Karla McLaren, MEd

Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren, MEd

Karla McLaren, MEd, is an award-winning author, researcher, and empathy expert. Her groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model highlights all of the processes in healthy empathy and makes them understandable, accessible, and attainable.

This model helps people access, develop, and manage their empathy intentionally, and it explicitly welcomes people who have been exiled from earlier models of empathy (such as men, boys, autistic people, and people with personality conditions such as narcissism or sociopathy).

Karla McLaren is the author of many books that have been translated into 12 languages, as well as online courses and audio learning programs. Her books include The Art of Empathy, The Power of Emotions at Work, Embracing Anxiety, and The Language of Emotions. She is the founder and CEO of Emotion Dynamics Inc., and the developer of the online learning site EmpathyAcademy.org.

Financial Disclosures: Karla McLaren, MEd maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from Leading Edge Seminars Inc.

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