The Power of Purposeful Kindness


In a world that often feels divided and disconnected, it is more important than ever to embrace the power of purposeful kindness. As the Founder and Chair of the Board of Career Professionals of Canada, I made it my mission to advocate for and promote the practice of kindness in all aspects of our lives.

Kindness is not just a fleeting act of goodwill, but a way of life that can transform individuals, communities, and even the world. When we choose to be kind, we not only uplift others, but we also experience a sense of fulfillment and connection that is truly invaluable.

But what exactly is purposeful kindness? It is the intentional act of showing compassion, empathy, and understanding towards others. It is about going beyond the surface level and truly seeking to make a positive impact in the lives of those around us.

One of the key ways in which we can model a kinder tomorrow is through our interactions in the workplace. Too often, the corporate world can be a breeding ground for competition, stress, and negativity. However, by infusing kindness into our daily work routines, we can create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone.

Simple acts of kindness, such as expressing gratitude, offering a helping hand, or actively listening to our colleagues, can go a long way in fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration. When we treat our coworkers with kindness and respect, we not only enhance our own well-being, but we also inspire others to do the same.

Kindness also extends beyond the workplace and into our personal lives. Whether it is reaching out to a friend in need, volunteering in our communities, or practicing self-care, every act of kindness has a ripple effect that can create a more compassionate and harmonious society.

As an advocate for purposeful kindness, I believe that we all have the power to make a difference. It starts with a simple choice to prioritize kindness in our thoughts, words, and actions. By modeling a kinder tomorrow, we can inspire others to do the same, creating a chain reaction of positivity and compassion.

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Sharon Graham

Sharon Graham is founder of Career Professionals of Canada. As an advocate for purposeful kindness, she nurtures happiness and fulfillment by modeling a kinder tomorrow. As chair of the board of CPC, she provides foresight and leadership within the sector and ensures that the mandate of this national organization is upheld with integrity. Committed to setting the standard for excellence in the career development profession, Sharon has authored top selling paperback publications and textbooks, and has established a range of certificationprofessional developmentcommunity developmentmentoring, and award programs. 

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