Shawn Cheng

Shawn Cheng

CEO @ Tribeless

Hi! I’m Shawn, CEO of Tribeless. We are a company that creates safe spaces for people to learn and practice empathy skills 🙂 After 3 years of facilitating conversations, we’ve discovered one thing: Empathy is the key to building meaningful relationships, and more importantly, it can be taught! That’s why we’re on a mission to…

Hi! I’m Shawn, CEO of Tribeless. We are a company that creates safe spaces for people to learn and practice empathy skills 🙂

After 3 years of facilitating conversations, we’ve discovered one thing: Empathy is the key to building meaningful relationships, and more importantly, it can be taught!

That’s why we’re on a mission to make empathy education fun and accessible through The Empathy Box – our proprietary facilitation tool that turns awkward, stilted conversation into inspiring experiences of connection.

To date, we have empowered 5000+ people from 22+ countries to create safe spaces for empathy in their workplaces, campuses, communities and lives.

Topic: “Empathy In Action”: Creating Safe Spaces with Empathetic Conversations

Our workplaces are more diverse than ever before. For the first time in history, we have four whole generations working together – with different nationalities, beliefs and communication styles to boot (hands up if you know what ‘yeet’ means!). Throw in a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a sudden shift to remote working, and we wonder why people aren’t as productive as before?

As coaches, managers, leaders and facilitators, the burden of bridging the communication gap often falls on us. What if there was a way to break down barriers, build mutual respect, and create a safe space for open, honest communication — together?

“Empathy In Action” is the proprietary framework of Tribeless, a global empathy training company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. The premise is simple: empathetic conversations enable us to build relationships on the foundation of connection, empathy and humanity. It shifts the focus from “you and me” to “us”, which creates a culture shift towards collaboration, care and shared ownership.

Join us for this 1-hour interactive talk, full of personal anecdotes and examples from the EIA framework, on what it means — and takes — to cultivate safe spaces for difficult conversations in the workplace. And no, “where do we eat for lunch” doesn’t count! 😉

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