Welcome to Compassionate Leader

We help cultivate leadership skills and work cultures for a better world.


Wendy Saunders is the founder of Compassionate Leader, LLC.  Wendy has studied mindfulness and compassion intensively since 2012 and has actively integrated these concepts into leadership development and workplace training curriculum for a number of years with the largest non-profit organization in the United States (the YMCA), as well as with other companies and groups.

Fostering Positive Leadership

cultivating mindfulness

Leading with compassion

Enhancing Mental Well-Being

Bring Mindfulness & Compassion to Your Workplace or School

Mindfulness for self-care series

Mindfulness & inclusion series

Leading with compassion series

SEE Learning® training & support

Emory University’s CBCT® Course


Compassionate leaders recognize that their full-time staff spend roughly a third of their lives at work. They realize that quality of life for their staff is in large part dependent upon the quality of their life experience during their working hours. Transform your workplace culture—and the quality of life for your staff and colleagues—through leadership development offerings like these:

Leadership Training

Compassion in Organizations


Critical Thinking and Thought Leadership

Why are organizations and schools investing in mindfulness & compassion?

Less Stress & Anxiety

Learn how to lessen stress and anxiety levels and increase ease, well-being, clarity, focus, and productivity.


Become more resilient and work more effectively with challenging emotions, thoughts, and workplace dynamics.

Presence & Connection

Become more present for and with colleagues, staff, family members, and others.

Transform Workplace Culture

Cultivate a more compassionate culture to drive higher staff engagement, retention, and accountability.

Strengthen Leadership Skills

Further develop critical leadership skills, such as emotional intelligence, inclusion, and decision making.

It’s Evidence-Based

Thousands of research studies demonstrate the effectiveness of training in these two skills. Workplace studies available upon request

Reach Out To Us

We’d love to connect with you and learn about your vision for a more compassionate workplace and a better world.


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