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Leading with Empathy

We’re on a mission to improve organizational culture. We believe that productivity, satisfaction, retention, and competitive advantage all belong in the same sentence.


Carolina Zapata

Carolina Zapata is an entrepreneur, mental health advocate, certified coach, and educator.

After 12 years of helping growth-stage tech companies scale and get acquired, she realized many orgs are plagued with the same company culture issues, but lack the awareness and/or skills to address them. 

Carolina now helps organizations proactively improve their company culture, focusing on programs that foster psychological wellness and team development. 


Hassan Ghiassi

Hassan Ghiassi is the Founder of Aristotle’s Cafe, an entrepreneur, and a consultant.

Coming from an American-Iranian background, growing up he was always fascinated with how different cultures and people communicated.

He has worked for over a decade to design a format that brings people together to have discussions that matter.

He’s made a major impact with over 300 facilitators trained globally, over 1,000 facilitated discussions in person and virtually, and he’s even had the chance to sit down with over 10,000 people to talk about some of life’s most important subjects.

Throughout that journey he’s had the chance to hone his skills in diversity & inclusion, digital marketing, organizational culture, and more.


What Customers Say

I have more than 30 years of experience as a facilitator, leading many difficult and conflict-ridden sessions, and I would confidently cede responsibility to Hassan to any similar situations. I learned a great deal from him; his unique experience in facilitating conversations worldwide has clearly given him tools to work well with a very diverse conversational group, which can be very challenging.

Beth Shortt

Former Non-Profit Director – Leadership Oklahoma City

Hassan helped me to grow my ability to communicate and listen deeply, especially at a distance. Learning from him was more meaningful than many trainings combined over 20 years of attending professional development workshops.

Kristi Archuleta

Associate Professor & Director of Faculty Outreach and Support for the Office of Global and Cultural Competencies – University of Central Oklahoma

When you leave a session, you feel empowered to invite others (even those you may not know well) to have difficult discussions and grow with you.

Ann-Clore Duncan

Founder – Duncan College Consulting

The Dialogic Approach to optimizing communication through superb facilitation techniques could not be more important in today’s “new normal”.


Renato Silva

Head of Product & Regional PMO at Tencent


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