Talks & Workshops



Talks and Workshops 

“This workshop allowed us to go into our fears and strengths around how we care for others both personally and professionally. It helps all of us bring more of who we are to the world.” – Naomi Hoffer, UCSF Employee

“I was truly moved by the honesty, the passion, and the courage in the room–all stemming from your leadership and genuineness. I would love to spread the word amongst our community, as I feel it’s needed even more than ever right now.” – Mindy Schweitzer-Rawls, Development Director, Shanti Project 

About Dr. Kelsey Crowe

KELSEY CROWE, Ph.D. founded Help Each Other Out. She earned her doctorate in social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of the book There Is No Good Card for This: What to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to the people you love (HarperOne, 2017). Dr. Crowe teaches social work at California State University. 

Host an Empathy Workshop with your workplace or community

The workshop, taught by Dr. Kelsey Crowe, is a 2.5 hour program that helps us build stronger, more trusting relationships with a focus on caring (without butting in) when people are hurting. Our approach is grounded in social science but delivered with common sense, humor, and heart. You will come away with concrete ways to be an empathetic person when it really counts, both in your personal and professional life.


  • Empathy Roadblocks: How to get over yourself so you can help others
  • Empathy Basics: What you can do and say to be supportive
  • Interactive group exercises: Feel more comfortable taking action
  • Download a one-page pdf of our program offerings


Hire Kelsey to Speak

Dr. Crowe is available to give an hour-long talk on making empathy manageable (and more likely to happen) to audiences of all sizes. Examples include businesses interested in positive culture shifting with supporting small acts of kindness, and nonprofit staff, clients, and caregivers in the fields of health and grief who want to address giving empathy and asking for help.

To Inquire About a Talk or Workshop

Contact Natalie Duncan
Manager, HarperCollins Speakers Bureau
Ph. 212-207-7100
Or fill out the form below 


Events Calendar

11/11/2016 San Francisco SF Camerawork Empathy Bootcamp
12/01/2016 UC San Francisco  
01/31/2017 Oakland Greater Good Science Center’s Jason Marsh in conversation with Kelsey Crow
02/13/2017 Earlham College Talk: Joyful, Doable Empathy in San Francisco
02/27/2017 University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Adam Grant in conversation with Kelsey Crowe in Philadelphia
02/28/2017 Washington DC Julian Cochnar, Executive Director of Beats for Boobs in conversation wtih Kelsey Crowe at Kramers Bookstore
03/01/2017 Brooklyn New York Nick Jehlen, co-founder of Common Practice in conversation with Kelsey Crowe at Powerhouse Arena 
03/03/2017 Stanford University  Empathy Bootcamp Workshop
03/07/2017 Paris Talk: Empathy in Times of Struggle. Center Quaker International
03/08/2017 Online Webinar 2164 Philanthropy Advisors Empathy Bootcamp Webinar
03/15/2017 Mountain View Monica Worline, author of Awakening Compassion at Work, in conversation with Kelsey Crowe in Mountain View, Books Inc.

Stay Tuned for Online Webinars. To learn when that’s available, sign up for the Help Each Other Out Newsletter.



“Thank you for what was a genuine and compassionate moment for more human connection and loving kindness.”

“Now I know that being kind isn’t having to be Mother Theresa. Thank you!”

“I feel better equipped to share kindness and understanding. I learned how to manage expectations with sincerity and honesty…. I really liked how this workshop aimed to improve the self”

“I already give a lot but now I know better ways to say things….It was very thought provoking for me.”

“I have the basic skills but I learned a lot of new insights into how I can improve my skills even more.”

“Now I can look at my empathy strengths and feel genuine when offering my support to someone else.”

“This was a phenomenal course. I would recommend this to anyone who deals with the public in their jobs or anyone wanting to expand their world views. I will be/ I am a better person for this experience”

“I had a GREAT experience with this workshop. I’ve learned so much about myself.”

“I loved every part of this class! I feel so much more confident to deal with difficult situations.”

“This course allowed us to go into our fears and strengths around how we care for others both personally and professionally. This workshop helps all of us bring more of who we are to the world.”


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