Erin Thorp | Empathic People & Project Leader

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I am passionate about teaching others how to add connection, impact, and vulnerability to their leadership toolkit in an effort to build more inclusive, higher-performing teams.


“Leadership is about empathy.  It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Erin is a professional engineer, a certified Integral™ Coach, and passionate about self and leadership development.  She has spent the last 15 years leading project and professional teams and developing a philosophy of leadership built on empathy, vulnerability, and listening to achieve better results, together.  Erin is looking to connect with other high-caliber leaders looking to increase their effectiveness both in and out of the boardroom.

Erin's unique differentiators are:

  • Left-brain skills of an engineer combined with the heart and soul of an empathic coach make Erin effective at getting to the heart of the issue and building a solid plan forward.
  • Disruptor of leadership norms by adding feelings and empathy to leadership conversations.
  • Ability to see gaps in existing leadership styles, identify strategies and develop tactical plans to close them.



If you're ready to discover your own super-power hidden within you, ready to shed the masks and shame of your perceived imperfections, let's discuss working together. In learning to lead yourself, you will discover your own unique talents and how to leverage them to lead others. I want to start conversations in organizations that dig deep, uncover biases and start shining light on outdated leadership approaches.  I want to challenge leaders to lead empathically – with feeling, heart and connection. Inside Out Empathy book summary:  It’s time for a new vision of leadership.  One with more heart, more connection, more honesty and deeper vulnerability.   Whether you’ve been newly promoted to leader or held the seat for many years, this book is a call to action to engage empathy and lead with powHER, passion and purpose.


"I feel like a new, strong and better version of me.  The metaphors Erin uses to help us recognize our current ways and future way of being are life-changing.  Like the perfect awakening to the person, we often know is inside but just can't see.  I am not an addictive person, but I am totally addicted to seeing what parts of me she will draw out next and to continue to see the results I am seeing in my business because of this work.  I love working with Erin. She is wise, thoughtful and creative in her coaching."

Christine Bobye, Independent Financial Consultant