing people and projects my whole life – Yes, my whole life!  Just ask my mom and dad
  • I am the eldest of 4 children; I have two sisters and one brother
  • I have an amazing network of friends who have supported me through all the phases of my life
  • A few favorites of mine include fries & mayonnaise, red wine, tequila, herbal tea, floating and hot baths!
  • I love to cook, crochet & read … mostly read!
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