Hester O Connor has a Doctorate in Management & Organisational Change, she has been a Clinical Psychologist for 35 years. Hester is also a Group Psychotherapist, a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer and a Mindfulness Teacher. Hester manages a team of psychologists in the Irish Health Service in Dublin & Wicklow. She currently runs self-compassion groups for staff. Hester endeavours to live the values of her Heartfulness practice in all aspects of her life. She is committed to dialogue and compassionate listening as a means of finding solutions to difficulties in the work context.Photo 

A reflection on the theme: 'Towards a Loving World, Leadership and Governance for Well-Being'.

As we emerge from the Global pandemic this is a crucial time for leaders to embrace the importance of what it means to have the courage to soften and to face the changes we need to make in order to build a more humane and compassionate world for ourselves, for colleagues and for our communities. It is a time to listen and live from within the beauty of our own hearts.