When you read a really moving story or watch a powerful film, you can often experience a taste of what the characters are feeling. You grieve with them as they suffer loss. You cheer them on to victory and share in their celebrations. Our capacity to see ourselves vicariously in others’ lives is one of the most human things about us. So today, let’s spend a few minutes with a woman whose upbringing in Asia, identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a person of faith, combined with her compassionate work in suicide prevention, enable her to seek to understand, before seeing to be understood. She’ll take us on an eye-opening journey, guided by the question:
What possibilities can empathy unlock?
A conversation with Lizzi Perkins, on this episode of Lead With a Question.
Lizzi’s experiences growing up in Southeast Asia for 17 years, mentoring troubled teens, and working as a brand strategist for big brands like American Airlines to nonprofits like Stop the Opidemic have given her an in-depth understanding into connecting with young, diverse audiences. With a focus in research and branding, Lizzi turns data into compelling stories and resonant experiences.