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Katharine Manning

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Katharine Manning
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Katharine Manning is the author of The Empathetic Workplace: 5 Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job and the President of Blackbird DC. She provides training and coaching on empathy at work, especially in hard times when it matters most. 


Katharine has worked on issues of trauma and victimization for more than 25 years, including 15 years as a Senior Attorney Advisor at the Justice Department, where she advised the Department on its response to victims in cases like Madoff, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the South Carolina AME Church shooting. A member of the bar in Washington, D.C. and California, Manning also served as an attorney with the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop in San Francisco, where she represented Fortune 500 companies in class actions, insurance, and media cases. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Virginia School of Law and teaches at American University and in the Master’s in Trauma-Informed Leadership Program at Dominican University. You can see more about Katharine’s work in her columns for PsychCentralCEOWORLD, and Thrive Global, and on her website

Her Circle Leadership Video: The Empathetic Leader

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