Writer's Block: Marie Miyashiro

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Marie Miyashiro's The Empathy Factor—Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team and Business Success has recently been published by PuddleDancer Press. ($19.95, 256 pages, www.EmpathyFactorAtWork.com.)

Book summary:
The Empathy Factor builds on Marie’s organizational research and consulting experience of over 28 years, focused on organization development, strategic planning and communication training. The book shows how building a more compassionate, empathetic workplace is the path to greater productivity, and consequently, profits, and offers team leaders pragmatic and strategic implementation tools to bring the transformative power of empathy to organizations.

Author bio:
Marie Miyashiro is an internationally recognized business consultant, facilitator, writer, keynote speaker and Nonviolent Communication practitioner, with over 28 years of experience. Marie speaks on topics related to collaboration in organizations. Marie served as lead speaker for the 2011 Making Collaboration Real conference in San Francisco, California, and her keynote engagements have included the University of Arizona’s convocation for the College of Fine Arts. Marie has been selected as a keynote speaker for the 2012 Association of Partners for Public Lands convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. As president and founder of Tucson-based consulting firm, Elucity Network, Inc., Marie has developed and coordinated award-winning business outreach programs for public works and transportation projects with the Arizona Department of Transportation, City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Pima County Department of Transportation, Pima County Wastewater Management Department and the Town of Marana. Nationally and internationally, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, universities and government agencies throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, Asia and India, and with clients from Japan to Indonesia.